Who We Are

We honor the diverse missions of our members while working toward shared goals that advance philanthropy and benefit Colorado.

Who we are

Philanthropy Colorado serves as a leader and partner in building connections and collaborations on behalf of the philanthropic sector, the broader nonprofit community and the people of Colorado.

Founded almost a half-century ago by a small group of charitable foundations, Philanthropy Colorado now serves an increasingly diverse spectrum of members making significant charitable contributions to improve the lives of Coloradans. 

What we do

  • Philanthropy Colorado offers networking opportunities, educational programs, peer groups and tools to ensure members stay informed about critical, timely issues and innovations in the field.
  • We initiate research projects and employ the web, print, video and social media to raise awareness about the collective impact of Colorado's philanthropy sector.
  • We represent members in the community by cultivating relationships with stakeholders in government, business and the nonprofit sector.
  • We collaborate with partner organizations on forums and workshops for funders and the charities they support to build bridges, encourage dialogue and increase understanding.
  • We serve as a leading voice with policymakers at local, state and national levels on issues affecting Colorado philanthropy.

(Above photo taken at our Powering Partnerships Luncheon. Pictured from left to right: Lauren Casteel, Women’s Foundation of Colorado; Lydia McCoy, Colorado Nonprofit Association; Rose Green, The Colorado Health Foundation.)


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