The Women’s Foundation of Colorado // June 21, 2021

Giving Circle Invests $125,000 in Social Ventures That Expand Opportunities for Women

Three women-led social ventures will receive investment funding from WFCO’s Women’s Impact Investing Giving Circle (WIIGC) totaling $125,000. This is the second year that WFCO donors have come together to directly invest in social ventures (projects, nonprofits, for-profits, start-ups, and ideas) through the giving circle. Congratulations to the following women who received funding for their bold and innovative organizations:

Cass Harvey Walker, First Southwest Community Fund

First Southwest Community Fund supports the dedicated entrepreneurial spirit of rural Colorado by investing in the people, culture, and ideas that fuel innovation and financial knowledge in the San Luis Valley with an emphasis on areas of greatest need.

“We seek to serve underrepresented entrepreneurs and business owners, especially those who have traditionally been left out of our financial systems,” said Cass. “This includes rural entrepreneurs, women of color, and low-income communities. We are fortunate WIIGC believes in our model. This support means opportunities for expansion and growth for our Rural Women-Led Business Fund. It enables us to support more women start and scale their businesses in the San Luis Valley.”

To learn about the other recipients, the Women’s Impact Investing Giving Circle and why the Women’s Foundation of Colorado invests in women entrepreneurs, click here.