WHO WE ARE
Building a Stronger
The Women's Fund of Weld County, Inc. was founded in 1999 by women from the Weld County community dedicated to improving the lives of women and girls. The Women's Fund was established with the purpose of creating an endowment fund.
This fund supports programs that address the unmet needs of women and girls in Weld County to enable them to become self-confident, independent, contributing members of the community. Currently, the endowment balance is over $900,000.
Our e-newsletter is sent quarterly to keep you up-to-date on projects and events of the Women's Fund of Weld County.
Annual Newsletter (Mailed Dec '20)
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The Women’s Fund of Weld County is an endowment fund; a permanent source of community capital. Earnings from the Fund are used to make annual grants to programs that address unmet needs of women and girls in Weld County.
Since 1999, the Fund has grown to over $700,000 through many generous donors and successful fundraising events and has distributed grants totaling more than $377,000 to 169 programs in Weld County.
The Women's Fund is a component fund of the Weld Community Foundation which manages the endowment fund, enabling the Women’s Fund Board of Directors to concentrate on fulfilling our mission.
The Fund supports projects and programs which are sensitive to the cultural and special needs of women and enhance women's educational success and self-sufficiency. Projects which may:
Enable girls and women to become self-supporting through job training, education and job placement,
Support women in their combined roles as workers and head of household,
Focus on economic development, such as job creation
Assist women and girls in career counseling, business planning and job seeking skills.
Raise an initial endowment to distribute grants made from the earnings of the fund.
Pool the fund's assets with endowed funds located in the Weld Community Foundation in order to maximize investment return while prudently managing risk and minimizing administrative overhead.
Create a financial means to address gender-related problems particular to women, focusing on education for women and girls and economic self-sufficiency.
Further opportunities for individuals, corporations and foundation to improve the well-being of area women and girls.
Meet The Board
Being asked to serve on the board has been a honor and I couldn’t be more impressed with the integrity of the foundation and the impact it has in our community. In 2017 I started Elevate Energy Services, an oil and gas service company, and we have thrived in Weld County now employing about 50 people. I have called Windsor, CO home for the last 12 years and now my young son also calls Windsor home. I am grateful for the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of women and girls locally as a volunteer for the Women’s Fund of Weld County.
Joy van den Berg
The world around us fights, hates, and divides while the hurting keep hurting and are in need of an extra hand. The Weld Women's Fund provides that extra hand to the women of Weld County, providing more communities, more love, and more unity. Coming onto the board with the Weld Women's Fund, I am overjoyed to partner with them and their vision to better the lives of women and create a safe place for communities and cultures to thrive in Weld County.
A third-generation Colorado native, Julie was raised in Fort Collins. Julie brings nearly 30-years of marketing and advertising experience to the Women's Fund of Weld County. "I am honored to be part of this incredible group of women whose main focus is the enrichment, encouragement, and empowerment of women in Weld County.
I am honored to be on the board of the Weld Women's Fund. My family has called Weld County home since 1920. I am a fourth-generation entrepreneur in the beverage industry. My family owns a dairy farm in Milliken, and in 2013, I started Wiley Roots Brewing Company with my husband in Greeley. I am excited to be part of a wonderful group of women that empower women and girls in Weld County!
I have called Northern Colorado home since 2015 and am excited to plant my roots deep in this amazing community with my husband and growing family. My passion has and always will remain with people. While attending college at UNC I felt the most connected to the Weld County community when donating my time to the school districts where I was teaching, tutoring, and coaching young girls. My career has lead me to the mortgage industry and as my career has grown I’ve realized that we should all feel empowered to give back to the same community that surrounds us. It is an honor to be a apart of this board and work with other women that are committed to the same mission of serving women and girls of Weld County!
Multiple generations of my family have lived in Northern Colorado creating life-long memories for my family. It's always been important for me to give back to the community that my family has given to. I'm so proud to be on the Board for the Women's Fund. For me, it's important to continue the legacy my family has given to Northern Colorado - and even more important that as a single mom I can help the women and girls of Weld County reach their full potential.
I am honored to be on the board of such a profound organization that empowers women and girls. As a mother of a young daughter who is growing up in Greeley, Colorado, I am passionate about being an advocate for issues that contribute to the health and independence of women in Weld County. I look forward to cultivating opportunities for both her and others alike to become successful female leaders of society through the efforts and actions of the Women’s Fund.
I have always been passionate about being involved in my community. I am the person I am today because I have been in the presence of many strong women, from growing up to the present day. I appreciate being a part of an organization that allows me to make a difference and empower the women and girls of Weld County.
Board Past President
It is an honor to be a member of the Board of the Women’s Fund of Weld County. As a mother of two grown daughters, I am excited to be involved with an organization where I can give back and provide a positive influence for the girls and women of Weld County!
I have been a Possibility of Three donor for six years, plus I have had a wonderful time attending the Decadent Desserts Event during the past 9 consecutive years. I wanted to do more to help women and girls in my community so I decided to join the Board of Directors. The non-profit organizations that we award grants to are truly amazing and help in so many different ways.
I am overjoyed to have the opportunity to be part of a group within Weld County that has such an astounding impact on the community. I have always been passionate about helping to empower women and girls and I am so grateful for the opportunity to give back to so many amazing non-profits. In my spare time, I love to travel with my family, play with my fiercely independent young daughter, and run around on our cattle ranch in eastern Colorado.
My passion in life is helping people achieve their next level of success and I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to bring that passion to the Women’s Fund. My husband and I are raising 3 babies and 3 businesses including a realty firm, a marketing firm, and a hunting apparel company. I love giving back to the community and recently completed my term as Johnstown Councilwomen. In business I’ve been honored to receive the 2020 Women of Distinction Business Award, 5280 Top Producer, and named Agent of the Year in Johnstown. I believe in relationship building above all else and look forward to building relationship through the Women’s Fund.
I was raised in Eastern Colorado and attended college at UNC. I am honored to serve on the Board for the Women’s Fund of Weld County as I love helping my community and inspiring women and girls to be confident and successful. As the mother of a teenage daughter and most recently being blessed by the birth of my granddaughter, it is more important than ever to me to make sure our girls are strong and self-sufficient.