Our Story

Pledge 1% Colorado, formerly known as Entrepreneurs Foundation of Colorado (EFCO), was created around the idea that any business, from startups to enterprise companies, can be a force for good in their communities. Since our first pledge in 2008, more than $7M and thousands of hours of volunteer support have been allocated to impactful non-profits around Colorado using one of our 5 pledge types. CSR isn’t anything new, we’re just here to make it easier, better and faster.

$7 Million donated

While 1% might not seem like much when you start your company, it’s potential to scale can lead to significant impact for non-profits in your community

Hundreds of members

What started as a unique idea from Boulder-based Rally Software has turned into an international movement, with nearly 200 members residing in Colorado

A proven model

In the past decade, we’ve helped 18 companies (and counting) go from Pledge to exit and helped steward their dollars to where it’s needed most in their community

Made possible by our incredible partners

With generous support from the Community Foundation Boulder County, the Denver Foundation, and the Rose Community Foundation, we’re able to pursue our mission of helping every Colorado company, from the Front Range and beyond, be a force for good in their local community.

A seasoned leadership team

Hi, I’m Matt
Executive Director
Matt Zwiebel is the Executive Director of Pledge 1% Colorado. Having spent the first part of his career as employee #2 of an early stage startup and later helping run Galvanize, a co-working space and coding bootcamp, in Denver, Matt has turned his focus to helping Colorado entrepreneurs find creative ways of supporting their local community. At Pledge 1% Colorado, Matt’s work is centered on building a network of companies who set aside a percentage of their resources to be allocated to impactful non-profits in the area. Outside of work, Matt is an avid snowboarder and enjoys seeing live music as often as possible.

A board you can trust

Johanna Erickson

Johanna Erickson

Barokas PR
James Graham

James Graham

Richtr Financial Studio
Adam Hasemeyer

Adam Hasemeyer

Spire Digital
Matt Hyde

Matt Hyde

Catalyst Law
Liz Iracki

Liz Iracki

University of Denver
David Kendall

David Kendall

Bold Legal
Charlie Kelley

Charlie Kelley

Silicon Valley Bank
Micah Mador

Micah Mador

Foundry Group
Mark Newhouse

Mark Newhouse

Innosphere Fund
Julie Penner

Julie Penner

Techstars

Carly Brantz

Carly Brantz

SendGrid

Supported by our incredible advisors

Ryan Martens

Ryan Martens

Entrepreneur
Emily Bryson

Emily Bryson

Radius
Mike Devery

Mike Devery

Silicon Valley Bank
Josh Forman

Josh Forman

ShapeShift
Ken Fugate

Ken Fugate

Square 1 Bank
Nicole Glaros

Nicole Glaros

Techstars
Cindy Hagg

Cindy Hagg

CA Technologies
Jeff Hirota

Jeff Hirota

Community Foundation Boulder County
Manny Ladis

Manny Ladis

Dizzion
Seth Levine

Seth Levine

Foundry Group
Mike Platt

Mike Platt

Cooley LLP
Shawn Stigler

Shawn Stigler

Modus Law

Our community is strong

From recently founded startups to publicly traded companies, our network consists of incredible companies?

This badge signifies those companies in our network who have made a lasting, scalable commitment to their communities through a 1% equity Pledge.

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Join a growing network of more than 180 Colorado companies who share a common commitment to giving back to their communities.