Women's Bean Project

A nonprofit organization

$41,522 raised by 135 donors

33% complete

$125,000 Goal

Help us raise $125,000 by Dec. 5th, Colorado Gives Day!

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Thank you, Kimbal & Christiana Musk.

We believe every woman has the power to transform her life through employment. Your gift supports each woman on her journey to personal and economic self-sufficiency.  

YOUR gift today makes an impact by providing the self-confidence and skills needed in the workplace as she becomes a valuable employee and a role model for her children. THANK YOU!

Graduate Testimonials

At the Bean Project, I learned real skills to take with me to the next job. I had a team who really cares and who invests in me, and a staff who believes in me. It gave me confidence, knowing that I'm hirable and have a great work ethic. It did a lot for me inside and outside. - Luz

Women's Bean Project showed me that no matter what choices you make there are people who will support you regardless. As long as they're not harmful choices, people are there to support you in that because only you know what's best for you. Through my time here, I learned production skills, to be accountable, and to show up for myself. - Ashley

Women's Bean Project has given me skills like working with machinery, putting together products and customer service, which have made a big difference. I've also gained friendships with other women in the program, which I wouldn't normally do. - Pam

Working at Women's Bean Project, I learned that I am a leader and that I have a voice, along with learning that I'm capable of so many different things. I have a lot of great qualities about me that I can bring not only to a good job but to my relationships and to my life. - Tanya

At Women's Bean Project, I've learned a lot when it comes to production work. But I've learned to be independent, too. I've learned how to bond with people differently than I have with people before. Never before in my life have I bonded with people like this. - TRE

Giving Activity


Women’s Bean Project is a social enterprise that supports women striving to create lasting change in their lives by establishing steppingstones to self-sufficiency.

Background Statement

We believe all women have the power to transform their lives through employment. We envision a day when barriers to employment are eliminated, when employers hire based on talent and potential rather than background, when all women who want a second chance can come to the Bean Project and find the community, support and confidence needed to improve the future for themselves, their families and the community.

We are a nonprofit social enterprise providing women job readiness and life skills to move into entry-level jobs through employment in our dried food manufacturing business. Women come with the goal of transforming their lives and moving toward self sufficiency.

Women's Bean Project was founded in 1989 as a means to provide a safe and accepting work environment to women struggling with chronic unemployment and poverty. With an initial $500 investment in beans, two homeless women were put to work - the first step in building the social enterprise we are today. With the growth of our businesses, our training opportunities have expanded dramatically over the years, and annual product sales have grown from $6,100 to over $1.3 million. Our total operating budget is $3.1 million. Approximately 50% of our operating expenses comes from the sale of our products, supporting the business operations as well as the wages for the women while they are working. We fundraise 50% of our budget, which covers program activities, such as computer classes, life-coaching, an intensive 1on1 job-coach program and other life skill building activities that are essential to each graduate's long term success.

Organization Data


Organization name

Women's Bean Project

other names


Year Established




Organization Size

Large Organization


1300 W Alameda Avenue
Denver, CO 80223

Service areas

Denver County, CO, US






303-292-1919 113

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