The Mission of Mujeres de Colores is to elevate the status of women and children through education and leadership. The vision of Mujeres de Colores is for all women of colors to realize their potential.
Leave your mark by helping pave the way for a future everyone can enjoy.
The Hand That Feeds, both a monument and sculpture, tells the story of the Hispanic and Mexican people who changed the culture and fabric of the Fort Collins community with their hard work, perseverance, courage, and determination. The hand and short-hoe reflect on the lives and culture of the thousands of men, women, and children who came to the Fort Collins area to work in the sugar beet fields in the early 1900s.
Many Hispanic, Mexican, and Chicano families who performed the back-breaking work eventually made Fort Collins their permanent home, settling the Tres Colonias neighborhoods adjacent to the sugar beet factory. Their important contribution to our community is deserving of celebration and honor with this extraordinary sculpture.
Be a part of this landmark history by purchasing engraved Legacy Bricks paving a path to
the future in The Hand That Feeds Memorial Plaza.
Buy a Brick is a time-honored way to honor and memorialize your loved ones, friends, or family.
- $250 donation receives a beautifully etched, 6’’x 12’’ Legacy Brick placed in the Sugar Beet Park sculpture plaza
- 2 Lines of text to inscribe your name and remembrance (Maximum of 20 characters
per line, using upper and lower case, including spaces.)
The Hand That Feeds Sculpture project is underway. Artist Frank Garza has begun creating the sculpture in his studio. In April the piece will move to the foundry - Art Castings of Colorado - for completion and bronzing. Please help support this project. We are still in the fundraising process with a goal to complete the sculpture and install it by September for Hispanic Heritage Month.
Mujeres de Colores is excited to announce that the Bohemian Foundation and the Fort Collins Downtown Development Authority are collaborating to offer a matching challenge grant to The Hand That Feeds monument to be built at Sugar Beet Park in north Fort Collins. They have pledged to match dollar for dollar all donations given to the project.
The total cost of the monument and plaza is $300,000. A fundraising campaign is going on now and will continue until the project is completed. Additional kick starter donors include High Country Beverage, Might Arrow Foundation, New Belgium Brewery and The Latino Foundation. The goal is to complete the monument by September 2021 as part of the Hispanic Heritage Month celebration.
Mujeres de Colores has taken on a new project: The Hand That Feeds sculpture to be located in Sugar Beet Park in north Fort Collins. This sculpture/monument recognizes and commemorates the many Hispanic and Mexican families that came to the region to work the sugar beet fields, eventually settling in Fort Collins to become an integral part of the community.
3375 Woodlands Way
Wellington, Colorado 80549
Wellington, Colorado 80549
Our board meets once a month on the third Thursday of the month from 6-7:30 pm. Location of meetings are in Fort Collins and will be posted. Meetings are open to the public.