Women Thriving. Colorado Rising.

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Catalyzing community to advance and accelerate economic opportunities for Colorado women and their families.

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The womanifesto 2020

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It's not always easy to know where to go to learn about your ballot. WFCO wants to help. We're creating our nonpartisan ballot guide, The Womanifesto, with statewide input from a diverse group of Coloradans committed to elevating opportunities for women to strengthen our state. The Womanifesto 2020 will be released in early October, just as you receive your ballots in the mail. We will hold an open webinar on October 8th to debut The Womanifesto, which will go into detail on five ballot measures we're taking positions on, and take all of your questions.

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Who is WFCO?

Who is The Women’s Foundation of Colorado? Why do we exist? What exactly do we do to advance Colorado women and their families and what makes us different? If you’ve asked any of these questions before, this video will explain everything about our unique community foundation. We encourage you to share it!

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Our Impact


WFCO has made over 100 grants from our WFCO Relief Fund to help women & families across the state meet basic needs during the COVID-19 pandemic.


Three of our key legistlative bills were passed in the 2020 legislative session. Progress was made in early care & education, paid sick leave, & law enforcement integrity.


Our work, through our public policy and civic initiatives, impacts all 2.8 million women throughout the state.

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Four ways you can support the women and girls of color who LEAD our communities:


Learn more about the Women & Girls of Color Fund, our philosophy, and our grantmaking priorities


Take and share our community survey


Apply for the Women & Girls of Color Fund advisory council and share with your networks


Give to support women and girls of color across Colorado

Thirty percent of the balance of new gifts into the fund will be designated to support WFCO’s general operations as an investment in our education, research, and philanthropy as well as public policy that also advance the goals and intent of the fund. The split will be assessed once per year.

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COVID-19 Resources

To ensure better outcomes for our community at large during this unprecedented time, WFCO will continue to update our community resource list to assist women and their families, nonprofits, and small businesses who may need assistance at this time. See the list.

WFCO staff is working hard for our community while we currently work from home. Read the latest on our business operations, events, supporting our grantees, and more. Read the latest.

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Anti-Racism Resources 

"There is no shortage of media from which we can learn about white supremacy, anti-blackness, racial justice, and allyship. Listen to people of color about their experiences. Then use what you learn to take action in your community." - Lauren Y. Casteel, President & CEO

We've curated a list of books, movies, podcasts, and other resources to guide you in learning more about anti-racism, racial justice, and being an ally for people of color.

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Our Blog

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Empowerment Council Member Reclaims Sense of Self
Julie Hertzberg joined Empowerment Council when she was managing the dueling expectations of work and motherhood

Among the communities of giving offered by WFCO, Julie Hertzberg found that Empowerment Council (EC) fit her networking needs and passions.

The post Empowerment Council Member Reclaims Sense of Self appeared first on The Women's Foundation of Colorado Blog.

Wednesday, September 23, 2020 10:45:35 AM

Women & Girls of Color Fund Advisory Council Applications Open
Collage of women of many ages, races, and religions

What we've heard from the community, where we go from here, and how you can apply to the first Women & Girls of Color Fund advisory council.

The post Women & Girls of Color Fund Advisory Council Applications Open appeared first on The Women's Foundation of Colorado Blog.

Wednesday, September 9, 2020 7:26:48 AM

Meet Two Inspiring Colorado Sheroes
pink background with white letters You Are My Shero

A shero is a woman admired or idealized for her courage, outstanding achievements, or noble qualities; a heroine.

The post Meet Two Inspiring Colorado Sheroes appeared first on The Women's Foundation of Colorado Blog.

Thursday, September 3, 2020 3:45:04 PM

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