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

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Help us stock the shelves with the essential items needed for women to enter, and remain, on the pathway to economic security. WFCO is Relevant, Relentless, and Resourceful in meeting the needs of women today, tomorrow, and for generations to come! Invest in Colorado women today!

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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

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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.

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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.

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

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Women & Girls of Color Fund Application Update

Applications for the first cycle of the Women & Girls of Color Fund are now closed. Grantees will be notified of their application’s status by March 10. 

This kicks off the first cycle of funding that organizations can apply for in 2021, with grants awarded by the end of March 2021.

In July, Front-Range and statewide organizations will be invited to apply for funding as part of the second cycle, with grants awarded by the end of September 2021.

Learn more about our funding priorities, read our FAQs, and more!

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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 

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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WFCO Lobbyist Previews 2021 Legislative Session
Colorado state capitol surrounded by high-rise buildings

From diapering essentials to Medicaid expansion, WFCO aims to meet women's immediate needs during the pandemic while rebuilding equitable systems.


The post WFCO Lobbyist Previews 2021 Legislative Session appeared first on The Women's Foundation of Colorado Blog.



Tuesday, February 16, 2021 8:59:42 AM

5 Things to Know About CO’s New Law that Helps Close the Wage Gap
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5 things employees and job seekers need to know about salary negotiations, job postings, job interviews, job promotions, and wage transparency.


The post 5 Things to Know About CO’s New Law that Helps Close the Wage Gap appeared first on The Women's Foundation of Colorado Blog.



Monday, February 8, 2021 11:06:37 AM

Sisters Open Giving Fund Focused on Racial, Climate Justice
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Sisters Hazel and Lily Shapiro opened a giving fund at WFCO to create change at the intersection of racial and climate justice.


The post Sisters Open Giving Fund Focused on Racial, Climate Justice appeared first on The Women's Foundation of Colorado Blog.



Tuesday, December 15, 2020 4:19:43 PM

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