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

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Read Our Fall 2018 Newsletter

Fall 2018 Newsletter

Learn about the latest news on our community, philanthropy, and impact in our newsletter! Highlights include:

  • Letter from Lauren
  • Online voting resources: The Womanifesto and our civic engagement guide
  • Donor profile: A donor-advised fund grant helps more women run for office
  • Empowerment Council: A space for aspiring philanthropists
  • Women on the move: Working hard toward a career in welding
  • Grantee profile: Two WFCO grantees help women head back to school
  • 2018 Dottie Lamm Award winner

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Francesca's Story

Just a few years ago, Francesca, a single mom solely supporting her mother and daughter, could not make ends meet. She knew she needed help to break the cycle of poverty and create a better future for herself and her daughter.

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Our Impact


In January 2018, WFCO awarded grants to 23 nonprofit organizations statewide working to advance and accelerate economic security for women.


We advocated for an increased minimum wage and worked with our public policy partners to pass six more bills in 2018 that create more pathways to prosperity for Colorado women.


Since 2016, 32 women's funds that comprise Prosperity Together have collectively invested $58.4 million into programs advancing women's economic security in the U.S.

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Donors Make a Difference

Kathleen and Mike Beatty know the power of philanthropy to advance change for women and their families. “When you help women, you’re helping generation after generation develop and grow. It’s not just a short-term gain: it’s a long-term purpose," said Mike.

That's why they started a donor-advised fund at The Women's Foundation of Colorado. In addition to investing in women and girls, they are passionate about education, finding a cure for cystic fibrosis, and creating a philanthropic legacy with their family. “We want our giving to be more strategic, and this gives us a great opportunity to do that. And we want our daughters to become heavily involved in philanthropy," explained Kathleen.

Our Blog

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A Woman in Welding
A woman in a hard hat smiles at the camera.

Frazier's new construction job pays $23/hour and provides full benefits.

The post A Woman in Welding appeared first on The Women's Foundation of Colorado Blog.

Wednesday, November 07, 2018 12:33:51 PM

Year of the Woman 2.0
A woman stands on stage while other women wave American flags.

In the Year of the Woman 2.0, the headlines call out how women are showing up in big ways. But haven’t we always shown up?

The post Year of the Woman 2.0 appeared first on The Women's Foundation of Colorado Blog.

Tuesday, November 06, 2018 11:00:13 PM

Latina Equal Pay Day 2018
Graph of pay gaps by race

On Latina Equal Pay Day, there has never been a better time to reflect on how much Latinas contribute to our economy.

The post Latina Equal Pay Day 2018 appeared first on The Women's Foundation of Colorado Blog.

Thursday, November 01, 2018 3:58:18 PM

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