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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2020 Annual Luncheon LOVE logo

2020 annual luncheon

Despite the unique circumstances we face, our Annual Luncheon is not going anywhere. We are excited to share our new House Party model that will give our sponsors additional benefits, party hosts unique opportunities, and the ability to partner with even more statewide guests! The Annual Luncheon will be a dynamic, engaging pre-produced virtual broadcast with special guest stars, local sheroes, community leaders, and the women and families that benefit from our work. Sponsors and hosts will be throwing individual events that we are calling “House Parties” anytime from Thursday, August 27th through Sunday, August 30th. Along with your sponsorship and host benefits, WFCO will also provide you with the ultimate House Party Kit to ensure a successful viewing event at your office, home, online or where ever works best for you.

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Meet Adrianette

Meet Adrianette from Denver. With funding from WFCO, Adrianette is one of hundreds of women working toward economic advancement in our grantees’ WAGES programs (Women Achieving Greater Economic Security). Now at 57 years old, and after training for a career in construction, retirement is a reality for Adrianette. She has a new career in post-construction, can contribute to her 401K, and is on the path to prosperity.

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Our Impact


In January 2020, WFCO renewed grants to 23 nonprofit organizations statewide working to advance and accelerate economic security for women.


We supported 16 bills that passed during the 2019 legislative session, including the Equal Pay for Equal Work Act.


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

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Help Us Make It Right 

Like no other recent event in our history, COVID-19 has exacerbated the gender and racial inequalities that continue to obstruct the advancement of women and people of color. WFCO makes it easy to make an impact with our CARES Act – Make It Right campaign. Through the federal CARES Act, in 2020 you can donate up to $300 in cash to a qualified organization, such as WFCO, and your adjusted gross income will be reduced by up to $300—and you can still claim the standard deduction.

The Women’s Foundation of Colorado will be here in the year ahead and for generations to come to make it right for Colorado women and families. When you donate to WFCO, you help to ensure that women are not left behind. Instead, they are centered in Colorado’s relief and recovery efforts through our research, public policy, and grantmaking.

Your $300 charitable donation in 2020 + WFCO’s research, public policy, and grantmaking = Making It Right for Colorado women

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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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When Filing Taxes, Consider ReFUND Colorado 

This year a new program will allow Coloradans who receive a state income tax refund to donate all or some of it to a local nonprofit they know and trust. By donating to WFCO, you can help us meet the current needs of Colorado women and build resources to meet their future needs.

Just enter “The Women’s Foundation of Colorado” and our registration number “20033007286” in the Donate to a Colorado Nonprofit line on your state income tax return or tax software – or just give this info to your tax preparer when you share your tax documents. Learn More.



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Our Commitment to Ending Racism
WFCO Commitment to Ending Racism

The Women's Foundation of Colorado is committed to working for a world where simply waking up in the morning is not a cause for fear or ancient tears because of the color of one's skin.

The post Our Commitment to Ending Racism appeared first on The Women's Foundation of Colorado Blog.

Tuesday, June 2, 2020 4:21:11 PM

Soar, Eagles, Soar! A Message for All Graduates
A collage of diverse CMC students

This month, our president and CEO, Lauren Y. Casteel, delivered the virtual commencement speech for Colorado Mountain College Vail Valley-Edwards.

The post Soar, Eagles, Soar! A Message for All Graduates appeared first on The Women's Foundation of Colorado Blog.

Wednesday, May 27, 2020 11:53:23 AM

Legislature To Return from Recess Due to Pandemic

The legislature is expected to reconvene from its recess due to the pandemic for two to three weeks, beginning on May 18.

The post Legislature To Return from Recess Due to Pandemic appeared first on The Women's Foundation of Colorado Blog.

Tuesday, May 12, 2020 5:45:02 PM

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