Women Thriving. Colorado Rising.

Funders Recognize the power of Our Knowledge, Expertise, Statewide Network

In addition to our generous individual donors and the local corporations and foundations who sustain our work, several national foundations also invest in WFCO to enhance their own missions and to help us achieve ours. Through our research on women’s economic status and opportunities, our trusted voice at the Capitol, and grantmaking to organizations throughout Colorado – funders recognize that we have the deep knowledge, expertise, and statewide network to make meaningful change for women in Colorado. We are grateful for their support and partnership. 

National Foundations Funding Our Work

a series of circles make up the Ford Foundation logoFord Foundation

Across eight decades, The Ford Foundation’s mission has been to reduce poverty and injustice, strengthen democratic values, promote international cooperation, and advance human achievement. The Ford Foundation is supporting the launch of our Women and Girls of Color Fund in 2020 by offering $50,000 in matching dollars.

momentum fund logoMomentum Fund

WFCO is among 129 501(c)(3) organizations around the country that United Philanthropy Forums's Momentum Fund awarded grants to in 2020 for managing COVID-19 relief funds. The fund helps organizations that provide grants and other forms of direct support to community-run organizations working with communities of color, historically marginalized populations, and other groups being disproportionately impacted by the pandemic.

Ms. Foundation for Women logoMs. Foundation

In 2019 and 2020, the Ms. Foundation awarded WFCO with general operating grants to support our comprehensive efforts to ensure that throughout Colorado women and girls of every identity thrive. The mission of the Ms. Foundation for Women is to build women’s collective power in the U.S. to advance equity and justice for all. Ms. Foundation invests in, and strengthens, the capacity of women-led movements to advance meaningful social, cultural, and economic change in the lives of women.

S&P global Foundation logoS&P Global Foundation

S&P Global Foundation works to bridge the global skills gap, create an inclusive economy, promote a sustainable environment, and provide disaster response. As part of its efforts to create an inclusive economy, S&P Global Foundation helped fund WFCO’s programmatic work, Women Achieving Greater Economic Security (WAGES), from 2018-2020.

The Kresge Foundation logoThe Kresge Foundation

In 2020, The Kresge Foundation awarded WFCO a two-year general operating grant to further its human services program in which racial equity is centered to advance economic and social mobility for families and communities. It also provided a separate grant toward racial equity training for WFCO's board and staff. WFCO and Kresge recognize that without racial equity there cannot be gender equity, and without gender equity there cannot be racial equity.

wfn women's funding network logoWomen's Funding Network

Women's Funding Network's Regional Women's Economic Mobility Hub project is part of an 18-month effort funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to increase support and resources necessary to advance the economic mobility of women and girls. WFCO's hub focus is to inspire and equip key influencers in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors to advance gender, race, and class equity in our state's sustained economic recovery. 

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