Women Thriving. Colorado Rising.

Colorado Springs Regional committee

When Women Thrive, Colorado Springs Rises

 

Join the WFCO Colorado Springs Team

Colorado Springs committee members sitting and speaking during eventOur Colorado Springs regional committee helps organize educational activities, advocacy outreach, community partnerships, and much more. We have a vibrant, active, and engaged Colorado Springs regional committee, and are looking for more members to join this dynamic group of movement makers. Email statewide engagement manager, Mallory Garner-Wells, at malloryg@wfco.org if you are interested in volunteering in Colorado Springs.

WFCO in Colorado Springs

In El Paso County, a family with one adult and one preschooler needs to earn $46,790 a year, or about $22 an hour, in order to be self-sufficient, but for many that is out of reach. More than 27 percent of working age households – over 54,000 households - in El Paso County have income inadequate to meet their basic needs. Twelve percent of women in El Paso County live in poverty. That’s 39,791 women – enough to nearly fill Air Force Academy’s Falcon Stadium. And thousands more live just above the federal poverty line and must remain on work supports to make ends meet. This isn’t just a devastating statistic – it’s a missed opportunity for all of Colorado. WFCO is working to change that through the power of our community, philanthropy, and impact.

In addition to our educational events and volunteer activity, The Women’s Foundation of Colorado has a long legacy of grantmaking in Colorado Springs with organizations like Community Partnership for Child Development (CPCD). CPCD provides educational, health, and nutritional support to children, ages 0-5, and their families through programs such as Head Start.

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Click here to donate to The Women’s Foundation of Colorado. Financial contributions to The Foundation are vital to our continued longevity and our community of donors are valuable partners in our work. There are a variety of ways to give, from one-time donations to donor-advised funds and sustaining groups like the Power of Extended Philanthropy (PEP).

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In order for The Women’s Foundation to represent women and their families in Colorado, it is critical that we hear voices and get feedback from people across the state. You can support our work by sharing feedback on what matters to you and your community. Click here to share your story

Colorado Springs Events:

Empowerment Council Holiday Shopping Party & Donation Drive
Wednesday, December 4 | 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Terra Verde Boutique
2018 N. Tejon Street, Colorado Springs, CO

RSVP to donor relations manager, Camisha Lashbrook, at camishal@wfco.org or 303-285-2979

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