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Help Women Affected by the Marshall Fire, Women & Girls of Color Fund Rural Applications Due Feb. 9

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  How You Can Support Women & Families Affected by the Marshall Fire  

As a statewide community foundation, we believe that community is at the heart of everything. And in days following the Marshall Fire in Boulder County, it’s truer than ever that none of us can do it alone. We are in awe of how Coloradans have come together in all ways to support those whose homes have been destroyed or damaged and are in financial need.

To date, 43,000 donors – including The Women’s Foundation of Colorado – have raised over $12 million through Community Foundation Boulder County’s Wildfire Fund. If you wish to strengthen this fund and join the efforts to help Boulder County recover, you can donate here.

Additionally, if you wish to support women in Boulder County directly, the following nonprofit organizations are accepting donations:

  • Mother House: Accepting diapers and tampons, as well as new breast pumps and car seats. Donations can be left on the front porch of 2041 Pearl St. in Boulder.
  • Safehouse Progressive Alliance for Nonviolence (SPAN): SPAN was able to safely evacuate their housing clients and helped them find temporary shelter. They're seeking monetary donations that will go toward providing safety to survivors of domestic violence and their children during this crisis.
  • Sister Carmen: Sister Carmen is working hard to provide the following services to residents of East Boulder County, including Lafayette, Louisville, Superior, and Erie:
    • Food
    • Funds for hotel and Airbnb stays
    • Gift cards for food and clothing
    • Access to their Thrift Store for clothing, bedding, and other essential items free of charge
    • Other resources as needs arise
  • WeeCyle: Monetary donations allow WeeCycle to continue operations and purchase high demand baby gear that is in short supply, specifically cribs, car seats, and strollers.
  Rural Organizations, Apply Now for Our Women & Girls of Color Fund  

Applications for the Women & Girls of Color Fund are currently open and will close at 11:59 p.m. on February 9 for rural nonprofits led by women, girls, and nonbinary people of color who are committed to building economic power and changing systems through direct service or community organizing.

Our funding priorities support organizations that meet the following criteria:

  • Led by women and girls of color
  • Focused on women and girls of color
  • Colorado-based and Colorado-focused
  • Grounded in liberatory leadership 
  • Working to promote and advance economic security
  • Led by and serving individuals from communities most underfunded 

Do you know an incredible woman, girl, or nonbinary person of color executive director in rural Colorado? Please share this opportunity!

Questions about The Women & Girls of Color Fund? Contact Camisha Lashbrook, donor relations manager, at or Renee Ferrufino, vice president of development, at 

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We come together.
Mourning, we come to mend,
Withered, we come to weather,
Torn, we come to tend,
Battered, we come to better.
Tethered by this year of yearning,
We are learning
That though we weren’t ready for this,
We have been readied by it.
We steadily vow that no matter
How we are weighed down,
We must always pave a way forward.

This hope is our door, our portal.
Even if we never get back to normal,
Someday we can venture beyond it,
To leave the known and take the first steps.
So let us not return to what was normal,
But reach toward what is next.

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