Women Thriving. Colorado Rising.

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Did you know The Women's Foundation of Colorado is the only statewide community foundation focused on the advancement of Colorado's women?

Women are at the heart of our families, communities, and our economy. Yet, only 1.6 percent of all charitable contributions made in the U.S. fund organizations supporting women and girls. This is a missed opportunity - not just for women - but for us all. Because when women thrive, we all thrive.

Why invest in women now?

COVID-19 has exposed the gender and racial inequalities that continue to hinder the advancement of women and people of color. Without vigilance, action, and philanthropy, inequalities will deepen, and true recovery and prosperity will be unreachable.

CARES Act - Make It Right Campaign logoJoin the movement with WFCO to make it right. The federal CARES Act makes several temporary changes to the charitable contribution rules for the 2020 tax year. Taxpayers are eligible to deduct up to $300 of cash contributions as an “above the line” deduction (meaning even non-itemizing taxpayers can claim this deduction). In other words, if you donate $300 to The Women’s Foundation and your taxable income is $50,000, your taxable income becomes $49,700. Additionally, for individuals who itemize, the 50 percent adjusted gross income limitation is waived for certain contributions.*

For information on making a gift by wire transfer or EFT or a gift of stock or if you are interested in a donor-advised fund or a planned gift, please contact Renee Ferrufino, vice president of development, at reneef@wfco.org or 303-285-2969.

Thank you for investing in Colorado women and their families!

* This deduction is not allowed if made to a private foundation or to a donor-advised fund.

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Your investment in The Women's Foundation of Colorado results in:

Equal Pay. For all Colorado women. 

 

With WFCO’s help, Colorado women now have an unprecedented opportunity to be paid equally. Colorado Gov. Polis signed the Equal Pay for Equal Work Act into law at WFCO’s offices in May.

 

Single moms succeeding. Their kids, too. 

 

Through better access to affordable child care, education, and high-growth careers, Colorado single moms have a better chance to advance economically. WFCO and our 23 grantees statewide create opportunities for two generations to thrive. Marcela of Fort Morgan is pursuing her degree while her daughter becomes kindergarten-ready

 

Making work really work. For employers and women. 

 

Our state needs skilled workers. We’re producing them – in construction, financial services, health information technology, and more. Patty from Pueblo is on the path to earning a livable wage and is changing her family’s future by starting a new career in medical coding.

 

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