Women Thriving. Colorado Rising.

How to apply for Grants with WFCO

Our Grantmaking Is Grounded In Our Strategic Plan

The Women's Foundation of Colorado's five-year strategic plan is grounded in our mission to catalyze community to advance and accelerate economic opportunities for Colorado women and their families.

Our approach centers on helping low-income women earn livable wages, the gateway to greater access and opportunity that can break the inter-generational cycle of poverty and help a woman rewrite her family's story.

In addition to research and policy efforts focused on livable wage, we also provide a limited number of grants to nonprofit organizations across the state. Our current WAGES grantee cohort was selected in 2017 to work together for three years to address the needs of women and their children at the same time to build a foundation for family economic security for generations to come.

Applications for the next WAGES cohort will open in 2020. More information will be released in 2019. Please check back here for more information or contact Alison Friedman Phillips, manager of programs, at alisonp@wfco.org if you have any questions.

In addition to WAGES grantmaking, Beyond Our Borders and the Vail Valley regional committee also have annual grant cycles. Donor-advised funds do not accept unsolicited proposals. Sign up for our eNewsletter to stay informed about grantmaking.

Direct service grantmaking committee

The Direct Service Grantmaking Committee was established to support the implementation of the grantmaking priorities identified by the 2017-2021 Strategic Plan. The committee advises the WFCO board of trustees on grantmaking decisions regarding the direct service members of the WAGES cohort, based on review of all letters of interest (LOIs), proposals, and reports submitted by direct service applicants and grantees, as well as participation in learning opportunities with the cohort. The committee is made up of a group of diverse volunteers that represent our entire state.

Applications for the direct service grantmaking committee are closed. Individuals who submited an interest form will be contacted by August 31, 2018 about whether they have been selected to serve on the direct service grantmaking committee or other ways to engage with WFCO, including future opportunities to be considered for committee membership.

Sign up for our eNewsletter to be the the first to know when applications open in 2019.

For additional questions, please contact Alison Friedman Phillips, manager of programs, by email at alisonp@wfco.org.

2017 Grantmaking Committee left to right: Dusti Gurule, Raymond Foxworth, Patti Klinge, Vijay Kotte, Louise Esquibel, Johanna Leyba, Caleb Munro, Mallory Garner-Wells, Kim Desmond, Sandra Cook, Mari Tanabe, Nancy Hartley, Indya Clark, Trish Orman, Benita Duran, Cori Wong, Louise Myrland

2017 Direct Service Grantmaking Committee Members not pictured: Lindy Conter, La Kischa Cook, Emily Davis, Carole Johnson, Tera Jones, Pat Kendall, Shelby Kindell, Deb Luginbuhl, Cookie Murphy-Pettee, Cathy Pomeroy, Holly Simpson, Kristin Stork, Shashi Unnithan

2017 Public Policy Committee Members not pictured: Ana Kemp, Steph Bruno, Meredi Vaughan, Dolores Atencio, Colleen Dougherty

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