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Women pay it forward every day. They invest more into their families and communities every day, in nearly every way. Now is the time to invest more in them.

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Catalyzing community to advance and accelerate economic opportunities for Colorado women and their families.

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Your Community. Your Philanthropy. Your Impact. 2018-2019 Annual Report

Annual Report

Real, tangible advancement for women happened during our fiscal year 2018-19. Your support powered WFCO’s research and public policy advocacy work, impacting 2.8 million women and girls in Colorado. With critical support from WFCO, Colorado passed the Equal Pay for Equal Work Act, setting up women to start from an equal place and not from behind. We also generated economic opportunity for more than 1,300 women and family members through the work of our 23 statewide grantee partners. We know that so many share our belief that one of the greatest investments one can make in our community is in the women who live here. With your continued support, there’s no reason we can’t make every year the “year of the woman.”

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SUCCESS STORIES

Meet Marcela

Meet Marcela and Samantha from Fort Morgan. With funding from WFCO, Marcela is one of hundreds of women working toward economic advancement in our grantees’ WAGES programs (Women Achieving Greater Economic Security). As she pursues her associate degree, her daughter is also learning in high-quality child care. Two generations, one bright future.

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Our Impact

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In January 2019, WFCO renewed grants to 23 nonprofit organizations statewide working to advance and accelerate economic security for women.

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We supported 16 bills that passed during the 2019 legislative session, including the Equal Pay for Equal Work Act.

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Our work, through our public policy and civic initiatives, impacts all 2.8 million women throughout the state.

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DONOR SPOTLIGHT

Donors Make a Difference

As a first-time guest at WFCO’s Annual Luncheon in 2018, something clicked for Kenneth Ho. Inspired by special guest Billie Jean King and other speakers, he wanted to increase his support of The Foundation’s work. After learning about WFCO’s giving vehicles, Kenneth knew the right move for his family was to open a donor-advised fund at WFCO.

Through DAFs, donors invest in causes that advance women and girls, arts, environmentalism, and more. WFCO offers resources and educational programs to fundholders to improve the impact of their giving. DAFs also simplify the giving process. “It was appealing that I would be able to eliminate the need to track receipts or make timing decisions related to giving,” said Kenneth.

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Call for Social Ventures Benefiting Women in Colorado
WIIGC

The Women’s Foundation of Colorado in partnership with Impact Finance Center announces a call for Colorado women social ventures.


The post Call for Social Ventures Benefiting Women in Colorado appeared first on The Women's Foundation of Colorado Blog.



Wednesday, November 20, 2019 12:14:17 PM

WFCO Grows Statewide Network of Advocates for Women, Families
A group of women in seats listens to a speaker

In July, we announced a statewide plan to grow our statewide network of advocates for women and families. What a great few months it's been!


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Tuesday, November 12, 2019 12:50:23 PM

Your Community. Your Philanthropy. Your Impact.
Your Community. Your Philanthropy. Your Impact

We look in the rearview mirror at Fiscal Year 2018-19 with gratitude and a sense of accomplishment.


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