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

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Colorado only has licensed early care and education capacity for roughly 60% of the 247,000 children under 6 years old with all parents in the workforce.

2020 Public Policy

Public policy is an incredibly powerful tool for changing systems that perpetuate inequality. Recent legislative wins supported by WFCO and our many partners elevate child care, make work really work, and propel opportunity for women. We are proud of our efforts to help pass the Equal Pay for Equal Work Act, which Gov. Polis signed into law at our offices in 2019.

But there is much more to do in 2020. WFCO will prioritize two issues during the 2020 Colorado General Assembly: strengthening the early care and education (ECE) workforce and improving access to paid family and medical leave for Coloradans.

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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


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


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


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

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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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2020: A Movement of Lift
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This new year will offer so many powerful chances to create moments, that collectively, we can build a movement of lift for women. Join the movement with WFCO and find your lift.

The post 2020: A Movement of Lift appeared first on The Women's Foundation of Colorado Blog.

Friday, January 24, 2020 11:03:06 AM

What We Read, Watched, and Listened to in 2019
An open book, ipad, ear buds, coffee, and glasses

WFCO staff is pleased to share our top recommendations on what to read, watch, and listen to before 2019 is over.

The post What We Read, Watched, and Listened to in 2019 appeared first on The Women's Foundation of Colorado Blog.

Tuesday, December 17, 2019 1:47:05 AM

Guided by A Fierce Commitment to Women’s Equality
Two women - Patti and Conne - sit together on a bench

WFCO's gender-lens portfolio motivated Patti and Connie to open a donor-advised fund.

The post Guided by A Fierce Commitment to Women’s Equality appeared first on The Women's Foundation of Colorado Blog.

Thursday, December 12, 2019 2:45:10 AM

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