Two Generation Advocacy Network

The Women’s Foundation of Colorado has been selected to join Women’s Funding Network’s (WFN) Two Generation Advocacy Network alongside The Women's Fund of Greater Birmingham, the Women's Foundation of Southern Arizona, and the Dallas Women's Foundation. Each organization will receive a grant of $150,000 over three years through the support of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation to learn together and work to help break intergenerational cycles of poverty by addressing the needs of caregivers and their children at the same time. Read the news release.

Colorado Immigrant Funders Collaborative & Refugee Connect

Colorado welcomes over 2,100 refugees from 30 different countries each year. Roughly 10 percent of Colorado’s population is foreign-born. During this uncertain time for immigrants, refugees, and their children, WFCO is dedicated to supporting and embracing newcomers. We know that, together, we are more powerful. Since 2015, WFCO has been a proud member of the Colorado Immigrant Funders Collaborative (CIFC).

In this group, WFCO works alongside 13 other funders to learn about the needs and assets of Colorado immigrants and refugees and pool funding. Last year, the collaborative invested $365,000 in immigrant-serving organizations across Colorado.

“We’ve learned that a majority of the population served by CIFC’s grantees are women,” said Alison Friedman Phillips, WFCO manager of programs “This collaborative and the Latino Community Foundation of Colorado have helped us understand key issues facing immigrants and refugees in our state.”

While WFCO staff has engaged with CIFC, our donors have explored other ways to support Colorado newcomers. Earlier this year, the women of Beyond Our Borders, a group-advised fund at WFCO, committed to raising funds for Colorado Refugee Volunteer Connect, a project that will create a collaborative website for refugee-serving organizations to recruit, orient, and train new volunteers.

Prosperity Together

Twenty-nine women’s foundations around the country have pledged to improve the economic security of low-income women and their families through collective impact.


Prosperity Together envisions a future where women are economically secure. Children, families, and communities will thrive when we ensure access to childcare, education, and employment and earnings opportunities that promote pathways to good, stable jobs and leadership advancement.

On November 13, 2015, the foundations announced from The White House a $100 million collective commitment over five years to investing in innovative programs and strategies in communities across the United States that create pathways to economic security

Just one year later, Prosperity Together members announced they had invested a collective $29,170,427, exceeding the expected investment of $20 million in 2016 by 46%.

The $29 million supported 996 unique nonprofit organizations. In addition, a conservative estimate of 4,016,725 women and girls were directly impacted by women’s foundations’ dedication to women’s economic security this year.

Women’s foundations are experts in their communities. Each Prosperity Together partner works to meet women’s needs in unique ways. Increasing access to education, developing financial literacy, advancing job training options, building the capacity of local organizations, and mobilizing community members to advocate for women are just examples of the breadth of work involved in ensuring women can lead economically secure lives.

Read the year-one executive summary.

Prosperity Together Partner Organizations

A Fund for Women (Madison, Wisconsin)

Chicago Foundation for Women

Dallas Women’s Foundation

Iowa Women’s Foundation

Jeannette Rankin Women’s Scholarship Fund

Ms. Foundation for Women

The Fund for Women and Girls at Fairfield County’s Community Foundation

The New York Women’s Foundation

The Vermont Women’s Fund

The Women’s Foundation of California

The Women’s Foundation of Colorado

The Women’s Fund of Central Ohio

The Women’s Fund of Greater Birmingham

The Women’s Fund of Winston-Salem

Washington Area Women’s Foundation

WNY Women’s Foundation

Women and Girls Foundation (Pennsylvania)

Women’s Foundation for a Greater Memphis

Women’s Foundation of Minnesota

Women’s Foundation of Mississippi

Women’s Foundation of Montana

Women’s Foundation of Oklahoma

Women’s Foundation of Southwest Florida

Women’s Fund for the Fox Valley Region

Women’s Fund of Greater Milwaukee

Women’s Fund of Omaha

Women’s Fund of Western Massachusetts

Women’s Funding Alliance (Washington)

Women’s Funding Network

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