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Guest Column // Racial Equity // Women & Girls of Color Fund

Learning from Our History: Investing in Women and Girls of Color

// July 22, 2020

Whether we’d like to believe it or not, modern philanthropy is rooted in systemic racism. The Women’s Foundation of Colorado is committed to changing that by invest in the leadership of women of color.

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Announcements // COVID-19

WFCO Makes 42 More Grants from Relief Fund

// July 14, 2020

WFCO made 42 additional grants in June and July 2020 from our Women and Families of CO Relief Fund.

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Chat4Change // Community // Economic Self-Sufficiency

Chat4Change Recap: Eliminating Ageism Through Policies, Programs, Perspectives

// July 13, 2020

Older women are more likely to experience the negative impacts of aging. What is Colorado doing about it?

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Child Care

2020 Legislative Results Through WFCO’s Lens

// June 25, 2020

Important progress was made in early care and education, paid sick leave, and law enforcement integrity.

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Announcements // Giving Circles // Women Entrepreneurs

Groundbreaking Giving Circle Invests in Two Women Entrepreneurs

// June 22, 2020

The Women’s Impact Investing Giving Circle (WIIGC) expanded funding opportunities for women entrepreneurs when it selected Sistahbiz and The Village Institute for investment.

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COVID-19 // Racial Equity

An Interview With the Center for African-American Health

// June 17, 2020

Institutionalized racism is the systemic reason or root cause that African Americans are being harder hit with deaths from COVID-19.

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Civil Rights // Gender Equity // Lauren Y. Casteel // Women's Equality

Letter from Lauren: Ain’t I A Woman, Too?

// June 10, 2020

I am proud in 2020 to stand beside you, to be a Black woman addressing a movement of women fired up and ready for change. But, if I were to ask, “Ain’t I a woman?” would you work to make sure that the resounding answer is “yes?”

WFCO Commitment to Ending Racism
Announcements // Civil Rights // Lauren Y. Casteel // Statement

Our Commitment to Ending Racism

// June 2, 2020

The Women’s Foundation of Colorado is committed to working for a world where simply waking up in the morning is not a cause for fear or ancient tears because of the color of one’s skin.

COVID-19 // Early Care and Education Workforce // Legislative Session // Paid Family Leave

Legislature To Return from Recess Due to Pandemic

// May 12, 2020

The legislature is expected to reconvene from its recess due to the pandemic for two to three weeks, beginning on May 18.

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