Public Policy Advocacy

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Profiles in Philanthropy // Public Policy Advocacy // WFCO Staff

Advancing Gender, Racial, & Economic Equity for 10 Years

// June 27, 2024

Alison Friedman Phillips’ commitment to social justice and fairness in philanthropy shines throughout our Foundation every day.

2024 Legislative Outcomes" with a woman speaking at a podium. Three legislative outcomes listed with checkmarks: HB 24-1223, HB24-1288, and HB24-1311. Image of a government building dome in the background
Legislative Session // Public Policy Advocacy

2024 Legislative Session Highlights

// May 15, 2024

The policies passed the 2024 legislative session will significantly impact women and their families’ financial futures.

Sadé Cooper, a Black woman in a pink blazer, leans against a pillar next to the sign, CHIC.
Grantee Spotlight // Public Policy Advocacy // Racial Equity // WINcome // Women & Girls of Color Fund

WFCO Grantee Seeks Justice for Black Coloradans

// May 8, 2024

Sadé Cooper of CHIC never expected to make history, but it was necessary for her to drive systemic changes for Black Coloradans.

a rendering of the colorado capitol building with 2024 legislative session written over it
Child Care // Legislative Session // Public Policy Advocacy

A Sneak Peek at the 2024 Legislative Session

// January 18, 2024

The state budget will limit the ability to create more housing for Coloradans and increase access to child care. 

A woman speaks into a microphone and is seated next to a woman and man who are also sitting in front of microphones. The setting is the Colorado Capitol building at the Senate Business, Labor, and Technology committee hearing.
Equal Pay // Legislative Session // Public Policy Advocacy

WFCO’s Testimony to Ensure Equal Pay for Equal Work

// February 23, 2023

This testimony was delivered on February 21, 2023 to the Colorado Senate Business, Labor, & Technology Committee. 

An outline of state of Colorado with the words Paid Family and Medical Leave Program
Basic Needs // Family Leave // Paid Family Leave // Public Policy Advocacy

FAMLI Premium Payments Begin; It’s a Good Thing!

// January 17, 2023

In advance of implementation of FAMLI and in alignment with our values, WFCO provided two staff members with paid leave in 2022.

an illustration of the Colorado Capitol Building and the text 2023 Legislative Preview
Child Care // Equal Pay // Legislative Session // Public Policy Advocacy // Tax reform

What to Know About the 2023 Legislative Session

// January 12, 2023

A look at the key factors that will influence this legislative session and what The Foundation’s policy priorities will be.

a graphic image of the Colorado Capitol building
Abortion Care // Basic Needs // Child Care // Early Care and Education Workforce // Family Leave // Legislative Session // Paid Family Leave // Public Policy Advocacy

Access to Abortion, Basic Needs Headline 2022 Legislative Session

// May 18, 2022

Two of the “biggest” bills of the 2022 legislative session were supported by The Women’s Foundation of Colorado.

2022 Legislative Session with Denver State Capitol graphic
Early Care and Education Workforce // Family Leave // Legislative Session // Paid Family Leave // Public Policy Advocacy // Reproductive health

WFCO Pinpoints 2022 Policy Priorities

// January 12, 2022

In 2022, WFCO has pinpointed the three legislative areas we will elevate in pursuit of gender, racial, and economic equity.

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