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Child Care // Education // Guest Column // Racial Equity

Free Education as a Birthright for Black Coloradans

// March 25, 2021

Guest Blog: The Free Lifetime Education Initiative for Black Coloradans would help achieve sustainable racial and economic equity.

Women and Girls of Color Fund Rural Grantees Collage
Grantee Spotlight // Impact // Racial Equity // Women & Girls of Color Fund

Meet Our First Rural Women & Girls of Color Fund Grantees

// March 17, 2021

We’re granting $192,000 in general operating support to 12 rural, BIPOC-led initiatives focused on building the economic power of women and girls of color.

Women & Girls of Color Fund advisory council
Announcements // Women & Girls of Color Fund

Introducing Our Women & Girls of Color Fund Advisory Council & Timeline

// November 10, 2020

Meet the remarkable people who will lead the Women & Girls of Color Fund and learn more about our 2021 rural and Front Range grantmaking process.

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COVID-19 // Domestic Violence // Grantee Spotlight // Guest Column // Racial Equity

Unseen & Unheard: Domestic Violence in 2020

// October 28, 2020

Guest blog: Angela Ceseña, executive director of Latina SafeHouse, on the financial abuse, digital abuse, and more behaviors that can characterize domestic violence.

Collage of women of many ages, races, and religions
Community // Philanthropy // Women & Girls of Color Fund

Women & Girls of Color Fund Advisory Council Applications Open

// September 9, 2020

What we’ve heard from the community, where we go from here, and how you can apply to the first Women & Girls of Color Fund advisory council.

Kim and two people smile at camera at WFCO Annual Luncheon event
Black Philanthropy // Donor Stories // Gender Equity // Racial Equity

Black Philanthropy Month Donor Profile: Kim Desmond

// August 17, 2020

WFCO Trustee Kim Desmond joined the board to put a new face to philanthropy and undo the practice of putting an economic marker to it.

members of Denver's first all Black women's giving circle
Black Philanthropy // Giving Circles // Guest Column // Women's Philanthropy

Black Philanthropy Month: SPIN, A Black Women’s Giving Circle

// August 14, 2020

Guest Blog: SPIN enables the charitable activities of individual African-American women to be a powerful philanthropic collective within and outside of our communities.

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Black Philanthropy // Guest Column // Philanthropy // Racial Equity // Women's Philanthropy

Black Philanthropy Month: Investing in Women and Girls of Color

// August 12, 2020

Guest Blog: Women and Girls of Color are most often dismissed and rendered faceless while our consistent support continues to be felt well beyond our own households.

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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.

Head and shoulder of an African American woman stretching.
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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