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Women + Income = Women Thriving

Nineteen WINcome Grantees Renewed for Year Two

// March 7, 2023

WINcome Grantee Partners Work on Statewide Policy Change and Serve Communities in 37 Colorado Counties

On International Women’s Day, The Women’s Foundation of Colorado announces that we made a total of $1,002,780 in grants to 19 direct-service and public policy organizations that make up our WINcome program (Women + Income = Women Thriving). These grants will fund the second year of work in our three-year grantmaking program that provides flexible and holistic resources, including flexible cash assistance, to Colorado women.

Direct-Service Grantee Partners

For direct-service partners, funding includes both unrestricted funding of up to 50% of the grant and funds dedicated to providing flexible cash assistance to women. Nearly 70% of direct-service grantee partners and more than half of all WINcome grant partners are led by women of color. In 2022, the first year of WINcome, grantee partners served more than 15,400 individuals overall and, of those served, more than 1,600 individuals received flexible cash assistance.

• Action is Safer/Western Colorado Alliance, serving Mesa and 22 surrounding counties
• Alianza NORCO, serving Larimer and Weld counties
• Center for Community Wealth Building, serving Adams, Arapahoe, and Denver counties
• Centro de la Familia, serving El Paso and Teller counties
• Center for Work Education and Employment (CWEE), serving Arapahoe and Denver counties
• Collaborative Healing Initiative Within Communities (CHIC), serving Denver and Arapahoe counties
• Denver Indian Family Resource Center (DIFRC), serving Adams, Arapahoe, Broomfield, Denver, Douglas, El Paso, Fremont, Jefferson, and Weld counties
• Domestic Violence Initiative for Women with Disabilities (The Initiative), serving Denver County
• Full Circle of Lake County, serving Lake County
• OneMorgan County, serving Morgan County
• Posada, serving Pueblo County
• The Gathering Place, serving Denver County
• The Senior Hub, serving Adams and Arapahoe counties

Public Policy Grantee Partners

Grants to public policy partners provide general operating support. The work of our public policy grantees is to advance and accelerate systems change so that all 2.85 million women and girls in Colorado can thrive.

• 9to5 Colorado
• Bell Policy Center
• Clayton Early Learning
• Colorado Center on Law and Policy
• Colorado Children’s Campaign
• Colorado Fiscal Institute

What Our Grantees Say About WINcome

“This has allowed our organization to assist marginalized folx in being able to afford to live and thrive” – Action Is Safer/Western Colorado Alliance

“This grant has been critical in our ability to launch the only non profit immigration legal service program in Northern Colorado.” – Alianza NORCO

“The WINcome grant has made it possible for Clayton to create the Community Ambassador Program and engage nearly 50 participants in the policymaking process.” – Clayton Early Learning

What’s Next

This spring, The Women’s Foundation of Colorado will share our impact report from our first year of WINcome grants.

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