For thirty years the Women's Foundation of Colorado has worked to ensure that every woman and girl in Colorado has the opportunity to achieve her full potential.
To that end, the foundation is inviting applications for its Public Policy and Direct Services programs.
1) Public Policy: This program supports programs that advance transformative systems-level changes that strengthen economic self-sufficiency for women. The foundation is interested in funding proposals that use a gender lens to address root causes of poverty and promote economic self-sufficiency; advance opportunities to achieve a livable wage and pay equity; expand access to work supports, training, and education; improve Colorado's tax and budget policies so that sufficient resources are dedicated to WFCO priorities; and/or promote and protect issues and rights aligned with the core values of the Women's Foundation of Colorado. In 2017, WFCO will select five to ten Public Policy grantees, with grant amounts ranging from $15,000 to $35,000.
2) Direct Services: This program supports organizations that promote women’s progress along career pathways to livable-wage jobs. WFCO will provide grants to a cohort of nonprofit organizations that provide education or training, engage women in viable career pathways, and facilitate access to comprehensive supports so that more low-income women of diverse backgrounds and identities have the tools to find and keep livable-wage jobs. Priority will be given to organizations that engage women in career pathways through education and/or training, especially through the fostering of skills associated with high-demand fields that offer livable wages. Grant amounts will range between $15,000 and $35,000.
To be eligible, applicants must be considered tax exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
See the Women's Foundation of Colorado website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.