Last July, The Women’s Foundation of Colorado shared their intent to deepen investments in, and collaboration with, women of color, girls of color, and nonbinary people of color through a new Women & Girls of Color Fund. Since then, they have engaged hundreds of community members, nonprofit leaders, grassroots advocates, and philanthropic experts to create an equitable framework to advance economic security and build the economic power of women and girls of color. They have convened an advisory council made up of 20 incredible women and nonbinary people of color from across Colorado and crafted a set of transformative funding priorities to direct resources where they are needed most.
The Women’s Foundation of Colorado is proud to announce that their advisory council will distribute $192,000 in general operating support to 12 rural initiatives serving 23 Colorado counties in its first round of funding for the Women & Girls of Color Fund. Our first group of Women & Girls of Color Fund grantee partners create meaningful change through a breadth of strategies to advance economic security and build the economic power of Black, Indigenous, Asian, Pacific Islander, Middle Eastern, and Latinx women and girls – from violence prevention and harm reduction to environmental preservation and youth leadership/organizing to education justice.