WAGES grantee cohort

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From Denver to Durango and Fort Collins to Fort Morgan, the WAGES cohort of 23 grantee partners will address the needs of women and their children at the same time to build a foundation for family economic security for generations to come in alignment with The Foundation's 2017-2021 strategic plan.

Eight Denver-based public policy partners will address statewide systems level changes by advocating for policies that enable and empower women to enter and remain in the workforce. Fifteen direct-service grantees throughout the state will provide services for women that include training for careers in high-growth fields with advancement opportunities, high-quality child care while they pursue educational and training opportunities, and access to additional resources they need for successful career entry and transitions – including food assistance, transportation, and healthcare.

In addition to advancing policy and providing critical resources to move Colorado women and their families from promise to prosperity, the cohort will work together with WFCO for three years to learn and strategize in order to advance more women into careers that enable them to meet the needs of their families and invest in their futures.

Public Policy Grantees
Direct Service Grantees

As part of the WAGES cohort, WFCO has awarded a separate grant to OMNI Institute to lead the cohort’s evaluation and learning. WAGES is made possible with the support of the Women’s Funding Network (Two-Generation Advocacy Cohort); WomenGive – United Way of Larimer County; The Chambers Fund, a donor-advised fund held at The Women’s Foundation of Colorado; and WFCO’s generous donors.

Funding opportunities

Applications for the next WAGES cohort will open in 2020. More information will be released in 2019.

In addition to WAGES grantmaking, Beyond Our Borders and the Vail Valley regional action committee also have annual grant cycles. Donor-advised funds do not accept unsolicited proposals.

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