Mile High Magazine 03/24/2024 The Women’s Foundation of Colorado

Guest: Renee Ferrufino Vice President of Development The Women’s Foundation of Colorado is a statewide Community Foundation dedicated to safeguarding women’s progress and promoting gender, racial, and economic equity. They serve all 2.85 million women in Colorado, spanning all 64 counties. Their initiatives include providing grants to address women’s basic needs and foster economic mobility. Additionally, they run the WINcome program, which assists women by offering financial support for housing, rent, mortgages, transportation, car expenses, and home-related costs. The foundation also contributes through donor advice funds and giving circles. Despite being half of the population, women receive only 1.9% of philanthropic dollars from foundations, and women of color serving women and their families receive a mere 0.5%. Notably, Colorado is making significant strides in closing the gender pay gap, surpassing other states by more than threefold.

Published: Monday, March 25, 2024   |   Runtime: 15:47