We fund and find ways for women and girls to become self-confident, independent, contributing members of the community.
With events like Decadent Desserts, we find fun ways to bring people together for the purpose of advancing women & girls in the community. The 2021 Decadent Desserts to Your Door was a huge success! See party photos here.
A HUGE THANKS
TO OUR 2021 MISSION SPONSOR
A HUGE THANKS
TO OUR 2021 MISSION SPONSORS
GranteE of the month
A Woman's Place
In 2020, A Woman's Place launched the “Employment Support for Survivors of Domestic Violence Project" with generous support from the Women's Fund of Weld County. The goal of the project is to promote long-term self-sufficiency for survivors of Domestic Violence by providing financial assistance for pre-employment and employment expenses such as background checks, transportation to interviews or work, clothes for interviews, job training, alarm clocks, uniforms, identification documents, etc.
The need for this programming is immense, with research showing that 99% of domestic violence cases include financial abuse such as forbidding the victim from working, sabotaging employment opportunities, or otherwise limiting access to money. These tactics typically leave victims with few financial resources of their own, which can make it difficult to find and maintain a job even after leaving an abusive situation.
In the inaugural year of the project, we were able to provide flexible financial assistance to 26 survivors in order to help them achieve Economic Stability. Additionally, we provided Employment Support, which includes help with job searches, resume and interview preparation, employer intervention (e.g., helping clients transfer positions to a new, safe location), job leads and employment referrals to 54 survivors.
WHY WE EXIST
The Women's Fund of Weld County, Inc. was founded in 1999 by women from the community dedicated to improving the lives of women and girls.
The Women's Fund was established with the purpose of creating a permanent fund to find, fund and nurture programs that address the unmet needs of women and girls in Weld County to enable them to become self-confident, independent, contributing members of the community.
The Women's Fund is a component fund of the Weld Community Foundation.