We fund and find ways for women and girls to become self-confident, independent, contributing members of the community.
TO OUR 2022 MISSION SPONSOR
Grantees of the month
grace upon grace
Grace Upon Grace Project is a local nonprofit addressing two extremely important public health concerns: diaper need and period poverty.
In addition to addressing the needs of the community, Grace Upon Grace Project is also acknowledging the barriers that community members face when trying to access basic necessities. The funds from The Women’s Fund of Weld County have allowed Grace Upon Grace Project to expand their Emergency Diaper Kit program by adding 5 more partner agencies to the program.
Our community partners are the direct link between Grace Upon Grace Project and those experiencing chronic diaper need or a crisis. Our partner agencies are helping us get diaper bundles to those individuals in our community that need them when they can’t access Grace Upon Grace Project’s Distribution Days.
Our hope is this will help clients at our partner organizations until they can get additional diapers through other community resources. A diaper bundle is more than just diapers and wipes. A diaper bundle provides relief, dignity, and hope to an individual. A diaper bundle removes one more worry from their mind. A diaper bundle provides health and safety.
Connections is a Center for Independent Living, an inclusive place where people who live with disabling conditions, and those who are Deaf or Hard-of-Hearing, come together to challenge barriers, become empowered, and live with greater independence. It is our mission to enrich the communities we serve with the self-determination, productivity, and leadership of every citizen.
It is with gratitude to The Women's Fund of Weld County for their foresight into solving a housing issue that was at the core of many community members' gap in finding stable housing. In the first grant of funds for the Housing Deposit Assistance Program, The Women's Fund of Weld County saw an opportunity to support the removal of a roadblock that prevented many people with disabilities from permanent and secure housing. In 2019 the board and staff at Connections saw a recurring problem with recipients of coveted and hard-won Section 8 Housing Vouchers being unable to complete the process as they failed to acquire the deposit funds needed to secure a lease. With the creation of the Housing Deposit Assistance Program, micro grants of less than $900 were accessible to anyone who had successfully completed the Department of Housing process and a Deposit Assistance application. It is due to this process and support that Connections was able to assist 13 people with disabilities to secure stable housing in the past year. The Department of Housing recently reported that Connections was the largest administrator of Section 8 Housing vouchers for people with disabilities in our area, and holds the highest success rate in the state of Colorado for finalizing local leases with community members. We know that this success rate is due in large part to removing the barrier that deposit costs pose for people experiencing homelessness.
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.