Via: My Sweet Charity

By: Jeanne Prejean

More good news emanating from a Texas Women’s Foundation fund. This time it’s from H100 Latina Giving Circle. Established just a year ago by Hispanic 100 Network, its purpose is to “further engage Latinas in philanthropy, and to expand resources for local organizations whose mission is to empower, educate and support Latinas in the Dallas/Fort Worth area.”

According to H100 Latina Giving Circle Co-Chair Patricia Rodriguez Christian, “The needs of Latinas have been heavily impacted by this year’s pandemic. We know that the path out of poverty and despair is through empowerment and education. At the H100 Latina Giving Circle, we are helping to pave the way to a brighter future. We are grateful to our donors who are creating multi-generational hope and helping to fuel the dreams of many Latinas.”

The group is providing $125,000 in grants for the following organizations:

  • Aberg Center for Literacy (Aspire) – Early childhood classroom addition and salary
  • Bridge Breast Network – Breast health information and patient navigation
  • Bryan’s House – Mentorship program and financial assistance fund
  • Buckner International – Educational programming costs
  • Catch Up & Read – Child Literacy Program, tutoring and teacher training
  • Genesis Women’s Shelter – Therapy, advocacy, education and bilingual counselor salary
  • Hispanic Women’s Network of Texas-Dallas – College preparatory skills
  • Hope Clinic of McKinney – Medical and behavioral health care services, bilingual staff and transportation services
  • Human Rights Initiative of North Texas – Access Initiative to help with employment, interpreter and transportation fees
  • Ignite – Program support for increased Hispanic women and girls representation in politics
  • Jubilee Park Community Center – Empowering Women, Creating Strong Families program
  • Ladder Alliance – Computer and office skills training
  • Literacy Achieves – Bilingual staff costs for English Literacy and Life Skills program
  • Metrocrest Services – Emergency rent and utility assistance for Hispanic female-led households
  • Mosaic Family Services – Bilingual shelter advocate salary
  • Our Friend’s Place – Program and staff salary costs
  • POETIC – Program funding for education, therapy and economic empowerment opportunities
  • Rosa es Rojo – Support for cancer and wellness prevention for Hispanic women
  • Shared Housing Center – Mentoring for high school/college Latina girls and education for their moms on college and career choices
  • The Compelling Why – Seminar programming for students on education, personal responsibility and leadership
  • The Family Place – Latina Outreach Program to provide client services in Spanish
  • Women’s Business Council-Southwest – Women of Color Outreach Initiative to identify, certify and support businesses
  • Young Women’s Preparatory Network (YWPN) – Support of YWPN College Bound Program for Hispanic female students

Texas Women’s Foundation President/CEO Roslyn Dawson Thompson added, “Brava to H100 Latina Giving Circle for raising and distributing such a significant amount of funds in these difficult times, and enabling these nonprofits to meet the needs of Latinas in North Texas.”

H100 Latina Giving Circle welcomes all to join in its “legacy of philanthropy that create positive change by investing in the lives of Latinas.”