Via: Plano Magazine
By: Jennifer Shertzer
Total of $6.3 Million Invested in 2019 to Advance Texas Women and Girls
In December Texas Women’s Foundation (TWF) announced its 2019 grant recipients, totaling $635,500 to 24 organizations that work to improve the lives of women and girls in North Texas. These grants represent about 10 percent of TWF’s overall $6.3 million investment in 2019 in research, advocacy, programs and grants to advance opportunities for Texas women and girls.
The Foundation’s community grants are awarded based on a competitive process, in which TWF volunteers and staff conduct financial reviews, site visits and program reviews to select and fund, with board approval, the most effective solutions to help women and girls.
Roslyn Dawson Thompson, Texas Women’s Foundation president and CEO, said, “During this North Texas community grant cycle, we expanded our geographic area to include Tarrant County. We welcomed two new grantees from Tarrant County: The Ladder Alliance and Methodist Justice Ministry. We also added four new community grant partners from Dallas County: Junior Players Guild, Momentous Institute, Pamper Lake Highlands and Poetic. Through these partnerships, we are strengthening women and girls in the areas of education, housing, leadership and workforce development, and as a result, our entire community becomes stronger.”
TWF has decided going forward to move its Community Grant cycle from fall 2020 to spring 2021.
Since 1985, Texas Women’s Foundation (formerly Dallas Women’s Foundation) has been a trusted leader in advancing social and economic change for women and girls in Texas. One of the world’s largest women’s foundations, the Foundation raises funding from a broad base of donors, including individuals, foundations and corporations. Its grantmaking and innovative programs support solutions that help Texas women and girls thrive.