The Advocate

The Texas Women’s Foundation (TXWF), based in Lake Highlands, has announced that the organization has increased its investment in Tarrant County, providing grants totaling $260,000 to three organizations—WiNGSWomen’s Center of Tarrant County and Girls Inc. of Tarrant County—to support economic security for women and girls.

President and CEO of TXWF is Roslyn Dawson Thompson, a Preston Hollow neighbor.

“The future workforce and future economy in Texas depend upon investing in solutions that get to the root causes of women’s and girls’ economic insecurity – and reverse them,” she says in a press release. “Our goal is to ensure that Texas women and girls, and their families, have the knowledge, financial competence and support to enable them to move from surviving to thriving. We’re pleased to work with and invest in these Tarrant County nonprofits to help achieve these goals.”

The Women’s Center of Tarrant County grant funds the “Working Families Success” model, a program to advance economic security for more than 400 people. The program provides bundled career and financial coaching and support for Tarrant County women and families overcoming violence, crisis and poverty situations.

The WiNGS grant provides capacity building services in Tarrant County via the WiNGS Coaching Institute. The Institute provides ongoing training, support and continuing-education for financial coaches at nonprofit organizations in Tarrant County.