HERitage Giving Fund at Texas Women’s Foundation awarded more than $23,000 in grants to six nonprofit organizations that are led by black women serving black women and girls. During this season of uncertainty, each organization received fully unrestricted grants to immediately support operations and programming in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Additionally, HERitage is creating resources for grant recipients to gain access to leadership development with the hope its partnership will help leverage additional funding from other resources.
Carter’s House provides quality clothing to children in underserved communities in the North Texas area at no cost.
Heart of Courage provides support and advocacy for women who have their children placed in Texas foster care system and mothers who have aged out of the foster care system.
Hopeful Solutions empowers single mothers by providing the holistic support needed to sustain sobriety and self-sufficient living with their children.
ilooklikeLOVE’s mission is to empower families with resources for
thriving babies, mentor for personal growth, and provide tools for financial freedom.
Inspiring Tomorrow’s Leaders’ mission is to create generational legacies of education, job security and retention, and financial stability in communities.
Texas Tenants’ Union empowers tenants through education and organizing to protect their rights, preserve their homes, improve their living conditions and enhance the quality of life in their communities.
Akilah S. Wallace, HERitage chair, said, “We thank our members for donating funds to help these wonderful nonprofit organizations during such a difficult time. We also invite other nonprofits to follow us on social media for information about upcoming funding opportunities, leadership development and resources.”
HERitage Giving Fund at Texas Women’s Foundation was founded August 2017 during Black Philanthropy Month. The mission of HERitage is to encourage philanthropy in the African-American/Black community, to contribute in a strategic and meaningful way, and to bring a new source of funding to nonprofit organizations serving African-American women and girls throughout the North Texas area. The circle provides an opportunity to learn about issues and organizations that affect and impact the African-American/Black community.
About Texas Women’s Foundation: Texas Women’s Foundation is Transforming Texas for Women and Girls, empowering them to build stronger, more equitable communities. Since 1985, the 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. These resources support more than $6.3 million in annual investments that advance economic security and leadership for Texas women and girls. The Foundation’s statewide research on issues affecting women and girls provides decision-makers and lawmakers with critical data to inform policies, practices and programs in the state. Its advocacy, grantmaking and innovative programs support solutions that help Texas women and girls thrive. In addition, Texas Women’s Foundation is an acknowledged leader and advocate in the gender lens investing movement and has deployed 100% of its assets – endowments, operating investments and donor-advised funds – in a gendered impact portfolio that yields strong financial returns and social benefits to women and girls. For more information, visit www.txwf.org, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn or Instagram or donate now