Texas Women’s Foundation Invests $7.1 Million in Texas Women and Girls

The Texas Women’s Foundation (TXWF) announced its 22/23 fiscal year impact on the positive social change, economic security and leadership opportunities for women and families across Texas. During the organization’s fiscal year (July 1, 2022-June 30, 2023), the Foundation invested $7.1 million in advancing its mission through research, advocacy, innovative programs and solutions and grantmaking.

Dena L. Jackson, Ph.D., TXWF interim president and CEO, said, “Our research continues to show ongoing impacts of the COVID pandemic and systemic challenges in health care, housing and child care. To address these issues, the Foundation is deploying funds to strategic initiatives, community programs and advocacy efforts that are making change for women statewide.”


· Texas Women’s Foundation along with its philanthropic partners – Giving Circles, Donor-Advised Fund holders and Young Women’s Initiative – distributed $4.9 million in grants to 197 nonprofit organizations. 

· A grant highlight includes $907,000 distributed from the Health Care Access Fund to help women and girls access health care in rural and medically-underserved Texas communities statewide. (See chart).

· For a complete list of grantees, visit See additional information below for select grantees’ quotes and how their organization will use these funds. 

· An additional $2.2 million was invested in programs and initiatives that equip girls to become strong women and prepare women to lead in their lives, their workplaces and their communities. Examples include the support of the Foundation’s leadership programs such as the Young Women’s Initiative, advocacy efforts and giving circles.

Carrie Freeman Parsons, Texas Women’s Foundation board chair, added, “Texas Women’s Foundation continues to invest in the lives of women, girls and families statewide thanks to our generous donors and events. Never has our work been more important with the ever-increasing challenges women and girls face, and we stand in the gap ready to help.” 

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