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Texas Women’s Foundation invests more than $9M in women and girls

Written by Mindia Whittier

Funding distribution was guided by research and community input.

Texas Women’s Foundation allocated nearly $9.2 million to support social and economic change for women and girls during its most recent fiscal year, as needs grew post-pandemic. 

The Dallas-based organization, which is the world’s largest regional funder benefiting women, distributed $7.1 million in grants to 223 nonprofits and $2.1 million in programs to build more equitable communities. The investments will help advance the mission of Texas Women’s Foundation through research, advocacy, programs and grantmaking.

Texas Women’s Foundation partners with grantees in Dallas, Collin, Denton and Tarrant Counties. The Foundation responded to address pressing needs of women, girls and their families through targeted initiatives, its community grant cycle and giving circle partnerships.

The Foundation raises funding from a broad base of donors, including individuals, foundations and corporations. Since inception in 1985, the Foundation has invested $74 million in women and girls, including $60 million since 2011. Additionally, the Foundation’s statewide research on issues affecting women and girls provides decision-makers and lawmakers with data to inform policies, practices and programs in the state.

“Thanks to our supporters, donors and the community, we are able to invest in the lives of women and girls through these grants,” said Miki Woodard, Texas Women’s Foundation president and chief executive officer. “The lingering impact of the pandemic on disadvantaged populations has been difficult as they are faced with increased evictions, lack of health care and child care.”

Granting information by program area, geography and total granted can be viewed online.

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