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The Village Giving Circle invests $186K in black-serving agencies

Written by Mindia Whittier

The donor funds organizations in a way that maximizes their problem-solving efforts to address needs in the Black community.

The Village Giving Circle (VGC), an all-Black female Dallas-based philanthropy group, distributed $186,000 to 16 nonprofits at a celebration on Nov. 6.

The 2022 VGC grantees include:

More than 100 guests attended a recognition event for the grantees at the Frito-Lay headquarters. Special guests included the Orchid Giving Circle, The Latina Giving Circle (H100) and the Texas Women’s Foundation.

Since founding in 2017, VGC has gifted $1.1 million to support nonprofits in the DFW area, serving Dallas, Denton Collin and Tarrant Counties. It was launched by nine African-American women who believed they had the power to help transform the community by investing collective resources.

VGC supports organizations and initiatives that address major obstacles facing the African-American community. Areas of impact include arts and culture, education, economic security, health, social services, youth, and seniors.

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Mindia Whittier