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Women United awards grants totaling $60,000

Written by Mindia Whittier

The community of like-minded women build stronger communities through volunteerism, networking and financial investments.

Women United, an effort by the United Way of Tarrant County which allocates funds to organizations that support women and girls, named its 2022 grant recipients at the Investing in Impact Luncheon on May 12.

The Women’s Center of Tarrant County received a $40,000 Impact Grant and Rivertree Academy was awarded $20,000 as a finalist for the grant.

The Women’s Center helps men, women and children in our community face sexual abuse, violence, poverty and mental health issues. The organization offers rape crisis and victim services, violence prevention and education, employment solutions and general counseling.

Rivertree Academy is an independent school located in the Lake Como neighborhood for under-resourced students. It works to break the cycle of poverty by educating students from Como to learn well, love well, work well and lead well.

“The Women’s Center is an outstanding organization working to improve people’s lives here in Tarrant County,” said United Way of Tarrant County President and CEO Leah King. “The support and care they provide to those in need is invaluable, and we are so pleased to present them with the Impact Grant.”

United Way of Tarrant County has worked to improve the lives since 1922. The nonprofit leader brings together individuals, groups, donors and service providers to help solve social issues affecting Tarrant County. Each year, United Way of Tarrant County helps more than 300,000 people through its resources.

Women United is a global network of 70,000 women leaders united against critical issues facing more than 165 communities in six countries. In each community it serves, Women United tackles the concerns that matter most to the people who call it home. More than $1.5 billion has been invested in local solutions to date. Members in Tarrant County make a minimum annual investment of $1,000 to participate.

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Mindia Whittier