Foundation gives $12.9M to build equitable communities

By Juliette Coulter

Texas Women’s Foundation continues to lead in advancing social and economic change for women and girls in Texas during a tumultuous year. During the organization’s fiscal year (July 1, 2020-June 30, 2021), the Foundation invested $12.9 million in advancing its mission through research, advocacy, innovative programs and solutions and grantmaking. 

Texas Women’s Foundation gave a grant to Meals on Wheels Collin County.
Photo courtesy of Texas Women’s Foundation

Texas Women’s Foundation awarded a total of 416 grants totaling $10.8 million to organizations serving women and girls.

More than $2.1 million was invested in programs that advance its mission and commitment to building stronger, more equitable communities where women and girls are full participants.

Texas Women’s Foundation also stepped up to the needs of the community in response to COVID-19 and the 2021 winter storm, much of it through the organization’s Resilience Fund, initially established in response to the pandemic. Of the $10.8 million, Texas Women’s Foundation  granted $3.1 million from April 2020–June 30, 2021 in response to a range of community emergencies, while maintaining a continued focus on the intersection of gender and race and the disproportionate impact on women of color. 

According to Roslyn Dawson Thompson, Texas Women’s Foundation president and chief executive officer, “We made significant investments through grants that supported the immediate needs of women, girls and their families to address the impact of COVID-19, as well as those that would have a longer-term impact on their lives and the community.” 

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