Giving Circle awards nonprofits

By Juliette Coulter

At a celebration at Mary Kay’s headquarters earlier this month, The Village Giving Circle at Texas Women’s Foundation awarded $175,000 in grants to 14 nonprofit organizations that support the African American community.

Members celebrate more than $175,000 in grants.
Photo courtesy of The Village Giving Circle

Grants included the following: 

• Advocates for Community Transformation (Act): Expansion of Act’s Resident Empowerment & Legal Advocacy Program to Eliminate Crime in South Dallas

• At Last Inc.: Urban Boarding Experience

• Big Thought: Creative Solutions Program

• Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Dallas Inc.: Robotics Program at Oak Cliff Club 

• The Chocolate Mint Foundation: General Operating Support 

• City Year Dallas: Whole School Whole Child Program

• Compelling Why: Success Session & Leadership Series 

• The Family Place Inc.: Emergency Shelter Services

• Zan Wesley Holmes, Jr. Community Outreach Center: Frazier House 

• Interfaith Family Services: Home & Hope Transitional Housing and Self-Sufficiency Program

• Mercy Street: Mentoring Program 

• New Friends New Life: Youth Resource Center 

• Paul Quinn College: Early Talent Identification Program at Paul Quinn

• Under 1 Roof: General Operating Support 

Organized in 2017, the mission of The Village Giving Circle at Texas Women’s Foundation is to honor, sustain and expand the legacy of African American women’s philanthropy by funding organizations and initiatives that positively impact the African American community in North Texas. For more information about The Village Giving Circle and grants, visit