Texas Women’s Foundation’s calculators have been smoking after calculating the distribution of grants during the Foundation’s past fiscal year (July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021). The total amount distributed was a whopping $12.9M to 416 grantees, with 283 organization receiving $10.8M of the amount. The remaining $2.1M were “invested in programs that advance its [TWF’s] mission and commitment to building stronger, more equitable communities where women and girls are full participants.”
As part of the $10.8M, $3.1M were distributed through TWF’s recently created Resilience Fund to 126 organizations. Established in April 2020 as a result of area emergencies like the pandemic and Winter Storm 2020, its purpose is to respond “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 retiring TWF President/CO Roslyn Dawson Thompson, “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.”
Of the $10.8M, the following areas received funding:
- Collin County – $206,130
- Dallas County – $7,126,244
- Denton County – $193,130
- DFW – $1,133,924
- Harris County – $121,800
- International – $80,000
- Tarrant County – $363,130
- Texas – $1,202,000
- United States – $396,911
When asked how TWF got the total number of 416, when it had announced 283 for the $10.8M amount, plus 126 for the Resilience Fund, TWF reported that “some nonprofits received multiple grants, so that’s why the numbers don’t add up.”
For a list of the TWF grantees, check here and scroll down to Grantee Partners. You’ll see many familiar and some new organizations like Los Barrios Unidos Community Clinic, Collin County Meals on Wheels and GEMS (Girls Embracing Mothers).
If you’d like to learn more about TWF, you can check out an interactive exhibit — “My Voice. My Story.” — at the Dallas Galleria from Saturday, September 4 thru Thursday, September 30, thanks to a partnership with the Dallas Mavericks.
As Dallas Mavericks CEO Cynt Marshall put it, “The Dallas Mavericks are committed to building community with inclusivity, equity and partnerships that bring women to the table and give them a voice. This commitment aligns perfectly with the aims and objectives of Texas Women’s Foundation, and that is why we are proud to serve as the presenting sponsoring for this year’s luncheon.”
During the month-long display, guests can register for the TWF’s 36th Annual Luncheon to be held virtually on Thursday, September 30.
As Roslyn explained, “The interactive exhibit highlights how we can use our voices and our stories to build community. Its colorful display features icons of communications, including a megaphone and picket sign, that are designed to encourage guests to take selfies, and share their stories using the hashtag #myvoicemystory.”
Guests can also be entered into a drawing for a chance to win a signed jersey by Dallas Mavericks All-Star Luka Dončić by simply using the hashtag.
* Graphic/photo provided by Texas Women's Foundation