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Linda Valdez-Thompson, H100 Network President; Cris Zertuche-Wong, H100 Giving Circle Co-Chair; Patricia Rodriguez Christian, H100 Giving Circle Co-Chair

The H100 Latina Giving Circle at Texas Women’s Foundation announced $125,000 in grants for 23 North Texas area nonprofits serving the needs of Hispanic women and girls in low and moderate income communities.

The H100 Latina Giving Circle at Texas Women’s Foundation was established in 2019 by the Hispanic 100 Network to further engage Latinas in philanthropy, and to expand resources for local organizations whose mission is to empower, educate and support Latinas in the Dallas/Fort Worth area.

Patricia Rodriguez Christian, H100 Latina Giving Circle Co-Chair, said, “The needs of Latinas have been heavily impacted by this year’s pandemic. We know that the path out of poverty and despair is through empowerment and education. At the H100 Latina Giving Circle, we are helping to pave the way to a brighter future. We are grateful to our donors who are creating multi-generational hope and helping to fuel the dreams of many Latinas.”

Grants were given to the following:

  • Aberg Center for Literacy (Aspire) – Early childhood classroom addition and salary
  • Bridge Breast Network – Breast health information and patient navigation 
  • Bryan’s House – Mentorship program and financial assistance fund
  • Buckner International – Educational programming costs 
  • Catch Up & Read – Child Literacy Program, tutoring and teacher training 
  • Genesis Women’s Shelter – Therapy, advocacy, education and bilingual counselor salary
  • Hispanic Women’s Network of Texas-Dallas – College preparatory skills 
  • Hope Clinic of McKinney – Medical and behavioral health care services, bilingual staff and transportation services 
  • Human Rights Initiative of North Texas – Access Initiative to help with employment, interpreter and transportation fees
  • Ignite – Program support for increased Hispanic women and girls representation in politics 
  • Jubilee Park Community Center – Empowering Women, Creating Strong Families program 
  • Ladder Alliance – Computer and office skills training
  • Literacy Achieves – Bilingual staff costs for English Literacy and Life Skills program 
  • Metrocrest Services – Emergency rent and utility assistance for Hispanic female-led households 
  • Mosaic Family Services – Bilingual shelter advocate salary  
  • Our Friend’s Place – Program and staff salary costs 
  • POETIC – Program funding for education, therapy and economic empowerment opportunities 
  • Rosa es Rojo – Support for cancer and wellness prevention for Hispanic women 
  • Shared Housing Center – Mentoring for high school/college Latina girls and education for their moms on college and career choices 
  • The Compelling Why – Seminar programming for students on education, personal responsibility and leadership
  • The Family Place – Latina Outreach Program to provide client services in Spanish
  • Women’s Business Council-Southwest – Women of Color Outreach Initiative to identify, certify and support businesses 
  • Young Women’s Preparatory Network (YWPN) – Support of YWPN College Bound Program for Hispanic female students 

Roslyn Dawson Thompson, Texas Women’s Foundation president and CEO, said, “Brava to H100 Latina Giving Circle for raising and distributing such a significant amount of funds in these difficult times, and enabling these nonprofits to meet the needs of Latinas in North Texas.”

The H100 Latina Giving Circle is open to anyone who has a desire to join a legacy of philanthropy that creates positive change by investing in the lives of Latinas. Donors of the H100 Latina Giving Circle have the opportunity to give, connect and participate in the grant making process with a range of opportunities to review, vet and vote on a selection of grantees. To learn more about joining the H100 Latina Giving Circle, visit https://www.txwf.org/h100latinagivingcircle/ or email H100latinagc@txwf.org.

About Texas Women’s Foundation:

Texas Women’s Foundation is Transforming Texas for Women and Girls, empowering them to build stronger, more equitable communities. One of the world’s largest women’s foundations, the Foundation raises funding from a broad base of donors, including individuals, foundations and corporations. These resources support more than $7 million in investments that advance economic security and leadership for Texas women and girls through groundbreaking research, advocacy, grants and programs. Since inception in 1985, the Foundation has invested $57 million in women and girls, including $43 million since 2011. The Foundation’s statewide research on issues affecting women and girls provides decision-makers and lawmakers with critical data to inform policies, practices and programs in the state. Its advocacy, grantmaking and innovative programs support solutions that help Texas women and girls thrive. In addition, Texas Women’s Foundation is an acknowledged leader and advocate in the gender lens investing movement and has deployed 100 percent of its assets – endowments, operating investments and donor-advised funds – in a gendered impact portfolio that yields strong financial returns and social benefits to women and girls. For more information, visit www.txwf.orgFacebookTwitterLinkedIn or Instagram or donate now

About Hispanic 100:

Founded in 1996, the Hispanic 100 network is an organization of trailblazing Latina leaders in the Dallas/Fort Worth area whose contributions have shaped, influenced and transformed how Latinas are viewed in business, education, arts, health, politics and community leadership. The Hispanic 100 is a highly diverse network of Latinas with a 20-year history whose value proposition as a collective group is the strength of their experiences, their reach and their capacity to influence change.

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