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H100 Latina Giving Circle at TXWF Christian Staley (Jubilee Park & Community Center), Lucinda Rocha, Suzanne Cruz-Sewell, Cris Zertuche Wong

The Hispanic 100 (H100) Latina Giving Circle at Texas Women’s Foundation has awarded $115,000 in grants to 30 North Texas area nonprofits serving the needs of Latina women and girls in low- and moderate-income communities. Since 2019, the group has contributed $506,000 to dozens of worthy nonprofit organizations.


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 across North Texas.


Linda Valdez Thompson, H100 Latina Giving Circle Co-Chair, said, “From education to family support, housing and health, these grants will have an immediate impact on these organizations during a difficult few years. We are honored to support them.”


Lucinda Rocha, H100 Latina Giving Circle Co-Chair, added, “There were so many worthy nonprofit organizations as there are many needs in our community. We appreciate the H100 members who have helped research and pare down the list to these amazing organizations addressing social issues and making a difference in their communities.”


Grants were given to the following:

  • After-School All-Stars – Career Exploration program for Latina All-Stars
  • Aspire – Early Education and Family Literacy Program for Latinas and children
  • Bachman Lake Together – Community Action Network program to equip parents
  • Bryan’s House – Family Support Services Program for children with special needs
  • Catch Up & Read – Bilingual support to help at-risk children read on grade level
  • The Compelling Why – Seminars and leadership programs for Latina students
  • The Concilio – Parents Advocating for Student Excellence program
  • Foundation Communities – Housing for homeless and low-income families
  • Friends of Solar Prep – Educational programs for girls at Solar Prep for Girls
  • Genesis Women’s Shelter – Bilingual services for Spanish speaking families  
  • Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas – Membership access for Latina girls
  • Girlstart – Afterschool programs and summer camps
  • HHM Health – Women and Children’s Health Center support
  • Hispanic Women Network of Texas (Latinas in Progress) – Operational support
  • Hope Clinic of McKinney – Support for a medical doctor to provide care
  • Human Rights Initiative of North Texas – Support of HRI’s Crime Victims Program
  • Jubilee Park Community Center – Housing and Workforce Program for low-income residents
  • LiftFund – Technical Assistance integration of Latina Small Business Recovery Program
  • Metrocrest Services – Metrocrest Empowerment Initiative for Women
  • Mommies in Need – Support for Annie's Place to provide healthcare access
  • Mosaic Family Services – Support salary of a bilingual case manager
  • Primos Dallas – Support for young people to become college, career and life ready
  • Rainbow Days, Inc. – Community Connection program for at-risk children
  • Readers 2 Leaders – Support reading skills of underserved Dallas children
  • Rosa es Rojo – Salary and support for SuperVive-Comunidad Virtual platform  
  • SER Jobs for Progress National, Inc. – SER STEM funds for girls to learn and compete in robotics
  • United to Learn – Program support for public elementary schools
  • Viola’s House Inc. – Maternity outreach program for new and expectant teen moms
  • Wesley-Rankin Community Center – Girls of Hope and Girls of Honor courses
  • Young Women’s Preparatory Network – Program support for all female schools


Miki Woodard, Texas Women’s Foundation president and CEO, said, “Thank you to the H100 Latina Giving Circle for raising funds and supporting these incredible nonprofit organizations. When we lift up a woman and her family, the community also rises and benefits.”


Leadership includes Maryanne Piña Frodsham, H100 Board President; Lucinda Rocha, co-chair; Linda Valdez Thompson, co-chair; Maria Espinoza, grants chair; Kim Cummings, board member; and Rachel C. Ybarra, board member. Committee members include Elsa Grivas, Betty Manetta, Evelyn Molina, Rosa Navejar, Silvana Rosero, Erma Saracho, Jennifer Treviño and Dora Tovar.


Donating to 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. To learn more about joining the H100 Latina Giving Circle, visit or email


About Hispanic 100:

Founded in 1996, the Hispanic 100 Network is an organization of trailblazing Latina leaders in North Texas whose contributions have shaped, influenced and transformed how Latinas are viewed in business, education, arts, health, public service and community leadership. The Hispanic 100 is a highly diverse network of Latinas with a 25-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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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 $7.1 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 $74 million in women and girls, including $60 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, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn or Instagram or donate now

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