In response to growing needs during this time, Texas Women’s Foundation launched the Resilience Fund to help low income and marginalized women, girls and families who have been hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. In April, the Foundation raised and distributed $320,768 in grants aimed at relief for this group. Of the funds distributed:
- 86% of the beneficiaries of April Resilience Fund grants are women and girls of color
- 57% of April Resilience Fund grantee organizations are led by people of color
Lisa de la Garza, Texas Women’s Foundation’s vice president of programs, said, “We see so many who were hit hard by this crisis and face a long and difficult road ahead. We thank those who have contributed to the Resilience Fund, and we ask for others to support us. Join us so that our community's most vulnerable women, girls and families may be resilient, and ultimately, move from surviving to thriving.”
The organizations that received grants in April included:
- Carter’s House*
- Educational First Steps
- The Family Place
- Girls Embracing Mothers
- Heart of Courage*
- Hopeful Solutions**
- ilooklikeLOVE, Inc.*
- Inspiring Tomorrow’s Leaders*
- Mosaic Family Services Inc.
- Nexus Recovery Center, Inc.
- North Dallas Shared Ministries
- Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas
- St. Philip’s School and Community Center
- Texas Tenants’ Union*
- The Magdalen House, Inc.
- University of North Texas Foundation
- Wesley-Rankin Community Center
- YMCA Metropolitan Dallas
*HERitage Giving Fund Grantees
**Multiple Grants (including HERitage Giving Fund)
TXWF will continue to raise funds and distribute them in the upcoming months.
To contribute to the Resilience Fund, visit https://bit.ly/2WOKV7U
For a complete list of donors, visit https://bit.ly/2xZCDBP
To read the Resilience Report online, visit https://bit.ly/2yW83cB
Texas Women’s Foundation is Transforming Texas for Women and Girls, empowering them to build stronger, more equitable communities. Since 1985, the Foundation has been a trusted leader in advancing social and economic change for women and girls in Texas. 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 $6.3 million in annual investments that advance economic security and leadership for Texas women and girls. 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% of its assets – endowments, operating investments and donor-advised funds – in a gendered impact portfolio that yields strong financial returns and measurable social benefits to women and girls. For more information, visit www.txwf.org, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn or Instagram or donate now