Dallas Women’s Foundation Awards Record $4.5M in Grants

Big Thought, Vickery Meadow Youth Development Foundation, CitySquare, and Hope’s Door were among the 2017 recipients.

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The Dallas Women’s Foundation announced a spike in grants for 2017, investing in 144 different organizations helping women and girls in need.

“We are very excited to have reached a new record of $4.5 million in grants that address the unique issues and challenges women and girls face in our community and region,” said Roslyn Thompson, foundation president and CEO, in a statement.

“Our strategic investments in women’s economic security and leadership, along with our community grants, are strengthening not only individuals, but the very fabric that holds our community together.”

Roslyn Thompson

The grants were given to organizations focusing on economic security, child care, health care, and leadership. A few of the recipients include Big Thought, Vickery Meadow Youth Development Foundation, CitySquare, and Hope’s Door. 

Dallas Women’s Foundation has given more than $37.6 million in grants to support North Texas organizations since 1985.

For the grant decision-making process, the foundation’s volunteers and staff members conduct financial reviews, site visits, and program reviews. After research and background checks are completed, it selects and funds, with board approval, what it believes are the most effective solutions to help women and girls.

“Our strategic investments in women’s economic security and leadership, along with our community grants, are strengthening not only individuals, but the very fabric that holds our community together,” Thompson said.

See a full list of grantees here.

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