Texas Women’s Foundation

OVERVIEW: The Texas Women’s Foundation supports economic and leadership opportunities for women and girls throughout the state of Texas.

FUNDING AREAS: Women and girls, economic security, leadership

IP TAKE: This funder has expanded and evolved from its days as the Dallas Women’s Foundation, so check its website for updates about grantseeker guidelines.

PROFILE: Formally established in 2018, the Texas Women’s Foundation (TWF) evolved from what was previously known as the Dallas Women’s Foundation, a women’s philanthropic group that was founded in 1985. Today, this community-supported organization “invests in the power of women and girls to drive positive change” and advances “economic and leadership opportunities for women, girls and families to build stronger, more equitable communities for all.” Grantmaking interest areas revolve around the needs of women and girls as they relate to economic security and leadership.

Throughout the group’s history it has operated much like a community foundation—raising funds from donors, making grants from those funds, and managing donor-advised funds. Economic security support focuses on equipping Texas women and girls with solutions to address the root causes of financial dependence. TWF’s leadership support helps strengthen the pipeline of women leaders during all stages of life.

In the past, this foundation has typically awarded more than $4.5 million in grants per year. View the funder’s news section to learn about new grants and awards. Funding is no longer restricted to the Dallas metropolitan area of Northern Texas. Now that this organization has taken its mission statewide, opportunities exist for nonprofits throughout the state of Texas.

While known as the Dallas Women’s Foundation, the foundation was very open to new grantees and issued requests for proposals twice a year. Contact the foundation staff to inquire about new opportunities through TWF. Direct general inquiries to the foundation staff at 214-965-9977 or via online form.

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