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Texas Women’s Foundation's Village Giving Circle Grants $165,000 to North Texas Nonprofits

The Village Giving Circle at Texas Women’s Foundation marked another milestone on November 12th by awarding $165,000 in grants to 12 nonprofit organizations dedicated to supporting the African American community in North Texas.

Since its establishment in 2017, The Village Giving Circle has distributed a total of $1,158,000 in grants to 55 nonprofits. The organization's mission is to honor, sustain, and expand the legacy of African American women’s philanthropy. It achieves this by funding initiatives that positively impact the African American community in North Texas.

The Village was created with the aim of harnessing the collective giving power and influence of female African American philanthropists, providing opportunities for connection and making a meaningful impact on the community.

The 2023 grantees and their respective programs are as follows:

  • Abide Women’s Health Services (Dallas 75215) – Easy Access Clinic support
  • Bold Idea, Inc. (Irving) – Support for ideaSpark Coding Clubs program
  • Denton Black Film Festival Institute, Inc. (Denton) – 2024 “Black JOY” festival
  • H.O.P.E. Farm Inc. (Fort Worth) – Young Men’s Leadership Development program
  • I AM a Golfer Foundation (Dallas 75203) – Expansion of programming pillars
  • Mercy Street Inc. (Dallas 75212) – Mentoring and leadership programs support
  • Noggin Educational Foundation (Grand Prairie) – STEM Strong Sisters program
  • Randolph W & Dr. Lael C. Melville Family Foundation (Dallas 75219) – Health and wellness
  • The Compelling Why (Allen) – Success Session (seminar) support
  • The GEMS Camp Inc. (Dallas 75215) – “The GEMS School Year Experience” summer camp program
  • Under 1 Roof (Dallas 75232) – Funds for homeless families and individuals
  • Youth Revive Inc. (Dallas 75226) – Implementation of Hope Squad at Lincoln High School

Sheri Crosby Wheeler, executive co-chair, and membership management and engagement chair of The Village Giving Circle at TXWF expressed her pride in the organization's continued impact. She thanked the members and donors who contributed to making this significant contribution to the community.

Dena Jackson, interim president and CEO of Texas Women’s Foundation, commended the collective impact of The Village Giving Circle at TXWF, acknowledging the hard work of those who raised funds, researched the nonprofits, and contributed to the success of the initiative.

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