Nearly 20 North Texas area nonprofits have a lot to be thankful for as The Village Giving Circle at Texas Women’s Foundation, an all-Black female Dallas-based philanthropy, recently announced the recipients of their Fall 2021 grant cycle.
Awarding a historic $260,000 to non-profits who positively impact African American communities, this investment directly into the North Texas metroplex moves The Village closer to their $1 million total giving amount since their founding in 2017.
This year’s funding results from The Village Giving Circle continue to create meaningful change and demonstrate the influence of Black philanthropic giving as social inequalities, the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and systemic biases continue to cause disparities for thousands of minority communities and the organizations that seek to help them.
Approaching their five-year anniversary, The Village Giving Circle has quickly grown into one of the most notable and successful philanthropies in North Texas. The only one of its kind, The Village Giving Circle is composed of Black women creating change through the power of collective giving to groups that support African-American causes.
The following organizations were awarded funding thanks to the members of The Village Giving Circle:
- St. Philip’s School and Community Center – To support early childhood programs
- Dallas Black Dance Theatre – To support scholarships for students
- Promise House – To fund a maternity group home program for teen moms
- Mercy Street – To create a mentoring program
- At Last Inc. – To provide operational support for residential scholar program
- Big Thought – Arts-as-workforce intervention program
- Bonton Farms –To fund providing fresh food options and support to residents
- Bridges Safehouse Inc. – To fun trauma-informed parenting classes
- GEMS Camp – To fund online and in-person camps and after-school programs
- Golf 3:16 – For the funding of their golf mentorship program
- HOPE Farm – To aid men’s leadership development program
- The Senior Source – To support a senior companion program
- The Compelling Why – to support seminars and leadership programming for middle and high school Black students
- Under 1 Roof – funds for homeless families and individuals
- Werthing Foundation, Inc. – Supporting their Girl Power Academy program
- Youth Revive Inc. – Ignite Me Action Civics empowerment program
The Village Giving Circle was borne
out of a desire to harness the collective giving power of influential African American women and aspiring philanthropists. Citing over a 1,000% increase in member growth since 2017, The Village Giving Circle has given grants and donations to nonprofits exclusively in the North Texas area.
Women interested in joining or supporting The Village Giving Circle can visit https://villagegivingcircle.org/ for more information.