As an organization committed to advancing economic security and leadership opportunities for women and girls, we see progress in every measure of change – even changing our name.
In 2018, Dallas Women’s Foundation became Texas Women’s Foundation. This transformation honors our history and growth over 33 years as the trusted leader in advocating for and advancing social and economic change for women and girls in Texas. Becoming statewide better reflects our position as one of the largest women’s foundations in the world – in assets, impact, diversity and size – and our leadership in promoting equity and supporting solutions empowering women and families to make a better world.
Texas Women’s Foundation Today
We are a leading driver of meaningful social and economic change for women, girls and families in Texas. We leverage research, advocacy, innovative programs and solutions, and grantmaking to further our mission. We work to achieve our vision of an equitable society where women and girls are full participants. We celebrate every milestone that has helped us reach this point:
We have awarded $46.6 million in grants over 34 years
Since 2013, we have awarded over $27.6 million in grants, and over $7 million in strategic grants supporting women’s economic security and leadership.
Since 2013, we have impacted 90,000 women and families who have benefited from our leadership and economic security initiatives. (see updates to the infographic one-page once information is retrieved from everyone)
We are one of the largest women’s funds in the world with assets over $36 million.
We have deployed 100% of our 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.
As a community-supported foundation, under the collective guidance and expertise of Foundation Staff and a Board of Directors who represent the diverse interests of the communities we serve, we are sharply focused on achieving our Mission, Vision and Values.
We thank our founders – 19 remarkable women, a deeply inclusive group that represented a broad diversity of ethnicity, race, culture, political affiliation and financial capacity – who came together in 1985 to ensure that more resources were aimed at addressing the unique issues facing women and their families. Through their efforts, Dallas Women’s Foundation was established to unleash the power that strong women have in making a better world. Today, we continue to honor and reflect our history of diversity, equity and inclusion.
Susan Shamburger Bagwell
Vivian Anderson Castleberry*
The Honorable Harryette Ehrhardt
Catalina E. Garcia, M.D.
Helen LaKelly Hunt
The Honorable Kay Bailey Hutchison
Joy S. Mankoff
Carmen Michael, Ph.D.*
Louise B. Raggio*
Rebecca R. Sykes
Virginia Bulkley Whitehill*