Editor’s Note: The following update was provided by the Texas Women’s Foundation on their recent grantmaking.
The global health and economic crisis has brought into sharp focus the challenges faced by women and families at the margins. Now, perhaps more than ever before, we see the impact of deep systemic disparities affecting low income women and families, especially women of color. Here in our own community, we see that those who were hit first and hardest by the crisis are those who face the longest and most difficult road ahead. We are dedicated to help meet their needs, now and in the months ahead, through the Resilience Fund.
We are deeply grateful to Texas Women’s Foundation’s dedicated friends who are contributing their support. In April, through the Resilience Fund and the generosity of our donors, we distributed $320,768 in grants aimed at relief for low income and marginalized women, girls and families.
- 86% of the beneficiaries of April Resilience Fund grants are women and girls of color
- 57% of April Resilience Fund grantee organizations are led by people of color
This report gives you a view of the exceptional organizations we are supporting and the extraordinary donors who stand in partnership with us.
To each of you who has made a gift, we thank you. And because this is not only a tough and terrible time, but will be a long and difficult road for many of us ahead, we ask you to continue to support the Resilience Fund. Join us so that our community’s most vulnerable women, girls and families may be resilient, and ultimately move from surviving to thriving.