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The Village Giving Circle at Texas Women’s Foundation funded $186,000 in grants to 16 organizations supporting women in the African-American community on Nov. 6.

The mission of the giving circle is to honor, sustain and expand the legacy of African-American women’s philanthropy in North Texas and provides opportunities for women to form connections that enhance their civic leadership activities.

“The needs are many in our community, but The Village Giving Circle continues to impact 16 deserving organizations in the areas of education, healthcare, culture, pregnancy, sex trafficking and more,” Lisa Montgomery, co-chair and founding officer of The Village Giving Circle, said.

The following organizations received grants:

·      Abide Women’s Health Services – Support a fulltime midwife 

·      Bold Idea, Inc. – Computer coding club salary support 

·      The Compelling Why – Leadership programs for African-American students 

·      Dallas Black Dance Theatre – Scholarships for students

·      Denton Black Film Festival Institute – Program support 

·      Dwell with Dignity – Furniture purchase

·      HOPE Farm – Young men’s leadership development program

·      I AM a Golfer Foundation – Program support 

·      Interfaith Family Services – Family Empowerment Program

·      GEMS Camp – Support of Hidden Gems Experience

·      Golf 3:16 – Golf mentorship program 

·      The Melville Family Foundation – Basic consumer essentials

·      New Friends New Life – Economic Empowerment Program

·      Promise House – Maternity group home program for teen moms

·      The Werthing Foundation – Laptops and staff funding

·      Youth Revive Inc. – Support for partnerships with five DISD schools

More information about The Village Giving Circle can be found here.