Texas Women's Foundation Resilience Fund

Texas Womens Foundation

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Deadline: Rolling

Grant amount: US $5,000 - US $30,000

Fields of work: Women & Girl Services Women's Rights & Equality Domestic Violence Economic Services & Development Legal Services Educational Access & Equity Child Care Services Mental Health & Psychiatric Diseases Addiction & Substance Abuse Basic Human Needs Show all

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: Project / Program, General Operating Expense, Training / Capacity Building

Location of project: Counties in Texas: Collin County, Dallas County, Denton County, Tarrant County

Location of residency: United States

Gender restriction: Female

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Overview:

NOTE: In an effort to address the changing and evolving community needs and the impact of COVID-19, Texas Women’s Foundation is accepting proposals on a rolling basis beginning on August 3, 2020 at noon. Proposals will be funded monthly beginning September 2020 until funds are expended.

Texas Women's Foundation Resilience Fund

There are not enough words to describe this time of unprecedented challenges in public health and the economy. Our hearts go out to everyone affected by this crisis, and especially to those we know are both impacted first and will feel the impact for the longest time: lower income women and their families who already live at the margins or below the poverty line.

These are the women who make up 63 percent of the workforce making minimum wage. These are the women with jobs in now shuttered restaurants, spas and salons whose income depends significantly on tips. These are the women who provide child care, housekeeping and home health services, and who cannot go to work either because their place of work is closed or their own children must be cared for at home due to school closures.

These are the women and families we have long supported at Texas Women’s Foundation. They are the reason we are focused on women’s economic security as a critical mandate for Texas’ future. And they – as one of the most vulnerable and impacted populations in our communities and state – are why we have responded to the current environment by establishing Texas Women’s Foundation Resilience Fund.

Focus Areas

Resilience Fund grants are focused on the mid-term and long-term needs of women and girls. Grants awarded will address the impact of COVID-19 for women and girls in economically vulnerable populations, particularly women and girls who have been victims of systemic racism and have been historically underserved.

Texas Women’s Foundation Resilience Fund will consider proposals for general operating, program, and capacity-building support for organizations serving women, girls and their families and who are most affected by COVID-19 and the resulting challenges. This includes but is not limited to:

  • Women, girls and their families with limited English language proficiency
  • Women, girls and their families who are immigrants and/or refugees
  • Women, girls and their families from communities of color
  • Women, girls and their families from historically marginalized communities
  • Women, girls and their families experiencing loss of wages and/or employment, particularly those in the service/hospitality industry, students, and gig workers
  • Women, girls and their families experiencing housing instability, eviction or homelessness
  • Women, girls and their families without access or limited access to health care
  • Women, girls and their families without access to paid leave, sick days or health insurance
  • Senior women, whose health, safety and housing needs are acute

Focus areas include:

  • Support for an economically secure future
  • Access to physical and behavioral health services and support, including mental health and substance abuse needs
  • Access to legal services
  • Services for victims of gender-based violence and prevention of gender-based violence
  • Child care and adult care services and caregiver support
  • Workforce development
  • Education support services (not scholarships)
  • Engagement and community organizing work for and by women and girls related to economic, social, and racial justice
  • Other emerging needs unique to the current pandemic environment 

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.

Eligibility:

  • Only one proposal per organization will be considered.
  • Grant proposals are being accepted from nonprofits which:
    • Have a current 501(c)(3) status
    • Demonstrate a three-year operating history
    • Serve Dallas, Collin, Denton and Tarrant Counties, and the immediate surrounding North Texas area
    • Agree to provide a report on the use of funds and the impact on women, girls and their families, including number served and race/ethnicity
    • Accept grant payment by Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT)-ACH Authorization
    • Have operations that are consistent with the Texas Women’s Foundation mission, vision, values and core competencies

Ineligibility:

  • The Foundation does not fund:
    • Individuals
    • Campaigns to elect public officials or for partisan political projects
    • Programs which promote religious activities, proselytize or require adherence to a particular religion
    • Projects or expenses which take place before the grant is awarded
    • Projects inconsistent with federal, state and local nondiscrimination ordinances and laws including discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services.
    • Grants that ultimately go wholly to another agency other than the applicant (pass through)
    • Organizations which have the ability to levy taxes
    • Event sponsorships
    • Projects inconsistent with Texas Women’s Foundation mission, vision, values, and core competencies

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This page was last reviewed February 25, 2021 and last updated December 19, 2020