The Village Giving Circle Awards Nonprofit Grants

The Village Giving Circle at Texas Women’s Foundation awarded $175,000 in grants to 14 nonprofit organizations that support the African American community.

Grants included the following initiatives:

  • Advocates for Community Transformation (Act)
  • Interfaith Family Services: Home & Hope Transitional Housing and Self-Sufficiency Program
  • Mercy Street: Mentoring Program
  • New Friends New Life: Youth Resource Center
  • Paul Quinn College: Early Talent Identification Program at Paul Quinn
  • Under 1 Roof: General Operating Support.

Organized in 2017, the mission of The Village Giving Circle at Texas Women’s Foundation is to honor, sustain, and expand the legacy of African American women’s philanthropy by funding organizations and initiatives that positively impact the African American community in North Texas.

“It’s been exciting to see the growth of The Village Giving Circle and see how African American women have been mobilized in philanthropy,” said Lisa Montgomery, The Village Giving Circle co-chair and a founding officer. “Together, our collective gifts are impacting worthy nonprofit organizations serving the African American community.”

In addition to financial support, The Village membership seeks to elevate awareness of issues, initiatives, and efforts that affect or support African Americans living and working in North Texas.

For more information about The Village Giving Circle and grants, visit

Tanika Turner

Tanika Turner is an editorial intern for People Newspapers, a D Magazine affiliate. She recently graduated from the University of Texas at Arlington with a degree in journalism. She is attempting to create a life she loves by taking chances. Most of her time is spent with her husband, two daughters and her cats (Batman and Robin). If her face is not hidden behind the pages of a romance novel she can be found playing in makeup.

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