When you give to Texas Women’s Foundation, you are directly contributing to the economic stability and future of Texas.

We are a donor-supported organization that invests for the long-term to move women and girls from surviving to thriving, and give them control of their lives and their families’ futures.

Your generous support helps us propel greater social and economic change for women through research, education and advocacy on key issues. We use our knowledge and experience to mobilize strategic networks, resources and voices, implement innovative investment strategies and fund targeted grants that assist women and families – all to contribute to a more prosperous Texas for generations to come.

With your help, we can strengthen economic security and advance leadership opportunities for women and girls, so that strong women can build a better world.

How You Can Help

As a community foundation, we raise every dollar we invest in research, advocacy, programs and grantmaking. We rely on financial contributions from individuals, families, businesses, other foundations and private institutions who believe in supporting social change. We also depend on dedicated volunteers to help us achieve our mission.

There are many ways to get involved with Texas Women Foundation, from making a one-time donation to recurring monthly gifts, from participation in our signature events and programs, to volunteering as an advocate for women and girls.


Ways to Give

As a community foundation, we raise every dollar we invest in research, advocacy, programs and grantmaking. We rely on generous financial contributions from individuals, families, businesses, other foundations and private institutions who believe in supporting social change, and who also believe that the surest way to create social change is by investing in women and girls. Thank you for recognizing the crucial need to invest in women and girls, which creates a powerful ripple effect that not only improves their lives, but their families’ lives, their communities and our state.

Your support, at any level, is important and appreciated. Whether you make an individual one-time donation, a monthly recurring gift, a larger annual donation, or contribute by joining our XIX Society, opening a Donor Advised Fund, or attending one of our events, your generosity will have lasting impact.

Join Our XIX Society

Honoring our founders, 19 diverse and visionary women, the XIX Society is an inclusive and energetic group of like-minded individuals committed to supporting and investing in women, girls and families. Your annual membership in the society includes benefits such as participation in member-only events, like bus tours and philanthropy education, and voting on grant selections.

Create a Donor Advised or Field of Interest Fund

Establishing a fund allows you to support those issues impacting women and families that are important to you, at the same time that Texas Women’s Foundation can connect you to issues and needs in the community that we know best.

Support an Event

Texas Women’s Foundation hosts two signature events that shine a light on issues affecting women and girls and beyond. The Annual Luncheon, our signature fundraising event, features a dynamic keynote speaker who works transforming the lives of women. The Leadership Forum & Awards Dinner celebrates the exceptional work of women in our community by awarding the Maura Women Helping Women and Young Leader Awards.

Giving Circles

Texas Women’s Foundation hosts and supports several Giving Circles, which are groups that come together through a shared experience, culture or interest, and raise money to focus support on organizations that serve or address their specific area of experience, culture or interest.

Planned Giving

A simple, flexible and versatile way to ensure that work on issues important to you will carry on for years to come is by including a planned gift in your estate planning, as a bequest or charitable income gift. Working with you and your professional advisors, we can tailor gift plans to fit your specific needs, assets and goals

Gifts in Kind

We welcome your contributions of goods or services that save us the cost of purchasing those items at retail prices.

Bank Transfers

You can donate by moving funds electronically between bank accounts. Click here for ACH/EFT wire instructions.

Gifts of Stock

We welcome your contributions through a stock transaction. Click here to access the form to make the gift.

Secure a Corporate Matching Gift

You can increase your gift through matching dollars. Ask your Human Resources department if your employer participates in a corporate matching gift program and how you can take advantage of this opportunity.


The XIX Society honors our founders, 19 trailblazing women of various cultures and backgrounds, through an annual giving society made up of a dynamic group of individuals who invest their passion, gifts and leadership to help women and girls, and their families, and foster a better community. Your annual membership gift helps support Texas Women’s Foundation research, advocacy and grantmaking to ignite positive change in economic security and leadership opportunities for women and their families.

Member Benefits

  • Participation in the selection of the XIX Society Grant Recipients.
  • Networking with other like-minded individuals dedicated to advancing women and girls to foster better communities.
  • Opportunities to explore and discuss issues impacting women, girls and their families.
  • XIX Society Bus Tour – an opportunity to visit nonprofits making a difference and learn more about the community impact of our collective investment in women, girls and families.
  • Invitations to Women Give| Empowering Women’s Philanthropy education workshops and retreats, and other events.

Already a member? Consider making an additional gift, or honoring a friend or loved one with a membership in their name

Membership Registration

XIX Society Portal


Please contact Natalia Brownfield at or 214.525.5313

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We Make Giving Easy

Some donors prefer to use Texas Women’s Foundation (formerly Dallas Women’s Foundation) as their “charitable checkbook.” Creating a Donor Advised Fund allows you to earn immediate tax benefits, and then use the Fund to support causes you care about most.

Drawing on our 33-year history of working to improve the lives of women, girls and families through economic security and leadership opportunities, we help donors define and realize their own unique philanthropic visions. We also suggest funding recommendations tailored to each donor’s personal interests.

We offer donors our expertise in managing over 50 other funds and more that $35 million in assets. In addition, we provide a trusted knowledge resource through our statewide research and advocacy work, as well as our streamlined model for investment in cost-effective, efficient and impactful grantmaking.

Benefits of Opening Your Fund with Texas Women’s Foundation

  • Simple, cost-effective and flexible: You give to causes you care about. We manage your investment and records easing your administrative burdens and costs.
  • Fewer taxes: You get immediate tax benefits, even if you wait to make grants from the fund.
  • Online access and convenience: You can manage all your giving in one place, making it easier to support the causes close to your heart.
  • Personalized service: Our team of knowledgeable and experienced grantmakers can also help you define your philanthropic goals, connect you with impactful nonprofits that align with your charitable interests, and perform due diligence for you.
  • Option of anonymity: You have the option to grant anonymously to protect your privacy.

Opening Your Fund is Easy - How It Works


Please contact Ashley Lindsay, Associate Vice President-Development, at or 214.525.5311


Our Donor Advised Fund Holders

Baker Family Philanthropic Fund
Henry C. Beck Jr. Fund
Lucy and Henry Billingsley Fund
Laura G. Blocker Fund
Cecilia and Garrett Boone Family Fund
Botsford Family Fund
Kay, Sarah, Sterling and Shirley Brunnier Fund
Jill and Jim Cochran Family Fund
Cotter Family Fund
Cutshall Family Fund
Roslyn Dawson Thompson and Rex Thompson Fund
Kaleta A. Doolin Fund
Sally and Tom Dunning Fund
Embrey Family Foundation Fund
Julie and Robert England Fund
Cindy Engles Fund
Engram Family Fund
Feehan Fund
Helen and Jerome Frank Jr. Family Fund
Helen and John Gehan Fund
Breea Govenar Fund
The Heart Fund
Marguerite S. Hoffman Fund
Stephen Douglas Hooper Fund
The Pat and Harriet Houck Mother-Daughter Fund
Trish Houck and Lyssa Jenkens Family Fund
Toni and Dan Hunt Fund
Brenda Louise Jackson Fund

TSHN Jarrah Fund
Mirjam and Chris Kirk Family Fund
Ashlee and Christopher Kleinert Family Fund
Knight/Baker Women’s World Improvement Fund
The Caren Lock and Michael Bahar Family Fund
Ann E. Margolin Fund
Janie and Cappy McGarr Family Fund
Maribess and Jerry Miller Fund
Retta Miller Fund
Diane and Chris Paddison Fund
Paula R. Parker and Ronald C. Parker Fund
Richards Barrentine Fund
Carol J. Riddle Fund
Lisa Rose Fund
Pat Rosenthal Fund
Annadele H. Ross Fund
Janice and Michael Sharry Fund
Simmons Wilson Fund
Stronger Future Fund
Thear Sy Suzuki and Eric Suzuki Fund
Taylor-Pittman Fund
Janelle Walker Fund
Sandra Washburn Fund
Martha McCarty Wells Fund
Abigail Williams Fund
Kate Wilson Davis Fund
Women’s Finance Exchange Fund
Trea C. and Richard W. Yip Fund


Texas Women’s Foundation hosts and supports several Giving Circles, which are groups that have come together through a shared experience, culture or interest. The Giving Circles raise money each year, and focus their support on organizations that serve or address their specific area of experience, culture or interest.  All Giving Circles at Texas Women’s Foundation are aligned with our core mission and values of advancing the economic security and leadership opportunities for women, girls and families.

Texas Women’s Foundation is honored to host and support three Giving Circles that are empowering their members to combine resources to award impactful grants to effective organizations. Since 2016, the Giving Circles have awarded over $500,000 to community organizations in North Texas. 

H100 Latina Giving Circle at Texas Women’s Foundation
HERitage Giving Fund at Texas Women’s Foundation
Orchid Giving Circle at Texas Women’s Foundation
The Village Giving Circle at Texas Women’s Foundation


Connect with the Power of Women

This is your opportunity to engage with influential business and philanthropic leaders, decision makers and like-minded individuals who believe strong women make a better world. Texas Women’s Foundation (formerly Dallas Women’s Foundation) hosts educational and networking events throughout the year to support our mission to advance women and their families. Your participation, sponsorship or generous gift is an investment in women, girls and families, empowering them to make better communities and a better Texas.


05/27/2020 10:00am | 08/26/2020 10:00am

Join us in elevating and celebrating the voice of women leaders. This year’s event is going virtual! We will celebrate our Maura and Young Leader Award recipients will a series of six virtual events that will feature each of our awardees with an engaging conversation about their leadership journeys.

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Virtual Viewpoints: The Essentials

06/16/2020 10:00am | 06/16/2020 11:00am

Start your morning informed and inspired. You are invited to bring a friend and join us at one of our Quarterly Viewpoints (formerly Breakfast Club) events. This complimentary event series is an opportunity to engage with like-minded women and learn about the unique issues facing women, girls and their families.

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10/01/2020 9:00am | 05/01/2021 9:00am

Helping girls become strong women is vital to building stronger communities. This event brings girls, ages 11-16, and their educators and allies, together for a day of empowerment, teaching leadership skills, healthy conflict resolution and more, so these girls can embrace and become their “best selves.”

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09/29/2020 11:30am | 09/29/2020 1:00pm

The 35th Annual Luncheon attracts more than 1,500 of the area’s most influential business, philanthropic leaders and decision makers who gather to support our mission to advance the lives of women, girls and their families across Texas.

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We created the Women Give series to empower women to be engaged philanthropists and advocates for equity – learning how to align their values with their giving, from their first gifts to building a lifetime legacy of giving.

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Join Our Army of Advocates

Texas Women’s Foundation advocates for policies and practices in local communities and at the state level where innovation and investment can help empower women, lead to positive economic and social change, and achieve equity for Texas women and girls, and their families.

As advocates, we:

  • Produce and share research on key issues impacting women, girls and their families;
  • Highlight programs and innovative solutions that can be scaled across the state;
  • Provide lawmakers and decision-makers with timely, targeted information in order to shape policies relating to women and girls; and
  • Bring together partners from local communities across the state and beyond to engage and mobilize around priority issues, initiatives and programs.

Driving meaningful change in public policy is a powerful way to make real progress in advancing our vision of an equitable society for women and girls – and a better Texas for all.




Economic Security & Education

Gender in Media

  • Women’s Media Center makes women visible and powerful in the media.
  • The Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media and its programming arm, See Jane, are at the forefront of changing female portrayals and gender stereotypes in children’s media and entertainment.
  • SPARK is a girl-fueled activist movement to demand an end to the sexualization of women and girls in media.


Philanthropy Resources


  • National Council for Research on Women harnesses the resources of a network of more than 100 leading U.S. research, advocacy, and policy centers to ensure more fully informed debate, policies, and practices.
  • Institute for Women’s Policy Research conducts research on issues of poverty and welfare, employment and earnings, work and family issues, health and safety, and women’s civic and political participation.
  • International Center for Research on Women helps improve the lives of women in poverty through research, capacity building, and advocacy on issues affecting women’s economic, health and social status in low- and middle-income countries.
  • National Women’s Studies Association supports and promotes feminist education and research, and is chiefly concerned with working to end racism and all forms of oppression.
  • Women’s Media Center strives to make women visible and powerful in the media by training women and girls to be media ready and media savvy, curating original content from extraordinary women writers and monitoring and calling out media sexism.
  • Criterion Institute addresses the key issues of our time – poverty, environmental threats, inequality, conflict and disease – by not only working within existing markets to create change but intentionally changing markets.
  • EY Report on Gender Parity: Women. Fast Forward –  The World Economic Forum in its Global Gender Gap Report 2014 estimates it will take until 2095 to achieve global gender parity in the workplace. Eighty more years until companies and governments are equally led by men and women. And 80 more years of talent pipelines and professional promise not fully realized. EY says this should not be.

Women and Philanthropy

  • Women’s Funding Network is an international organization committed to improving the status of women and girls locally, nationally, and globally.
  • Women’s Perspective provides education for women seeking to understand their spiritual and economic power to align their financial lives with their core values.
  • Women’s Philanthropy Institute furthers the understanding of women’s philanthropy through research, education, and knowledge dissemination.


When you give to Texas Women’s Foundation, you are directly contributing to the economic stability and future of Texas.