Eligibility Requirements

  • Organizations must have a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt designation from the Internal Revenue Service
  • At least 50% of the clients benefiting from grant funding must be residents of Dallas, Denton or Collin County
  • At least 75% of the clients benefiting from grant funding must be women and/or girls
  • Previous grantees must be current on evaluation submissions
  • Only online applications will be accepted

Dallas Women’s Foundation invests in women and girls and empowers women's philanthropy to build a better world. We envision an equitable society where women and girls are full participants.

Program Funding Areas

  • Prevention of violence against women/children
  • Economic justice for women and girls - welfare to work, job training, career planning, removing barriers to obtaining/maintaining employment
  • Prevention/early intervention for girls -  teen pregnancy prevention & intervention, self-esteem building, mentoring, deterrence from the use of drugs and participation in gangs
  • Educational enhancement for women and girls - deter truancy and/or dropping out of school, promoting higher education, promote basic education, English as a second language, STEM programming
  • Workforce development, literacy/e-literacy
  • Access to healthcare
  • Operating Funds - Dallas Women's Foundation does provide funds for operating expenses
  • Capacity Building Grants
  • Policy Programs
  • Increasing Engagement Programs

Funding Priorities

  • Effective long-term, positive changes to help women succeed in reaching their full potential
  • Expanded choices and opportunities for women and girls
  • Evaluation tools that include measurement for effectiveness with clear definitions of program success
  • Programs specifically designed to take into consideration the gender-specific needs and differences of women and girls
  • The Foundation also encourages projects developed in consultation and collaboration with other agencies, which promote coordination, cooperation and sharing among organizations. Effective use of volunteers, as well as board diversity and involvement, are equally encouraged.
  • Programs that demonstrate Dallas Women's Foundation's core values of Equality, Empowerment, Inclusion, Integrity

PLEASE NOTE: A user account is required to access and create an online application. All applicants must have a user account. If you are unsure if you have an existing account or have questions regarding how to access your account, please contact Shonda Barnett, 214-525-5301. 

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