Dallas Women’s Foundation is committed to addressing the issues facing women and girls across our region.

As we work with the community to identify and overcome barriers to self-sufficiency, our community must have an objective view of what those hurdles are.

Our Indicators focus on three areas that are integral to advancing social and economic change for women: Economic Security, Health & Safety, and Education & Leadership. Each is essential to our work with women and girls and guides our granting and outreach focus.

It is widely acknowledged that when you help a woman, you also help her family and her community. With this report, we put forth a valuable tool for strengthening the status of women and lifting the entire community. We invite you to use this material in your grant proposals, advocacy outreach, and philanthropy decisions to create a bright future for not only women but for the entire Dallas region.


  • Dallas-Fort Worth Region – Unless otherwise stated, this study examines data from the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) as defined by the Office of Management and Budget and determined by the U.S. Census Bureau. The MSA includes Collin, Dallas, Delta, Denton, Ellis, Hunt, Johnson, Kaufman, Parker, Rockwall, Tarrant, and Wise counties
  • Indicators – Indicators are statistical measures used to monitor progress towards goals. They should be accessible, relevant, and reliable. Most of the data for our Indicators comes from the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey (ACS) and the CDC’s Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS). In some cases, the sources are other state agencies or nonprofit organization tracking systems.

When using data from the Indicators, please reference:  “Dallas Women’s Foundation, Indicators 201X, retrieved XX/XX/20XX,”

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