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19th Amendment Centennial Grantees

Dallas Area Funders Awarded $320,000 to 38 Organizations in Celebration of the 100th Anniversary of Women’s Right to Vote

The 19th Amendment Centennial Fund supports a number of community-centered events to create conversations and advance gender equity in celebration of the 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment.

To mark the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment in 2020, community philanthropic partners came together to create the 19th Amendment Centennial Fund, which has provided $320,000 in grants to create a yearlong series of events to recognize the 100th anniversary of women’s right to vote. This funding supports effective, inspirational and authentic ways to create conversation, drive positive change and build strategies to advance gender equity. The funded projects include programs and events that provide a publicly accessible component of the project’s work, such that it can be explored and enjoyed by individuals from diverse cultures, ages and economic means.

Interested in this topic? Check out the 19th Amendment: Past, Present, and Future event coming up on August 6, 2020. For additional information, click here.

The collaborative funders include: AT&TThe Boone Family FoundationCommunities Foundation of Texasthe City of Dallas Office of Cultural AffairsThe Dallas Foundationthe Embrey Family FoundationThe Hoglund FoundationLyda Hill Philanthropiesthe McCune Losinger Family Fund at Communities Foundation of Texasthe Rainwater Charitable FoundationTexas Women’s FoundationUnited Way of Metropolitan Dallas, and the George and Fay Young Foundation.

A steering committee of the philanthropic partners advised on the grants of up to $10,000 for programs and events by nonprofit organizations and up to $1,000 for public schools.

The 38 projects that were chosen to receive funding incorporate the following concepts:

  • Celebrate: Remember, honor and applaud those who have moved women from suffrage to seats at many tables and continue to work to improve the position of women in society.
  • Educate: Tell the story behind the creation and significance of the 19th amendment, including who was involved, what sacrifices were made for it to happen and the women of color who were marginalized to advance the movement.
  • Activate: Make the call for people to participate in democracy and provide data, information and solutions for ways to increase Texas’ ranking as 49th among the states when it comes to women’s political participation.

View the complete list of grantees below:

  • Avant Chamber Ballet ($10,000)
  • Bachman Lake Together ($5,000)
  • Dallas Area Habitat for Humanity ($5,000)
  • Dallas Area Interfaith ($5,000)
  • Dallas Black Dance Theatre ($10,000)
  • Dallas Heritage Village ($8,000)
  • Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum ($10,000)
  • Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture ($10,000)
  • Dallas Leadership Foundation ($10,000)
  • Dallas Peace and Justice Center ($10,000)
  • Dallas Council of North Texas ($10,000)
  • Dress for Success Dallas ($5,000)
  • Echo Theatre ($10,000)
  • Faith in Texas ($5,000)
  • Friends of Aldredge House ($10,000)
  • Friends of the Dallas Public Library ($8,800)
  • Girls Embracing Mothers ($10,000)
  • Girls Empowerment Network ($10,000)
  • IGNITE ($10,000)
  • Inspire School Programs ($9,000)
  • Jolt Initiative ($10,000)
  • Junior Players ($7,500)
  • Literacy Achieves ($10,000)
  • Make Art With Purpose ($10,000)
  • Media Projects, Inc. ($10,000)
  • New Texas Symphony Orchestra ($5,000)
  • Oak Lawn Band ($1,700)
  • Our Friends Place ($5,000)
  • Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas ($5,000)
  • Puede Network ($5,000)
  • ReflectUS ($10,000)
  • Shakespeare Dallas ($10,000)
  • Texas Woman’s University Foundation ($10,000)
  • The Texas Tribune ($10,000)
  • The Women’s Chorus of Dallas ($10,000)
  • Trinity River Mission ($10,000)
  • USA Film Festival ($10,000)
  • YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas ($10,000)
Nicole Paquette
Nicole Paquette
Senior Director, Communications, Public Relations, and External Affairs

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