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

 
Womens-Centennial-logo.pngThe 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.
 
The collaborative funders include: AT&T, The Boone Family Foundation, Communities Foundation of Texas, the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs, The Dallas Foundation, the Embrey Family Foundation, The Hoglund Foundation, Lyda Hill Philanthropies, the McCune Losinger Family Fund at Communities Foundation of Texas, the Rainwater Charitable Foundation, Texas Women’s Foundation, United 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.
 

USA Film Festival


USA Film Festival is dedicated to the recognition and encouragement of excellence in the film and video arts. Funding will support the 36th Annual KidFilm Family Festival, which will commemorate the milestone through the screening of 5 short films. The program, Remarkable Women - Commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the Women's Right to Vote, will celebrate the stories of the women who fought for equal representation.

$10,000.00

YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas


The YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas' mission is to put Christian values into practice through programs that build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all. The YMCA plans to engage their Youth and Government (YAG) program participants in programs that commemorate the 19th Amendment Centennial. 

$10,000.00

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