Earlier this month, the Texas Muslim Women’s Foundation was honored with a $15,000 grant from Orchid Giving Circle, a branch of the Texas Women’s Foundation that focuses on organizations benefiting the North Texas Asian community.
Texas Muslim Women’s Foundation, based in Plano, is a nonprofit that provides culturally-sensitive and trauma-informed social services, youth leadership and interfaith awareness and education. The foundation also provides a 24-hour domestic abuse hotline, two 24/7 emergency shelters, more than 27 transitional and HUD rapid re-housing homes and a staff that speaks more than 15 languages.
Orchid Giving Circle at Texas Women’s Foundation (TXWF) held an in-person Grantee Celebration on February 11 at Toyota headquarters where the group distributed $218,500 to 200 nonprofit organizations. Over the past eight years, the giving circle has granted $1,360,000 to 35 nonprofits.
“I am proud of the research that our members did to see that we fund those organizations that are helping to lift up the Asian and Asian American community in North Texas,” Orchid Giving Circle Chair Mylinh Luong said. “These funds will make a difference. The leadership team and I thank our members and our donors for investing in our community.”
The program included grant distributions to 20 deserving nonprofit organizations for specifically helping Asians and Asian Americans, including the Asian and Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund, Best Buddies, Bryan’s House, CHETNA, Children’s Advocacy Center of North Texas, Inc., Communities in Schools of North Texas, Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center, Dallas Chinese Community Center, HHMHealth, Heart House, IGNITE, LiftFund, Literacy Achieves, Methodist Richardson Medical Center Foundation, Mosaic Family Services, The Richardson Adult Literacy Center, ScholarShot, Inc., Texas Muslim Women’s Foundation Inc., Trinity Habitat for Humanity and the Wellness Center for Older Adults.
“The needs are big, and so are the hearts and gifts of the donors of Orchid Giving Circle at Texas Women’s Foundation,” said Miki Woodard, president and CEO of Texas Women’s Foundation. “I applaud these sisters of mine and congratulate them on their accomplishments that are making a difference in the North Texas Asian community.”