Dallas Women's Foundation Receives $4.8 Million for Faith-Based Programs

The Dallas Women's Foundation has announced a $4.8 million grant from the Mrs. Ruth Ray Hunt Philanthropic Fund, a named fund administered by the Dallas-based Communities Foundation of Texas, to establish a fund to support local and national faith-based projects that benefit women and girls, the Dallas Business Journal reports.

Ruth Ray Hunt was an early supporter of the Dallas Women's Foundation, which was founded in 1985 to meet the needs of women and girls in Dallas, Collin, and Denton counties. The new fund, to be known as the Ruth Ray Hunt Memorial Fund of the Dallas Women's Foundation, will support local and national projects that aid or benefit family units headed by women, or that aid or support medical care for the indigent or the education of children at risk.

"Many of the named funds at Communities Foundation of Texas have made grants to the Dallas Women's Foundation since 1988, but this is by far the largest and the most targeted grant of all," said foundation president Ed Fjordbak in a statement announcing the new fund. "Helping integrate faith and feminism through philanthropy will bring these women together, affording a stronger and more diverse base of representation for women's views."