To mark the hundredth anniversary of the 19th Amendment in 2020, the Communities Foundation of Texas has come together with various philanthropic partners to create the 19th Amendment Centennial Fund.
The foundation seeks to partner with organizations to create a year-long series of events in recognition of the anniversary. To that end, grants of up to $10,000 for programs and events and $1,000 for public schools will be awarded to Dallas-based organizations working to create conversation, drive positive change, and build strategies to advance gender equity.
Topic areas suggested by the foundation include:
Celebrate — Programs and events that remember, honor, and applaud those who have helped moved women from suffrage to seats at many tables and who continue to work to improve the position of women in society.
Educate — Programs and events that tell the story behind the creation and significance of the 19th amendment, including who was involved, the sacrifices that were made, and the marginalized women of color who helped advance the movement.
Activate — Programs and events that call on people to participate in democracy and provide data, information, and solutions aimed at increasing Texas’ ranking as 49th among the states when it comes to women’s political participation.
The foundation will be hosting a workshop about the opportunity on June 14, 2019.
To be eligible, applicants must be tax exempt as defined by section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, have had such status for at least two years, and have at least 75 percent of the population they serve residing in Dallas County.
Letters of Inquiry are due August 29. Upon review, selected applicants will be notified should they need to provide more information.
See the Communities Foundation of Texas website for complete program guidelines, application instructions, and to register for the workshop.