The Dallas Womens Foundation has awarded $3.1 million in grants to 98 nonprofits, including Consumer Credit Counseling Services of Greater Dallas, which received $120,000 a year for three years.
Organizations receiving grants fund health, safety, education and leadership initiatives targeting women ages 18 through 34.
Funding for CCCS will fuel the nonprofits partnership with the Dallas County Community College district to provide financial education to low-income women.
"The CCCS program will really be able to extend not just to one Dallas County Community College campus, but ultimately to all seven," said Roslyn Dawson Thompson, president of the Dallas Women's Foundation. "Likewise, the YWCA has a new initiative in womens enterprise, which is a wonderful compliment to our desire to increase entrepreneurial programs for women."
YWCA of Metropolitan Dallas received $100,000 a year for the same time period. YWCA will use the money to help low-income women get the resources to design, launch and establish new businesses.
Thompson said each nonprofit pairs perfectly with the foundation's goals.
Among organizations targeting women ages 55 and older, Catholic Charities of Dallas Inc., Jewish Family Service and Senior Citizens of Greater Dallas all received $30,000 in the second year of a three-year funding plan. All three organizations offer job training for older women.
The foundation increased its overall funding by nearly $600,000 this year.