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UWTC Women United Announce 2024 Impact Award Grantees

Friday, May 10, 2024
United Way of Tarrant County Women United 2024 Impact Award Grantees

During the fourth annual Investing in Impact luncheon United Way of Tarrant County’s Women United announced three local organizations will receive a total of $75,000 from the Women’s Impact Fund. The 2024 grantees, FlyGirlz Academy Inc., Fortress Fort Worth and Team IamHER, represent a diverse group dedicated to serving women and girls.

FlyGirlz Academy Inc. offers a wide range of free programs and workshops including STEM initiatives, confidence-building, mental wellness, economic empowerment and leadership development designed to address education disparities for young girls. Their Women’s Fund Impact grant will support overall costs related to their fearLESS summer session including expanded services in STEM, mental wellness and entrepreneurship classes as well as overall organizational capacity. 

Fortress Fort Worth tackles generational poverty experienced by young mothers in Fort Worth’s Historic Southside neighborhood. The lack of access to childcare and education creates barriers for these women to achieve financial stability. To mitigate these challenges, Fortress Fort Worth provides full-day preschool as well as full-day childcare for infants as young as six weeks at no cost so moms can afford to work. Their Women’s Fund Impact grant will enable the organization to reconfigure two existing empty classrooms and install sinks in them, increasing infant and toddler capacity by 100% and preschool capacity by 64%.

Team IAmHER focuses on addressing the financial education and literacy gap experienced by girls in underserved areas. The organization provides targeted financial education, mentorship and resources to middle school girls in low-income communities to break the cycle of poverty. They work to nurture a generation of girls who are not only well-informed and skilled, but also confident leaders capable of realizing their full potential. Their Women’s Fund Impact grant will support a revised and improved curriculum as well as provide the young women in their program with internet-accessible tablets. 

United Way of Tarrant County’s Women United grants come from an endowment funded by Women United members and proceeds from their annual Investing in Impact luncheon and related events.