Texas Ladies’s Basis awarded $638,844 to 29 Dallas/Fort Value nonprofits, because of a beneficiant present from Lyda Hill Philanthropies. The award permits these organizations to extend their utilization of the IF/THEN® Assortment.
Lyda Hill, founding father of Lyda Hill Philanthropies, mentioned, “I’m happy to accomplice with Texas Ladies’s Basis to achieve 1000’s with constructive feminine STEM position fashions. The IF/THEN® Fund on the Texas Ladies’s Basis establishes a brand new collaboration between the 2 organizations that advances gender fairness for at this time’s younger women and builds future fairness and leaders throughout North Texas.”
The IF/THEN® Assortment is the world’s largest free useful resource of genuine and relatable photographs, movies and biographies celebrating various, up to date ladies in STEM careers and roles. Nonprofits and colleges are in a position to make use of the Assortment without spending a dime for non-commercial functions. Elevating these STEM role models helps encourage younger women to pursue STEM careers.
In November 2020, organizations utilized for the grants via the IF/THEN® Fund at Texas Ladies’s Basis and obtained the awards in early 2021. These nonprofits used the grants to encourage the subsequent era of STEM pioneers in North Texas. Examples embrace printing banners and posters, updating advertising and marketing supplies, together with belongings in programming, and extra.
The GEMS Camp used its grant to assist greater than 300 highschool women of coloration. Their program, BLING!, is a STEM Pathways Institute that teaches networking expertise and STEM associated classes utilizing the IF/THEN Assortment at digital and in-person gatherings.
Saki Milton, founder and government director of the GEMS Camp and a grantee, remarked, “Texas Ladies’s Basis continues to search out revolutionary methods to assist traditionally marginalized women with high quality programming in all areas. The brand new IF/THEN® Fund will assist the GEMS Camp and different nonprofits present women with various STEM profession position fashions in a inventive, visible means. We’re honored to obtain this reward.”
IF/THEN® seeks to additional advance ladies in science, expertise, engineering and math (STEM) by empowering present innovators and provoking the subsequent era of pioneers. Rooted in a agency perception that there is no such thing as a higher time to focus on constructive and profitable feminine skilled position fashions, IF/THEN® is designed to activate a tradition shift amongst younger women to open their eyes to STEM careers.
Texas Ladies’s Basis
Roslyn Dawson Thompson, Texas Ladies’s Basis president and chief government officer, mentioned, “Whether or not the end result is a woman embarking on a STEM profession with position fashions to information her path, the introduction of STEM in a means that ignites curiosity and ambition amongst college students who haven’t beforehand thought-about STEM careers, or elevation of the illustration of girls in STEM, Texas Ladies’s Basis is honored to accomplice with Lyda Hill Philanthropies IF/THEN® Initiative to collaborate in advancing gender fairness for at this time’s women and tomorrow’s STEM leaders.”
Texas Ladies’s Basis is Reworking Texas for Ladies and Women, empowering them to construct stronger, extra equitable communities. One of many world’s largest ladies’s foundations, the Basis raises funding from a broad base of donors, together with people, foundations and companies. These sources assist greater than $7 million in investments that advance financial safety and management for Texas ladies and women via groundbreaking analysis, advocacy, grants and applications.
The Assortment is a part of the IF/THEN® Initiative, a nationwide effort sponsored by Lyda Hill Philanthropies® to encourage younger women to pursue STEM careers whereas making a tradition shift in how the world perceives ladies in STEM. For data go to ifthencollection.org.