Women & Girls Development Fund

Building a community of women bringing positive change through philanthropy

The Women & Girls Development Fund (WGDF) is a community outreach fund of the San Antonio Area Foundation that promotes philanthropy and supports nonprofit organizations serving women and girls in the greater San Antonio area. Created in 2009, this fund intends to build a community of women who bring positive change through participation as leaders in their schools, jobs, in communities and eventually through philanthropy. 

The Women & Girls Development Fund receives administrative support from the Area Foundation and grant support from the John L. Santikos Charitable Foundation, a fund of the Area Foundation. All grant decisions are made by the fund through their designated representatives. Applicants and grantees of the Area Foundation’s annual responsive grants may apply to this outreach fund without regard of past or future Area Foundation applications.

Uniting our community

Dedicated volunteers are engaged in fund development and strategic direction for the Women & Girls Development Fund. 

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Supporting nonprofits focused on leadership development of women and girls with grants

The Women & Girls Development Fund’s objective is to empower girls and women to advance as leaders in our community. Through our grants, the fund supports nonprofits that promote a broader concept of leadership, one free of gender bias that speaks to empowerment of others and includes self-leadership as a foundation for the leadership of others.

Funding available!

Deadline is Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018 at 5 p.m.

We are pleased to announce the Women and Girls Development Fund request for grant applications for 2018 grants. The WGDF’s objective is to empower girls and women to advance as leaders in our community. We invite you to apply for a WGDF grant today!

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Our steering committee:

Cristina Bazaldua, Univision
Erika Borrego, San Antonio Food Bank
Andrea Figueroa, Martinez Womens Center
Monica Garza, H-E-B
Gwendolyn Jaramillo, Foley Hoag, LLP
Beverley McClure, Impact San Antonio
Celina Montoya, Alamo Fireworks
Victoria Salgado, San Antonio Area Foundation
Angie Salinas, Girl Scouts of South Texas
Anamaria Suescun-Fast, The DeBerry Group
Yorka Velasco-Caballero, Keurig Dr Pepper


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San Antonio, TX 78215

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