Women & Girls Development Fund

Building a community of women who bring positive change through philanthropy

The Women and Girls Development Fund (WGDF) is a community outreach fund of the San Antonio Area Foundation that promotes philanthropy and supports nonprofit organizations that serve women and girls in the San Antonio area.  Since 2009, WGDF has distributed more than $100,000 to charitable programs helping women and girls reach their full potential.  The Women and Girls Development Fund receives administrative support from the San Antonio Area Foundation and grant support from the John L. Santikos Charitable Foundation.  All grant decisions are made by the fund through their designated representatives.  Applicants and grantees of the Area Foundation’s annual response grants may apply to this outreach fund without regard for 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 with grants

Through grants, the fund supports nonprofit organizations that serve women and girls in health, education and social/human services. Nonprofit organizations can apply for grants on an annual basis. The application process is currently closed. 





Our steering committee:

Jelynne Burley, Co-Chair, CPS Energy
Laura Tamez, Co-Chair, Herrera Law Firm
Terry Brechtel, Immediate Past Co-Chair
, Alamo Regional Mobility Authority
Roz Anderson
, Business Partners - IBM Americas
Palmira Arellano,
Methodist Healthcare
Judge Antonia (Toni) Arteaga
, 57th Judicial District Court
Anamaria Suescun-Fast
, Guerra DeBerry Coody
Frances A. Gonzalez,
City of San Antonio
Lori Houston
, City of San Antonio
Mary Ullmann Japhet
, San Antonio Sports
Janie E. Lopez, PHR
, NuStar Energy
Patricia Mejia
, City of San Antonio
Catherine (Covita) Moroney, CFRE,
Methodist Healthcare Ministries
Bonnie Munroe
, Munroe Marketing and Business Development

303 Pearl Parkway, Suite 114
San Antonio, TX 78215

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