* Science – Jan. 27, 2017:Vol. 355, Issue 6323, pp. 389-391Gender Stereotypes About Intellectual Ability Emerge Early and Influence Children’s Interests – Authors: Lin Bian, Sarah-Jane Leslie, Andrei Cimpian

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Women & Girls Development Fund Mission

Grants through the Women & Girls Development Fund (WGDF) support non-profit organizations in San Antonio that are focused on leadership development for women and girls in our community. Through the fund, the objective is to empower women and girls to find the confidence they need to become leaders. It is important that we prioritize the sustainability of these important non-profit organizations. We must help promote a broader concept of leadership. We believe that leadership free of gender bias with a foundation of empowerment is crucial in order to lead others.

DONATE TODAY and become an empowering agent for women and girls in the greater San Antonio area.

Making A Difference

2019 Recipient Communities in Schools - San Antonio
2019 Recipient Communities in Schools - San Antonio
2019 Recipient Crosspoint, Inc.
2019 Recipient Crosspoint, Inc.
2018 Recipient Visitation Home Ministries
2018 Recipient Visitation Home Ministries
2018 Recipient YWCA
2018 Recipient YWCA
2018 Recipient Girls Inc.
2018 Recipient Girls Inc.

Since 2012, WGDF has distributed more than $200,000 to charitable programs helping women and girls reach their full potential. The Women & Girls Development Fund receives administrative support from the San Antonio Area Foundation (SAAFdn) and grant support from the John L. Santikos Charitable Foundation, a fund of SAAFdn.

Uniting Women FOR Women and Girls in Our Community.

The Women & Girls Development Fund builds a community of women who create positive change through philanthropy. Dedicated volunteers are engaged in fund development and the strategic direction of the WGDF.

Steering Committee

Cristina Bazaldua
Tessa Benavides
Erika Borrego
Andrea Figueroa
Monica Garza
Laura Hotten
Gwendolyn Jaramillo
Meg Loomis
Beverley McClure
Celina Montoya
Victoria Salgado
Angie Salinas
Xaviera Laijas Szeman
Anamaria Suescun- Fast
Yorka Velasco

From Our Blog

Women & Girls Development Fund: Turning Fires into Beacons of Light

Why We Support the Women & Girls Development Fund Former Governor Ann Richards famously said, “I’ve been tested by fire and the fire lost.” In my prior job, I served as a speaker and sponsor for a professional network that supported women in their career development. The program focused on enhancing leadership skills and creating ...
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