Verizon has awarded a $40,000 grant to the Dallas Women’s Foundation (DWF) in a partnership to address domestic violence by funding agencies that assist in domestic violence recovery and prevention.
The grant from Verizon Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Verizon, will enable DWF to provide qualified agencies with funding to increase the prevention of family violence while also serving and protecting women and children whose lives have been altered by a pattern of violence in the home.
Verizon/Dallas Women’s Foundation grants will be announced mid-May. Dallas Women’s Foundation offers cooperative grant partnerships to companies who want to improve the community by funding programs for women and girls.
About The Verizon Foundation
The Verizon Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Verizon Communications, is committed to improving literacy and K-12 education; fostering awareness and prevention of domestic violence; and promoting the use of technology in health-care delivery. In 2006, the Foundation awarded more than $69 million in grants to nonprofit agencies in the United States and abroad. The Foundation also matched charitable donations from Verizon employees and retirees, resulting in $29 million in combined contributions. Under the Foundation’s Verizon Volunteer initiative, one of the nation’s largest employee-volunteer programs, company employees and retirees have also contributed nearly 3 million hours of community service since Verizon’s inception in 2000. For more information, visit http://www.verizon.com/foundation.
About the Dallas Women’s Foundation
The Dallas Women’s Foundation is a public foundation that promotes women’s philanthropy and raises money to support community programs that help women and girls realize their full potential. Created in 1985, the Dallas Women’s Foundation has contributed over $7.5 million in grants to nearly 650 programs or organizations serving women and girls in Dallas, Denton and Collin counties. The organization has also built total assets of more than $11 million to ensure future grant making. For more information, visit http://www.dallaswomensfoundation.org/.