The Dallas Foundation established the Women's Philanthropy Institute (WPI) in 2007 in response to an expressed interest by female donors who wanted to learn more about our community and its needs.

Based on our belief that firsthand observations provide a better view of the community, we select four nonprofit agencies to visit, review financial documents and hear a presentation about the agency's impact. Typically, one agency is selected to receive a grant which is presented in December each year.

Membership is open to donors and their friends. For more information, contact Lesley Martinelli, our senior director of donor services, by email or phone, 214-741-9898.

Donor Spotlight: Jaynne Allison

After attending an event for The Dallas Foundation's Women's Philanthropy Institute, donor Jaynne Allison decided to roll up her sleeves.