Mary Kay Ash Foundation, the philanthropic initiative of Mary Kay, announced grants of $25,000 to be awarded to four North Texas shelters:
- Hope’s Door New Beginning Center
- Genesis Women’s Shelter & Support
- Denton County Friends of the Family
- The Family Place
The Mary Kay Ash Foundation is an established partner of North Texas domestic violence organizations, awarding grants totaling $100,000 to support domestic violence workers and first responders for women and children.
Additionally, 50 domestic violence shelters across the country, including Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, were granted $20,000 each, totaling $1 million. The purpose of this financial aid is to provide resources to support women and children who are seeking a life free of abuse.
The foundation also awarded cancer research grants to fund innovation and better detection, selecting ten cancer researchers to receive $100,000 each for their research proposals.
The 2021 grant recipients include:
- The General Hospital Corporation d/b/a Massachusetts General Hospital
- Indiana University
- NYU Grossman School of Medicine
- UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine
- The Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University
- Tufts University School of Medicine
- University of South Carolina
- The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System
- UT Southwestern Health Systems
- The Wistar Institute
“The Mary Kay Ash Foundation continues its steadfast mission to support cancer researchers who are seeking cures for cancers affecting women and provide life-saving resources to domestic violence shelters across the country,” said Ryan Rogers, Vice President of the Mary Kay Ash Foundation Board of Directors and grandson of company founder Mary Kay Ash. “These grants enable some of the brightest minds to continue their research efforts, bring hope to women who are facing a cancer diagnosis and support the first responders who worked tirelessly to help domestic violence survivors and their families. By continuing support for these scientists and organizations, we know we are continuing our mission to better the lives of women everywhere.”