"I have found that among its other benefits, giving liberates the soul of the giver." ~ Maya Angelou ~
Explore the many ways you can positively impact the lives of Women & Girls at the Border:
Annual gifts from individuals – no matter what size – help fund a significant portion of both the operations of FWF and the grants distributed.
*Gifts may be made by cash, check, credit card, or securities, as well as online.
For gifts of securities, please call (915) 532-1098 and request the authorization form.
Ways to Give
Honoraria & Memorials
Field of Interest Fund
Honoraria and Memorials
Recognize women as individuals, families, and community members who have made an impact in your life with a gift to the Frontera Women’s Foundation in her honor.
Book clubs, college roommates, investment clubs, colleagues—women all over the country are pooling their money to create social change through Giving Circles and other charitable gifts.
Giving Circles are social investment clubs organized around a particular issue or area of interest. The Frontera Women’s Foundation hosts giving circles focused on helping women and girls realize their full potential in a variety of ways.
The benefits of Giving Circles:
Pooling charitable investments have a far greater impact than smaller, individual gifts.
Researching, talking to experts, reviewing grant applications, and going on site visits to agencies provides an in-depth understanding of community issues and allows Giving Circle members to connect with their philanthropic priorities.
Becoming Giving Circle grant makers empowers the group to be strategic in charitable giving.
Donors are creating change and deepening their connections with one another and the community.
Contact Frontera if you would like to organize your own Circle or join an existing Giving Circle.
A distinguishing feature of the Frontera Women’s Foundation is the permanent endowment, which now stands at more than $500,000 and is growing. Donors may earmark their gifts to the endowment to ensure an enduring financial institution for women and girls in our community. Endowment funds may provide general support for the Frontera Women’s Foundation or may be designated for a particular purpose. These assets include donor advised funds, designated funds, and field of interest funds.
Donors give cash, stock, or other assets to the Frontera Women’s Foundation to establish the advised fund. The donors are able to recommend how to distribute the funds, and can claim a charitable deduction for their gift.
Many individuals and families consider establishing a Donor Advised Fund as a training opportunity before committing to establishing a private foundation.
These funds provide lasting support for purposes you designate. In setting up a donor-designated fund, you may designate a local agency or group of agencies or cause to receive annual grants from your fund. Or you may choose a cause you care about, such as health or education, and the Foundation will make grants from your fund to address these needs every year. If the need ceases, the fund income will be redirected to a similar program.
Field of Interest Funds
These funds support a particular area of concern, such as domestic violence, education, access to health care or childcare. The Frontera Women’s Foundation's Board of Trustees awards grants from the income of the fund on the basis of competitive applications to the most appropriate programs or organizations within the field specified.
Planned gifts, such as bequests and charitable trusts, are an excellent way to ensure the future of women and girls in our community. The Frontera Women’s Foundation can provide information about gift planning and assist you as you consider your legacy.
Legacy Circle Members of the Legacy Circle have made the following types of investments:
Bequests through a will
Beneficiary designation on an IRA, 401(k) plan, or other retirement plan
Charitable remainder trusts
Charitable lead trusts
Beneficiary designation on Life Insurance Policies