North Texas AFN is a regional chapter of grantmakers who advance equitable wealth building and economic mobility. Members include private, public, corporate, and community foundations, public-sector funders, and financial institutions who want to help North Texans secure economic stability, for now and for years to come. North Texas AFN connects funders and their peers in the nonprofit, public, and private sectors. Together they share promising programs and smart strategies, gather knowledge to make their grantmaking more effective, and work to increase investments in asset building.

North Texas AFN was launched in 2012 as a regional affiliate of national AFN by Communities Foundation of Texas, United Way of Metropolitan Dallas, Citibank, Thomson Family Foundation,  the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, United Way of Tarrant County, Meadows Foundation, and JPMorgan Chase & Co. Membership is open to grantmakers who invest in a range of initiatives that build assets for North Texans, from early childhood education, college access, or workforce development to health, financial coaching, or entrepreneurship. North Texas AFN members meet quarterly with the region’s practitioners and policymakers for issue-based learning and gather for funders-only sharing of ideas and networking. North Texas grantmakers should contact Amanda Arizola if interested in joining this chapter.

How We Work

  • Inform: North Texas AFN members learn from each other and others as they seek solutions to local and regional challenges. Funders and practitioners engage in joint learning on topics that support economic security. They gather new insights, tools, resources, and contacts to inform, leverage, advance, and accelerate their organizations’ efforts.
  • Connect: North Texas AFN shares the latest research and insights from across the metroplex and the country. Through funder-to-funder dialogues as well as deeper, topic-specific learning opportunities, North Texas AFN helps the region’s stakeholders increase collaboration and stay attuned to the latest promising practices and emerging issues.
  • Influence: North Texas AFN engages key stakeholders—philanthropy, public-sector funders, municipal leaders, researchers, nonprofits, and financial institutions—to bring increased attention to the economic security of North Texans. AFN informs and inspires strategic investments with a strong, evidence-based case for philanthropic leaders.
  • Build: North Texas AFN works to build the movement for grantmakers and resources focused on economic well-being. AFN staff support local grantmakers to learn, share, align strategies, and promote collaboration—ultimately increasing the ROI of members.

Regional Focus Areas

  • Women & Entrepreneurs of Color
  • Financial health
  • Affordable housing
  • Workforce pipelines

Upcoming Events

February 23 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm CST : Philanthropy and Policy: Defining Roles for the Texas Legislature
Please join North Texas Asset Funders Network for an informative discussion regarding Philanthropy and Policy: Defining Roles for the Texas Legislature on Thursday, Feb. 23rd … REGISTER

March 2 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am CST : Guaranteed Income – Pilots in Texas
Join Asset Funders Network for a funder-only pre-conference session at the RAISE Texas Conference. Continue your learning and networking with leading grantmakers and nonprofit organizations … REGISTER

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Resources

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Upcoming Events

Contact

Are you a North Texas grantmaker interested in joining this chapter? Contact us to learn more.

 

Amanda Arizola, amanda@assetfunders.org

Steering Committee

Wende Burton

Communities Foundation of Texas

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Amanda Finney

Carl B. and Florence E. King Foundation

Susan Hoff

United Way of Metropolitan Dallas

Valerie Holloway Skinner

Holloway Family Foundation

Dena L. Jackson

Texas Women’s Foundation

Leah King
Leah King

United Way of Tarrant County

Greg Mangum

United Way of Metropolitan Dallas

Ashley McIver

Communities Foundation of Texas

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Elaina Mulé

Charles Schwab Bank

Alfreda Norman

Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

Drexell Owusu

The Dallas Foundation

Alexis Snow

Wells Fargo

Michelle R. Thomas

JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Brittani Trusty

The Dallas Foundation

Lizette Villareal

The Meadows Foundation

Amanda Arizola
Amanda Arizola

North Texas Program Officer

AFN Staff

Chapter Highlights

10th Anniversary Celebration

On November 30, 2022, Asset Funders Network celebrated 10 years of learning, sharing, and investing in North Texas. Presentations included a legislative briefing and announcement of a new collaborative grantmaking opportunity, Equity in Asset Building Relay Grant. LEARN MORE

Workforce Training Reform in Texas

AFN North Texas Member, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, releases a report on Texas community college reform for workforce preparation “Few institutions are better positioned to provide job-focused education and training for middle-tier workers than the state’s 54 community and technical colleges.”  Read the full report at the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas.