G.I.V.E. (Girls Invested in Volunteer Efforts) is a passionate initiative of The Women’s Fund of Smith County. Through this meaningful program, high school girls (grades 9 – 12) experience the joy of collective giving and grant-making. At once-a-month gatherings during the school year, girls will:

  • Gain a better understanding of philanthropy
  • Become more aware of community issues
  • Volunteer together and give together to transform lives

Our goal is to have a diverse group of high school girls, representing all schools in Smith County. Everyone has something unique to contribute. Each girl brings different talents and perspectives. By uniting girls from all backgrounds, the focus becomes a shared vision and a shared hope for a better community. Serving, learning and giving together can bring about positive change.


Sunday, September 17th

2023-2024 Kickoff Meeting

3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Early College High School

2800 West Shaw, Tyler, Texas

For further information, call 903.509.1771 or email



2014Refuge of Light$2,500

2015The Magdalene Home$4,000

2016Hope Haven of East Texas$5,000

2017Building Blocks (a program of Living Alternatives)$6,000

2018Spirit of St. Louis Therapeutic Riding Center$4,000

2020For the Silent$8,500

2021Hope Haven of East Texas$7,600

2022East Texas Crisis Center$10,300

2023 – The Gold Network of East Texas – $12,012