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Laura Wood
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Laura Wood

Grants Assistance Navigator

Laura Wood is serving as a Grants Assistant Navigator for Hispanic Access Foundation from Fort Worth, Texas. Laura holds a Bachelor of Science in Management degree and is an MBA candidate for December 2025. She has a professional background in sales, fundraising, marketing, and project management spanning 20 years. After 11 years in corporate sales, she joined the non-profit world professionally with The Nature Conservancy of Texas serving as Associate Director of Philanthropy for four and half years. In 2009 she took over her family’s foundation named in honor of her grandmother Dorothy Marcille Wood, a lifelong West Texas rancher who made a big impact on her and her love for the land. In this capacity Laura consulted with numerous public and private agencies as an extension arm for board management, strategic planning, event planning, fundraising and marketing. In her targeted efforts working with endangered species management, 1 million acres were conserved across West Texas, Oklahoma, and New Mexico. Since then, Laura has facilitated over 20 million dollars through grant writing, capital campaigns and endowment growth.

As a volunteer, she served as the youngest President of Lena Pope Home, Inc, in its 80 year history, Secretary and Fundraising Chair for the Texas Land Trust Council, and is currently Membership Chair for the Friends of the Fort Worth Nature Center.

 

Why she works for Hispanic Access…

"I work for Hispanic Access because I am passionate about empowering those impacted the most to receive the abundant resources available to combat climate change. Hispanic Access is a team of professional, accessible, brilliant individuals who care and know how to get the money to those who need it most."

 

In her spare time…

“In my spare time I mostly cook, travel every chance I can, and play cards."

Her favorite book…

“If I had to pick a favorite it would be Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estés' Women Who Run with the Wolves. It opened up the storyteller in me and set me on a life-long quest to be authentic and remain wild."

A person she finds inspirational…

“I'm a tennis lover, and Billie Jean King's trailblazing for women in sports has been and will always remain an inspiration for me to do hard things.”

About Us

Hispanic Access Foundation connects Latinos and others with partners and opportunities to improve lives and create an equitable society.

Phone: (202) 640-4342

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