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2019

Grant Recipient Category:

Catalyst

American Gateways

Project Title:

Capacity Building

For 32 years, American Gateways has been empowering low-income immigrants and their families to navigate the U.S. immigration legal system. Given this complex and ever-evolving system, and the decreasing stability of government funding for services that support the immigrant community, this work is especially critical today. Research shows...

2019

Grant Recipient Category:

Education

Austin Bat Cave

Project Title:

ABC Bat Mobile: A Classroom on Wheels

Since 2007, Austin Bat Cave (ABC) has partnered with nonprofit organizations and Title 1 schools all over Austin to provide free writing workshops and summer camps for students ages 6 through 18, serving over 1,000 students each year. ABC’s trained volunteer teachers are novelists, poets, educators and other professionals, all passionate about...

2019

Grant Recipient Category:

Community

Con Mi MADRE

Project Title:

Lifting Latinos out of Poverty through Education

Con Mi MADRE is a two-generation organization that empowers young Latinas and their mothers through education and support services that increase preparedness, participation, and success in post-secondary education. Con Mi MADRE translates to ‘with my mother,’ which exemplifies a unique programming element -- the organization intentionally engages...

2019

Grant Recipient Category:

Health & Well-Being

half Helen Foundation

Project Title:

Optical Prime: transforming vision services for children in poverty

half Helen Foundation (hH) has provided over 45,000 vision screenings for children in low-income schools. Vision impairment is the single most prevalent disabling condition among children. It’s not enough to identify a vision problem; 40% of children who fail a vision screening never see an eye doctor...

2018

Grant Recipient Category:

Education

Communities In Schools (CIS) of Central Texas

Project Title:

ASPIRE Family Literacy Program

Communities In Schools (CIS) of Central Texas supports students in 66 schools, meeting immediate needs such as food or clothing and more complex ones like emotional support or counseling, empowering public school students to stay in school and achieve in life. For 23 years, the CIS-ASPIRE Family Literacy Program has provided...