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May 14, 2018 – Austin Community Foundation Awards Nearly $400,000 to Close the Opportunity Gap
The Women’s Fund and the Hispanic Impact Fund, the Foundation’s two signature programs focused on closing the opportunity gap granted nearly $400,000 to local organizations.

May 02, 2018 – Philanthropy’s Role in Austin’s Affordable Housing Crisis
Affordable housing is a complicated and controversial issue in our community. On average about 150 people move to Austin each day while many current families are being pushed out to surrounding cities where housing is more affordable. Does Austin have the infrastructure, planning and will to keep up with the growth?

April 06, 2018 – Austin Community Foundation Grants $180,000 to Six Nonprofits
Austin Community Foundation announced six local nonprofits were chosen to receive a combined total of $180,000 for their work in improving the lives of Hispanic families in Central Texas.

April 02, 2018 – Central Texas Long-Term Hurricane Recovery Fund Request for Proposals
Austin Community Foundation has released a request for proposals (RFP) for the Central Texas Long-Term Hurricane Recovery Fund to support revitalization in areas neighboring Central Texas devastated by Hurricane Harvey.

March 12, 2018 – A Texas-Sized Response to Hurricane Harvey: Update on the Rebuild Texas Fund
Hurricane Harvey made landfall on the Texas coast as a Category 4 on August 25, 2017. Eight million residents along 300 miles of coastline were affected. More than 230,000 homes were damaged, 4,000 small businesses disrupted and 1,000 school campuses affected.

February 13, 2018 – Report Highlights Economic Disadvantages of Region’s Hispanic Families
A new report released by the Hispanic Impact Fund at Austin Community Foundation reveals major disparities in access to economic mobility for Hispanics in Central Texans.

February 09, 2018 – Discussing Systemic and Institutional Racial Inequities in Austin
Austin Area Funders met on February 6, 2018 to discuss systemic and institutional racial inequities in Austin. The discussion was led by Kazique Prince, senior policy advisor & education coordinator, City of Austin and Ashton Cumberbatch, Mayor Adler’s Community Cabinet.

February 02, 2018 – When Hispanics Rise, Austin Rises
Join us on Feb. 13 at 7:45 a.m. for a conversation about a new report examining the realities of Central Texas Hispanics.

January 17, 2018 – Women’s Issues are Community Issues
A large group of Women’s Fund investors and community members were gathered for Leadership Austin’s first Engage Breakfast of the year. “The work is challenging and there’s a lot of it to be done, but when you feel overwhelmed – keep the will,”

January 17, 2018 – Latinitas Recognized for Volunteer Management and Engagement
Austin Community Foundation recently announced Latinitas as the 2017 recipient of the Jordan Award, which recognizes a Central Texas nonprofit that effectively leverages the time and talents of volunteers to create positive change in our community.