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2019 Hispanic Impact Fund Grant Partners

In 2019, these 6 nonprofits were selected to receive a total of $180,000 in grants from the Hispanic Impact Fund's second grant cycle:

Early Childhood Education

Todos Juntos
Project: TJ's 2-Gen Early Childhood Education Program
Award Amount: $10,000

Help prepare Spanish-speaking children for kindergarten through Todos Juntos' evidence-based Early Childhood Education program. This grant will help provide 12 hours of weekly culturally-appropriate literacy education for 50-60 children (ages 18 months to 4 years) for the nine-month school year. Focused on low-income immigrant families, we provide high-quality early childhood education at no cost to parents, for up to 4 years.

 

AVANCE-Austin
Project: Expansion of Parent and Early Childhood Education Program
Award Amount: $50,000

Significantly expand AVANCE-Austin's 2-generation programming that has the potential to serve an additional 300 Hispanic children ages 0-3 and their parents with early learning/literacy and parental skills education in high poverty zip code areas in Central Texas.

Health & Wellness

Vela
Project: Empowering Familias: Cursos de Autismo
Award Amount: $10,000

"Ahora se como apoyar a Diego (Now I know how to support Diego)", shared Susanna, his mother, at VELA's most recent Curso de Autismo graduation. Through the expansion of VELA's culturally adapted Curso de Autismo, 200 new Latino families will learn how to understand their child's diagnosis, connect to therapies, navigate specialist visits, understand complex terminology, and access crucial support services to create the best future for their familia.

 

Catholic Charities of Central Texas 
Project: Expanding Mental Health Services for Hispanic Families
Award Amount: $50,000

Catholic Charities of Central Texas addresses the needs of working poor families to move them out of poverty. Part of this effort is to provide affordable, accessible mental health services. Their counseling services provide over 4,000 counseling sessions annually, and 72% of their clients are Hispanic. The grant from the Hispanic Impact Fund will support a new bilingual counselor, allowing Catholic Charities of Central Texas to provide 850 more sessions and eliminate their waitlist for mental health services in Spanish.

Job Skills & Entrepreneurship

Economic Growth Business Incubator (EGBI)
Project: Industry Clubs Expansion
Award Amount: $10,000

For 15 years, EGBI has been providing training, coaching & support to aspiring and existing business owners. Since EGBI is agnostic, we have been unable to dive deeper into certain industries. A grant from the Hispanic Impact Fund will provide funding to continue and expand EGBI's “Industry Clubs.” These clubs allow EGBI to dive deeper into industries while forming networking opportunities and potential collaborations amongst club members.

 

Grameen America
Project: Ending the Cycle of Poverty in Austin: Financing Low-Income Hispanic Women Entrepreneurs
Award Amount: $50,000

GAI provides affordable capital, asset- and credit-building programs and financial education to low-income, primarily Hispanic women entrepreneurs to help them boost their income, build savings, enter the mainstream financial system and create jobs. In Austin, GAI has provided $22.25M to 3,500+ women. In 2020, GAI Austin will serve 1,800 members, disburse $9.7M via 2,800 loans and deliver 46,000 hours of financial education and training.