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Past Women's Fund Grants

In 2017, these ten nonprofits were selected to receive a total of $123,500 in grants from the Women's Fund:

Capital IDEA - $15,000
Basic Needs
Career Pathways for Women of Color

This project will transform lives of 500 Central Texas minority women by funding education and providing personal development assistance so that they can obtain a degree or certification toward a career that pays a true living wage and offers benefits, allowing them to remain in the Austin area.

Saint Louise House - $21,000
Economic Security
Supportive Housing for Women and Children

Saint Louise House addresses the basic needs and economic sustainability of single mothers and their children who need more time than shelters can provide but who do not qualify for other housing programs in Austin.

Communities in Schools of Central Texas - $17,500
Education
ASPIRE Family Literacy Program

ASPIRE’s bilingual professional staff work with families for 20 or more hours per week to ensure children enter school ready to learn, and to help parents acquire the skills they need to engage in their community; obtain or improve employment; and support their children’s emotional, physical, and intellectual growth.

People's Community Clinic - $15,000
Health
Healthy Mothers, Healthy Futures

Healthy Mothers, Healthy Futures is supported by extensive research, which indicates that pregnant women who receive group prenatal care, instead of only one-on-one care with a provider, give birth to babies with healthier outcomes. Healthy Mothers, Health Futures includes 10 customized visits that last two hours.

Spirit Reins - $15,000
Safety
Reining in Trauma: Mental Health Services for Children and Families

This grant will provide low-income children in women-headed households who have experienced abuse and other trauma with 197 hours of trauma-focused counseling. Instead of traditional talk therapy, licensed mental health professionals use therapies like art therapy, nature therapy and trauma-focused equine assisted psychotherapy.

Urban Roots - $20,000
Leadership
Urban Roots Grows Young Women Leaders

On a 3.5-acre farm in East Austin, Urban Roots provides paid internships to youth ages 14-23. This grant supports 18 teenage women participating in the Farm Internship Program in spring 2017.

Literacy First - $20,000
Women's Fund Committee Choice Award
K-2 Tutoring Program 2016-2017

Literacy First (formerly ACE: A Community of Education) brings together federal, state, and local resources to deliver an evidence-based literacy tutoring program that accelerates reading achievement in kindergarten to 2nd grade students in Central Texas.

Learn about previous years' grants