Kindergarten-readiness is essential for improving long-term academic outcomes for Latino children. The Fund will invest in organizations that provide access to affordable, high-quality pre-K and early childhood education starting at age 3, building the pipeline from cradle to career for Latino families.
A giving network for those passionate about our Hispanic community.
We exist to support the economic security and advancement of Hispanic Central Texans, an essential priority for the future of our region. By leveraging the assets, resilience and strength of our Latino community, we’re investing in the potential of future leaders and entrepreneurs.
Access to affordable, preventative health care is a key factor in helping Latino families avoid unexpected health crises and resultant financial ruin. The Fund will invest in organizations that provide preventative, culturally competent health education and access to quality mental and physical health services.
Many Latinos are confined to minimal incomes, accelerating the racial wealth divide. To combat this, the Fund will invest in organizations that train and equip Latinos with the skills needed to obtain high-demand, living-wage jobs with opportunities for advancement. The Fund will also invest in organizations that assist Latino entrepreneurs in gaining the knowledge and skills needed to expand their businesses.
Latino leadership matters. Although Latinos in Central Texas represent a third of the population, they are not proportionately reflected in key leadership positions across all sectors. The Fund will invest in organizations advancing Latino leadership and creating pipelines of youth, emerging, and established Latino talent, which are critical to building a thriving Central Texas.
Advancing Latino Futures
A 2021 status report on Hispanic families in Central Texas.
“When I learned about the work the Hispanic Impact Fund was doing, the thought of whether or not to invest wasn’t a question for me.”YVETTE RUIZ KRUMHANSL,
HISPANIC IMPACT FUND INVESTOR
- Yvette Ruiz, Co-Chair
- Sergio Rodriguez, Co-Chair
- Linda Medina-Lopez, Somos Austin Chair
- Stephanie Bazan, Grants Chair
- Sandy Alcalá
- Monica Muñoz Andry
- Stephen Borrego
- Ana Martin
- Carla Molina
- Lesley Pitts
- Cristi Ramirez
- Justin Rosas
- Bryan Rubio
- Suzanne Soares
- Cano Family Fund
- Ruy Carrasco
- EME Cates Family Foundation Fund
- Susan Espinoza & Marc Piatkowski
- Aynsley & Gerardo Interiano
- Cheryl & Walt Penn
- Carla Piñeyro Sublett
- Lesley & John Pitts
- Louise & Sergio Rodriguez
- Suzanne Soares
- T. Kahler Coaching, LLC