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Since 2017, Hispanic Impact Fund investors have granted $360,000 to local nonprofit programs that focus on advancing the health and economic well being of Hispanic Central Texas so all of our families and communities can thrive.

Why we need to take action

Hispanics & Latinos in Austin earn $28,102 less than their white neighbors (median household income).

Despite high employment rates, Latinos are historically confined to low-paying jobs with minimal incomes, reducing the economic growth potential of our region.

35% of Hispanic children in Travis County live below the federal poverty line, compared to 6% of their white peers.

1 in 4 working-age Hispanic adults have no primary healthcare provider.

When Hispanics Rise, Austin Rises.

2017 status report on Hispanic families in Central Texas.

How the Hispanic Impact Fund makes a difference:

EARLY CHILDHOOD
EDUCATION

A child who is prepared for kindergarten is four to five times more likely to pass state assessments by the 3rd grade. By focusing on the youngest children in our community, we can improve educational outcomes for years to come.

HEALTH & WELLNESS

Along with access to affordable health care, when armed with accurate and culturally competent information about healthy habits, Hispanics have significantly improved health outcomes.

JOB SKILLS & ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Access to capital and workforce development training to combat the wages of unskilled labor are vital Latino entrepreneurs and families looking to be part of the economic success Austin has come to be known for.

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