The Hispanic Impact Fund was founded in 2017 with the express purpose of supporting the economic security and advancement of Latino families in Central Texas. We pledged this work would be data-informed and community-led. With four years under our belt and enormous changes in our region, now is the time to take stock of our work and make plans for the future.
What are the Strategy Labs?
Our data-informed investments have been focused on three impact areas where Latinos face the greatest inequities to access: early childhood education, health & wellness, job skills & entrepreneurship
Strategy Labs, hosted earlier this year, dug into current data in these impact areas and forced us to ask the question: are we still meeting the community’s needs?
Led by local and national Latino consultants from designEDengagement, PBC, approximately 120 Hispanic Impact Fund investors, stakeholders, and Latino community members participated in Strategy Lab sessions to shape the grantmaking focus of the Fund. Through a review of current trends, interactive workshops, and robust dialogues, our Strategy Labs help determine the agenda for the next 3-5 years of Hispanic Impact Fund work.
What are the results?
- The Hispanic Impact Fund will release its 2021 Status Report on Latino Families in Central Texas on Tuesday, October 12, 2021. The report, Building a Thriving Central Texas: Advancing Latino Futures, will be followed up by a virtual panel event on Friday, October 15, 2021, where local experts will discuss the report.
- The Fund looks forward to making its next round of grants in early 2022. Based on the Strategy Labs and our strategy refinement process championed by the Fund’s Steering Committee, the Fund will outline three refined impact areas and one pilot impact area for grantmaking. Our impact area statements and timeline for grantmaking will be shared soon.