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Our Partners

Thanks to the generosity of our investors, in 2019 we awarded $250,000 to five local nonprofits working in our impact areas.

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2019 Grant Partners

 

Saint Louise House

WRAPAROUND SERVICES FOR WOMEN & CHILDREN

Most families spend three to four years at Saint Louise House, healing from the wounds of homelessness, developing economic security and gaining the tools and resources they need to thrive on their own for the long term. In 2019, the Women’s Fund will continue to be part of the journey of families through our housing grant, which will provide pathways out of poverty to at least 150 women and children

Mainspring Schools

SERVING SINGLE MOTHERS IN AUSTIN

Mainspring Schools helps families in Austin break generational cycles of poverty through early childhood education, nutrition and family services. Often, single moms — which make up the majority of Mainspring caregivers — hope to enroll but don’t have funding in place. With the Women’s Fund’s support, this project will allow Mainspring to enroll children whose families are in the process of securing subsidy funding, allowing moms to pursue employment or education, which can be life changing for an entire family!

Breakthrough Central Texas

COLLEGE COMPLETION PROGRAM

The education grant allows Breakthrough Central Texas to expand its comprehensive case management support and year-round programming to support 200 female first-generation college students. This program will cater to the unique needs of female first-generation college students by providing workshops to support their college transition, an internship program that provides professional experiences in underrepresented fields as well as professional female advisors, which help female students overcome any academic, social, cultural or financial barrier that may prevent them from achieving their goal of earning a college degree.

Planned Parenthood

UNINTENDED PREGNANCY PREVENTION PROGRAM

Planned Parenthood’s Unintended Pregnancy Prevention program seeks to reduce the incidence of
unintended pregnancy among young women in need and support their economic security through increased access to their preferred contraception method, including long-acting reversible contraceptives (LARCs), at three Austin health centers and at pop-up clinics operated by PPGT in the Austin area. Planned Parenthood provides the convenience and flexibility young women need through same-day appointments, online appointment scheduling, and same-day provision of contraception, including intrauterine devices (IUDs) and implants.

PelotonU

COLLEGE COMPLETION PROGRAM

The Innovation grant will expand PelotonU’s innovative approach to postsecondary education for working adults by doubling its first-in-the-industry Peer Coach initiative. The grant will expand evening availability so 64 evening-only students – mostly mothers – can fit college around their work and family commitments. With evening availability tripled, PelotonU will then be able to pilot a 2Gen co-location with Open Door.

Past grant partners

2018
  • Saint Louise House
  • Open Door Preschools
  • Con Mi MADRE
  • Planned Parenthood
2017
  • Capital IDEA
  • Saint Louise House
  • Communities in Schools of Central Texas
  • People’s Community Clinic
  • Spirit Reins
  • Urban Roots
  • Literacy First