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2022 Grant Partners

The Women’s Fund awarded nearly $500,000 in general operating support to 24 nonprofit organizations working to
support the economic security of women in Central Texas. Women’s Fund investors, with input from community reviewers, selected the following nonprofits based on their work across five funding areas.


Child Care

Expanding access to safe, quality, culturally competent and affordable child care that is conveniently located for families with low incomes. 

Mariposa Family Learning Center

$45,000 / Two-year grant

Mariposa Family Learning Center provides 2-generation childcare and family services to underserved populations in an Austin “childcare desert” neighborhood using a subsidy-tuition model

Their dual-mission goal is to prepare children for success in kindergarten and beyond with evidence-based early childhood education and to provide parents, many single mothers, access to the tools needed to improve their family’s well-being and break the generational cycle of poverty.    



Providing access to an ecosystem of support—academic, emotional, and financial—for women pursuing educational dreams. 

Ann Richards School Foundation

$45,000 / Two-year grant

The Ann Richards School Foundation raises funds and forms partnerships to advance education, empower young women and create opportunities for girls who may otherwise be held back from achieving their full potential.  

The foundation supports the Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders, an all-girls public school for grades 6-12 in the Austin Independent School District. Founded to give young women from economically disadvantaged backgrounds the skills and confidence necessary to pursue college educations and careers, it now stands as one of the largest single-gender public schools in the nation. 



Investing in affordable housing opportunities for women that include a network of support and/or opportunities for long-term wealth building. 

Hays-Caldwell Women’s Center

$45,000 / Two-year grant

The Hays-Caldwell Women’s Center offers free and confidential services to adults, youth, and children who are victims of family violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and child abuse who live, work, or attend school in Hays and Caldwell Counties.   

HCWC provides 18 units of transitional housing focused on families with young children. The housing program includes childcare and early education through on-site Head Start & Early Head Start and provides access to free counseling and advocacy services.  


Unintended Pregnancy Prevention

Increasing access to consumable, unbiased pregnancy prevention resources. 

Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas, Inc.  

$45,000 / Two-year grant

Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas, Inc. provides reproductive and related healthcare services and science-based community health education to low-income, uninsured and underinsured patients. It is committed to ensuring that all Texans have access to high-quality, affordable healthcare. 

The organization’s Unintended Pregnancy Prevention program provides low- and no-cost contraception services to low-income, uninsured and underinsured young women and teens between the ages of 16 and 24. Program staff utilize a tiered, client-centered approach to discuss contraception use, and to ensure that patients are informed about their choices and able to make the best choice for their health. 


Women’s Health

Reducing health disparities faced by women of color.

Of the Earth Institute of Indigenous Cultures and Teachings 

$45,000 / Two-year grant

Of the Earth Institute of Indigenous Cultures and Teachings is dedicated to preserving and sharing Traditional Indigenous Medicines. Founded by a Lipan Apache medicine woman, the organization serve low-income communities of color using affordable, culturally appropriate health services.  

Many Central Texans seek out their services because conventional medicine disregards cultural norms, is financially out of reach, or is not physically accessible. Their health services, by contrast, are accessible by design, and by tradition.



Semifinalist Grant Partners

Child Care
  • Sammy’s House / $25,000 / 2-year grant
  • Central Texas Allied Health Institute / $10,000
  • The Excel Center for Adults / $10,000
  • Trinity Child Development Center / $10,000


  • Foundation Communities / $25,000 / 2-year grant
  • Austin Habitat for Humanity / $10,000
  • Jeremiah Program / $10,000
  • SAFE Alliance / $10,000


Unintended Pregnancy Prevention
  • People’s Community Clinic / $25,000 / 2-year grant
  • LifeWorks / $10,000
  • The Texas Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy / $10,000
  • Con Mi MADRE / $25,000 / 2-year grant
  • AVANCE – Austin / $10,000
  • Jail to Jobs / $10,000
  • Latinitas / $10,000


Women’s Health
  • Giving Austin Labor Support (GALS) / $25,000 / 2-year grant
  • Community Coalition for Health / $10,000
  • Contigo Wellness Foundation / $10,000
  • WorkingGroup512 / $10,000

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