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AUSTIN, Texas – The Hispanic Impact Fund at Austin Community Foundation announced six local nonprofits were chosen to receive a combined total of $180,000 for their work in improving the lives of Hispanic families in Central Texas.

The grant winners were voted on and selected at Somos Austin 18 – the inaugural grantmaking event of the Hispanic Impact Fund, a new giving network established by the Foundation to support the economic security and advancement of Hispanic Central Texans through data-informed grant making.

The grants were awarded to three emerging nonprofits and three established nonprofits for programs that focus on early childhood education, health and wellness, and job skills and entrepreneurship. The grant winners include:

Early Childhood Education
Todos Juntos, Early Childhood Ed Program, $10,000
AVANCE-Austin, Parent and Early Childhood Education Program, $50,000

Health & Wellness
Volunteer Healthcare Center, Medical Services, $10,000
El Buen Samaritano Episcopal Mission, Building Capacity to Reduce Teen Pregnancy, $50,000

Job Skills & Entrepreneurship
Economic Growth Business Incubator, Launch Small Businesses, $10,000
Con Mi MADRE, Engaging Parents in Leadership and Workforce Development, $50,000

The Hispanic Impact Fund is one of the Foundation’s strategies to close the opportunity gap in Central Texas.

Hispanics will become the largest demographic group in Central Texas by 2040, yet they face major disparities in access to economic mobility,” Mike Nellis, chief executive officer, Austin Community Foundation, said. “Investing in the economic security and advancement of Hispanics in Central Texas is an essential priority when considering the future of our region.”

Learn more at austincf.org/WhatWeDo/HispanicImpactFund.