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2017
Health & Well-Being Grant Recipient:

The SAFE Alliance

Project:

Alumni Services

Grant Award:

$80,600


SAFE is a merger of Austin Children’s Shelter and SafePlace, two longstanding, human service agencies in Austin. SAFE’s mission is to lead in ending sexual assault and exploitation, child abuse and domestic violence through prevention, intervention and advocacy for change. This grant will pilot a...

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2017
Health & Well-Being Grant Recipient:

The SAFE Alliance

Project:

Alumni Services


SAFE is a merger of Austin Children’s Shelter and SafePlace, two longstanding, human service agencies in Austin. SAFE’s mission is to lead in ending sexual assault and exploitation, child abuse and domestic violence through prevention, intervention and advocacy for change. This grant will pilot a new Alumni Services program for former foster care youth previously served by SAFE, who are now struggling with homelessness and/or other barriers to living on their own. The program will provide outreach to up to 60 Austin-area youth per year; work with up to 40 youth per year to become self-sufficient and be leaders for their peers; and help youth gain skills to build independent, healthy futures.

For more information, visit: The SAFE Alliance


2017
Family Grant Recipient:

Any Baby Can

Project:

Nurse-Family Partnership®

Grant Award:

$80,600


Each year in Central Texas, one in three women receive no or late prenatal care, leading to health problems for both mother and child. Any Baby Can’s Nurse-Family Partnership® enrolls first-time moms before the 28th week of gestation and serves them through their child&rsquo...

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2017
Family Grant Recipient:

Any Baby Can

Project:

Nurse-Family Partnership®


Each year in Central Texas, one in three women receive no or late prenatal care, leading to health problems for both mother and child. Any Baby Can’s Nurse-Family Partnership® enrolls first-time moms before the 28th week of gestation and serves them through their child’s second birthday. This long-term, free health service provides information, support and counseling, while enhancing prenatal care, focusing on the child’s development and mother’s growth. This grant will allow Any Baby Can’s Nurse-Family Partnership® to serve 22 families through this evidence-based program with proven results.

For more information, visit: Any Baby Can


2017
Education Grant Recipient:

Interfaith Action of Central Texas

Project:

Program: iLearn - Refugee Youth Education Program

Grant Award:

$80,600


Interfaith Action of Central Texas cultivates peace and respect through interfaith dialogue, service, and celebration. As one of its four core programs, iACT teaches English as a Second Language and cultural skills to newly-arrived refugees. Its youth component, the iLearn Refugee Youth Education Program, provides refugee children...

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2017
Education Grant Recipient:

Interfaith Action of Central Texas

Project:

Program: iLearn - Refugee Youth Education Program


Interfaith Action of Central Texas cultivates peace and respect through interfaith dialogue, service, and celebration. As one of its four core programs, iACT teaches English as a Second Language and cultural skills to newly-arrived refugees. Its youth component, the iLearn Refugee Youth Education Program, provides refugee children language and cultural orientation in summer day camp, Saturday drop-in tutoring, and year-round teen mentoring. Interfaith Action will hire a Refugee Youth Program Coordinator to recruit, train, and manage youth volunteers and mentors. During the summer, 50 students will participate in the summer camp program and many will be provided on-going mentoring throughout the upcoming school year.

For more information, visit: Interfaith Action of Central Texas


2017
Culture Grant Recipient:

The Contemporary Austin

Project:

Seeing Special Things

Grant Award:

$80,600


Seeing Special Things is The Contemporary Austin’s innovative outreach program for Title I schools in the Austin Independent School District. Throughout the 37 year history of Seeing Special Things, more than 18,000 children have participated in this art education program designed to build visual literacy skills and inspire learning...

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2017
Culture Grant Recipient:

The Contemporary Austin

Project:

Seeing Special Things


Seeing Special Things is The Contemporary Austin’s innovative outreach program for Title I schools in the Austin Independent School District. Throughout the 37 year history of Seeing Special Things, more than 18,000 children have participated in this art education program designed to build visual literacy skills and inspire learning in the museum environment. This grant would allow The Contemporary Austin to engage more deeply with the community by bringing exhibitions of student work to every school served through the program, where more students, families, and members of the surrounding community can participate, and by hiring a bilingual educator for Seeing Special Things.

For more information, visit: The Contemporary Austin


2016
Education Grant Recipient:

Capital IDEA

Project:

Rural Single Mothers Education Project

Grant Award:

$94,000


Capital IDEA lifts working adults out of poverty and into living wage careers through education. The Impact Austin grant will support the Rural Single Mothers Education Project, serving 100 rural mothers by paying for their community college tuition and all associated expenses in order to guide them from dead-end jobs...

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2016
Education Grant Recipient:

Capital IDEA

Project:

Rural Single Mothers Education Project


Capital IDEA lifts working adults out of poverty and into living wage careers through education. The Impact Austin grant will support the Rural Single Mothers Education Project, serving 100 rural mothers by paying for their community college tuition and all associated expenses in order to guide them from dead-end jobs or unemployment to employment in skilled careers.

For more information, visit: www.capitalidea.org