We are excited to award $2.2 Million to 70 Austin-area nonprofits working to support communities experiencing economic and health-related hardships caused by COVID-19 in Central Texas. This funding comes from All Together ATX, the COVID-19 relief fund we created in partnership with our friends at Austin Community Foundation.
The nonprofits receiving grants are working to address domestic violence and child abuse, digital equity, mental health, aging populations, and utility assistance. The grants range in size from $70,000 to $5,000 and will be distributed electronically by August 11. Meet the grantees here.
Data consistently shows that Black and Hispanic residents in Central Texas are being disproportionately impacted by COVID-19 compared to their white neighbors. According to Austin Public Health, Hispanics make up 52% of confirmed cases in Travis County. Similarly, the Black community comprises 10% of hospitalizations and 9% of deaths in Travis County but is less than 8% of the population.
To ensure the communities most impacted by COVID-19 are supported and funded, equity was a guiding principle in the All Together ATX grantmaking process. The intent of this round of funding was to enhance and increase existing services to individuals of historically under-resourced communities in the five-county Central Texas region (Bastrop, Caldwell, Hays, Travis, and Williamson).
All Together ATX distributed an initial round of funding in April 2020. During that phase, we awarded grants totaling $1.8 Million to 97 nonprofits.
Funding from All Together ATX has helped dozens of Central Texas nonprofits meet the high demand for services and support our community through COVID-19. Here are a few messages of gratitude from All Together ATX grantees.
On behalf of Any Baby Can and the clients we serve, a heartfelt Thank you! These critically needed funds will allow us to do so much more to support our families during these challenging times. Your collective efforts to meet the needs of our community will not be forgotten.
– Veronda Durden | Any Baby Can
Thank you so much for this wonderful news and thank you both for the important work you do in the community. We are honored to be awarded these funds and to work alongside others throughout the community to serve during this unprecedented time.
– Marsha Wier | Meals on Wheels of Central Texas
We are committed to this community and are grateful for the generosity of so many who make this relief possible. Join us in lifting all Central Texans and the organizations that support them.