We are excited to announce grant funding from All Together ATX in the amount of $3.5 million to 111 local nonprofits. This third and final round of grants provide funding for basic needs and support for nonprofits that are meeting other critical needs and/or facing operational impacts due to the pandemic. Since March, we have been honored to partner with Austin Community Foundation on this community-led philanthropic fund that provides flexible resources to nonprofit organizations working with communities that are disproportionately impacted by COVID-19 and the economic consequences of the outbreak.
The nonprofits receiving grants are working to address basic needs and the sustainability of the nonprofit sector. The grants range in size from $125,000 to $1,000, and will be distributed electronically by December 24. Meet the grantees here.
We are so grateful that the $3.5 million to be distributed includes a generous matching gift from the Sheth Sangreal Foundation. Every donation made between October 1 and November 16 was matched dollar for dollar by the Sheth Sangreal Foundation.
The COVID-19 pandemic continues to disproportionately impact communities of color in Central Texas. Black and Latinx families are bearing the brunt of the economic and health consequences of the coronavirus. With this in mind, equity was a guiding principle in the All Together ATX grant-making process. Out of 111 nonprofits receiving grants, 81 organizations are led by Black, Indigenous, or people of color (BIPOC) and more than 50 percent of staff at these organizations are BIPOC.
All Together ATX distributed two additional rounds of funding in April and August of 2020. During phase one (April) we awarded grants totaling $1.8 Million to 97 nonprofits and during phase two (August) we awarded grants totaling $2.2 Million to 70 nonprofits.
Funding from All Together ATX has helped more than 200 Central Texas nonprofits meet a high demand for services and support our community through COVID-19. Here are a few messages of gratitude from All Together ATX grantees.
Thank you so much for your continued support and partnership. This grant will have a direct and meaningful impact on families who are facing significant hardship.
Grant and Program Research Manager | Communities In Schools of Central Texas
I am grateful beyond words, on behalf of myself and all of us at Young Voices of Austin.
Throughout these challenging last few months, our students have shown tremendous strength, flexibility and resilience. We are grateful to be able to continue working with them each week and helping them to grow and learn together. Thank you for your support of our students and their families!
Executive Director & Chief Operating Officer | Young Voices of Austin
Thank you so much for supporting our families. These funds will be of great help to the 200+ families that are part of our program.
Executive Director | AVANCE
“We’re honored to partner with the Austin Community Foundation to provide much-needed relief to our local nonprofits and community. Thank you to every person and company that donated to All Together ATX to support our community through COVID-19”, David C. Smith, CEO of United Way for Greater Austin, said. “The road to recovery is ongoing, and United Way for Greater Austin will continue to be here to build opportunity for all individuals, children, and families.”
For nearly 100 years, United Way for Greater Austin has been dedicated to those in our community who are suffering and creating opportunity for all people, children, and families. The work we’ve been doing all along has prepared us for this moment and we’re just getting started. Needs will evolve, and we will be here.
Together, we can help provide stability today and create long-term solutions for the future, for all.
Please support our response to this historic need here.