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Stronger Women, Better Austin
A new report issued by the Women's Fund of Central Texas, Stronger Women, Better Austin: A Status Report on Women & Children in Central Texas, reports on what life is really like for many women and children in Austin.
Economic security eludes many women due to a significant gap in earnings compared with men. About half of Central Texas students are from families with low incomes and may struggle along the way to succeed. Despite inspiring gains by women--who outpace men in enrolling in college and for the first time hold a majority on the Austin City Council--there remain many challenges for our community.
"We believe that when women are able to reach their full potential, their children grow up to reach theirs and our whole community benefits," remarked Jolynn Free, chair of the Women's Fund. The report was developed in collaboration with a committee of Women's Fund members and community leaders led by Julia Spann.
The Women's Fund of Central Texas, a program of the Austin Community Foundation, engages women of all ages in improving the lives of women and children in our community.
Inspiring, Impactful & Stylish:
Feel the Power of the Purse!
Thank you everyone who was part of this year's
Power of the Purse Luncheon!
New Collaborative Announces Grants to Boost Kids’ Summer Learning
For many children, the summer months mean enriching experiences such as camp, travel and museum visits, but for others summer is filled with boredom, lost opportunities and risk. This disparity in learning opportunities adds up and is a significant part of the reason low-income youth are less likely to graduate from high school or enter college.
Austin Community Foundation is part of a new Central Texas Summer STEM Funder Collaborative working to increase funding opportunities for high-quality Science, Technology, Engineering and/or Math (STEM) programs for this summer. The collaborative, comprised of local charitable foundations as well as local high-tech companies, seeks proposals from Central Texas nonprofits and public schools that plan to offer academic STEM summer programs. The application deadline has passed for this summer. Learn more.
Central Texas Summer STEM Funder Collaborative Partners:
Austin Community Foundation
Andy Roddick Foundation
Michael and Susan Dell Foundation
Webber Family Foundation
Applied Materials Foundation
Central Texas Discover Engineering
Texas Girls Collaborative
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Since 1977, Austin Community Foundation has helped caring people give more than $225 million in grants to make Austin the best place to live for everyone. We help people find creative and effective ways to give to the special causes dear to their hearts—or respond to our growing community’s changing needs.
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