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DDCE Provides Relief Funding to Local Partners

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Across the nation, the Coronavirus pandemic has affected how we all live, work, learn and worship. It will have lasting effects on the university, including the institution’s budget in years to come. But nevertheless, the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement has prioritized emergency relief funding to support those who have been providing services to those most at risk in the Greater Austin area.

“We think it is crucial to support those nonprofits that provide critical support to our most vulnerable populations. Many of them are providing care with limited budgets themselves.” said Leonard Moore, vice president for diversity and community engagement.

Through this initiative, DDCE is providing emergency relief funds with amounts ranging from $2000-$5000 to select organizations based on six categories of need: housing, economic development, legal assistance, healthcare, emergency assistance, and education. Those receiving funding include the following organizations:

  • Austin Disaster Relief Network
  • Austin Area Urban League
  • Excellence and Advancement Foundation
  • Central Texas Food Bank
  • Casa Marianella
  • Con Mi Madre
  • Foundation Communities
  • Hope Alliance
  • Interfaith Action of Central Texas (iACT)
  • LULAC District 12
  • NAACP Austin
  • OutYouth
  • Refugee Services of Texas
  • River City Youth
  • SAFE Alliance
  • Asian Family Support Services of Austin (AFSSA)
  • Sustainable Food Center
  • Workers’ Defense Project
  • Workforce Solutions Capital Area