Austin, TX – Texas Mutual Insurance Company recently announced it is committing a total of $7 million in open grant funding to organizations across Texas through two request for proposal initiatives. This is the second consecutive year that Texas Mutual will focus funding on nonprofit organizations in the categories of generational learning and workforce development and safety training.
Applications for the first grant cycle focused on generational learning opened at 8 a.m. CDT on Monday, April 18, and will close at 11:59 p.m. CDT on Friday, May 27.
“As Texans, rallying to support one another is at our core. And as a company that exclusively does business in this great state, we commend the organizations that continue to show commitment to fellow Texans,” said Jackie Sekiguchi, Texas Mutual community affairs manager. “At Texas Mutual, we take our mission to create a stronger, safer Texas seriously and will continue to use our resources to ensure meaningful change for Texas communities for generations to come.”
In the first grant cycle focused on generational learning, Texas Mutual seeks to invest in initiatives that support generational change and will be awarded to organizations that demonstrate the following:
- Improving the health and wellness of Texas workers and their families by providing access to quality health care and health education
- Strengthening the early childhood education system by ensuring child care providers have the resources needed to deliver access to affordable, quality education for Texas families
- Providing holistic wrap around support for clients in addition to case management to ensure families have the resources they need to seize opportunities
Through the second grant cycle—workforce development and safety training— Texas Mutual seeks to invest in organizations and initiatives focused on the following:
- Training the current and future skilled workforce in safe work practices, especially in industries or occupations at higher risk for workplace accidents
- Creating strong pathways for in-demand middle-skill jobs
- Upskilling and reskilling adult learners using earn-and-learn initiatives
Applications for the second grant cycle will open on Monday, August 15.
Grant amounts will vary by market and organization size. Applicants are recommended to request funding between $25,000 and $100,000, unless otherwise advised. To be eligible for grant funding, organizations are required to be based in Texas, must be a 501(c)(3) designated organization, and must be able to demonstrate they are actively delivering assistance and services to Texas communities.
Organizations interested in applying can access the application during the appropriate submission window at texasmutual.com/communityfunding.
The Texas Mutual community affairs team will be hosting an informational webinar on April 27 for the first grant cycle to answer questions about each RFP process. Interested organizations are encouraged to register for the event here.
Source: Texas Mutual