We believe in investing in our neighbors.
A gift to the Baylor/Waco Foundation is a gift to our community.
The Baylor/Waco Foundation, supported by local leaders and current Baylor students through Baylor's Philanthropy & Public Good course, grants funds to local non-profits working in economic development, health, education, cultural wealth and city growth, focus areas of Baylor's community engagement initiative. Baylor Waco Foundation funds are used to enhance opportunities for Baylor/Waco projects, connectivity and growth. Two main activities include the Philanthropy & Public Good Course and Solid Gold Neighbor Research Fellows Program.
Make a gift today and join with us as we rally campus-wide and city-wide resources to make a local impact, allowing all to flourish and thrive.
2020 Baylor/Waco Foundation grant recipients include:
- Advocacy Center for Crime Victims and Children, $5,000. The Advocacy Center is an umbrella nonprofit organization of programs that serve to bring about healing to children and adults who are victims of crime and to facilitate change to end violence through advocacy, collaboration and community awareness.
- Care Net Pregnancy Center of Central Texas, $10,000. Care Net Pregnancy Center provides a caring, confidential atmosphere to discuss pregnancy options and sexual health while respecting each individual.
- CASA of McLennan County, $15,000. CASA of McLennan County’s mission is to provide a trained volunteer, a Court-Appointed Special Advocate, for every abused and neglected child in the county so they may ultimately thrive in safe, nurturing and permanent homes.
- Community Cancer Association, $8,500. The Community Cancer Association is a nonprofit in McLennan County that works with local cancer patients and their families to address some of the financial issues that occur as a result of their health condition.
- Esther’s Closet, $25,000. Esther’s Closet is a self-sufficiency program to assist unemployed women in Waco, providing interview and workplace outfits as well as resume writing and equipping women and children to escape poverty.
- Talitha Koum Institute, $21,700. Talitha Koum Institute is a mental health therapeutic nurture center, focusing on the brain development of at-risk children from infancy to 5 years old.
- The Cove, $4,800. The Cove is a teen nurturing center designed to provide a safe space for students experiencing homelessness to access the resources they need to thrive.
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Learn more about the 2020 grant-making process here. Read more about Solid Gold Neighbor, Baylor's intentional and purposeful community engagement strategy.