Texas Mutual awards $2M in grant funding to nonprofits supporting generational learning


Grants first of two-part RFP initiative to invest in programs supporting generational learning, workforce development

Texas Mutual Insurance Company, the state’s leading provider of workers’ compensation insurance, is announcing the recipients from its 2021 request for proposal (RFP) initiative. Thirty-eight organizations have been awarded funds to support their efforts in generational learning. These grants are part of Texas Mutual’s larger commitment of $4 million in grant funding to nonprofit organizations across the state in two categories—generational learning, and workforce development and safety training. 

“Nonprofit organizations across Texas have faced enormous challenges over the last year, and their commitment to overcoming these challenges and continuing their work is inspiring,” said Jackie Sekiguchi, Texas Mutual community affairs manager. “The organizations receiving this funding have been essential in providing for their communities, and we are glad Texas Mutual can be a part of their continued success.” 

Generational learning grant recipients are organizations based in Texas and selected based on demonstration of 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 childcare providers have the resources needed to deliver access to affordable, quality education for Texas families

·      Increasing equitable access to technology and broadband connectivity by focusing on adoption, use and expansion

For a full list of generational learning grant recipients please visit texasmutual.com/generational-learning.

The second grant cycle in Texas Mutual’s RFP initiative—workforce development and safety training—will focus on investing 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 at 8 a.m. CDT on Monday, August 30, and will close at 11:59 p.m. CDT on Friday, October 8.

Funding amounts for the upcoming workforce development and safety training grants 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 submission window at texasmutual.com/communityfunding. 

The Texas Mutual community affairs team will host an informational webinar on September 8 to answer questions about the RFP process. Interested organizations are encouraged to email questions to communityaffairs@texasmutual.com and register for the informational webinar at texasmutual.com/communityfunding.