“That's why we're excited and humbled about opportunities like with The George Foundation that will come alongside us to not only grant funds but create matching opportunities to give people an added incentive to come alongside and work with us,” Baca said. “So anytime you know that your $1 turns into $2 and it's really making an impact alongside an organization like ours, you're ready to step in.”
The grant funds will primarily be used in Fort Bend County through initiatives at resource centers in Richmond and Rosenberg. Elementary students will be supported through Attack Poverty’s You Can Academy after-school programs. Also, the funds will support Mercy Goods, a social enterprise that hires high school students that have a higher risk of dropping out.
To participate in the match, please visit attackpoverty.org/match
“The George Foundation is pleased to support Attack Poverty’s mission in Fort Bend County,” Adamson said. “Our Trustees awarded a match grant in the hopes that our dollars can go further through leveraged donations from the broader community to serve families struggling with poverty right here in our backyard.”
-Roger Adamson, CEO, The George Foundation