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Our Approach to Funding

We believe that supporting the long-term recovery and rebuilding of Texas communities impacted by Hurricane Harvey requires an integrated process. Our approach involves working simultaneously in three ways:

  • Listening to members of communities directly impacted by the storm to learn their priorities and immediate needs.
  • Engaging with local leaders and organizations with first-hand knowledge of emerging gaps and best approaches to addressing the long-term rebuilding needs in their communities.
  • Supporting community-led priorities that make the maximum benefit of essential public aid and strategically use private resources (such as expertise or funding) to rebuild stronger, more resilient communities

The Rebuild Texas Fund is prioritizing our most vulnerable neighbors in need: children, the elderly, disabled individuals, and low-income families and communities. This page provides more information about the organizations we support in four focus areas – health and housing; schools and child care; workforce and transportation; and capital for rebuilding small businesses.

Find out more about our work: Frequently Asked Questions

Aransas County Education Foundation

Focus Area(s): Schools and Child Care
Region(s): Region 5
Total Project Amount: $200,000
Project Description
Funding for the Aransas County Education Foundation will support students and teachers as schools re-open in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. Funding will provide classroom materials, student support services, and more.

Baker Ripley

Focus Area(s): Health and Housing, Schools and Child Care, Workforce and Transportation
Region(s): Region 2
Total Project Amount: $100,000
Project Description
Baker Ripley will help fill a gap in traditional disaster funding by supporting children and families with trauma-informed care, counseling, and establishing stability as children head back to school.

Communities in Schools

Focus Area(s): Schools and Child Care
Region(s): Region 1, Region 2, Region 3, Region 4, Region 5
Total Project Amount: $100,000
Project Description
Rebuild Texas Fund will support Communities in Schools in their work to provide expanded services for students, including mental health services and ongoing case management. 

Education Service Center 2 on behalf of Aransas Pass ISD

Focus Area(s): Schools and Child Care
Region(s): Region 5
Total Project Amount: $200,000
Project Description
Funding will support students and teachers as schools re-open in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. Funding will provide classroom materials, student support services, and more. 

Genesys Works

Focus Area(s): Schools and Child Care
Region(s): Region 2
Total Project Amount: $30,000
Project Description
Genesys Works will use this funding to support low-income college students to remain in school. Genesys Works was founded in 2002 in Houston, TX, and works to help low-income high school students break through economic and educational barriers. 

iConnect Outreach

Focus Area(s): Health and Housing
Region(s): Region 1
Total Project Amount: $75,000
Project Description
iConnect Outreach is working to rebuild damaged homes by providing mucking and gutting services. iConnect was founded in the aftermath of Hurricane Ike in 2008 and provides rebuilding and repair services across the coast of Texas.

Ingleside ISD Education Foundation

Focus Area(s): Schools and Child Care
Region(s): Region 5
Total Project Amount: $200,000
Project Description
Funding for the Ingleside ISD Education Foundation will support students and teachers as schools re-open in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. Funding will provide classroom materials, student support services, and more.

Jewish Family Service

Focus Area(s): Health and Housing, Schools and Child Care, Workforce and Transportation
Region(s): Region 2
Total Project Amount: $69,000
Project Description
Jewish Family Service will work to support families as they navigate insurance claims, housing needs, and finding employment opportunities. Leveraging deep experience in providing disaster-related case management, Jewish Family Service will also provide mental health counseling.

Mennonite Disaster Service

Focus Area(s): Health and Housing
Region(s): Region 4, Region 5
Total Project Amount: $200,000
Project Description
Rebuild Texas fund will support Mennonite Disaster Service in rebuilding homes in communities affected by Hurricane Harvey. Mennonite Disaster Service partners with community committees to fill unmet needs with trained volunteers. 

New Hope Housing

Focus Area(s): Health and Housing
Region(s): Region 2
Total Project Amount: $100,000
Project Description
New Hope Housing will work to provide intensive case management, wrap-around services, and short-term housing for displaced residents in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. 

OneGoal

Focus Area(s): Schools and Child Care
Region(s): Region 2
Total Project Amount: $30,000
Project Description
OneGoal will provide emergency aid to low-income students to relieve the burden of costs incurred due to Hurricane Harvey damage. OneGoal currently services 2,100 students and teachers, and 37 schools in Houston. 

Operation Blessing

Focus Area(s): Health and Housing
Region(s): Region 1, Region 5
Total Project Amount: $150,000
Project Description
Operation Blessing will use this funding to rebuild homes in underserved areas with a focus on vulnerable populations, including the elderly, disabled individuals, and individuals with special needs.

Port Aransas Education Foundation

Focus Area(s): Schools and Child Care
Region(s): Region 5
Total Project Amount: $200,000
Project Description
Funding for the Port Aransas Education Foundation will support students and teachers as schools re-open in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. Funding will provide classroom materials, student support services, and more.

Samaritan’s Purse

Focus Area(s): Health and Housing
Region(s): Region 2, Region 5
Total Project Amount: $150,000
Project Description
Rebuild Texas Fund will support Samaritan’s Purse in their work to provide roof repair, debris removal services, and other home repairs needed to rebuild affected communities in Texas. 

Save the Children

Focus Area(s): Schools and Child Care
Region(s): Region 1, Region 2, Region 5
Total Project Amount: $150,000
Project Description
Save the Children will use this funding to support the recovery and re-opening of childcare centers and after-school programs in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. 

Taft ISD Education Foundation

Focus Area(s): Schools and Child Care
Region(s): Region 5
Total Project Amount: $200,000
Project Description
Funding for the Taft ISD Education Foundation will support students and teachers as schools re-open in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. Funding will provide classroom materials, student support services, and more.

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