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November 8, 2023

2023 workforce development and safety training grant recipients

$3.9M in grants to strengthen Texas

Texas Mutual has awarded $3.9 million to 57 nonprofit organizations in an effort to fortify businesses and strengthen the state’s economy. Grants were provided through our Request for Proposal (RFP) initiative focused on workforce development and safety training. Texas nonprofits were invited to apply between August 21 and September 29. Grant recipients are 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

During the month of October, Texas Mutual conducted an extensive review process, which included training 60 Texas Mutual employee volunteers to review grant applications based on several criteria, including evaluating organizations for their work in upskilling, apprenticeships and safety training programs as well as their overall alignment with our commitment to building a stronger, safer Texas. Our community affairs team also focused on ensuring funding was distributed across the state and supported underserved communities.

See the full list of recipients below:

Central Texas

  • American YouthWorks (Austin)
  • Austin Voices for Education and Youth
  • Best Buddies in Texas (Austin)
  • Capital IDEA (Austin)
  • Code2College (Pflugerville)
  • Del Valle Independent School District
  • Goodwill Central Texas
  • Lone Star Justice Alliance (Austin)
  • Skillpoint Alliance (Austin)
  • Smithville Workforce Training Center
  • The Georgetown Project
  • The Other Ones Foundation (Austin)
  • The TSTC Foundation (Waco)
  • Wayside Schools (Austin)
  • Workforce Solutions Capital Area (Austin)

East Texas

  • Gateway Community Partners, Inc (Jacksonville)
  • Goodwill Industries of East Texas, Inc.

North Texas

  • Aspire (Dallas)
  • Café Momentum (Dallas)
  • Cristo Rey Fort Worth High School
  • Goodwill North Central Texas
  • Helping Restore Ability (Arlington)
  • Inspiring Tomorrow's Leaders (Dallas)
  • Journey to Dream Foundation (Lewisville)
  • Lighthouse for the Blind of Fort Worth
  • ScholarShot (Dallas)
  • The Women's Center of Tarrant County
  • United Way of Metropolitan Dallas
  • Wilkinson Center (Dallas)

South Texas

  • Education to Employment Partners (Corpus Christi)
  • Family Service (San Antonio)
  • Mission Road Developmental Center (San Antonio)
  • National Veterans Outreach Program (San Antonio)
  • Restore Education (San Antonio)
  • SA Youth (San Antonio)
  • South Texas College
  • Texas A&M Corpus Christi Foundation
  • Valley Initiative for Development and Advancement (VIDA) (Mercedes)

Southeast Texas

  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Houston
  • Connect Community (Houston)
  • Houston Community College Foundation
  • Lamar Institute of Technology (Houston)
  • Memorial Assistance Ministries (Houston)
  • PTSD Foundation of America (Houston)
  • SERJobs (Houston)
  • The H.E.A.R.T. Program (Houston)


  • Girlstart
  • NextOp
  • NPower
  • Texas Restaurant Foundation
  • The National Alliance for Insurance Education & Research
  • TRIO Education

West Texas

  • Covenant Health Foundation (Lubbock)
  • El Pasoans Fighting Hunger Food Bank
  • Goodwill Industries of Northwest Texas
  • Lubbock Chamber of Commerce Foundation
  • Paso del Norte Community Foundation (El Paso)

The workforce development and safety training grant was the second of two RFP initiatives this year. In July, we awarded $4.1 million to 62 organizations during our generational learning grant cycle to support working families. With both grant initiatives, we’ve awarded over $8 million to support Texas communities, businesses and families. We’ve been caring for Texas for over 30 years and are committed to continue leveraging our resources and strong partnerships to ensure meaningful change and stronger, more resilient communities.

Learn more about these RFP initiatives at and read the full press release here.