Giving to the Community | Celebrating Professionals
The philanthropic arm of the Young Women’s Alliance (YWA) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 1997 to encourage and support the next generation of female leaders. Over the years, YWAF has provided more than $200,000 through our scholarships to help over 70 young women in Austin pay for college—many the first female in their family to attend. In addition to scholarships, YWAF provides a professional mentor program, YWA Connect, which facilitates professional and personal development for Austin’s young women through a partnership with our community and industry leaders. Additionally, YWAF provides mentoring to the girls in our community through Power Chats and our yearly grant to the Girl’s Empowerment Network (GEN).
Austin Sunshine Camps
The Young Men’s Business League of Austin (YMBL) founded the Austin Sunshine Camps (ASC) in 1928, and it remains the League’s major philanthropic endeavor over 90 years later. ASC has served over 50,000 low-income, high potential youth through its overnight Summer Camp Program and its year-round Camper Ambassador and Counselor-in-Training Programs, all of which are free to the families ASC serves. Campers learn new ways to problem-solve, think critically, and appreciate the world in which they live. ASC’s programs focus on creating intentional community, rooted in compassion, and that inspire campers to be wildly creative and have fun!