Our Philanthropy

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YWA Future Women Leaders Fund

The Young Women’s Alliance is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that fosters confident, engaged, career-minded women empowered to make an impact in their communities. 

The mission of YWA is to build a community that supports, empowers, and connects women. Through the YWA Future Women Leaders Fund, YWA creates the next generation of women leaders. 

By supporting the YWA Future Women Leaders Fund (FWLF), you are sustaining programs that:

  • Advance young women’s careers through leadership and professional development
  • Create meaningful connections between young women and experienced professionals through mentorship and networking
  • Nurture a strong network of young philanthropists who give back to their communities
  • Empower young women from underrepresented communities to become the next generation of women leaders

Since 2011, the Young Women’s Alliance has:

  • Awarded almost $200,000 in scholarships to young women in need
  • Given $50,000+ in community grants to nonprofit organizations aligned with their mission
  • Empowered 120+ women to lead through the volunteer-based Board of Directors
  • Volunteered over 11,000 cumulative hours through our membership volunteer events
  • Created 300+ mentor/mentee relationships through our YWA Connect program

Austin Sunshine Camps

Since 1928 Austin Sunshine Camps (ASC) has provided the magic of overnight camp without the barrier of cost to more that 56,000 youth in Central Texas who qualify for the free or reduced school lunch program and/or are in foster care. The Young Men’s Business League of Austin (YMBL) founded ASC as its major philanthropic endeavor and with more that 150 active members contributing significantly through volunteering opportunities to ensure ASC has a successful summer each and every year.

Our vision is to create a space where all kids can connect, grow, and explore. ASC offers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to leave challenges behind, explore new interests, and develop a newfound sense of self confidence.

Starting in Summer 2022 we expanded our camp program to four sessions of camp, each lasting 10 days and nine nights. With our new format we were able to serve a total of 510 campers during Summer 2022. Throughout the summer campers in each session experienced eight special all camp events, got to choose from 45 different activities and specialize in one of nine track options. Through skills in making friendships and working with their peers and 91% felt camp created an environment where they felt safe, welcomed and supported to explore new interests.