The Legacy Collective is dedicated to helping families, businesses and nonprofits survive financial hardship.
By Cy White, Illustrations by Jessica Wetterer
The Legacy Collective covered 38 farmers’ fees for the farmers market to aid in their recovery from the pandemic and winter storm.
As of Aug. 31, 2021, the Legacy Collective has given 34 grants totaling $992,129. Twenty-one of those (totaling $539,029) went to women-led nonprofits across five countries.
During Winter Storm Uri, the Legacy Collective issued $577,500 in grants. Of those grants, $127,500 went to the Sustainable Food Center to help farmers experiencing tough loss from the pandemic due to the affects it was having on farmers markets, restaurants and local grocery stores purchasing their goods.
Also during Winter Storm Uri, the Legacy Collective gave $100,000 to Feeding Texas, which helped local foodbanks that were already heavily affected by the pandemic and then experienced even more strain from the winter storm.
The Legacy Collective started the 100 Campaign to engage, support and empower families affected by the pandemic. They have given out five grants so far addressing mental health services in the Black community, food insecurity and housing services. Of those five grants, three are to women-led nonprofits including The Store, Breakthrough and Our House. One of those grants went to the Central Texas Food Bank here in Austin.