Catch the Next was the recipient of one of six grants awarded by the Invest in Others Charitable Foundation (“Invest in Others”) in December. Grants were available to organizations that are working to create and enhance opportunities for communities of color, providing essential services to causes such as social justice, employment and education—with the goal of leveling the playing field and providing life-changing opportunities to underserved communities. Lillian Gray, Assistant VIce President, Community Relations Manager at Bank of America Merrill in Austin, applied for the grant to support Ascender, which received $25,000 in funding from Invest in Others.

The Invest in Others Grants for Change Program was introduced in 2020 with the goal of funding specific programs or projects for nonprofits that display a measurable commitment to corporate, social, and community contributions that enhance opportunities for Black people and other underserved groups. Nearly 300 applications were received and recipients were selected based on the impact the grant would have on the nonprofit and the community it serves.

About the Invest in Others Charitable Foundation

The inspiration for the Invest in Others Charitable Foundation came directly from the financial advisors who invest in others by giving back to their communities with overwhelming generosity and dedication. Since its founding in 2006, Invest in Others has amplified these efforts by providing a platform for advisors and other financial professionals to increase awareness, visibility, and funding to their favorite nonprofits. Over the past 14 years, IiO has given more than $3 million to 300+ charities across a variety of causes, including health and wellness, education and youth programs, arts and culture, hunger and poverty prevention, military and veterans and more. For more information, visit investinothers.org or follow Invest in Others on TwitterLinkedIn, and Facebook.

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