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Houston nonprofit among Gucci Changemakers Impact Fund grantees

Written by Lindsay Tooker

Gucci welcomed 12 new nonprofit organizations into its Changemakers Community, which recognizes nonprofits for their deeply focused community initiatives. 2022 Changemakers include organizations who are supporting Indigenous communities; providing mental health support to young people; using arts programming to inspire the next generation of young creatives; and providing economic support services to diverse communities.

Young Audiences Arts for Learning was among 12 nonprofits recognized as a 2022 Gucci Changemaker.

Young Audiences of Houston educates and inspires children through the arts. Their goal is to make the arts an integral part of the school curriculum and advance the field of arts in education through teacher professional development training and community partnerships.

Now in their 66th year, Young Audiences of Houston implements over 3,037 programs each year with 184 talented artists that reach over 297,832 students and teachers annually at schools, libraries, community centers, and hospitals. Young Audiences of Houston primarily serves children Early Childhood through the 12th grade throughout the 51 greater Houston area school districts, including Harris, Montgomery, Liberty, Waller, Brazoria, Matagorda, Fort Bend, Jefferson, Polk, Galveston, Orange, Wharton, Jeff Davis, and Jackson counties.

This is the third round of awards for the five-year Gucci North America Changemakers Impact Fund. Since its launch in 2019, Gucci Changemakers Scholarship Program and Impact Fund have invested almost $3 million in multi-year grant funding to organizations and students working to promote social good in diverse communities throughout North America. The next round of applications for the Gucci Changemakers impact Fund will open in late Fall of 2022.

You can see the full list of 2022 recipients, here. publishes every week.
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About the author

Lindsay Tooker

Lindsay has worked professionally in the nonprofit world since 2006 in both programmatic and development roles. She graduated from Baylor University in 2009 with a BA in Communication, and has specialized in grant writing and fundraising communications for more than five years.
Lindsay is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and the Junior League.