Lead Organizations

Texas is one of eleven states selected for funding by the Pritzker Children’s Initiative, National Collaborative for Infants and Toddlers, as part of a competitive grant process.

TexProtects, Texans Care for Children and Children At Risk lead the work with backing of over 110 partner organizations across the state. Read more about each organization and their area of expertise by clicking their website link.

TexProtects | Prevent Child Abuse America

Champions for safe children. | texprotects.org

TexProtects is the only nonprofit and nonpartisan organization in Texas focused solely on the issue of child abuse and neglect. Our goal is to strengthen the resilience of all families, which in turn protects children from the trauma of child maltreatment. Our policy and program agenda contributes to strong, safe families and children by developing and driving smart solutions to prevent child abuse and neglect. By informing the public, collaborating with allies on this issue and advocating for strong policy, we get results for children and secure the future of Texas.

Texans Care for Children

We drive policy change to improve the lives of Texas children today for a stronger Texas tomorrow. |txchildren.org

We are a statewide, non-profit, non-partisan, multi-issue children’s policy organization. We develop policy solutions, produce research, and engage Texas community leaders to educate policymakers, the media, and the public about what works to improve the well-being of Texas children and families.

Children at Risk

Speaking Out + Driving Change for Children | childrenatrisk.org

Using the tools of research and  advocacy, CHILDREN AT RISK works on a broad range of children’s issues, including education, parenting and family well being, health and nutrition, immigration, and the fight to end human trafficking. We focus our efforts where they are needed most: where a significant number of Texas’ children are affected, and where we can enhance, but not duplicate, the work of others.

Collaborative Partners

  • Act Early Texas! Initiative
  • Aliviane Inc.
  • Amarillo College
  • Any Baby Can
  • Austin Independent School District
  • Austin Public Health Department
  • AVANCE Austin
  • Black Mamas ATX
  • Camp Fire First Texas
  • Catholic Charities Blessed Beginnings
  • Child Care Associates
  • Child Poverty Action Lab
  • ChildCareGroup
  • Children’s Learning Institute
  • Children’s Defense Fund-Texas
  • Children’s Hospital Association of Texas
  • Kiddie Academy
  • March of Dimes
  • MHMR Tarrant County
  • Momentous Institute
  • Operation First 5
  • Paradigm Shift
  • Paso del Norte Children’s Development Center
  • PN-3 Policy Impact Center at The University of Texas at Austin
  • Pregnancy & Postpartum Health Alliance of Texas
  • Project One Day (fundraising arm for “The One School: A Single-Parent Cooperative)
  • Rainwater Charitable Foundation
  • Rees-Jones Center for Foster Care Excellence at Children’s Health
  • San Antonio College, Early Childhood Center
  • San Francisco Nativity Academy
  • SEARCH Homeless Services
  • Small Steps Nurturing Center
  • St. David’s Foundation
  • St. Paul Children’s Foundation
  • Tarrant County Health Department
  • Tarrant County Health Department, Help Me Grow North TexasCity of Fort Worth
  • City of Houston
  • City of San Antonio
  • Teach Plus Texas
  • Texas Association of Community Health Plans
  • Texas Association of Education for Young Children (TXAEYC)
  • Texas Association of Health Plans
  • Texas CASA
  • Texas Children’s Hospital/ Baylor College of Medicine
  • Texas Council of Community Centers
  • Texas Council on Family Violence
  • Texas Criminal Justice CoalitionCity of Fort Worth
  • City of San Antonio
  • City of Waco
  • Collaborative for Children
  • Commit/ Early Matters Dallas
  • Community Action, Inc. of Central Texas (THV Hays County)
  • Community Health Choice
  • Community Healthcore ECI
  • Cook Children’s Hospital
  • Council for a Strong America
  • Creative Trainers and Consultants
  • Dallas County Community College District
  • Dallas Early Education Alliance
  • Dallas Regional Chamber
  • DePelchin Children’s Center
  • DFWHC Foundation
  • Early Learning Alliance
  • Easter Seals of Central Texas
  • Easter Seals of Greater Houston
  • Educate Midland
  • Educational First Steps
  • EOAC Head Start
  • Episcopal Health Foundation
  • Every Texan
  • Extend-A-Care for Kids
  • Family Service Association of San Antonio, Inc.
  • First3Years
  • Frog Street
  • Greater Waco ChamberCity of Austin
  • City of Dallas
  • City of El Paso
  • Harris County Department of Education
  • Harris County Hospital District
  • Harris County Judge’s Office
  • Harris County Public Health
  • Houston Endowment
  • Houston Health Department
  • United Way for Greater Austin
  • United Way of Greater Houston
  • United Way of Metropolitan Dallas
  • United Way of San Antonio & Bexar County
  • United Way of Southern Cameron County
  • United Way of the Coastal Bend/Success by Six
  • United Way of Waco-McLennan County
  • United Ways of Texas
  • University of Texas Health Science Center
  • UNT Health Center
  • UT Health San Antonio, School of Nursing
  • Voices for Children of San Antonio
  • Workforce Solutions Alamo
  • Workforce Solutions Borderplex
  • Workforce Solutions Capital Area
  • Workforce Solutions for Tarrant County
  • Workforce Solutions for the Heart of Texas
  • Workforce Solutions Northeast Texas
  • Workforce Solutions of Central Texas
  • Workforce Solutions Panhandle
  • Ysleta Del Sur Pueblo/Project LAUNCH
  • Department of Family and Protective Services
  • Department of State Health Services
  • Health and Human Services Commission
  • Texas Education Agency
  • Texas Head Start State Collaboration Office
  • Texas Workforce Commission
  • City of Waco
  • Harris County
  • Tarrant County
  • Travis County