Child Advocates Receives Maximus Foundation Grant

Maximus, a leading employer and provider of government services worldwide, announced that the Maximus Foundation awarded Child Advocates a grant for part of its annual giving to 191 nonprofit organizations across the United States this year.
The grants are aimed at furthering three key themes that drive the Foundation’s work: community development, youth programs, and healthcare services. The number of grantees represents a 14.3% increase over the number of 2022 grantees, and the total giving is the largest annual level in the Foundation’s 23-year history.
“Child Advocates is incredibly grateful to have been supported by the Maximus Foundation for almost twenty years now. Their generosity is changing the lives of abused and neglected children in our community, and for that, we are very grateful,” said Sonya Galvan, Child Advocates' Chief Executive Officer.
Child Advocates trains everyday people to advocate for the best interests of children in foster care so they can find safe, permanent homes as quickly as possible. In Houston alone, on any given day there are over 2,000 kids in foster care who were removed from their homes because of life-threatening abuse. With the help of caring advocates, the cycle of abuse can be broken.
“Alongside the mission of the Maximus Foundation, Child Advocates has shown dedication to supporting the youth in our communities. Providing essential services that help fill the gap as children and their families navigate the world around us,” said Dr. John Boyer, Maximus Foundation Chairman. “We are proud of the work they do for the youth in our community and their continuing success in the future.”
The Maximus Foundation, which was founded by the company’s board of directors in 2000, is committed to supporting organizations and programs that promote personal growth and self-sufficiency through improved health, child, family, and community development. The nonprofits receiving grants in 2023 from the Maximus Foundation provide a wide range of critical services, programs, and training.
For more information on the Maximus Foundation, including full reports on previous grantees, please visit:
About Child Advocates
Child Advocates mobilizes court-appointed advocates to break the vicious cycle of child abuse. Advocates speak up for abused children who are lost in the system and guide them into safe environments where they can thrive. Advocates, who are trained volunteers, are at the heart of Child Advocates' mission. They are shining examples of ordinary individuals making an extraordinary impact in the lives of abused children in Harris County. The agency’s 30-hour training course is offered throughout the year and prepares volunteers for this unique experience. All potential volunteers must undergo training, interviews, and thorough background checks.
About the Maximus Foundation
As the philanthropic arm of Maximus, the Foundation extends the mission of the Company by identifying and awarding grants to partners with specialized expertise to deliver results within the same populations and communities served by the public programs the Company operates. The Maximus Foundation is completely funded by Maximus and its employees, in partnership with local community organizations with programs and projects in the areas of child and youth development, health, and community development.
About Maximus
As a leading strategic partner to governments across the globe, Maximus helps improve the delivery of public services amid complex technology, health, economic, environmental, and social challenges. With a deep understanding of program service delivery, acute insights that achieve operational excellence, and an extensive awareness of the needs of the people being served, our employees advance the critical missions of our partners. Maximus delivers innovative business process management, impactful consulting services, and technology solutions that provide improved outcomes for the public and higher levels of productivity and efficiency of government-sponsored programs. For more information, visit
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