Established in 1910, YWCA San Antonio is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all. We envision a society where all people can thrive and all communities are valued, respected, and self-directed.

We would love for you to join our team!


YWCA’s compensation program leads that of many other nonprofits in this area. We’ve got great employee benefits, including:

  • Generous paid time off, including 12 days of vacation accrued in the first year of employment, 10 days of sick leave,  3 personal days, and up to 13 paid holidays each year.
  • Medical coverage with a portion of the premium paid by YWCA. Dependent coverage (including domestic partner) is available via pre-tax deduction.
  • Optional dental, vision, short/long term disability and life insurance.
  • Medical benefits are available to regular staff members scheduled to work at least 30 hours per week.
  • Retirement participation (required after 2 years of employment) with a contribution rate of 14% monthly with no required employee contribution.
  • A 25% childcare discount on childcare fees for children and step-children enrolled at the YWCA Olga Madrid Child Development Center.

YWCA is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is pledged to carry out the spirit and letter of applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations prohibiting unlawful discrimination in employment on the basis of age, ancestry, color, creed, gender, marital status, national origin, political ideology, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status, or the presence of a physical, mental, or sensory disability.


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Request for Proposals Project for:

YWCA San Antonio Live, Learn and Work Center

Table of Contents:

Section Name

  1. Introduction
  2. Scope of Services
  3. Questions
  4. Submittal Requirements
  5. Evaluation Criteria
  6. Selection Process

Schedule: Subject to Change

  • Request for Proposal Available – September 7
  • Questions Due – September 17 by noon
  • Submittal Due – September 30 by noon
  • Team Evaluation  – Week of October 4
  • Period Interview (if needed) – Week of October 11

I. Introduction:

YWCA San Antonio is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all. Part of the international network of YWCAs, with 204 associations in the U.S. alone, YWCA has been at the forefront of the most critical social movements for more than 160 years — from women’s empowerment and civil rights to affordable housing and pay equity, to violence prevention and health care. Since 1910, YWCA San Antonio has provided support for women and girls to become economically self-sufficient while working on the front lines to promote racial justice. Today the organization serves more than 10,000 women and their families with services for economic empowerment, health and wellness, youth and teen engagement, and racial justice.

YWCA San Antonio requests proposals from professional individual consultants or consulting firms with qualifications and expertise to assist the organization in the acquisition and development of transitional housing for women. YWCA San Antonio’s proposed concept, the Women’s Live, Learn and Work Center (WLLWC), will be located in San Antonio, Texas, ideally on the city’s West Side within proximity of its main service site, the Olga Madrid Child Care Center.

II. Scope of Services:

Services Requested:

  1. Consultant shall create comprehensive development budgets, operating pro-formas, and other reports and analyses for potential lenders, investors, and other funding considerations.
  2. Consultant shall develop a financial analysis to determine the feasibility of the WLLWC to include: development of a new structure vs. renovation of an existing building to be acquired; feasibility analyses, recommend debt options including, but not limited to, public funding, private debt; evaluate equity options including tax credit programs.
  3.  Consultant shall review applicable federal housing legislation and summarize its impact to the YWCA.
  4. Consultant shall provide other financial analyses, studies, and consultations as requested by the YWCA.
  5. Consultant shall provide assistance in the acquisition or development of a new property. Procurement of third-party contractors as needed (e.g. construction contractors, etc.)
  6. The respondent must demonstrate the ability to complete services by March 31, 2022.

III. Questions:

Questions regarding matters related to this RFP or requests for further information must be submitted in writing no later than 12:00 pm (noon) on September 15, 2021, to

Responses will be recorded and issued by addendum no later than 12:00 pm (noon) on September 24, 2021, via email to each proposer. It is the responsibility of proposers to ensure that all addenda have been received.

IV. Submittal Requirements:

It is the responsibility of the Consultant to ensure that all addenda have been received. Proposals should be limited to a total of 20 pages. A total of one original signed copy of the proposal shall be provided to the YWCA via USPS mail and a scanned copy via email to

Each proposal package shall be addressed as follows:


Exact Title of RFP


The YWCA San Antonio

c/o Francesca Rattray Olga Madrid Center

503 Castroville Road

San Antonio, Texas 78237

V. Evaluation Criteria:

Each proposal submittal will be evaluated based upon the following information and criteria:

  1. Initial Responsiveness- Each proposal received will first be evaluated for responsiveness (e.g. meeting the minimum requirements as stated in the RFP).
  2. Experience and Capacity of Consultant- Experience serving as a Consultant on other affordable housing programs. Consultant shall provide information that clearly demonstrates its organization’s prior experience and background in providing consulting and guidance on affordable housing projects. This information should identify and substantiate the basis of the firm’s contention that it is the best qualified firm to provide the requested services. Staff plan with associated staff resumes shall be made available. Any planned use of specialists should be clearly specified and described within the proposal.
  3. Quality- Quality of relevant services in previous transactions and demonstrated competence in creating and advising on programs and transactions as contemplated under the Scope of Services. Consultant shall provide at least one, but not more than three examples of affordable housing program consulting or guidance.
  4. Fees- Consultant shall provide a detailed flat fee schedule for services related to this project. Proposed fees are all-inclusive of related costs, including, but not limited to: employee wages and benefits, clerical support, overhead, and profit, licensing, insurance, materials, supplies, tools, and equipment.

Selection Process:

The YWCA shall utilize an evaluation panel comprised of BOD members to evaluate each of the proposals submitted in response to this RFP to determine the Respondent’s level of responsibility. Once a “short list” is established from the proposals submitted, the YWCA reserves the right to require Respondent’s within the “short list” to conduct a follow-up interview. After evaluation of all responses, the Contract will be awarded to the Consultant representing the best match to the YWCA’s Mission and project goals.