Community Needs Spotlight

December 2014 Community Needs Spotlight as featured in the Austin American-Statesman

We’re excited for your interest in supporting our Community Needs Spotlight! If you’d like to learn how to get involved, contact our Executive Director, Tom Spencer, at

A special thanks to our Community Needs Spotlight media partner:


What is the Community
Needs Spotlight?

Donations shouldn’t be made for the sake of it – every donor should know where their money is going and that their contributions truly make a difference in the community they care about.

The goal of the Community Needs Spotlight (CNS) is to educate Central Texans about issues of concern to our local community and how our nonprofits are addressing them. CNS provides an opportunity to learn about a different local issue each month and helps Austinites identify the causes that really mean something to them. We meet with local nonprofits, learn their success stories, share those insights and encourage everyone to find a cause they are passionate about.

In partnership with the Austin American-Statesman, Tom Spencer, our Executive Director, writes a monthly CNS article. You can explore individual issues from 2014 here on our CNS Archives page.

Previous Stories

We have a great collection of stories captured on Vimeo. They’re short, inspiring and connect you to a nonprofit that shares your passion.

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