Agencies indicated by a star have been thoroughly audited for both efficiency and outcomes by one of the following large grantors: Austin Community Foundation, City of Austin Cultural Arts Division, Glimmer of Hope Foundation, Impact Austin, Junior League of Austin and/or United Way Capital Area within the last two years.
The ACLU is our nation's guardian of liberty. We work daily in courts and communities to protect and defend the rights and liberties defined in the Bill of Rights, U.S Constitution and state and federal law.
Advocates for Children of Trauma raises public awareness of the scope and serious impact of child trauma as well as on the safety and healthy development of children and families.
Allgo works towards its vision through cultural arts, health, and advocacy programming by supporting artists and artistic expression within our diverse communities; promoting health within a wellness model; mobilizing and building coalitions among groups marginalized by race/ethnicity, gender/gender identity, sexual orientation/sexual identity to enact change.
allgo envisions a just and equitable society that celebrates and nurtures vibrant people of color queer cultures. allgo works toward its vision through cultural arts, health and advocacy programming by: supporting artists and artistic expression within our diverse communities; promoting health within a wellness model; and, mobilizing and building coalitions among groups marginalized by race/ethnicity, gender/gender identity, sexual orientation/sexual identity to enact change. allgo works to create and sustain a network of queer people of color activists, groups, organizations and allies, which through nourishment of relationships, grassroots organizing and artistic expression can radically transform systems and policies toward a collective liberation.
Our programming consists of four programming strands: 1) Multi-Issue Action Areas (focusing on Anti-Violence; Reproductive Justice/ Sexual Freedom and Worker/Immigrant and Refugee Rights); 2) Network of Queer POC activists, groups, organizations, and allies including the statewide Queer People of Color Summit; 3) Cultural Arts; and 4) Wellness.
American Botanical Council (ABC) is a nonprofit, member-supported organization whose mission is to provide education using science-based and traditional information to promote responsible use of herbal medicine — serving the public, researchers, educators, healthcare professionals, industry, and media.
The American Cancer Society is the nationwide, community-based, voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer, through research, education, advocacy, and service.
The mission of the American Diabetes Association is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes.
American Gateways provides immigration legal services and education to secure justice for new Americans and enrich Central Texas communities. We serve immigrant survivors of domestic violence or human trafficking, immigrants seeking asylum, people who are detained in area immigrant detention facilities, and immigrants seeking to reunify their families and naturalize as citizens.
The American Genre Film Archive (AGFA) was formed in 2009 by an international band of genre enthusiasts. It’s now the largest archive of its kind in the world, mainly focusing on the “exploitation era” of independent genre cinema–the 1960’s through the 1980’s. With about 1500 35 mm prints, it reflects the rebel spirit of genre filmmaking itself. With an active loaning program, AGFA films are screened at cinemas and festivals world-wide.
The mission of the American Heart Association is to reduce death and disability from cardiovascular disease and stroke.
The mission of American Repertory Ensemble is to create, innovate, curate and facilitate life through innovative performance. American Repertory Ensemble seeks to enrich audiences by expanding perceived boundaries of dance, music and media arts and by generating opportunities for cultural and artistic exchanges through creative, educational and performance forums.
American YouthWorks, an empowerment organization, that transforms young people into self-sufficient adults through education, job training and community service. AYW operates a charter high school, offers job training programs and has created a strong support network offering counseling, health care, and career placement services.
The Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders is a public college preparatory school for girls grades 6-12, founded to give young women from economically disadvantaged backgrounds the skills and confidence necessary to pursue college educations and careers.
Our mission is to stop, by appeals to reason and conscience, and if necessary, by appeals to law, the defamation of the Jewish people and to secure justice and fair treatment to all.
Art Alliance Austin is a catalyst for art. We exist to enrich and endow Central Texas’ cultural landscape as well as to promote the participation in visual art through the production of our suite of annual events – which culminate in Art Week Austin.
Providing an avenue for the youth of Wimberley, Texas to participate in cultural art experiences, enhancing awareness and appreciation of the arts, being a catalyst for community enrichment through the cultural arts.
Arts From the Heart is celebrating our 13th year of providing valuable cultural art experiences to Wimberley Youth. Through the years were have seen hundreds of students look at varieties of subjects with broadened perspectives, develop their creative thinking abilities, and gain appreciation for the arts.
Arts From the Heart has never charged students tuition or fees to participate in our programs. We rely solely on donations to sustain our efforts. We continue our tradition of not charging for our services so that all children, regardless of their family’s circumstances, can participate.
"to provide effective means for the prevention of cruelty to animals throughout the United States.”
Attendance Records is dedicated to bringing creativity back into schools by connecting teachers and students with local writers, artists, and musicians. By providing students with the opportunity to design, write and produce their own album, students will build confidence skills that will result in discovering what makes them unique. Each school year, we provide a free, safe environment where students are encouraged to find their own voice through the arts. Students will design cover art, write lyrics, poetry, short stories, and produce their very own album. Two local bands per semester will work with students in the classroom to help turn ideas into actual song lyrics. The band will then take student written lyrics and record an original album for free.
Atticus Circle educates and mobilizes fair-minded straight people to advance equal rights for LGBT partners, parents, and their children. It is time for all children, regardless of their parents’ sexual orientation, to enjoy the same rights and protections afforded with a marriage license.
The Audio Preservation Fund is a 501(c)(3) non-profit music organization which connects people with the history of music. We accomplish our mission by expanding public sound recording collections of public libraries, archives, and museums across the nation. Two of our Austin beneficiaries are the Texas Music Museum and the University of Texas. We rely on donations of music which would otherwise be thrown away or lost in someone's garage. Our activities include donations to and cataloging for the archives, as well as providing opportunities in music history education. We are headquartered in Austin and work closely with the Austin music community to document and preserve the local music history currently being made.
As the support organization for Zilker Botanical Garden, the AAGC promotes the education of citizens of all ages in the art of gardening. This includes conservation of flowers, trees, and the protection of wildlife. The AAGC’s programming includes school tours of Zilker Botanical Garden, as well as public seminars on diverse gardening and preservation subjects.
To assist African Americans and all other under-served Austin area residents in the achievement of societal and economic equality by focusing on educational improvement, employment readiness, health and wellness, and the preservation of affordable housing.
Austin Cabaret Theatre is the only professionally producing year-round cabaret in Austin. We are also the only year-round dinner cabaret showroom in the state of Texas! Austin Cabaret Theatre strives to present professional cabaret artists and educational outreach opportunities in an intimate setting, now at our new home, The Long Center for the Performing Arts.
Children should have an opportunity to get a great education regardless of their financial situation. Grants of $1000 per year for three years for at-risk students provide a school choice not normally available. Families contribute to the tuition. Parents are now invested with a strong commitment to their child's education.
The Austin Chamber Music Center is dedicated to serving Central Texas by expanding knowledge, understanding, and appreciation of chamber music through the highest quality performance and instruction.
Austin Children's Museum creates innovative learning experiences for children and families that equip and inspire the next generation of creative problem solvers.
Our mission is to improve the quality of life for all by providing sustainable design, planning and development services to low and moderate income individuals, families and neighborhoods and the organizations that serve them.
The mission of the Greater Austin Creative Alliance is to advance, connect and celebrate Austin’s creative life in order to strengthen our creative economy and benefit the well-being of our community.
Austin Discovery School is a creative learning environment open to all students and their families, providing an individualized, hands-on curriculum that develops confident, environmentally aware, critical thinkers. Our program features organic gardening, lifetime fitness activities, along with emphasis on social/emotional learning and community service.
Austin Dog Rescue saves dogs from high-kill shelters in Austin and surrounding areas. These are dogs that were either picked up as strays and impounded or were surrendered to the shelter and were slated for euthanasia. We believe there is a wonderful home waiting for each dog our Rescue Team saves
The Austin Film Festival, Inc., is dedicated to furthering the art, craft, and business of screenwriting and filmmaking by providing unique, year-round cultural events and services, enhancing public awareness and participation, and encouraging dynamic and long-lasting community partnerships.
The Austin Film Society promotes the appreciation of film and supports creative filmmaking through screenings, giving grants and providing access and education about film to youth and the public. Through Austin Studios, opened in 2000 in partnership with the City of Austin, AFS helps attract film development and production to Austin and Texas.
Austin Free-Net provides technology training and access for the community, fostering skills that enable people to succeed in a digital age. Our computer labs and classes are open to all; our focus is on underserved communities. The knowledge we offer helps people obtain jobs, improve their lives, and participate as active citizens.
Austin Girls’ Choir provides a fantastic opportunity for musically talented girls aged 8 to 18 to perform a wide range of music in Austin and beyond.
Austin Green Art envisions, inspires and manifests the Sustainability Revolution. We believe environmental destruction is driven by cultural programming. AGA provides hands on engagement with collaborative design involving ALL members of the community engaging the complex issues of our times.
The mission of the Austin History Center Association is to support the Austin History Center, the local history archives of the Austin Public Library and its work to collect, preserve, and make available to the public materials documenting the history of Austin and Travis County.
AIBA promotes locally owned businesses by providing them with marketing, educational, and networking opportunities. We also inform Austinites about the economic, cultural and environmental benefits of shopping locally.
The Austin Jazz Workshop's mission is to perform for and mentor students in central Texas public schools in order to encourage their participation in band, orchestra, and choir programs, and to enhance quality of life through live performances employing area musicians and collaborations with nonprofit organizations in central Texas.
The mission of the Austin Jaycees is to create a better world by empowering young people. We are a people-development organization that seeks to create positive change in ourselves, our organization and our community. We offer world-class fellowship, community service and leadership training opportunities.
Austin LifeCare is a faith based non-profit organization dedicated to providing compassionate and trustworthy service to the Austin community by offering positive solutions to the challenges surrounding unplanned pregnancies through prevention education and practical and emotional support.
The purpose of Austin LifeGuard Character and Sexuality Education is to empower teens in the Austin area with accurate information and practical tools to help them make healthy decisions, build strong relationships, and fully experience the benefits of saving sex for marriage.
Provides operatic performances and educational experiences at the highest level of expression which enrich the quality of life for the Central Texas community.
Austin Parks Foundation is committed to creating and sustaining beautiful and active parks throughout Austin. We seek to fill the gap between what needs to be done and what our parks department can afford to do. Since 1992, Austin Parks Foundation has initiated and facilitated physical improvements, new programming, and greater community involvement for Austin's parks.
Austin Pets Alive! is staffed entirely by volunteers. In a unique partnership with Austin’s municipal animal shelter, APA! is helping to stop the killing of adoptable dogs, cats, puppies, and kittens. We also promote spaying/neutering and subsidize these and other veterinary services in underserved communities.
Austin Pops brings stellar central Texas musicians to the stage for live performances featuring local singers, songwriters, composers and young artists. Our mission is to further the understanding of traditional orchestral instruments through performances, recordings and other media presentations of popular music and through educational outreach to the community.
Nationally acclaimed artists facilitate creative writing workshops for women from Austin and UT, primarily women of color, where jazz-inspired methodologies guide women to make substantial life changes. By sharing their newly found, authentic voices in public performances and community forums, TAPEJA participants offer a model of freedom and social change.
Provide effective, affordable & compassionate chemical dependency treatment to the poor and working families of Central Texas.
Austin SPD Alliance, a parent led 501(c)3 nonprofit, is the only Texas organization meeting the needs of local families living with SPD (sensory processing disorder) and sensory issues by providing free services, programs and resources.
ASPAA exists to find and supply financial and administrative assistance and educational support for music-based performing arts groups in and around Austin, TX. ASPAA Currently supports Espada Indoor Percussion, ATX Winterguards, and Sixth Street Regiment Drum and Bugle Corps. We sponsor the annual Texas Drum Corps Preview.
To provide live musical theatre for children 3-10 and their families regardless of their ability to pay.
Operating under the philosophy that everyone has a right to safe, decent, fair, and affordable housing, the Austin Tenants' Council fulfills thousands of requests each year for help with housing problems. ATC programs address many areas of need: housing discrimination; landlord/tenant education and information; and housing repair and rehabilitation.
Austin Travis County Integral Care (ATCIC), formerly known as the Austin Travis County Mental Health Mental Retardation Center, serves as the Local Authority for Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities in Travis County, administering an annual budget of $45 million of local, state and federal funding to over 80 distinct funding sources at 44 physical facilities. In the last year, ATCIC served more than 18,500 individuals and families in Travis County, offering numerous services and programs year-round. ATCIC also operates a 24/7 Crisis Hotline, for anyone experiencing a psychiatric crisis--512-472-HELP (4357).
Austin Voices for Education and Youth mobilizes the community to strengthen schools and expand opportunities for Austin’s youth. We work alongside community members, young people, parents, and educators to improve our schools and neighborhoods.
Our values include a life-long love of learning, creative thinking, self-confidence, a sympathetic interest in the world, and an abiding sense of moral purpose. By creating a school environment that balances academic, artistic, and practical disciplines, Austin Waldorf School cultivates the faculties that allow our students to develop these qualities.
The mission of Austin Zoo is to assist animals in need through rescue, rehabilitation and education. Austin Zoo is a rescue zoo with over 90% of our animal residents having been rescued from unfortunate circumstances. Residents range from former circus animals, monkeys who have spent their entire lives in laboratory research center, to exotic birds and animals kept inappropriately as pets. We provide sanctuary for these animals so they may live out their days in relative happiness and comfort. We also exist to educate the public on nature conservation and animal welfare.
Badgerdog was created to publish and to teach. Accordingly, our mission is two-fold: to publish work that furthers our cultures, collective vision and to equip at-risk children with the language skills necessary to create literary art from their joy and their jeopardy.
Ballet Austin boasts a rich history spanning five decades, acclaimed productions, and one of the nation’s largest classical ballet academies. As choreographed by artistic director Stephen Mills from the new Butler Dance Education Center and Community School in downtown Austin, Ballet Austin actively engages the community, dancers, and audiences alike.
The Barnabas Connection provides direct assistance to low-income families, education to community leaders on the issues of poverty, and advocates for sustainable resources. The program functions primarily through a volunteer-staffed phone line. Volunteers provide contact information to helpful community organizations and become a companion and advocate that help the caller through the process of applying for and getting the assistance they need. Phone volunteers provide forms and applications for community services and often assist the client in completing the application. Barnabas hosts an annual Back to School Fiesta providing free backpacks, school supplies and Payless Shoes gift cards to children in need in the Wimberley School District with multiple community and ecumenical partners. The Fiesta includes immunizations and helpful resources. Barnabas also administers the Wimberley Ministerial Alliance financial assistance fund. In 2009, Barnabas began advocating with Pedernales Electric for policies less punitive to families with low-incomes or disabilities.
Bat Conservation International (BCI) is devoted to conservation, education, and research initiatives involving bats and the ecosystems they serve. BCI’s mission is to teach people the value of bats, to protect and conserve critical bat habitats, and to advance scientific knowledge through research.
The Battle for a Cure Foundation is recognized as a 501(C)(3) nonprofit organization. We have various outreach programs for children fighting cancer and their families. We offer programs on a local and national level. On a national level, we offer our Hope Box Program to kids fighting cancer and their siblings across the U.S. Through this program, children receive boxes of toys and gifts throughout the year. We also have various outreach programs for local families who are fighting childhood cancer, such as events at Dell Children's Hospital and private events for the families. We are dedicated to making a difference in the lives of these children and their families!
BCL of Texas helps underserved entrepreneurs through counseling, business TA, and business development with the goal of growing the local economic base and creation of jobs for the State of Texas.
Dedicated to the placement of homeless dogs from local shelters into permanent, loving homes, we rescue all-breeds (and "mutts"). We have rehomed over 1,400 dogs in 8 years and partner with Meals on Wheels to deliver dog/cat food to their clients. We are an all-volunteer organization committed to spaying and neutering all companion animals.
Our mission is to improve the lives of equines by educating and helping owners, assisting law enforcement agencies, rehabilitating abused and neglected equines, and placing them into safe, permanent homes.
Our mission is to ensure the provision of accessible, efficient and effective services that support the dignity and independence of those we serve - adults with serious mental illness; children and adolescents with serious mental illness or emotional disorders, autism or pervasive developmental disorders; persons with intellectual disabilities and infants and toddlers with developmental delays.
The BIATX is the leading association in Texas providing information, advocacy, and professional education regarding brain injury. Our membership is made up of people with brain injuries, family members and professionals.
The BIATX provides many significant services to those in need, including:
Information and Referral Sources
Connecting to Local Support Groups
Education for Survivors and Families
Public Policy Issues
As breast cancer survivors, we offer hope, answer questions, and provide hands-on support to Texas women who hear the life-altering words, “You have breast cancer.” We help women of any age, culture, education, profession, and financial status navigate from diagnosis through recovery, and all services are free of charge.
We provide Horse riding and therapy services to all children. We emphasize services to children with special needs and work with children with physical, emotional, behavioral and developmental issues. Each child is assisted individually. Horses provide an outlet for stressors, as well as encourage a bonding relationship for children with relationship issues.
Striving to provide affordable, accessible, high-quality mental health services to all central Texans who desire them. To provide an unparalled training environment for pre- and post-graduate therapists from all of the helping professions.
Our Mission is to assist local law enforcement in the fight against crime in our community.
CASACA has operated since 1972 and consists of healthcare professionials and volunteers to include: recreation therapists, activity directors, social workers, admission/marketing directors, and many others. We represent senior centers, assisted and independent living, long term care, and other facilities within the continuum of care.
Capital IDEA lifts working families out of poverty by sponsoring educational services that lead to life-long financial independence. Capital IDEA funds qualified participants' tuition, books and childcare and works with them to find employment with good salaries, benefits and opportunity for career growth.
The mission of Capitol school of Austin is to provide an enriched learning environment where children with language based learning disabilities can reach their full potential. Classes range from preschool (age 3) through 3rd grade. All classes have a low student to teacher ratio and are taught by speech pathologists.
Caring Family Network strengthens and supports families who care for vulnerable children.
Casa Marianella creates a community of respect and solidarity with Spanish speaking immigrants and international refugees by providing hospitality and promoting self-sufficiency. Casa Marianella serves homeless men, women, and children and believes in providing personal attention, treating clients with kindness and respect, and using a strength-based approach to case management.
We are a low-cost (sliding scale fee) counseling center...our purpose is to offer biblically-based services that are affordable. We offer group classes (various subjects) to help people find direction, encouragement, peace, &
healing. We also offer individual & couples counseling. Please visit our website for more details.
We rescue, rehabilitate, and rehome dachshunds in need of a second chance of life.
FLL is an international program that introduces children to the fun experience of solving real-world problems by applying math, science, and technology. Guided by adult mentors and their own imaginations, FLL participants solve real-world engineering challenges, develop important life skills, and learn to make positive contributions to society.
The Central Texas SPCA, a privately funded, no-kill shelter, finds forever families for homeless dogs and cats. Our personal attention and unique, homelike environment insure pets awaiting adoption are physically and emotionally healthy
The Central Texas Sustainability Indicators Project promotes sustainability by providing data and analysis of the inter-connected nature of social equity, environment, economy, and engagement in our region.
Championship Hearts Foundation sponsors the Young Athlete Heart Screening Program. The purpose of this program is to check for Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM), a serious genetic heart condition that affects roughly one in 500 people. We offer this simple, painless, screening free of charge to Texas student athletes between the ages of 14-18.
channelAustin's innovative approach to digital media and the latest in cutting-edge technologies has transformed Austin's public media facility into a nationally recognized television and film studio that strives to create community through media.
As the community's mirror that reflects Austin, channelAustin provides the technology and classes that anyone needs to become a media maker – to express their passion through creative storytelling, citizen journalism and in-depth interviews, documentaries about their community, or recorded cultural performances.
Chorus Austin is the nonprofit umbrella organization that manages the business functions and artistic productions of the Chorus Austin Consort, Austin Vocal Arts Ensemble, and the award-winning Austin Civic Chorus. We offer 6 different concert programs each season for our patrons to enjoy, and a variety of volunteer and outreach opportunities as well.
CHULA works to ensure that the arts and public ourdoor spaces play a valued role in the educational, economic and cultural well being of Cherrywood Neighborhood in Austin, Texas and adjacent East Austin Neighborhoods. We are proud founders and sponsors of the well-acclaimed Cherrywood Art Fair (now in its ninth year) and Big Artist, Little Artist, a program that pairs Austin artists with underpriviliged future artists for mentoring and teaching.
The mission of Cine Las Americas is to promote cross-cultural understanding and growth by educating, entertaining and challenging the diverse Central Texas community through film and media arts.
Cine Las Americas offers theatrical screenings of films made by or about Latinos or indigenous peoples of the Americas. Films from Spain and Portugal are also included, creating a truly Pan-American cinematic experience.
Our mission is to ensure that Austin youth have a safe, supportive, dynamic and challenging community in which to discover their powerful voices - through written, spoken word and hip hop - to express their views, strengthen self esteem, and engage them in opportunities that allow them to address the issues that affect them.
Citizen Schools was founded in 1995 to bring new solutions to the challenge of young adult education. Now a growing national network of after-school education programs for students in middle school, our programs complement classroom learning by engaging students in hands-on learning projects led by adult volunteers and supported by a staff of professional educators.
The CCDC works to preserve the history of historic Clarksville and to maintain the ethnic and economic diversity of the neighborhood through its affordable housing program.
The CLEAN AIR Force of Central Texas is the leading nonprofit organization dedicated to safeguarding and improving air quality in Central Texas. Founded in 1993, the CLEAN AIR Force Board consists of 39 members united in the common goal of finding workable solutions for improving our region's air quality.
The mission of the Cleantech Open is to find, fund and foster entrepreneurs with big ideas that address today’s most urgent energy, environmental and economic challenges. Cleantech Open is a volunteer run organization. We mentor, provide business plan assistance, educate about Clean tech industry, entrepreneurship and expose clean tech startups to investors. Our participating companies are focused on air, water, waste, renewable energy, green building, energy efficiency, transportation and smart grid.
Cocker Spaniel Rescue of Austin is a 501(c)(3)all-volunteer nonprofit organization working to rescue, rehabilitate, and rehome cocker spaniels in central Texas (and sometimes beyond).
Colin's Hope is an all-volunteer organization that creates and supports programs that aid in preventing children from drowning. Colin's Hope of saving children from drowning is being achieved through increased water safety awareness and improved standards throughout the community.
College Forward provides college preparatory services to motivated, economically disadvantaged students, in order to facilitate their transition to college and make the process exciting and rewarding. We currently serve over 500 students across five school districts and believe that access to higher education is the right of every young Texan.
Providing hope through relationships and using a holistic approach to community development, CTC is empowering our world.
To achieve sustainable social, health, educational and economic outcomes through engaging the community in a planning and implementation process that coordinates and optimizes public, private and individual actions and resources.
Our mission is to connect working Texans with causes they care about through Workplace Giving. Our members are empowering average people and those who are marginalized in our community by removing barriers to success. We partner with businesses to tackle the tough challenges - housing, healthcare, discrimination, etc.
Con Mi MADRE is a college preparatory program that provides Hispanic female students and their mothers with the educational and social support needed to encourage academic and personal success. 6th-12th grade girls and their mothers benefit from conferences, campus meetings, college visits, tutoring, mentoring, counseling, financial assistance, and parental workshops.
Cornerstone Financial Services, is dedicated to empowering consumers by providing quality financial education focusing on the sound use of credit and effective debt management by means of credit counseling, housing counseling, foreclosure counseling, and personal budgeting regardless of a person's age, gender, race, religion, or financial background.
Mission is "helping youth promote safe schools and safe communities". CARY’s Youth Violence Prevention Program is targeted to disciplinary students with assault, aggression and abuse incidents. Program consists of 12 month case management with our PeaceRox Program with Aggression Replacement Training. CARY also provides the Olweus Bully Prevention Program to teachers and students at three middle schools and the new Behavior Coaching Mentor Program for 100 youth transitioning from 8th grade to 9th grade at LBJ & Reagan High Schools.
The mission of Creative Action is to spark and support the academic, social, and emotional development of young people. Through interactive classroom performances, after school arts residencies, and teen programs, Creative Action’s team of professional Teaching Artists inspire youth to be creative artists, courageous allies, critical thinkers, and confident leaders in their community.
Crime Victims First is an online victims' rights resource center. Our mission is to promote and protect victims' rights, prevent rights violations, and to improve the treatment of victims through education, advocacy, and enforcement. We provide free access to information, services, and programs designed to increase awareness about victims' rights, to ensure rights are afforded, and when rights are violated providing access to our free online complaint system.
Crowe’s Nest Farm is dedicated to fostering public appreciation, knoweledge, and wise stewardship of the agricultural and wildlife resources of Texas. The 100-acre farm is located in Manor, Texas and provides Austin-area school children and the general public with inovative programs through hands-on, life science learning. More than 250 animals can be found on this working farm along with more than 30 theme gardens, a working milk barn, a Faeriewood Trail, a Farm Products Building, Butterfly House and more which help to educate and entertain while providing refuge for native Texas animals which have been injured, orphaned, or are non-releasable.
Our mission is to create a center that unites people of all ages and cultures through the teaching and sharing of Dance, Art and Music. Our objectives include enhancing and broadening the lives of under-served participants through instruction in art, dance and music; introducing participants to multiple disciplines of the arts to enrich their life choices; celebrating and encouraging cultural unity through art; providing a safe and healthy class environment. Programs include an annual Fall Gala, an annual Austin Ballroom Festival, youth summer dance camps, a youth dance scholarship fund, and student performances. Children and adult dance and fitness classes, group and private lessons, special events and outings, and workshops are offered.
We promote and encourage the knowledge, appreciation, practice and performance of dance. With the goal of expanding audiences and support for contemporary dance, DU brings the power, culture and history of dance into the entire community and implements programs that cultivate meaningful exchanges between artists and the public.
DiverseArts presents high-quality multidisciplinary, multicultural arts programs in Austin. We operate a visual arts gallery and performance venue; present spoken word, jazz and blues performances, and produce culture-based community festivals. Current work focuses on the African American Cultural Heritage District and preserving the cultural heritage of the East End Community.
The E3 Alliance is a regional collaborative to create a research-based “blueprint” to align our education systems to better fulfill the potential of every citizen. We are the region’s P-16 Council, breaking down barriers and building alignment across disconnected institutions to strengthen student success—and ultimately, the competitiveness of the region.
The mission of Earth Share of Texas is to support our participating environmental and conservation organizations and their program work by representing them in payroll contribution programs at public and private worksites throughout Texas.
Easter Seals Central Texas provides exceptional services so people with disabilities and their families can fully participate in their communities. Our five main programs include: Comprehensive outpatient rehabilitation, Community and Housing Services, Early Childhood Intervention, Employment Services and Paid Job Training.
To transform lives by engaging the strengths of working-poor Hispanic families to promote their successful participation in society.
We are dedicated to the prevention of cruelty to animals, the relief of suffering among animals, and the extension of humane education. We promote humne care and treatment for all animals in the Elgin area, seek to assist the return of lost animals to their owners and find suitable homes for animals without owners
Emerson Academy is a non-profit child development center serving Round Rock, Pflugerville, Hutto, and the surrounding communities. Emerson provides an inclusive learning environment where ALL children can learn and grow together. From our highly trained staff to our literacy-based and developmentally-appropriate curicculum, Emerson Academy gives exceptional educational opportunities so that every child may succeed.
Our mission is to empower church leaders to act against the stigma and discrimination of HIV/AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa.
English at Work's mission is to provide English language instruction to limited-English-proficient individuals at the workplace. Our vision is to use language proficiency to empower people to achieve self-sufficiency and contribute to their community.
Environment Texas Research and Policy Center is dedicated to protecting Texas' air, water and open spaces. We investigate problems, craft solutions, educate the public and decision-makers, and help Texans make their voices heard in local, state and national debates over the quality of our environment and our lives.
The Epilepsy Foundation will ensure that people with seizures are able to participate in all life experiences; and will prevent, control and cure epilepsy through services, education, advocacy and research.
Equality Texas Foundation conducts research and educates Texans about policies and their effect on Texans of all sexual orientations and gender identities/expressions. We also coordinate efforts of LGBT and allied organizations across the state to achieve goals and objectives. Our programs serve to educate and empower Texans on equality issues.
North Central Caregivers, as a member of Faith in Action Caregivers, provides free community support services to persons over the age of 60 living independently in north central Austin. Our most requested service is transportation to medical appointments and the grocery store. All of our direct services are performed by trained volunteers. Our clients are able to age in their own homes by using our services: tranportation, home repairs, yard work, case management, home visits, information and referral and reassurance calls.
Faith in Action Caregivers-Georgetown is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping Georgetown residents 65 years and older maintain an independent lifestyle. Our volunteers provide transportation services free of charge to area seniors for medical appointments, grocery shopping, and other important errands.
We believe in the dignity and worth of every individual, especially our senior adults. To enable a quality of life, Faith in Action Caregivers - South Austin provides support services that empower senior adults to maintain their independence in their own community. Services provided include personalized transportation, minor home repairs, and resource referrals. All services are provided at no charge.
We connect volunteers and seniors in our community to help seniors stay independent as long as possible. The majority of our requests are for 1-way or round-trip transportation. We make it easy for trained volunteers to help their senior neighbors. Our online schedule shows all the weekly senior requests and volunteers choose the day and time they want to help.
Neighbor helping senior Neighbor! Faith in Action Caregivers Northwest serves senior adults in Northwest Austin, Cedar Park and Leander with free services to allow them to stay living independently longer. As transportation to and from medical appointments, grocery stores, etc. is the most requested service by our senior neighbors, we can offer the most flexible volunteer opportunity around! With an easy online scheduling system, volunteers can choose drives that fits their available time. One drive a month is a big help! We also offer a twice a month Senior Day Out program for our clients to come together and socialize, share a lunch and enjoy a few hours away from home with other clients and volunteers.
In operation since 1985, our mission continues to be the enhancement of independence of older adults. This is accomplished by providing volunteer-based services, which include: transportation to medical appointments and other health related services, grocery shopping and to the bank as essential needs. Additionally, volunteers take the elderly clients to destinations adding to quality of life such as the beauty shop, senior center or to a friend's house for a visit. Social contact is important to combat loneliness for the older adult clients, so volunteers serve as friendly visitors in the home or by making reassuring phone calls. Volunteers also do minor home repair and maintenance to provide a safe home environment.
Faith in Action Caregivers offers services to help older adults in maintaining and improving their quality of life. With the assistance of volunteer caregivers, clients can maximize their ability to meet their own needs and to continue to live independently.
Our mission is to partner with the community to provide safe refuge and comprehensive services responsive to the individual needs of women, children and men who are experiencing family violence, sexual assault and child abuse by providing a range of services from prevention, crisis intervention, shelter, counseling and violence intervention services.
Femme Film Texas teaches filmmaking and digital technology to young women and girls, with an emphasis on reaching underserved populations. During in-school programs and summer camps, girls create and exhibit original video projects.
Foundation Communities creates housing where families succeed. We provide quality affordable homes for 2,000 families and services that educate, support, and improve the financial standing of the working poor right where they live. Earning 80 percent of our budget, we invest in services that provide a hand up to stability.
Frameworks Community Development Corporation, Inc. is a non-profit HUD approved Housing Counseling Agency using a comprehensive strategy to meet the affordable homeownership needs of hard working families.
HOMEOWNERSHIP OPPORTUNITY. An intensive Home Buyer Education and Counseling program makes Homeownership possible for families who have not had that opportunity. Families are challenged to gain sophisticated skills to become thoroughly prepared for long term homeownership.
SAVING FAMILY HOMES. As the economic crisis and job losses have put family homes in jeopardy Frameworks intervenes through Foreclosure Prevention Counseling to help families save their homes.
RESCUING NEIGHBORHOODS. Communities impacted by vacant foreclosed homes are stabilized as Frameworks acquires and rehabilitates foreclosed homes, and turns them into affordable homeownership.
KNOWLEDGE FIGHTS POVERTY. Skills gained through Financial Literacy Education programs allow families to gain control of resources, manage credit and address debt issues. Effectively managing money means resources can be stretched.
Fresh Chefs Society empowers youth transitioning out of foster care with the skills they need to take charge of their eating lifestyle. Through the culinary arts, Fresh Chefs creates meaningful educational experiences by pairing youth with community chefs and restaurants. With our Apprenticeships, Guest Chefs, Home Cook Mentor, and iCook programs, we provide the tools necessary for youth to learn how to cook independently, healthily, and on a budget. With these programs, youth are given a chance to improve skills, create a network of support, and be a part of the community.
The Fusebox Festival presents contemporary art and performance that spans form and geography. The festival acts as a catalyst for new ideas, new artistic models, new languages and approaches to help us better fully engage with the issues and questions that define and inspire us as artists and audiences.
The Foundation promotes the value of education and advocates to eliminate the achievement gap. Through its collective partnerships, the Foundation leverages business resources and cultural insights to address the educational needs within the Greater Austin community.
GTHS promotes awareness and preservation of the German cultural heritage of Texas through German language classes, speakers, genealogical seminars, a research library and tours of the historic German Free School. We host four annual cultural events; publish books on German-Texan history and genealogy, a quarterly Journal and a bi-monthly newsletter.
Girls Inc.’s mission is to inspire girls ages 9-18 to be STRONG, SMART, and BOLD, while encouraging them to take risks and master physical, intellectual, and emotional challenges. Girls Inc. of Greater Austin’s programs consist of Girls Inc. Sporting Chance, Economic Literacy, Vision Board Creations, Body Images, Health and Nutrition.
Our mission is "to educate and prepare girls for a lifetime of self-respect and healthy living." Girls on the Run (GOTR) is a prevention program that uses the power of running to help preteen girls in 3rd through 5th grade develop self-respect and value a healthy lifestyle.
Volunteers of GALS who are experienced or new to the realm of labor and birth give their time and care to women in labor who need or want more support. Through receiving support during their childbirth experience, women will have an increased belief and trust in themselves and their innate ability to mother, and it will be enough to change the culture of the community and create an infinite impact on the families of tomorrow.
Gold Ribbon Rescue, Inc. (GRR) was founded in 1998 to meet three objectives. We are a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization as recognized by the IRS. GRR's main function is to provide a network for sheltering, rehabilitation and placing Golden Retrievers in permanent homes in Central Texas. GRR’s second function is to provide public education about responsible dog ownership and, in particular, about the Golden Retriever breed. Third, GRR provides a forum for Golden Retriever fanciers to meet.
We take donations of used mobility equipment and redistribute the refurbished products to populations who need them.
a place for women veterans, and their loved ones, to connect with one another and with our professional partners, to find resources, to learn and to get involved.
We are a group of faith-based respite programs for people with dementia and their families. Each program is a ministry of its host organization, and serves both memory-impaired individuals and their caregivers. Respite participants enjoy socially-enriching and fun activities while their caregivers take a break from caregiving responsibilities.
Greater Austin Life-Changing Ministries is a unique ministry directly involved in an outreach to Nursing/Alzheimer/Assisted-living homes that includes 25 monthly group meetings with 400+ residents. Important statistic: 60% of Nursing home residents never receive visitors. We strive to rekindle hope with songs, hugs, and to remind residents of their importance in life.
The Green Corn Project (GCP) is a nonprofit organization, founded in 1998, that educates and assists Central Texans in growing organic food gardens. GCP serves people with limited access to nutritious, affordable food by partnering with them to build their own gardens at homes, schools, and community centers.
Greyhound Pets of America-Central Texas’ mission is to find forever homes for greyhounds which fail to qualify or no longer qualify for the racetrack, to acquaint the public with the desirability of greyhounds as pets, and to inform the public of the availability of these dogs for adoption
Griffin School is a college preparatory high school community defined by academic rigor and creativity. Our mission is to cultivate individual potential and intellectual curiosity within a vibrant and engaged community.
Our mission: Leverage the power of music to transform young lives by creating self-confidence, opportunity and hope. We do this by bringing professional musicians into the Boys and Girls clubs in East and South Austin to provide music education and mentorship. We also run a music production class in our South Austin studio, and work with artists and organizations to provide concerts, field trips, scholarships and musical experiences for our kids.
The mission of H.A.N.D. is to enhance dignity and independence for the elderly and people with disabilities by providing compassionate, quality care. We provide in-home, non-medical care such as bathing, dressing, toileting, cooking, shopping and housekeeping. Our vision is a community in which all people are empowered to live as independently as possible.
HFHWC is a non-profit Christian ministry providing affordable home ownership opportunities in Williamson County. By partnering with families in need, along with community volunteers and donors, HFHWC builds affordable homes for very low-income families in Williamson County – offering them a hand up, not a handout. Habitat for Humanity of Williamson County also has a ReStore which sells new and used building materials to the public at substantially reduced prices. Shoppers find lumber, plumbing fixtures, lighting, paint, windows, doors, cabinets, tile, blinds, shutters, appliances and more -- all in an 8,000 sq. ft. warehouse. Proceeds from the ReStore help build more Habitat homes for low-income families in Williamson County. The ReStore also fosters recycling and diverts tons of useable materials from the landfill. Last year, the ReStore diverted nearly 900 tons of usable materials from the Williamson County landfill.
The Center is a non-profit therapeutic riding program. The mission of HELP is to give children with disabilities the therapeutic freedom of being on a horse.
The Hays-Caldwell Women's Center believes that all abuse diminishes or prohibits the full expression of life and growth that is every person's right. The Hays-Caldwell Women's Center serves victims of family violence, sexual assault/abuse and child abuse. All services are free and confidential.
Our goal at Keep Austin Mobile is to provide safe, reliable and friendly transportation for people in Austin, Texas and the surrounding areas. We offer our free service to people needing a ride to work, medical appointments, school, or recreational activities.
The Heart of Texas Lab Rescue is a non-profit, all-volunteer organization based in Austin, Texas. Our mission is to rescue Labrador Retrievers from shelters, pounds, abandonment , and other situations, and place them in loving, caring homes. The HOT Lab Rescue serves Austin, San Antonio, and surrounding areas.
Heroes Night Out provides services to all veterans and family members of the veteran. It is known as the “One Stop Shop” by the Heroes who frequent the facility.The Center provides Veterans access to representatives of services to include: VA claims representation, education benefits, home loans, PTSD counseling, employment assistance, Peer to Peer support, Caregiver’s Corner (for Wounded Warriors Spouses support group), Counseling services offered by Hope for Heroes, and other assistance in a positive and responsive environment.
Hill Country Hill Tribers provides marketable skills to artisans in Austin’s refugee population. By weaving and sewing in their homes, refugee women are able to contribute to their families’ financial stability while caring for their children. HCHT also offers English language skills and basic educational opportunities to the artisans.
The Hill Country Ride for AIDS is an annual cycling event that provides financial support to ten beneficiary agencies. The Ride is a fun and imaginative event, open to a broad range of participants, and promoting HIV and AIDS awareness, education, community, philanthropy, and volunteerism.
Hoop Zone provides life skills and life value to kids in central texas through the game of Basketball.
Hope4Heroes was founded by Veterans to support Veterans and families in the following program areas for 2011: Awareness events in local communities, Scholarships for kids and spouses of fallen and wounded heroes, Jobs and small business training programs for veterans and families, and partner relationships with companies hiring veterans and families or franchise a business programs empowering our veterans and families. 2011 is the year of jobs and small business for veterans and families of all generations. Our legends events raise awareness in communities!
Our mission is "To help all, especially the young, gain a greater understanding of the world and its people through hostelling."
Hostelling International-Austin provides safe and affordable lodging to over 12,000 travelers per year. In addition, we offer free travel classes to the Austin community (such as Women Traveling Solo and World Travel 101) and youth education programs to promote intercultural awareness and dialogue.
Hound Rescue started in Austin, Texas in 1998. We are a small group of individuals who foster dogs in our homes. Hound Rescue also provides placement assistance to both shelters and others who need to find homes for hounds who for whatever reason have become stray.
A no-kill animal shelter focused on community services and programs that will help ensure no adoptable pet is euthanized simply because he/she is homeless. Our mission is to provide innovative programs and services to eliminate pet overpopulation and improve the lives of pets and people in Williamson County.
Redirecting the lives of fatherless young men, ages 17-24. We provide for basic needs such as food, clothing and shelter, plus Life Skills Training, Completion of Education and Employment. Whether battling with homelessness, addiction or being an ex-offender, we want to help young men to become fathers and men of responsibility.
As an historically black institution, Huston-Tillotson University’s mission is to provide opportunities to a diverse population for academic achievement with an emphasis on academic excellence, spiritual and ethical development, civic engagement, and leadership in a nurturing environment. Huston-Tillotson University will be a leader in the education of diverse populations. We will empower students for success in a global society as critical thinkers, lifelong learners, and ethical citizens.
We are dedicated to helping others. This website was created for people who would either like to nominate an individual, school, organization, or community that needs assistance OR are interested in donating their personal time and energy to help others. Help us "Put the Unity back in the Community!"
We promote and preserve the culture of an indigenous population, collectively known as Coahuiltecans – in Texas and northern Mexico.
We present educational programs on the identity and ancestral legacy of these Native Americans who have millions of descendants― currently labeled Mexican American, Latino, or Hispanic―still living in Texas and the U.S. Many of these descendants continue to practice their indigenous ceremonies, pray in their Native languages, and hold true to the values of their ancestors.
We also strive to maintain our covenant with sacred sites. We partner with local community organizations and support groups outside of our area that are dedicated to preserving the natural environment of sites that indigenous people consider sacred. Our programs include Nakum Press, Coahuiltecan Language Program, Library and Archives, the Nakum online journal, Performances and Events, Sacred Sites Programs, Speakers and Lectures, the Xinachtli Project, and Youth Programs.
JONAH’s mission is to create lasting hope through the Arts and Music. We wish to develop cultural events and programs in line with this mission. JONAH’s efforts will address societal issues such as domestic violence, women’s health concerns, and certain mental health issues of men, women, and children.
To educate and inspire young people to value free enterprise, business, and economics in order to improve the quality of their lives.
The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International (JDRF) is the world's largest charitable funder and advocate of type 1 diabetes research. The mission of JDRF is to find a cure for diabetes and its complications through the support of research.
Our mission is to prevent diabetes and reduce obesity in Hispanic families by teaching healthy lifestyle through community-based intervention programs in the underserved communities of North Austin and Round Rock. Our Program focuses on weight loss and healthy lifestyle by providing, exercise and cooking classes, nutrition and behavior change consultations.
The Kent Cummins Magic Camp raises self-esteem and builds self-confidence in elementary and middle school children through programs using the fascination and fun of juggling, puppetry, and MAGIC!
The mission of Khabele Education is “to cultivate learning communities in which each and every student, parent and team member realizes their profound beauty, falls in love with learning, and lives with courage and authenticity.” In a culture of acceptance and empowerment, students learn to develop their natural potential.
Studies show that at least one in five students has an uncorrected vision problem (Freebee, 2004) and one study indicated that 85% of academically or behaviorally at-risk students had vision problems that were either previously undetected or untreated (Johnson, Blair & Zaba, 2000). In Austin ISD alone, an average of 70% of students who fail the school-provided vision screening never report seeing an eye doctor within the school year.
Through a mobile vision clinic, Kids Vision for Life - Central Texas (KVFL) will provide free comprehensive vision services to students in 12 area school districts. Students will be able to complete an eye exam and receive high-quality name brand prescription lenses all during the regular school day at no cost to their parents. In addition, E3 Alliance and Seton Healthcare Family will conduct a three-year study to determine the impact of vision correction on academic performance and behavior.
Knowbility's mission is to ensure barrier-free I.T. — supporting the independence of people with disabilities by promoting the use and improving the availability of accessible information technology. Our programs raise awareness of need for technology access; train in accessible technology design practices; consult on IT access mandates, and employ technology workers with disabilities.
KOOP is community radio, giving voice to the underserved in Austin, Texas with unique programming from volunteers. Most of our funding comes from our listeners.
La Fenice is committed to advancing public enjoyment of Commedia dell'Arte through performance, scholarship, and education.
The Austin American-Statesman's Lady Bird's Legacy Campaign, created in 2008, buys wildflower seeds to plant along highways and in communities throughout Central Texas. It also gives seed packets to thousands of fourth-graders each year to create their own gardens. Help keep alive Mrs. Johnson's dream of beautifying America.
Lannaya African Drum and Dance Ensemble's mission is to expose and educate audiences, near and far, through authentic and progressive interpretations of dance and music of the African Diaspora.
• Weekly West African dance classes.
• Seasonal West African drum/dance master classes, taught by renowned African master artists.
• Benefits for charities, African Diasporic artists in need.
• Community outreach through performance demonstrations.
• “Rhythm and Movement of West Africa,” an arts education program presented annually to 4,000+ K-12 AISD students. Presented multiple times throughout the year in low socio-economic communities along Northeast and Southeast Austin corridors, the program provides positive role models from within the community that students can identify with; and a musical tradition related to the youth's own cultural history in which they can take pride.
• Statewide performances via Texas Commission on the Arts’ Texas Touring Arts program.
• Annual drum/dance performance showcase.
Connecting and Empowering Latinas through community building/networking, culture, learning and technology.
LUPE Arte promotes the literacy and media awareness of youth through arts and culturally relevant arts education. LUPE Arte administers three programs: Niños y Arte (Children and Art), Mujuers y Arte (Women and Art) and LUPE Arte Multi Media Group, a film, theater and television production company.
Latinitas is a non-profit organization dedicated to empowering young Latinas through media and technology. Latinitas Magazine is the first digital magazine made for and by Latina youth. Since 2002, we have offered media enrichment programs aimed at empowering girls to express themselves and gain confidence to succeed.
LEAP inspired under served youth in Austin and surrounding areas through experience with the Arts boosting self-esteem and community involvement while creating successful leaders. We host vists to arts venues and performances and host a week long residency program at UT/Austin each summer to give local kids a"A Taste of College".
Lifelong Friends Pet Adoptions (formerly Lago Vista PAWS) is an independent, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to protecting and promoting the lifelong partnership between people and pets. We are a true no-kill shelter in Lago Vista, Texas, which focuses on saving the lives of stray and abandoned dogs and cats.
The Lilith Fund assists women in exercising their fundamental right to abortion by removing barriers to access.
We educate and advocate on behalf of the American Pit Bull Terrier, the American Staffordshire Terrier, the Staffordshire Terrier, and the Bull Terrier (all breeds commonly referred to as "pit bulls") and pit bull mixes. The group encourages its members to serve as role models of responsible ownership.
LTlov identifies local needs, inspires community involvement and distributes contributions through projects that assist and empower families in the Lake Travis area. LTlov funds both Discretionary (time-sensitive) grants and Annual grants to organizations that are serving mainly socioeconomically disadvantaged families in the Lake Travis area. LTlov also sponsors community donations programs to provide needed tangible goods to families in need, i.e. school supplies, Christmas gifts, personal care items, pajamas, etc.
The Lucky Mutts Rescue Corporation is organized exclusively for charitable aid for the rescue and rehabilitation of unwanted pets and the education of Responsible Pet Ownership for the general public and prospective adopters.
LSS provides help, healing & hope to people throughout Texas, Louisiana & Mississippi. Services include foster care, adoption, children’s residential treatment, independent & assisted living, skilled nursing care, disaster response, and emergency assistance.
A summer camp for children with dyslexia and related disorders. Friendships are grown, self-confidence fostered, and talents developed. Promotes both uniqueness of each child and develops their social interactions. Reading and writing are critical components and are provided in an environment where children feel safe, nurtured, and appreciated.
Marathon High is a free, 8-month after school training program designed to give students who would not normally participate in standard interscholastic sports a chance to complete the Austin Marathon or Half Marathon. The program consists of three training days per week including two after-school runs and one Saturday run. Students participating in the program get the incredible opportunity to be coached by Olympic-level runners that are part of adidas/RogueAC. Our mission is to promote balanced, healthy lifestyles to young adults and show them that they can achieve anything they put their heart into, all by simply running. Throughout the program the students learn how to maintain a healthy lifestyle. For example, students get to experience sustainable, organic agriculture through field trips to local farms and then learn the ease of preparing healthy meals at local kitchens.
Our mission is to build a lifelong love of running and walking, combined with the ability to make and enjoy healthy food choices for children and their families. Our aim is to build joyful community around children and their families by encouraging healthy lifestyles.
Marbridge provides a safe, loving community where adult residents with cognitive challenges can achieve their full potential through Abilities Centered Training with the opportunity for lifetime care.
The vision of Mariposa Pathway is to cultivate strength in women to create healthy individuals, families, and communities. The mission of Mariposa Pathway is to teach women to identify their strengths and empower them to make personally authentic and courageous choices. Our central program, the Mariposa Pathway, is a week-long experience for young women from challenging backgrounds. This program brings together a diverse group of women to engage in personal reflection, personal growth and creating a vision for her future. We do this by creating a safe environment, inviting professional women to attend as role models, and engaging the participants in powerful curriculum. After the retreat, we offer regular meetings to continue building the community and deepening understanding of the tools. For those women that are interested, we offer a yearlong leadership program. We partner with many non-profit organizations and businesses in the region to accomplish our mission.
Mary Lee Foundation serves persons with special needs so they may develop dignity, self-worth, and skills to socially integrate and contribute to their community. Mary Lee helps persons “to live like everyone else.” This is possible through Mary Lee’s supportive neighborhood of affordable housing and services on Lamar Square Drive.
WBC Opportunities was established in 1966 as the areas official Community Action Agency. The organization is a private, non-profit corporation governed by elected officials, community leaders and target area representatives. Throughout its history, WBC Opportunities has administered a wide range of social service and economic opportunity programs benefiting many thousands of low and moderate income persons. Current programs include Head Start, Senior Nutrition (including Meals on Wheels), Emergency Assistance and Affordable Housing. WBC Opportunities has an annual operating budget of over $8 million and a staff of more than 220.
Media Arts & Literacy Institute, Inc. (MALI) is a domestic 501(c) 3 corporation, organized to provide economical and environmentally friendly events that produces educational workshops, workforce development and technical assistance about media literacy and media arts production. We use media and communication to reduce stereotypes and cultivate expression that promotes cultural interaction in the arts.
The organization’s primary vision is to promote the production of media making by and for socially and economically diverse community constituents who would otherwise have little or no access to this type of opportunity and who are typically exploited, marginalized and excluded by the mainstream communication outlets. We also want to inform the general public about electronic waste (e-waste), and OUR responsibility as media artist to recycle our waste effectively in order to sustain the environment.
Mexic-Arte Museum’s mission is dedicated to cultural enrichment and education through the presentation and promotion of traditional contemporary Mexican, Latino and Latin American art and culture. Our vision is to educate the people of Texas about the importance of Mexican and Mexican American art and culture that enhances the collective pride of the entire community.
mindPOP is dedicated to expanding creative learning in Austin.
Our Mission and Goal is to teach our clients to become responsible productive role models in today's society with the teaching and application of the word of God. Pastor Tony L. Johnson and wife Sister Juanita founded the Ministry of Challenge in 1993 for the expressed purpose of providing direct intervention and care to the drug addicted of East Austin. The Ministry houses, feeds and clothe 45-60 people daily.The Ministry provides classes, which will help our clients to achieve their goals and enhance self-esteem. For the past 20 years, this program has served over 4100 men with a success rate of approximately 60%. The Ministry feed and clothes the homeless every day. The Ministry is the cornerstone on 12th and Comal for East Austin.
Mission: Possible! Austin is a Christian non-profit committed to connecting the Church with Austin’s urban community in order to be a tangible presence of God’s love and transformative power. Our numerous programs are separated into three categories: Project Intercept (children & youth), Community Outreach (working with individuals and families in East Austin), and our Street Ministry (working with Austin's homeless). Our goal is to provide venues for connecting people for relationships. Project Intercept exists weekly as well as having four camps a year, where volunteers connect with at-risk children and youth to be positive, caring role models. Community Outreach includes everything from providing groceries for the homebound, a community art center, a prayer café, as well as partnerships with many other non-profits in Austin. Street Ministry’s primary venue is Church Under the Bridge.
The Missy Project is dedicated to Raising Awareness of Brain Aneurysm Disease in children through education, outreach and early detection research. After the sudden death of their 12 year old daughter Missy from a Brain Aneurysm, TMP started a Community Screening Program which provides Free MRI Screenings in Austin for those with a family history. It is the only Early Detection Screening Program in the country.
The Mobile Film School is committed to bringing media arts education to underserved communities; create long-term mentoring relationships, pairing students with seasoned industry professionals and educators; and cultivating a unique appreciation of local history and culture using storytelling in film.
Our mission is to provide uncompromising love and hospitality to our brothers and sisters in need. We do this by empowering a league of volunteers in providing food, clothing, and promoting dignity to our homeless brothers and sisters in need. We accomplish this mission through the creation of relationships that cultivate a community life of stability and purpose.
MADD seeks to stop drunk driving, support the victims of this violent crime and prevent underage drinking.
Milk Bank at Austin’s mission is to accept, pasteurize, and dispense donor human milk by physician prescription primarily to premature and ill infants. Babies that may not thrive or survive if given formula.
We empower refugees from around the world, newly settled to Austin, towards self-sufficiency through education, community and reconciliation. Refugees can gather at the MRC community center to gain skills and share resources specifically in the areas of job training, drivers ed, computer literacy and sewing/artisan opportunities.
The Muscular Dystrophy Association is a voluntary health agency working to defeat neuromuscular diseases through programs of worldwide research, comprehensive services, and far-reaching professional and public health education.
MUSIC FOR THE CITY exists to encourage and enable Austin’s artists to give back to the community by partnering with charitable organizations serving our city. We do this by producing benefit albums and concerts that directly benefit charitable organizations serving our city.
NARAL Pro-Choice Texas' mission is to develop and sustain a constituency that uses the political process to guarantee every woman the right to make personal decisions regarding the full range of reproductive choices, including preventing unintended pregnancy, bearing healthy children, and choosing legal abortion.
NDVH is the only national, 24-hour, multi-language domestic violence hotline in America. The Hotline receives 19,500 calls per month, operates 365 days a year and has a TTY line for the Deaf. Phone advocates help callers create safety plans and connect to the nearest shelter.
The Nature Conservancy is a leading conservation organization working around the world to protect ecologically important lands and waters for nature and people. To date, the Conservancy and its more than one million members have been responsible for the protection of more than 15 million acres in the United States.
The Neill-Cochran House Museum, considered one of Austin’s three most important historic residences, promotes education and architectural preservation through public programming, events, museum days, the Fourth-Grade Curriculum Unit for Austin ISD students and adaptive programs for home-schoolers and scouts.
This agency is a Christian 501c 3 that assists ladies in recovery from chemical dependency and those coming from prison by a women’s housing program called Maggie’s Home and an ex-offender support group called The Overcomer’s.
People come for help with issues of severe anxiety or depression, crumbling relationships (parent/child, spouses, siblings, child/elderly parent, etc.), developing relationships (pre-marital counseling), rage, abuse and addictions. They need serious help and cannot find quality, professional services at a price they can afford. So New Life Institute, Inc. offers scholarship hours to offset the fees these clients cannot pay. On average, one scholarship hour is provided with each $25.00 of donations.
To provide equine assisted learning activities to enhance the quality of
life for people of all ages who have mental, emotional or physical issues. In doing so, we help to promote the awareness of the role miniature horses can play in our health and well being.
To bring diverse cultural performances into the Austin schools and to provide a forum for world-class performers and local professionals to share their artistry and to build community by embracing diversity of art forms, traditions and cultures from around the world.
We provide new, warm pajamas and books to children in need in shelters, many of who are waiting and hoping to be adopted.
Paper Chairs creates sensorially dynamic theatre combining fractured subjectivity, music, unconventional audience situation, surrealism, labor-intensive mechanics, and heightened movement vocabulary. We favor tour-de-force fusions of various performance styles, music genres and historical periods to excite modern sensibilities and educate by irreverently suggesting past and present cultural connections. The work is outrageous, well-researched, and a little bit dangerous.
A 501(c) Non-Profit Organization charitable that unites parents, schools, community, and churches together to reach our children with vital messages that will empower them to tell if anyone harm them in anyway. P.A.P is here to protect children.
To bring awareness to parents in our communities by providing information on registered sex offenders locally and worldwide. To assist,advocate for empower individuals who have experienced any abuse; To provide stroner protection for our children and keep our community safe. Deter perpetrators of any type of abuse;Hold accountable societal structures that hide perpetrators an dfail to protect our children. the mission is to bring all perpetrators to justice. To assist, advocate for and empower individuals who have experienced trauma and/ or sexual, physical, and emotional abuse as a child.
At Parkside Community School our goal is for each child to become an independent, self-reliant person with the skills necessary to achieve their own goals, the ability to make a positive contribution to society, and to have an awareness of the interrelated nature of all life. To achieve this goal, we base our educational approach on the developmental philosophy and educational methods of Dr. Maria Montessori.
Partnerships for Children provides critical resources to abused and neglected children in our community who are in the care of Child Protective Services.
We are the nation’s premier health privacy watch dog led by consumers and patients. Our mission is to ensure that Americans control all access to their health records. While providing information to the public and media on HIPAA, we offer many other services and are working with Congress for privacy protecting federal legislation.
PAWS’ mission is to care for, protect and find quality homes for abandoned and neglected animals; to aid in the reduction of pet overpopulation; and to provide community education for the mutual benefit of animals and people
The POMF honors the fallen by providing assistance and support in a line of duty death. The POMF also offers college scholarships, sponsors the biennial Memorial Service at the State Capitol and supports research to find and honor all Texas Peace Officers who throughout history have made the ultimate sacrifice.
Penfold Theatre Company is dedicated to opening and operating a live, professional theatre in north Austin metro. Our mission is to empower artists to create work of the highest caliber and to engage diverse audiences through stories that inspire and impact our community.
PeopleFund is a non-profit 501(c)(3) based in Austin, Texas. Founded in 1994 as Austin Community Development Corporation, we provide loans, financial and technical assistance to people who are left out of the financial mainstream. Since inception, our loans and financial consulting have helped put thousands of Texans on the path to financial security and independence. In 2008, we founded PeopleTrust, a non-profit 501(c)3 dedicated to creating and maintaining affordable housing in Texas.
Th mission of PALS is to end pet euthanasia and pet homelessness in Central Texas through our programs of spay/neuter, humane education, TrapNeuterReturn of feral cats, and Pet Food Pantry. PALS is an all volunteer organization. We have our own Cat Spay/Neuter clinic held once or twice monthly. Our TNR rescues kittens and tame cats from feral colonies, fosters them and adopts them to loving homes. Our services are for the underprivileged in our community. Our mission will be complete when the shelters are empty and every pet has a loving forever home.
Pets America saves the lives of pets and the people who love them by teaching educational programs about Pet First Aid & Disaster Response, providing first responders with life-saving equipment for animals, and helping communities create effective plans for animals in disasters
“The mission of the Pines and Prairies Land Trust is to protect significant open space and natural, historic, and cultural resources, and to promote and encourage sustainable agricultural and wildlife practices and values in order to preserve the quality of life for current and future generations, through educational programs and through owning and protecting easements and land.”
We own and manage wildlife refuges in Bastrop and Lee County, operate a free refuge park with over 3 miles of trails along the Colorado River near downtown Bastrop, provide free Nature Lessons to 5th grade level children and provide information and support to area landowners. We work with private landowners to help them keep their land intact and productive as well as partnering with local business and government to help keep our rural quality of life high and our towns, farms, ranches and wildland healthy and vibrant.
Our mission is the prevention of child abuse and neglect in all its forms for all children throughout Texas. Our vision is that every child is free from abuse and neglect and lives in a community committed to preventing child abuse, through public education, awareness and training, and statewide resource coordination.
ProArts in an incubator of artistic expression representing the African Diaspora and is dedicated to the production of transformational and accessible works for the enrichment of the community.
Our mission is to provide central Texas underprivileged women with the opportunity to experience the once-in-a-lifetime magic of their high school prom, without having to worry about the financial obligations the event requires. We provide dresses, shoes, accessories and gift certificates to help make the perfect prom.
Project Transitions, founded in 1989, is dedicated to serving people living with HIV/AIDS, by providing hospice, housing, and support in a compassionate and caring environment.
Project Walk - Austin is a physical training program for people with spinal cord injuries where hard work leads to greater: confidence, independence, mobility...and Hope. We help people with SCI reclaim their lives through exercise-based recovery. Our program is based on the Dardzinski Method which targets each individual's weaknesses and retrains the nervous system to respond appropriately. While we cannot promise every client will walk again, we do promise that everyone who comes through our doors will leave with increased function and the tools to control their own physical well-being.
Our mission is to provide screening, education and awareness for Prostate Cancer in underserved minorities and underinsured. This is a grassroots operation providing mentoring newly diagnosed with seasoned survivors.
The Prostate Cancer Resource Center (PCRC) provides prostate cancer screenings, education and survivorship services to minorities and other underserved populations. PCRC engages seasoned survivors to provide mentoring to diagnosed clients and educates lawmakers and the public on the specific issues of prostate cancer.
Leibel B. Harelik started PCRC in July of 2002 after his experience with a terminal diagnosis of the disease. After going to six doctors and a major cancer hospital, there was still no treatment and no cure. He was told “come back when it gets worse” and that “since you are a younger man, it will strike you harder and faster”. He found no local organizations that provided support for this type of cancer. His feeling of hopelessness from the diagnosis was only compounded by a side effect of the palliative care medication that resulted in even deeper depression. There was no one to provide hope and guidance at this critical time. Thanks to innovative treatment and a positive attitude, Mr. Harelik is now cancer free. As a result of these experiences, his goal is to make sure that every man find the best treatment available and that no man goes through this experience alone ever again.
In addition to the usual early detection and care assistance, PCRC provides survivorship support. Clients are encouraged to look past the “medical cursing” of pessimistic diagnoses and are on-going support with diet, exercise, and alternative treatment. Combined with encouragement for the client’s personal, spiritual beliefs, the diagnosed man is given the help and the hope that is needed to face the rest of their lives as prostate cancer survivors.
Pug Rescue of Austin is dedicated to the rescue of abused, neglected and unwanted pugs. Our mission is to provide a safe refuge and to insure quality adoptive homes. PRA promotes responsible ownership thru public education about the unique needs of pugs and a mandatory spay/neuter policy.
Punchkin Repertory Theatre is an art and artist-driven theatre company, dedicated to serving its audiences with new, modern, and classic works that enlighten, inspire, challenge, and unify humanity. In its relentless commitment to the art and the company’s mission, Punchkin Repertory Theatre hopes to spark the evolution of the individual and society to create movement towards a more balanced world.
We would like to help establish Austin as a major theatrical center in the state of Texas and make live theatre a more viable form of artistic enrichment in Austin.
To provide a comprehensive educational program for professionally diagnosed dyslexic students by using research-based methods to meet the educational needs of each child in a supportive environment. Additionally, the Rawson-Saunders School serves as a unique and valuable resource to individuals affected by dyslexia through outreach, advocacy, and awareness opportunities.
RFB&D digital AudioPlus® books give struggling readers a way to learn through listening. Students with print disabilities who attend member schools receive the AudioPlus books and players for free. Our Library contains 130,000+ titles in every subject area and grade level, including 95% of the textbooks adopted by the TEA.
To provide information, education, networking activities and opportunities for community service to women (and others!) at all levels of experience in video and film.
Founded in 1938, the Star of Texas Fair and Rodeo is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization. Over 2,000 volunteers, donors, and sponsors serving on numerous committees work to advance the mission of the Star of Texas Fair and Rodeo by providing scholarships to deserving Texas youth.
The Round Rock Area Serving Center, a Texas non-profit corporation, also known as the Serving Center, carries out a community-wide mission of churches, other organizations and individuals serving human needs in the City of Round Rock and surrounding areas. Services provided include a food pantry, Round Rock Coats for Kids, clothing and furniture vouchers, adult computer classes in English and Spanish, Computers for Kids, community gardens, The Volunteer Center, a charity resale store, and financial assistance for utilities, rent, prescriptions, transportation, and temporary lodging.
Since 1995, Rude Mechs has created a mercurial slate of original theatrical productions that represents a genre-defying cocktail of big ideas, cheap laughs, and dizzying spectacle. What these works hold in common is the use of play to make performance, the use of theaters as meeting places for audiences and artists, and the use of humor as tool for intellectual investigation. We tour these performances nationally and abroad; maintain The Off Center, a performance venue in Austin for arts groups of every discipline; present nationally recognized artists; and run Grrl Action, a year-round arts mentoring program for teenage girls.
The Russian Speakers Society enriches the Austin artscape by presenting programs with artists whose cultural heritage is Russian or Eastern European. The performances span several disciplines, but most have their base in the music and dance of the West flowing from the works of romantic compositions and ballets of the 19th and 20th centuries.
Established in 1991, Salon Concerts, Inc. fosters the love for chamber music through performances and through its educational outreach program called Chamber Music in Public Schools (CHAMPS). There are four series of chamber music concerts each year, each followed by a reduced program as a Rush Hour concert performed at a public venue such as the Amstrong Community School of Music and the Caver Museum in Austin. CHAMPS provides free weekly coaching by professional musicians to small chamber music ensembles in 13 public schools of the four independent school districts. CHAMPS students frequently perform the openings of Salon Concerts, at community charity events, as well as hospitals, nursing homes, and many other venues.
Salvage Vanguard Theater is a nonprofit community center for the arts committed to fostering a dynamic exchange between visionary artists and audiences. To that end, Salvage Vanguard Theater seeks to combine explosive energy with expert technique, creating forms that defy tradition and define a new American aesthetic.
A nonprofit, interfaith counseling center whose mission is to integrate professional, affordable mental health counseling services with a client's own personal and spiritual values. Our staff is sensitive to spiritual issues but does not impose religious concepts on their clients. We serve children, adolescents, adults, and the elderly.
Sammy's House provides services for children who are medically fragile and/or developmentally delayed in a nurturing, inclusive environment. Our mission is to give children the opportunities they need to reach their highest potential through therapy support, curriculum-based instruction, and child care. We support families by providing parent education, offering evening and weekend respite care, lending therapeutic equipment, and making referrals to community services. We serve 250 infants, toddlers, and young children per year with a wide variety of special needs, including cognitive and physical disabilities, developmental delays, and complex medical needs. Over a third of the children we serve come from low-income families, and many are at risk for child abuse. Our impact includes helping children with special needs gain greater independence, minimizing the cognitive decline associated with certain conditions, increasing school readiness through adaptive curricula, and improving the quality of life of caregivers raising children with special needs.
It is the mission of Second Youth to produce original and established works for family audiences incorporating drama, comedy, musical theatre, puppetry and dance with the highest artistic quality and cultural diversity. Second Youth is dedicated to building long-term relationships with audiences through exceptional production and education.
The Seedling Foundation supports public schools by encouraging and facilitating community involvement. Major program areas include a school-based mentoring program, which matches children of incarcerated parents with caring adults in the Austin area public schools, and campus beautification projects on public school campuses.
The Serie Project is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to the fine art of serigraphy – a technique that produces original, hand-pulled prints. The organization offers an Artist in Residence (AIR) program that allows participants to learn the technique and create a limited edition of prints, under the guidance of a Master Printer. Hoping to increase the presence of minorities in the art world, the Serie Project encourages multi-racial participation and two-third of all resident artists are Latino.
A large part of the Serie Project’s mission is to market the prints created by its resident artists. Print sales promote the artists’ careers and support the program’s operational costs. Each edition of prints is priced at minimum so that the organization may offer original artwork to the public at an affordable price.
The Serie Project was founded in 1993 by Austin artist Sam Coronado, and has hosted more than 250 residencies to date.
Our mission is to reduce the feline population and reduce the intake numbers at area shelters in our communities by promoting spay/neuter, Trap, Neuter and Return programs and by providing services and hospice care to ill and injured cats. We also work to change outdated city ordinances regarding community cats.
Shoes for Austin provides disadvantaged children with new athletic shoes as a reward for achieving educational and self-improvement goals. Shoes are awarded to children who improve school grades, learn about health and wellness, and improve reading skills. Shoes for Austin has donated more than 55,000 pairs of shoes since 2000.
Our mission is to enable the creation of a quality workforce for the Capital area and the preparation of youth and adults for lifelong learning, citizenship, and career success. We will accomplish this mission by brokering partnerships between industry and secondary and postsecondary educators.
Our mission is to change and save lives in Jesus’ name by sharing positive solutions to issues surrounding unplanned pregnancy.
Our vision is to build meaningful relationships with women and families facing an unplanned pregnancy while providing for both their physical and spiritual needs.
All of the services of the South Austin PRC are provided free of charge and include sonograms, pregnancy tests, counseling, diapers, baby clothing and formula, and other services. We will also openly share the Good News of Jesus Christ at every opportunity We are funded 100% by your gracious donations.
Southwest Key Programs is a 20-year-old, Austin-based nonprofit organization which runs programs for youth involved in the juvenile justice system, and shelters for unaccompanied immigrant minors. With over 45 programs in seven states across the nation, Southwest Key’s 900 employees positively impact the lives of thousands of individuals each day.
SpineHope envisions a world where every child with a spinal deformity has an opportunity to live a normal live. Our dedicated team of medical volunteers transforms the lives of children worldwide through surgery, education, and research.
St. James' Episcopal School inspires thinking that leads to academic achievement and prepares children for life as leaders, problem solvers, and self-reliant individuals. St. James' is one of the few school in Austin offering exceptional learning in a culturally economically diverse environment, where children feel loved, accepted, and supported.
The mission of the State of Texas Alliance for Recycling is to promote and enhance recycling and diversion activities in the State of Texas.
STEM Tutoring is a nonprofit tutoring company based in Austin, TX with a mission to prepare economically disadvantaged, minority, and women students in low performing schools for success in science, technology, engineering, and math through creative and engaging tutoring experiences.
STEM Tutoring gives students at low performing schools in Austin free before and after school tutoring in science and math with highly-qualified instructors. We believe a key to bringing about systemic change in student performance in math and science is giving students opportunities to receive the extra time, attention, and guidance necessary for academic success.
But beyond in-class performance, STEM Tutoring wants to inspire students to pursue STEM careers by serving as a bridge that connects STEM professionals in Austin—scientists, engineers, professors, architects, computer engineers, doctors, bankers, etc.—with our students through volunteer tutoring/mentoring opportunities, as well as interactive STEM-based projects.
We are an educational theatre program where college and high school students are joined to form a repertory theatre company to gain "real world" experience under the supervision of professional directors and designers. Students do not pay tuition to be part of SSA. Members are chosen solely on their talent, skill and attitude.
Swan Songs fulfills musical wishes at the end of life by organizing private concerts for individuals with a terminal illness. At their request, a favorite style of music or musician is brought directly to the home or facility. The concert allows patient, family and friends to focus beyond the illness and come together through the medium of music.
Each year, more than 300,000 Americans including nearly 500 Austin/Travis County residents of all ages die from sudden cardiac arrest. Take Heart Austin uses a coordinated, community-wide approach to implement state of the art methods that will dramatically increase the survival rate from sudden cardiac arrest in our communities.
Our mission is to provide education and advocacy of not only the possible medical benefits of stem cell research to Texas citizens, but also the positive economic impact this research can bring to the State of Texas and the City of Austin.
TexARTS brings top professionals from the region and the nation to educate & perform & create for Austin & Capitol Lake Region students & audiences.
TexARTS is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to cultivate a thriving arts community by exposing all people to the visual and performing arts. We prepare and promote exceptional young talent to achieve their fullest potential as artists, leaders and global citizens. We are recognized throughout the region for our world-class professional theatre and educational programs.
Texas Advocacy Project provides free legal services to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking throughout Texas. As the only statewide nonprofit family law firm focused on domestic violence issues, we provide long-term solutions to thousands of Texans in need.
The mission of the Texas Association of Partners in Education is to provide leadership and expertise for schools, families, businesses and communities to build partnerships that enhance student success.
The Texas Book Festival celebrates authors and their contributions to the culture of literacy, ideas and the imagination. We work to instill a life long love of reading for Children in Title I schools. We also provide grants to Texas public libraries to help enhance book collections and develop literacy and technology programs.
TCE Fund is a Texas non-profit research and public education organization established in 1997. TCE Fund's primary mission is to empower people to protect the public health through a cleaner environment, and promote increased access to the governmental policy-making process so that people and community groups can help shape the decisions that affect their lives.
The mission of the Texas Civil Rights Project is to promote racial, social, and economic justice through community education and litigation. We strive to foster equality, secure justice, ensure diversity, and strengthen communities, having been originally founded in 1978 as Oficina Legal del Pueblo Unido, Inc. (OLPU).
The Texas Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty (TCADP) is a statewide, grassroots membership organization working to end the death penalty in Texas. TCADP engages in outreach, education, and advocacy aimed at raising awareness of issues related to the death penalty and mobilizing the citizens of Texas - and their elected officials - to support abolition. We invite all concerned citizens to join our growing movement.
The Texas Council is a non profit agency, led by volunteers from over 230 county and regional child welfare boards in the State. Our mission is simple: to meet the needs of children in Texas that cannot be met by the limited state funding of Child Protective Services.
Last year with the help of over 2000 volunteers and donors, we were able to contribute over 30 million dollars to fill in the gaps in services for kids in care. This included everything from glasses, underwear & socks, winter coats, hearing aids to drivers training, fees for summer school, Christmas & birthday presents, camps, and countless other needs that CPS cannot fill.
The Texas Council on Family Violence promotes safe and healthy relationships by supporting service providers, facilitating strategic prevention efforts, and creating opportunities for freedom from domestic violence.
Founded in 1987 by Daniel Johnson, the Texas Early Music Project is dedicated to preserving and advancing the art of Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, and early Classical music through performance, recordings, and educational outreach.
The Texas Fair Defense Project (TFDP) is a nonprofit organization that works to improve the fairness of Texas’s criminal courts and ensure that all Texans have access to justice. TFDP focuses on improving the public defense system and challenging policies that create modern-day debtors’ prisons filled with poor people who cannot afford to pay commercial bond fees and post-conviction fines and costs.
Texas Folklife celebrates and preserves Texas’ unique cultural traditions via performances, exhibits, education programs, community residencies and other projects. Via entertainment and education, we strive to keep these traditions alive for future generations -- and to find that common ground where all of our cultures intersect.
Our mission is to provide leadership to improve the health of Texans and their communities through education, research, and health policy.
The Texas Land Conservancy (TLC) has protected almost 85,000 acres of vital Texas land through 109 conservation projects. TLC preserves and protects natural areas from the negative effects of land fragmentation and poorly-planned development. Land conserved by TLC will be protected forever from becoming a subdivision, strip mall, or parking lot.
TLC helps landowners find an economical, realistic alternative to selling their land to a developer that allows ownership to remain in their hands, but puts the responsibility of conserving the land in ours. Many of these properties are working farms or ranches, while others contain important habitat for wildlife and native plant communities. All of these lands are beautiful examples of Texas’ natural heritage. TLC’s work ensures that economic viability and growth is balanced with what makes us Texan: our rural heritage, our open-spaces, our farms and ranches, our scenic vistas, and our natural resources.
The Texas Network of Youth Services is dedicated to enhancing the professionalism and effectiveness of community-based agencies serving youth and families in Texas. The network connects youth service staff and administrators, as well as youth and other youth advocates, on behalf of youth and their families who are in “at risk” situations.
A non-profit organization providing resources and programming that contribute to an enhanced quality of life for retired Texas teachers and school personnel, and supporting public education in Texas.
TRLA is a nonprofit agency that specializes in providing free civil legal services to the indigent residents of Central Texas. The organization helps clients with a range of problems confronting the low-income community.
The mission of the TSD Foundation is to enrich and maximize the quality of education available to deaf and hard-of-hearing students in Texas and beyond.
Texas Technology Empowerment Resources and Advocacy, Inc., Texas (TERA) is a non-profit organization in Austin that enables people with disabilities or limitations to achieve and maintain an independent and active lifestyle through a central location with information, tools and training.
The African Leadership Bridge provides scholarships for outstanding students from developing nations to attend UT Austin. They must demonstrate leadership, intellectual ability and financial need.
Saving Children's Lives, One Heart at a Time.
The Children’s Heart Foundation is the only organization that was created to exclusively fund congenital heart defect (CHD) research. CHD's are America’s and every country’s #1 birth defect. Nearly one of every 100 babies is born with a CHD.
The Octopus Club is a volunteer run fundraising arm of AIDS Services of Austin.
This program is designed to support the youth in our community by offering these children a safe place to gather and enjoy educational and social benefits, as well as athletic opportunities. The Goal of PAL is to prevent and combat juvenile delinquency and to promote and improve the moral, civic and health standards of our youth.
The Trail Foundation devotes its efforts to restoring, improving, expanding and beautifying the Town Lake Trail. Our mission is fulfilled through careful improvements to the Trail's infrastructure and environment. In a distinctively collaborative effort, we work in cooperation with the city, while honoring the original vision of the Trail's founders.
We promote the enjoyment, understanding, and preservation of birds, other wildlife, and their habitats in Central Texas.
Trinity Center is a faith-based organization meeting the spiritual, emotional and physical needs of people experiencing poverty and homelessness, our “neighbors.” The Center functions as a place of worship, a day resource/drop-in center, a basic needs provider (restrooms, phones, computers and meals), and a place to feel welcome, safe, and heard.
Truth Be Told provides transformational tools for women behind and beyond bars. Our programs provide respectful listening and creative tools for personal and spiritual growth for incarcerated women. We encourage in them a deeper sense of personal responsibility and help them face the truth of their pasts and embrace the hope of their futures.
Truth Be Told’s mission is to provide transformative programs for women behind and beyond bars. Our vision is to train volunteer facilitators so that we can continue serving the growing population of women in Texas prisons with our model programs; to have mentors and personalized packets of useful information for all our graduates released in Texas cities; and to have our graduates involved as volunteers and staff in all areas of the Truth Be Told organization.
We offer adoption and rehoming for tortoises and some turtles; educational programs to individuals, groups, families, libraries, schools, organizations, and to new turtle and tortoise caretakers. We teach protection and conservation of wild turtle and tortoise populations and their habitats.
To create collaborative and multidisciplinary theatrical productions bringing together local artists working in a wide array of disciplines to showcase the fruits of their collaboration.
United Way of Williamson County works to advance the common good by focusing on the building blocks of a good life: education, income and health.
We are "Friends of Youth." We offer kickball, soccer, and baseball to the youth in the North Central Austin area. We are here for the youth. We pride ourselves on being diverse. We are completely run by volunteers. We have many low income children we work with.
The University of Texas Autism Project (UTAP) is a center of excellence for services and knowledge, related to living with autism. UTAP has partnered with families, scientists, medical communities, educators, and researchers to lead the charge in developing best practices in basic science, medical treatment, educational practices, and family support.
Our mission is to accelerate the transformation toward sustainable building and land development practices in Central Texas through innovation, advocacy and partnerships.
The purpose of VCFS Texas, Inc. is to provide support and resources to individuals with Velo-Cardio-Facial-Syndrome (VCFS), their families, professionals, and the community in Texas. We achieve this by: Increasing public awareness and educating the community.
Ventana del Soul provides training and vocational mentoring to disadvantaged and hard to employ persons so that they can build a career, attain financial stability and establish a higher quality of life as active citizens.
We work with a diverse group of unemployed individuals, including persons with disabilities, seniors, and persons who have had contact with the foster care, military, or welfare systems, but we specialize in helping those who are homeless, have a criminal background, and/or suffer from drug and alcohol addiction.
Ventana’s innovative, sustainable, and green project includes the purchase of two hotels in the Austin area. One hotel houses up to 400 students. The other is a fully-functioning hotel where individuals from faith-based and community organizations cross train students in every position, including bookkeeping, meeting planning, culinary arts, foodservice, retail, floral, warehouse, and much more. All training includes environmental awareness and green practices, products and technologies.
Volunteer Legal Services of Central Texas (VLS) is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to helping low-income individuals access the civil justice system by providing free legal advice and representation from volunteer attorneys. VLS was founded in May 1981 by a small group of people passionate about helping the overflow of low-income individuals seeking legal services from the local legal aid office.
Westie Rescue work to rescue, foster, rehabilitate and re-home westies, cairns, mini schnauzers and small shaggy terriers of mixed heritage.
William’s Community School is built on the strong philosophical belief that, given the right supports, every child can thrive. We are committed to ensuring a challenging and accepting educational environment with a strong emphasis on building lasting relationships. We strive to provide a sense of safety, community and family to students and parents by fostering and developing a successful partnership. At William’s Community School, we encourage students to develop caring attitudes and respect towards themselves, other children, adults, their school and their environment.
Known for its pioneering spirit, embrace of artistic innovation, and commitment to Texas audiences and artists, Women & Their Work Art Space is a one of a kind statewide non-profit organization. Women & Their Work Art Space showcases exhibitions of contemporary art throughout the year and presents performances, readings, film screenings and educational outreach programs.
Women in Jazz perpetuates vocal traditional jazz through jazz education and concerts.
Workers Defense Project (WDP) is a membership-based organization that empowers low-income workers to ensure fair employment through education, direct services, organizing, and strategic partnerships.
The Wright House Wellness Center offers care and compassion to Central Texans living with or at risk of HIV and other chronic illnesses and provides resources for support, education and empowerment. We offer Disease Management and Disease Prevention programs to people living in Travis, Bastrop, Caldwell, Hays or Williamson Counties. Services are provided at either no- or low-cost and eligibility is determined by service. Our primary aim is to empower people so that they may live active and fulfilled lives.
Yellow Tape Construction Co. furthers the next generation of great, wholly original, definitively American performance aesthetic. At the intersection of dance, theatre, music and performance art, we are creating a new community of artists and patrons ˜ laying a foundation of strength and support through innovative arts programming and fearless new work.
YouthLaunch Mission: To provide empowering service experiences for young people Vision: All young people develop skills, confidence and resiliency through empowering service and grow into productive, community-minded individuals. YouthLaunch programs engage young people as the service providers for a wide variety of community issues, including teen pregnancy, substance abuse and environmental sustainability.
The YWA Foundation awards $2,500 scholarships annually to women enrolled in undergraduate and graduate programs and has recently expanded to provide grants to organizations dedicated to empowering, educating, and enriching the lives of young women and children in our community.
YWCA is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and
promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.
The mission of Zephaniah Community Development Corporation is to economically empower those from low-income neighborhoods through small business development and mentoring projects. Our first project is the Texas Pie Kitchen Employment and Job Training Program, which provides job training to low-income adults with barriers to employment.