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.
ColorCancer, a program of Affect Change, Inc., utilizes a variety of 20 colored shirts and other items to signify that "Every Cancer Has a Color. Every Color has a Story". We hold inspirational, uplifting events, often with cancer-related partners, as well as with schools, business organizations and other groups. In addition, we reach out to cancer patients in hospitals and clinics, offering activities to help make their stays a bit easier. We hope to show awareness and respect and that "we are all in this fight together." The bright colors illustrate that there are people fighting a variety of kinds of cancers, each signified by a color. Each person has their own story to tell. All the stories are different. However, no one needs to feel alone in this fight.The ColorCancer website invites visitors to share their stories and to read those of others.
The American Lung Association of the Plains-Gulf Region is dedicated to the prevention, control and cure of lung disease, the third leading cause of death in the United States. We work to prevent, control and cure lung diseases such as asthma, lung cancer, emphysema, chronic bronchitis, influenza and pneumonia, and we fight for tobacco control and clean air through education, research and advocacy. Founded in 1904 to fight tuberculosis, the American Lung Association today fights lung disease in all its forms, with special emphasis on asthma, tobacco control and environmental health. The American Lung Association of the Plains-Gulf Region was created by the merger of the associations in Alabama, Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, MIssissippi, Oklahoma, Nebraska and Texas.
The American Red Cross of Central Texas is a humanitarian organization led by volunteers and guided by its Congressional Charter and the Fundamental Principles of the International Red Cross Movement to provide relief to disaster victims and help people prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies.
Since 2001, over 6,500 U.S. service members have been killed in Iraq and Afghanistan (not including our heroes who lost their lives in non-combat ways). Around half of these service members were married, leaving an estimated 3,200 military widows across our country, from the wars alone. While the service member’s sacrifice is acknowledged, many simply forget or fail to recognize the sacrifice of the spouse who is now left a military widow. Oftentimes the invisible wounds of military widows are disregarded due to age or a simple lack of knowledge and understanding.
The American Widow Project is a non-profit organization dedicated to the new generation of those who have lost the heroes of yesterday, today and tomorrow, with an emphasis on healing through sharing stories, tears and laughter. Military Widow to Military Widow. An interactive website,resources,documentary,and monthly retreats are all available free of charge to any military widow.
The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) represents 30,000 members in 195 chapters in the United States, Canada, and Mexico, working to advance philanthropy through advocacy, research, education, and certification programs. The mission of the Greater Austin Chapter of AFP is to facilitate ethical and effective philanthropy in Central Texas.
One out of eight women will have to fight breast cancer in her lifetime. That’s why, since 1999, Komen Austin has been hard at work here in the Austin area raising money to provide breast cancer screening, education and medical services as well as financial and emotional support. In fact, 75 percent of the money we raise each year is put to work right here in Bastrop, Caldwell, Hays, Travis, Williamson counties to improve the lives of those affected by this deadly disease. The remaining funds go to national research to find a cure for breast cancer once and for all. Locally run awareness programs include: Women in Strides an African American outreach group; Speaker's Bureau a group of trained advocates who provide free Spanish and English presentations; and the Young Professionals for the Cure, individuals 21 to 40 who support the organization through innovative events.
Austin Clubhouse believes that recovery from mental illness is possible. We are a community that offers hope, respect, and opportunities for personal development.
Austin Clubhouse helps give people living with a mental illness the chance to regain what they have many times lost – employment, education, companionship, health, ties to their community, and self-respect. It is both a program and a place – one where people can go to find fellowship, support, and a sense of purpose.
Through meaningful work and meaningful relationships, mental illness need not be an obstacle to fulfilling one's dreams. We are committed to helping people stay out of hospitals, achieve their personal goals and contribute to the communities they live in.
The Austin Community Foundation promotes philanthropy in Central Texas to improve the quality of life now and in the future.
The Austin Bulldog is a nonprofit independent online news site for investigative reporting in the public interest.
The Austin Bulldog is dedicated to hard-nosed journalism covering topics that matter. Our primary focus is almost entirely on what’s happening in our hometown, the city of Austin, Texas. We will investigate matters involving government, media, politics, and anything else warranting close scrutiny that’s within our resources. We will strive to be an important source of news on the topics we cover.
The Austin Bulldog is nonprofit, nonpartisan and non-advocacy. We will question authority. We will go where the facts lead us and report accordingly.
We set high standards for our reporting. It must be accurate. It must be factual. It must be fair. We adhere to the Society of Professional Journalists Code of Ethics.
We seek to advance the cause of democracy, freedom of information and open government.
Our mission at the Austin Pregnancy Resource Center (APRC) is to save lives in the name of Jesus Christ. We have positive solutions concerning unexpected pregnancies and share God's grace with those in need. We educate on abstinence/sexuality and offer compassionate care to each of our clients.
To provide practical and compassionate support, through volunteer Care Teams, for people with HIV/AIDS and/or cancer.
Communities for Recovery supports long-term recovery for people with substance use and co-
occurring mental health conditions by partnering with communities to provide volunteer peer
supported recovery programs and services.
Our 150+ Peer Support Volunteers share the message of recovery with those who seek
it through our various programs including “Back to Basics,” “Dual Disorders Recovery
Achievers,” “Cross-Talk,” “Family Cross-Talk,” and “Peer Recovery Coaching.” In addition,
volunteers support the Recovery Resource Center at Communities for Recovery. The center
includes a computer lab where recoverees can perform career searches and receive technological
training; a career closet for those in need of professional attire; and a Recovery Café, recreational
center, and library used to foster continued fellowship and education for those on the path to
In this way, the volunteer at Communities for Recovery really does live by our motto, “Give
to Keep” – in giving the message of recovery to those seeking recovery, they keep their own
Community Yoga brings free yoga classes to areas of the community that may not otherwise have access to the practice. We believe that yoga has the potential to benefit any individual, no matter their age, background, socioeconomic status, or physical, emotional, or mental challenge with which they are working. Currently, we are leading over 40 classes each week in schools, shelters, housing sites, residential centers, and prisons in Austin and it's surrounding areas.
CTC International is a community of people working diligently to create solutions and opportunities for a better life in Kenya. We are a cross cultural exchange of ideas, relationships and innovative solutions to global issues like HIV/AIDS, deforestation, unemployment, special needs children, education, etc. We're constantly striving to live authentically into what has become a popular space (international development in Africa) by staying committed to our core values of genuine relationships, holistic development, faith lived in action, sustainable and scalable solutions, passion, transparency, having fun and creating collaboratively with cultural relevance. For all of us at CTC, our work is a reflection of how we live. We live as a community dedicated to creating positive impact in Kenya.
The mission of Dress for Success is to promote the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support and the career development tools to help women thrive in work and in life.
The Entrepreneurs Foundation of Central Texas amplifies the philanthropic efforts of our member companies, their entrepreneurs, boards and employees who invest equity, time and talent to make Central Texas an even better place to live, work and play. Our programs help build successful corporate cultures and allow start-up companies to participate philanthropically.
Eremos seeks to provide opportunities for people of all faith traditions and all walks of life to step back from the hectic pace of life and reconnect to their Source. We don’t teach technique or method. We invite you to come in and experience. While some contemplative groups focus on the mind, at Eremos we go to the heart.
In the spaciousness created within the Eremos community, you are gently invited to behold the Mystery of God within all that is. As you reconnect to the knowing that you are a unique expression of God within the world, burdens are lightened, clarity comes, and compassion for yourself and others is reawakened.
We provide spiritual direction, retreats, contemplative support groups, and workshops. Donations help us keep all program fees low and ensure scholarships are available for those experiencing financial hardship. Come experience our contemplative community without walls…
Family Life Skills of Austin is a place where adults attend gender-separate classes to be taught valuable life skills from the curriculum, "Learning to Live, Learning to Love". Whether you are experiencing marriage problems, are (or were) in an abusive relationship, are trying to break patterns of the past, or to develop or enhance your relationships -- Life Skills can help. If a person has come from a dysfunctional family, they don't know what they don't know nor what healthy looks like. We deal with family & individual value systems & personal growth. Those who attend discover some of the "Why?" questions behind unhealthy behaviors & thought processes using Developmental Reconstruction. Then we end the program with learning what "healthy" looks like.
A new way to donate beloved treasures, small furnishings, art and jewels to causes issues and areas of concern. Gone for Good offers an easy way to practice philanthropy plus, just like the dollars you give, your gift can be a taxable donation.
Greenlights is a catalyst for extraordinary nonprofit performance, bringing leading practices in management and governance to strengthen Central Texas nonprofits. We provide affordable, high-value management consulting services, professional development workshops and conferences, customized training, and countless hours of free advice and resources to more than 800 nonprofits and 2,500 individuals each year. We focus our services on five areas of nonprofit management and governance: • Resource Development and Fundraising • Financial Management • Board Governance • Leadership Advancement • Strategy & Planning Because Greenlights is a 501c3, the nonprofits we serve pay only about 65% of the cost of delivering services to them, thanks to the generosity of our many donors and supporters who help us keep our services accessible and affordable to the nonprofit community.
iACT's mission is to cultivate peace and respect through interfaith dialogue, service and celebration. We operate two direct service programs: Hands on Housing repairs the homes of elderly and disabled homeowners living in poverty. iACT for Refugees teaches English to newly arrived refugees and helps prepare their children for school.
An umbrella organization, the Jewish Community Association of Austin (JCAA) includes four main divisions: Jewish Federation of Greater Austin, the Jewish Community Center, Jewish Family Service and the Jewish Community Relations Council. These branches work together to comprehensively address the needs of Austin's Jewish community in collaboration with area congregations, schools, and community organizations.
The mission of the JCAA is to enhance the quality of Jewish life in the greater Austin area and around the world, through community, philanthropy, education, social service, culture spirituality and total wellness.
The Junior League of Austin is a diverse group of dedicated women working to make
Austin a better place. Since nonprofit organization formed in 1934, its members
have been committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women
and improving our community through the effective action and leadership of trained
volunteers. The Junior League’s active members serve as trained volunteers at local
non-profit agencies, and in our own community programs, like FIT (Food In Tummies)
and Coats for Kids.
The Junior League addresses hunger in our community with the FIT (Food In Tummies)
Program at two elementary schools. Each week of the school year, 1,400 children facing
food insecurity receive backpacks filled with a weekend’s worth of healthy food. Each
backpack includes bilingual recipe cards, nutrition/fitness tips, and reinforcing games
and puzzles to be shared with the students’ families.
The official KUT mission is “to be the most trusted radio source for news and music in Central Texas.” In real terms, that means we strive every day to bring you insightful news coverage and music that gets us fired up. This page includes a lot of information that we need to share with you. But what we want you to know is that our entire staff is devoted to bringing you the best news and music in Central Texas every day—every hour, every minute that we’re on the air.
Leadership Austin fosters a non-partisan environment where people of diverse backgrounds come together to learn about civic leadership and engage in meaningful dialogue about important public issues. Leadership Austin challenges program participants to use their newfound skills and connections to influence the community in measurable ways and improve the quality of life in our region.
My Healing Place desires to serve all individuals who are in need of grief, loss, and trauma related services, regardless of ability to pay. Every effort will be made to work with clients who are in need of financial assistance for services.
The mission of NAMI Austin is to improve the lives of all persons affected by serious mental illness by providing education, support and advocacy through a grassroots network. NAMI Austin is dedicated to supporting the inclusion of individuals with mental illness throughout the organizations. NAMI Austin works to combat stigma through education and raising public awareness that mental illnesses affect everyone and treatment works. We join with partners in the mental health system with a common goal of a comprehensive recovery-based model that meets the needs of individuals with mental illness living in the community. We provide Free education class and support groups to individuals and families living with Mental illness.
SAHELI is a nonprofit organization based in Austin, Texas, that provides assistance to Asian and other immigrant families dealing with domestic violence, sexual assault and trafficking.
Our mission is to promote abuse-free Asian communities through advocacy, support, awareness and access to social services.
SAHELI envisions healthy, abuse-free Asian communities.
SAHELI represents six words that define our services: Support, Advocate, Heal, Empower, Listen, and Inform.
SAHELI specifically addresses the cultural and language needs of Asian and other immigrant families affected by domestic violence. Our values and mission are reflected in our programs, which integrate culture and language specific direct services, educational programs, and community-based initiatives and advocacy.
The mission of the 100 Club of Central Texas is to lead the community in providing financial assistance and support for the families of first responders who are seriously injured or killed in the line of duty as well as providing resources to enhance first responders' safety and welfare.
The Austin Project (TAP) is a non-profit organization created in 1991 by Walt and Elspeth Rostow and other community leaders to act as a catalyst, in collaboration with other community organizations, to improve the lives of children, youth, and families. TAP develops and implements innovative ways to help the most vulnerable members of our community overcome the barriers that prevent them from reaching their full potential. Once initiatives are proven effective, TAP encourages their incorporation into appropriate organizations for full-time management, which allows us to resume developing new strategies and alliances that will support further needs in the community.
TAP’s focus is on the importance of Family Stabilization as a key to student success, Parental Engagement as vital to school success, and Neighborhood Participation in schools as a means of revitalizing the community.
Our mission is to provide love, comfort, hope and ongoing support to those who are adjusting to life after the death of a loved one, regardless of the circumstances; and to educate the general public on issues pertinent to the bereaved. We offer support groups for children, teens, and adults.
The Nobelity Project is an education and action nonprofit working in schools, on film and through community partner projects to promote basic rights for all of our children.
We collaborate with Nobel laureates and other inspiring leaders to make enlightening and motivating films that bring people awareness and move them to action. The Nobelity In Schools program works with teachers nationwide engaging students with the issues that will affect their futures. And our Kenya Schools Fund is building classrooms, libraries, computer labs and clean water systems across rural Kenya, including Mahiga Hope High School-the only secondary school in that region. In schools, on film, and in action The Nobelity Project is a place to explore global issues and discover ways to effect positive change.
By connecting hands, hearts, and minds we can all be part of a better way.
United Way Capital Area addresses critical social issues by bringing people and resources together to create opportunities for individuals, families and neighborhoods to prosper.
At Women.Design.Build we work to foster a community where the women of Austin can collaboratively build skills, friendship and confidence via design and building activities. We provide programs that connect local leaders with those eagar to learn new skills in environments unique to Austin and the building comunity. Our values are built on the importance of collaborative learning, resourceful problem-solving, and community leadership.
Workers Assistance Program, Inc. (WAP) is a nonprofit with a long history of innovative community
involvement. WAP invests in the community it serves by providing charitable and educational services.
The over-arching mission of WAP is to create better workplaces, schools, and communities.
Education, training, counseling, workplace consultation, and employee assistance programs are included in the
array of services that support the mission of WAP. WAP is the home of the Youth Advocacy Program (YA),
which has been providing community-based substance abuse prevention and intervention services to Travis
County youth and families since 1975. YA works toward building youth resilience, promoting family stability,
and empowering communities through education and support services in Central Texas. WAP is a private
nonprofit Texas-based organization incorporated in 1975, in good standing with the IRS and not listed on the
The Mission of the YMCA of Austin is to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all. At the Y, we are for Youth Development, Healthy Living, and Social Responsibility:
- We help to nurture the potential of every child through YMCA Afterschool, Summer Camp, Youth & Government, swim lessons, and MEND (childhood obesity program)
- We help to improve Austin's health and well-being through fitness facilities, group exercise, Senior Retreat (for persons with early- to mid-stage Alzheimer's and dementia) and LIVESTRONG at the YMCA (free 12-week cancer survivor program)
- We help to give back and provide support to our neighbors by ensuring that no one is ever turned away from the YMCA. Annually we give away over $2,000,000 to the Austin community so that more than 39,000 men, women and children can participate, regardless of their ability to pay.
YNPN Austin supports the professional growth of emerging leaders in Austin’snonprofit workforce by building community, offering educational programming to promote professional development, and providing access to skill-building resources. Membership to YNPN Austin is free and includes access to our weekly e-mail digest covering nonprofit news, jobs, and events.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Our Mission is to assist local law enforcement in the fight against crime in our community.
Capital City Village is a nonprofit, membership organization that helps seniors stay in their homes longer. We do this using the three "V's": Volunteers, Vetted providers, and a Variety of activities. Members who need just a little bit of help in their homes or need a social activity to inspire them can stay living longer in their homes as they age. Capital City Village is part of a larger, international movement with villages sprouting all around the globe. At last count, there were 150 villages worldwide.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!"
Connecting and Empowering Latinas through community building/networking, culture, learning and technology.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.