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.
Austin Diaper Bank is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to providing diapers to Austin families in need to strengthen the community as a whole. Austinites young and old need a clean, reliable supply of diapers for a healthy and comfortable quality of life. We partner with social service agencies of all kinds to distribute diapers. Our partner organizations have missions that range from disaster relief to elderly assistance to early childhood education and support. Our partner agencies include Any Baby Can, Austin Children's Shelter, Austin Disaster Relief Network, Austin Groups for the Elderly, Kids At The Crossroads, Partnerships for Children, SafePlace and many others.
Hidden in full view, an increasing number of individuals, children, even seniors find themselves at risk of hunger and unable to fully participate in life’s opportunities. This means difficult choices are being made every day: medicine or food, rent or food, utilities or food, gas or food. For more than 30 years, our hunger relief network of 300 Partner Agencies and programs across 21 Central Texas counties provides families in crisis with a window of opportunity in the form of fresh fruits, protein and vegetables. From emergency food, to disaster relief, to nutrition education, people from all walks of life count on us when all else fails. Your help enables us to be a lifeline to 48,000 of your neighbors each week, 20,000 of whom are children. Our clients define our mission: to nourish hungry people and lead the community in ending hunger.
Founded in 1964, Caritas of Austin serves nearly 20,000 individuals and families experiencing poverty and homelessness in the greater Austin area each year. The people we serve all share a common reality: they are struggling to get by. They are currently homeless or could become homeless at any time. We believe our housing, food, education and employment services provide the foundation for clients to achieve lasting self-sufficiency. Caritas of Austin’s housing-first approach coupled with comprehensive support services has proven effective in alleviating poverty and homelessness.
Catholic Charities is people of faith serving anyone in need by strengthening families and promoting respect for human dignity and life. Our Vision is a Central Texas in which every person thrives in their God-given gifts and dignity. Catholic Charities has four core programs to meet the needs of people in Central Texas: Gabriel Project Life Center and Marywood Adoption, Immigration Legal Services, Case Management and Parish Social Ministry.
Catholic Charities is dedicated to helping people of all ages, faiths, ethnic backgrounds, and economic circumstances and works to address the needs of residents in the Diocese of Austin. Catholic Social Teachings guide and inspire the work of Catholic Charities. We serve our brothers and sisters in accordance with the following principles: Love, Service, Advocacy, Integrity, and Stewardship.
The Center for Public Policy Priorities was born from faith and a vision of social justice in 1985 when a Congregation of Benedictine Sisters in Boerne, Texas, founded the center to improve health care access for the poor. By the time it became an independent research organization in 1999, its focus had expanded to ensure not just health care, but good nutrition, jobs, and education and protection for Texas children. For more than twenty years, CPPP has been a nonpartisan, nonprofit policy institute committed to improving public policies to better the economic and social conditions of low- and moderate-income Texans. The center pursues this mission through independent research, policy analysis and development, public education, advocacy, coalition-building and technical assistance. The center neither supports nor opposes any political party or candidate for office. We focus solely on evaluating public policy as it affects low- and moderate-income Texans.
Sustainable Food Center cultivates a healthy community by strengthening the local food system and improving access to nutritious, affordable food.
Welcome Table Incorporated has five programs (1) Neighbor 2 Neighbor, a program to provide food and assistance to low-income persons living in east Austin; (2) East Austin Wellness Center, organizes physical and mental health screenings and referrals; (3) Race Talk Project, is dedicated to providing organized opportunities for courageous conversations about race issues that affect us today; (4) CDF-Freedom Schools, provides summer enrichment for children and young adults; and (5) Community Garden, is a cooperative effort with parents from Norman Elementary School and Marathon Kids to maintain a neighborhood garden to provide produce for neighborhood families. Neighbor 2 Neighbor and Community Garden provides families within the 78721, 78723 and 78724, east Austin zip codes with canned goods, fresh produce, and other food supplies. Two Tuesdays of each month neighbors gather at Welcome Table to receive canned goods, fresh produce, and other food and supplies from our food pantry.
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.
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.
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.
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.