Non-Profits

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Austin

(Children, Health)

Non-Profit Details

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Austin and Central Texas creates, finds and supports programs that directly improve the health and well being of children and their families. We do this through the Ronald McDonald House, Ronald McDonald Family Room and other programs. We have been providing these programs in Austin for over 27 years.

Mission Statement

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Austin and Central Texas creates, finds and supports programs that directly improve the health and well being of children and their families.

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Migrant Clinicians Network

(Health, Human Rights)

Non-Profit Details

Our brand promise is to be a force for justice by creating practical solutions at the intersection of poverty, migrantion and health. We are national with about 25 employees. Our budget is almost $2million and work specifically in areas such as domestic violence, environmental and occupational health, tracking of mobile patients, immunization education, cancer prevention education - to clinicians and patients, assistance to clinicians in migrant and community health centers, and education through our website.

Mission Statement

To be a force for health justice for the mobile poor.

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MINDPOP

(Arts and Culture, Education)

Non-Profit Details

MINDPOP is a partnership organization dedicated to expanding creative learning in Austin. We believe engagement is key to learning. The more we can engage the curiosity and imagination of students, the more they connect new information with their prior knowledge to create new understanding. Research tells us these learning moments - we call "mindpops" - occur more frequently when teachers use arts-based strategies across the curriculum. MINDPOP works to increase these learning moments by: providing educators the tools they need to increase these "mindpops;" coordinating with schools and community arts partners to align their work; planning with stakeholders to distribute services across the district; and measuring our impacts.

Mission Statement

MINDPOP exists to expand creative learning in Austin.

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Travis Audubon Society

(Environment)

Non-Profit Details

We are celebrating our 60th year as a conservation organization. We own 3 sanctuaries, totally about 710 acres.

Mission Statement

We promote the enjoyment, understanding and conservation of native birds and their habitats.

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Camp Fire

(Children, Education, Environment)

Non-Profit Details

Camp Fire builds healthy, resilient, responsible youth through active learning, outdoor experiences, service to community, and by engaging families. Camp Fire is a not-for-profit, non-sectarian, inclusive youth organization. The Balcones Council is one of nearly 100 Camp Fire councils throughout the nation, and has been providing quality outdoor programs for children and their families in ten central Texas counties since 1966. In central Texas, Camp Fire develops responsible youth through supportive, community programs such as after-school programs, outdoor family nature programs, community service-learning activities and weekend/summer outdoor adventure programs for all ages. Camp Fire has been growing rapidly, from less than 200 kids in 2004 to 2,500 kids this year.

Mission Statement

Our Promise: Young people want to shape the world. Camp Fire provides the opportunity to find their spark, lift their voice, and discover who they are. In Camp Fire, it begins now. Light the fire within

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WeViva

(Health)

Non-Profit Details

WeViva is a small non-profit which started in January 2011. We have classes all over Austin at apartment complexes, schools, medical facilities and other organizations to provide the classes to where the participants live or work.

Mission Statement

To provide accessible and affordable fitness and nutrition classes to people in low-income communities. We accomplish this by providing the classes on-site and completely free of charge for all participants

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Colin's Hope

(Children)

Non-Profit Details

Colin’s Hope was founded in 2008 by Jeff and Jana Holst after their 4 year old son, Colin drowned in a public pool with life guards on duty and family members and friends present. They learned that drowning is the number one cause of accidental death for children under 5 and the number 2 cause of accidental death for children ages 1-14. However, drowning is preventable. The mission of Colin's Hope is to raise water safety awareness to prevent children from drowning. The goals of Colin’s Hope are to make people aware that drowning is a very serious problem and that drowning can be prevented through the practice of simple water safety tips such as: constant visual supervision, learning to swim, wearing life jackets, and ensuring multiple barriers to water. Colin’s Hope envisions a world where children do not drown.

Mission Statement

Our mission is to raise water safety awareness to prevent children from drowning.

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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Texas

(Children)

Non-Profit Details

BBBS serves more than 1,000 children in Travis, Williamson, Hays and Bell counties every day. Many have the odds stacked against them, but with the help of their mentor, they are taking steps toward a brighter future. Last year, more than 99% of the children served by BBBS remained in school while 97% of them improved or maintained their grades. To achieve these outcomes, volunteers donated more than 90,000 hours of their time and staff made 13,317 interactions with program participants. We also awarded 91 students a total of $58,000 in scholarship support from the BBBS Foundation’s Scholarship Program.

Mission Statement

The Big Brothers Big Sisters Mission is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.

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Cancer Support Community of Central Texas

(Health)

Non-Profit Details

Cancer Support Community Central Texas (CSCCT) seeks to become a licensed affiliate of Cancer Support Community (CSC), a national organization created in 2009 from the merger of The Wellness Community and Gilda’s Club Worldwide. CSCCT’s mission addresses the Institute of Medicine’s (IOM) key finding that social and emotional support is as important as medical care in the face of a cancer diagnosis. Whether you’re a patient, a caregiver, or a family member going through a new diagnosis, active treatment, post-treatment, or just everyday life, the planned programs CSCCT will provide are meant to help create a better quality of life through initial diagnosis, treatment, and beyond. Our vision is to establish Cancer Support Community Central Texas for Bastrop, Burnet, Caldwell, Hays, Lee, Travis, and Williamson counties as a leader in psychosocial support services for people impacted by a diagnosis of cancer. We believe that no one should face cancer alone.

Mission Statement

The mission of Cancer Support Community Central Texas is to ensure that all people impacted by cancer are empowered by knowledge, strengthened by action, and sustained by community.

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Youth2Seniors

(Arts and Culture, Children, Community and Service, Senior Citizen Issues)

Non-Profit Details

We have 4 focus areas: * Intergenerational Art - participants ranging from 5-97+ work side-by-side learning a variety of art and crafts in professionally facilitated classes held in assisted living facilities. * Y2S Giving – Youth and seniors work together in projects designed to give back to our community. Projects include: Bear H.U.G.s (Bears Handmade by United Generations) program where bears are made and donated to kids and seniors in need, making bowls for the empty bowl project, planting gardens and more. * Quarterly Events -- throughout the year we sponsor several events such as: dance recitals, trick-or-treating, Easter visits…. * Intergenerational Day -- this annual event is a combined fundraiser and community awareness day. Participants learn about how to foster their own integenerational relationships, have fun with a variety of arts/crafts, volunteer on the spot by building a bear to donate, and help raise money through our silent auction and Y2S marketplace.

Mission Statement

Youth2Seniors creates and implements intergenerational programs for youth and senior citizens living in assisted living facilities. Our programs are designed to engage youth, enhance the lives of seniors citizens and bridge generations.

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The African Leadership Bridge

(Education, International Affairs)

Non-Profit Details

The African Leadership Bridge Program is an innovative nonprofit organization that provides scholarships to promising young African leaders to attend top U.S. universities. This assistance gives these remarkable students an opportunity to receive a quality university education equipping them to make a significant impact. It prepares these future leaders to tackle important issues with a unique perspective contributing to the creation of an Africa in which all citizens have an opportunity to realize their full potential. After completing their education, students commit to returning to Africa with the education and experience necessary to transform their community and the continent. Each student donates a portion of their future salary to the ALB, thus paying forward the investment in their education to the next deserving student.

Mission Statement

The mission of the African Leadership Bridge (ALB) is to help prepare the leaders who will create an Africa in which all citizens have an opportunity to realize their potential. At ALB, we are influencing the development of an open and market-driven society in Africa by educating its future leaders at the University of Texas at Austin and Oklahoma State University in Stillwater. Bringing these outstanding students to the United States not only affords them the opportunity for a great education, but it also exposes them directly to the people and institutions that make up our society.

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Austin Polish Society

(Arts and Culture, Education)

Non-Profit Details

Austin Polish Society The Austin Polish Society (APS) was established by a small group of Polish Americans dedicated to promoting knowledge and understanding of Polish arts and culture in central Texas. After obtaining nonprofit status with the IRS in December 2005, the APS established a Board of Directors and a program of events reflecting Polish arts and culture, based on its objective and purpose: To encourage, and further knowledge of Polish culture, traditions, history, language, arts, current affairs, filmmaking, and visual arts through local events and cultural activities, classes, festivals, seminars, and any and all appropriate means; and to foster friendly relations between the American and Polish people.

Mission Statement

Austin Polish Society Mission: To encourage, and further knowledge of Polish culture, traditions, history, language, arts, current affairs, and local events through cultural activities, classes, seminars, and any and all appropriate means; and To foster friendly relations between the American and Polish people.

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SpineHope

(Children, Health, International Affairs)

Non-Profit Details

Our dedicated volunteer medical team of spine surgeons, neuromonitors, and medical device representatives has donated their time, expertise, and passion to provide complex spinal treatments to children who otherwise would be unable to receive these necessary spinal treatments. During our medical trips, we partner with local physicians to provide state-of-the-art treatment. Together we correct spinal deformities, remove pain, and often prevent paralysis and extend life. Due to the complex nature of these surgeries, we also are dedicated to collaborative learning, training, and coaching with U.S. and local physicians and medical staff. Further, we share our program outcomes, both the complexity of the conditions and surgeries results, within the medical community via research and publications.

Mission Statement

SpineHope transforms children's lives worldwide through surgery, education, and research.

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A Glimmer of Hope Austin

(Arts and Culture, Children, Community and Service, Economic Empowerment, Education, Health, Housing & Homelessness, Poverty Alleviation, Senior Citizen Issues)

Non-Profit Details

Glimmer Austin is part of A Glimmer of Hope. Glimmer mainly works in Ethiopia implementing projects in water, education, health and micro-finance. Glimmer Austin gives grants and support to non-profits here in our home town as well as operates a summer camp for underprivileged youth.

Mission Statement

A Glimmer of Hope Austin supports innovative programs that improve the lives of youth and senior populations who suffer from exclusion, social injustice and neglect.

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Texas State History Museum Foundation

(Arts and Culture, Education)

Non-Profit Details

Opened in 2001, The Bullock Texas State History Museum provides a new kind of history museum experience, one that recognizes that Texas is unique because of its history, that Texas is a geographic location, a culture of diverse pioneers, and a state of mind. The Museum celebrates all things Texas: the land, its history, its people, and its spirit. The result is an experience as big as the Lone Star State — a place for everyone in Texas and the Texan in everyone. With more than 5 million visitors since its opening, including more than 1.5 million schoolchildren, the Museum serves a broad and diverse audience. Annual visitation is close to 500,000, which includes 80,000 K-12 students. Visitors come from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, over 17 countries, and they represent a variety of ethnic groups (65% Caucasian, 19% Hispanic, 5% African American, 6% Asian American, and 5% other).

Mission Statement

The Texas State History Museum Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization that raises private funds and promotes statewide awareness to support The Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum. The Museum is a dynamic, non-collecting educational institution engaging visitors in the exciting Story of Texas through a variety of interactive and traditional exhibit and media experiences, as well as dozens of innovative educational and family programs.

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Dress for Success Austin

(Community and Service, Education, Women's issues)

Non-Profit Details

Dress for Success Austin is committed to providing services and opportunities to help disadvantaged women establish a solid work history and permanently leave the cycle of poverty. Support extends far beyond the “suit” to a promise to each client of on-going support and information as she enters and remains in the employment arena.

Mission Statement

The mission of Dress for Success Austin 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

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Rude Mechs

(Arts and Culture)

Non-Profit Details

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 quality and innovation of the company’s theatrical productions have firmly established Rude Mechs as one of Austin’s most highly valued cultural assets.

Mission Statement

Rude Mechs is an ensemble-based theatre collective from Austin, TX, committed to: Creating original, live performance for the new canon; Serving as cultural ambassadors for our home city and state as we tour nationally and internationally; Mentoring emerging theatre artists; Articulating the practice of collaborative creation and advocating for devised work in the field; Sharing material resources with the community; Providing free or low-cost work space for artists of all disciplines; Keeping our productions and programs affordable; Engaging the audience as collaborators in our art-making process; and Fostering confidence and creativity in young women through the power of performance.

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