Non-Profits

Austin Intercultural Network

(Arts and Culture)

Non-Profit Details

A nonprofit, AIN was founded in 2009 by Austin’s own, Chi Dinh. Chi is not only an incredible Salsa dancer, she is a great cook and enjoys eating healthy. She is grateful to have teamed up with a super bright group of friends and professionals. Together, with all of you who are both new and old Austinites, we are turning our vision of promoting cultural awareness and building the community through partnerships into a reality. Our networking events are opened to anyone who is interested in learning about other cultures and / or interested in helping us educate others about culture.

Mission Statement

The Austin Intercultural Network provides opportunities for groups and individuals to explore other cultures and to expand their network. We exist to celebrate the rich diversity of Austin by providing a welcoming forum in which community groups can showcase their diverse cultural events, language, arts, literature, achievements and knowledge as a means to promote cultural awareness, community partnerships, cultural diversity and understanding. Regularly scheduled events will foster relationships and provide opportunities for cross-cultural connections. The culmination of this effort will be the creation of the Annual Austin Intercultural Festival in this extraordinarily beautiful city. Everyone is welcome! And yes. Our goal is to promote World Peace.

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Reunite, US

(Children, Economic Empowerment, Human Rights, International Affairs, Poverty Alleviation)

Non-Profit Details

"Reunite" is a direct intervention to reunite children back with their Ugandan families. These children have been lost in the orphanage system, trafficked for international adoption or kidnapped. Reunite also works with these families to make sure that the resettlement is sustainable and has every chance of being successful by providing social work services, economic empowerment and in some cases emergency support (food, medical services etc). Reunite uses qualified Ugandan investigators, social workers, family support workers and economic empowerment officers. We are totally committed to supporting the Ugandan Government Alternative Care Framework. For more information about Alternative Care in Uganda you can visit www.alternative-care-uganda.org.

Mission Statement

Reunite's purpose is to restore children to their families in Uganda. We seek to empower the family rather than institutionalize the child.

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Fe-Ma-Le Foundation by F7 Group

(Arts and Culture, Children, Civil Rights, Community and Service, Democracy and Politics, Economic Empowerment, Education, Food, Health, Housing & Homelessness, Human Rights, Media and Public Debate, Women's issues)

Non-Profit Details

The Foundation arm of the acclaimed F7 Group, the Fe-Ma-Le Foundation is the premier organization for Female Veterans, Women in Military Families and women in Families of those who serve in community based organizations (Fire, Medical, Police, Teachers) Led by White House Champion of Change, Cassaundra StJohn and daughter of Korea War Veteran, Victoria Wegwert, the organization is making significant strides in the awareness and support of the women who serve and sacrifice.

Mission Statement

The Fe-Ma-Le Foundation addresses a wide-range of needs for women in the community. Through community based collaboration, the organization brings together tools, resources, and support for women, veterans, military families and those who serve in our communities- Fire, Medical Police, Teachers and Non-Profit organizations. As the only organization of its kind and a trusted resource for women, the foundation is changing lives and creating a positive community effect on our nation’s future.

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Art From the Streets

(Arts and Culture, Community and Service, Economic Empowerment, Housing & Homelessness, Poverty Alleviation)

Non-Profit Details

For more than 20 years Art From the Streets volunteers have conducted twice weekly open studio art classes for people who are homeless or formerly homeless. Art created during the year is displayed and offered for sale to the public at the Annual Show and Sale of Art by People Who Are Homeless held in conjunction with National Homeless Awareness Week each year in November or December. The annual show is produced by the volunteer board of Art From the Streets, staffed by volunteers, and publicized by teams of volunteer PR professionals. As of 2012 the annual shows have produced more than $800,000 in art sales, with the proceeds going to the homeless artists who created the work. In April 2013 Art From the Streets was awarded its 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status. Plans are under way for our 21st Annual Show at the Austin Convention Center, November 9 & 10, 2013.

Mission Statement

The mission of Austin Area Art From the Streets is to provide a safe and encouraging environment in which the positive spirit of homeless people is nurtured through artistic expression, and to provide them with a source of pride and income through the sale of their work.

3 Available Projects

  • INTERACTIVE PARTNER for Art From the Streets' 21st Annual Show and Sale of Art (project details)
  • ADVERTISING PARTNER for Art From the Streets' 21st Annual Show and Sale of Art (project details)
  • PUBLIC RELATIONS PARTNER for Art From the Streets' 21st Annual Show and Sale of Art (project details)
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What If It Really Works?

(Education, Religion, Science & Technology)

Non-Profit Details

We recently received our 501(c)(3) designation and have been in business since 2003. We have a global audience and a web page and a YouTube Channel. We would like help in getting known specifically in the Austin Market as we would like to produce some of our programs here. We have two producers and several advisors for things such as video production and editing. We have written a novel (The Quantum Conspiracy) that is in line with our work. We give speeches and seminars from time to time.

Mission Statement

What If It Really Works? Is a 501(c)(3) educational non-profit organization created to help people navigate the New Frontiers of Body, Mind and Spirit. We named our educational organization What If It Really Works? because that encompasses all of the elements of our Mission, which are: To lead, follow and facilitate the global conversation at the juncture where Consciousness Studies, 21st Century Spirituality and New Science meet to inform and help guide us to the next level of conscious evolution. In so doing, we are uncovering powerful ideas and processes that at first seem almost like magic. This is the educational moment. Once we present the information, then the question we pose to the viewer is: What If It Really Works? And What If It Really Works in your life? And will this set of ideas help you navigate the frontiers of Body, Mind and Spirit?

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Texas Veterinary Medical Foundation

(Animal Rights)

Non-Profit Details

The phrase, “CARING FOR ANIMALS, ADVANCING THE PROFESSION, AND SERVING PEOPLE,” captures the Texas Veterinary Medical Foundation’s mission. It includes: Caring For Animals: Provide programs advocating responsible pet ownership and educating the public about the importance of veterinary care for their pets Supporting owner education programs that provide Texas communities with knowledge and information on caring for and protecting their pets, livestock and wildlife Advancing the Profession: Ensuring the infusion of bright new medical talent into the profession by providing support to veterinary students through awards and grants Supporting select programs/projects that advance the art and science of veterinary medicine Serving People: Support the veterinary community by being the public relations and philanthropic arm of the veterinary profession Support the veterinary community by providing a contingency fund for disaster and emergency relief

Mission Statement

The Texas Veterinary Medical Foundation was established in 1978 as a charitable and philanthropic organization. The Foundation is dedicated to ensuring the health and welfare of animals in Texas and celebrating the human-animal bond through education, public relations, research, fundraising and the development of people in the field of veterinary medicine.

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Golden Hat Foundation

(Children, Education, Human Rights)

Non-Profit Details

The Golden Hat Foundation was founded by actress Kate Winslet and Austinite Margret Ericsdottir and headquartered in Austin, TX. Research indicates that within the next 15 years, more than 500,000 children in the US with an ASD diagnosis will enter adulthood. Today, many adults with autism are being cared for by aging parents, who in most cases will not outlive their children, leaving them with limited options for lifelong support. In addition to ongoing unique awareness initiatives that highlight capabilities of those on the autism spectrum, our long-term goals include the establishment of innovative post-high school living campuses designed to truly honor all individuals with ASD by creating an environment that supports and respects their individual needs and strengths.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Golden Hat Foundation is to change the way people with autism are perceived, by shining a light on their abilities and emphasizing their great potential. With proper education and career training, these individuals can truly realize their dreams.

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Hospice Austin

(Health)

Non-Profit Details

As the first hospice in Central Texas, Hospice Austin was established more than 30 years ago to ease the physical, emotional and spiritual pain of any person in our community facing the final months of a serious illness. Patients receive care in their own homes, at Hospice Austin’s Christopher House or in nursing facilities. As a not-for-profit hospice, our resources are not used to benefit shareholders but instead go back into services to benefit our patients and their families. No one who needs our services is ever turned away because of complexity of disease, cost of care, or inability to pay.

Mission Statement

Hospice Austin is a nonprofit organization that eases the physical, emotional and spiritual pain of any person in our community facing the final months of a serious illness by providing expert and compassionate care, education and bereavement support.

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The Nobelity Project

(Children, Community and Service, Education, Environment, Health)

Non-Profit Details

Nobelity On Screen: We believe that documentary films are powerful tools for change: presenting critical issues, raising important questions, and illustrating potential solutions. Collaborating with Nobel laureates and other inspiring leaders, we make enlightening and motivating films to raise awareness on global issues and move people to action. Nobelity In Schools: We work with teachers nationwide engaging students with the issues that will affect their futures and the futures of children around the world. Nobelity In Action: And our community action projects span the globe from Texas to Nepal, including our Kenya Schools Fund- building classrooms, libraries, computer labs and clean water systems across rural Kenya including construction of Mahiga Hope High School, the only secondary school in that region.

Mission Statement

Connecting hearts, heads, and hands to create positive change in communities around the world.

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Austin Shambhala Meditation Center

(Religion)

Non-Profit Details

We are part of Shambhala International, a worldwide community of meditation and retreat centers founded in 1973 by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, a Tibetan Buddhist meditation master, artist, author, and poet. Today, the Shambhala tradition is led by Trungpa Rinpoche's son, Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. Our local center, centrally located just south of downtown Austin, offers free meditation instruction, public meditation hours, and a core curriculum of Shambhala Buddhist teachings, as well as training in contemplative arts. We invite you to explore our diverse programs, designed to help people of all traditions discover their inherent sanity, gentleness and humor.

Mission Statement

Established in 1976, the Austin Shambhala Meditation Center offers meditation instruction and classes in the tradition of Shambhala Buddhism, a form of Western Buddhism. This lineage teaches the Shambhala view of living an uplifted life, fully engaged with the world.

1 Available Projects

  • Accountant/Bookkeeper to consult and advise on existing financial reports and processes. (project details)
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Beyond Today

(Health)

Non-Profit Details

We are a pro-bono entity that has served the Travis County area for nearly two years. We provide mental health peer support, recovery oriented services of care, education and advocacy services.

Mission Statement

Beyond Today promotes peer support and recovery services while informing policy to provide individuals the tools they need to improve their health and wellness in order to live self-directed, self-fulfilled lives and reach their full potential.

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Texas Humane Heroes

(Animal Rights, Community and Service, Environment)

Non-Profit Details

Texas Humane Heroes, formed by the merger of the Humane Society of Williamson County and the Cen-Tex Humane Society-2nd Chance, is a private, non-profit organization founded in 1979, with adoption center locations in the Austin and Killeen/Fort Hood areas. Texas Humane Heroes is 100% funded by donations, grants, and modest fees for service. Texas Humane Heroes receives no government funding. To that end, our funds support high-volume adoption programs, low-cost spay/neuter clinics open to the public in an effort to eliminate pet homelessness by preventing unwanted births, and pet retention programs including low-cost vaccination clinics and counseling services helping members of our community to have the resources needed to hold on to their beloved pets.

Mission Statement

To provide innovative programs and services to eliminate pet homelessness and to improve the lives of pets and people throughout Central Texas. Vision: A community where every pet has a lifetime home.

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Pink and Blue Canine Rescue

(Animal Rights)

Non-Profit Details

so far it is just my husband and I, we are wanting to get our 501c3 completed and filed so we can move forward with fundraising, which is critical when saving animals.

Mission Statement

To reduce the number of homeless and sheltered animals by taking pregnant nursing mother dogs and abandoned litters off the streets getting them healthy and spaying and neutering them before adopting them to loving homes.

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Girlstart

(Children, Education, Women's issues)

Non-Profit Details

Founded in Austin, Texas, in 1997, Girlstart is one of the few community-based informal education programs in the nation specifically dedicated to empowering and equipping K–12 girls in STEM. Girlstart develops and implements a range of innovative, research-based education and mentorship programs designed to promote girls’ early engagement and academic success in STEM, encourage postsecondary aspirations and persistence in the STEM pipeline among women and other under-represented groups, and develop a diverse STEM workforce for the 21st century. Since its inception, Girlstart has served more than 30,000 girls and 5,500 teachers and families through school- and community-based programs—held at the Girlstart STEM Center in Austin and other venues throughout Central Texas—including afterschool clubs, summer camps, science career conferences and expos, large-scale science events for families, teacher workshops, online teaching and learning resources, and virtual learning communities.

Mission Statement

Girlstart's mission is to empower girls in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

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Seedling Foundation

(Children, Community and Service, Education)

Non-Profit Details

Seedling has served the Austin community since 1998 when we partnered with other community leaders to build school-to-career institutes where high school students could learn important trades in state of the art facilities. In 2006, we launched our well-known mentor program, Seedling's Promise at the request of school principals. Seedling's Promise matches community volunteers with children who are separated from their parents as a result of the parents' incarceration. The mentor program has a formal presence in 36 schools and involves partnerships with Austin ISD, the City of Austin, Communities In Schools, the Office of the Attorney General,and many other government agencies, businesses, faith communities, etc. In addition to mentoring, we are the organization known for landscaping public school campuses and providing college admissions test preparation for high achieving students.

Mission Statement

Seedling Foundation's mission is to support Austin's public schools and their most vulnerable children through innovative, research-driven, school-based mentoring, with the overarching goal of interrupting the inter-generational cycle of incarceration.

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Kids in a New Groove

(Children, Education, Health)

Non-Profit Details

Kids in a New Groove's vision is that all Texas youth in foster care have the tools and support they need to become successful individuals when they transition out of the foster care system. As an organization, KING pairs music teachers with youth in foster care for one on one music instruction. The idea is to give youth a boost in self esteem through gaining experience and skill building that comes with learning how to play an instrument. Music has long been thought to have healing effects on people and combining the mastery of a skill with a positive mentoring teaching relationship can be a powerful way to reach out to this group of youth. For more information about our organization please visit our website.

Mission Statement

Kids in a New Groove provides Texas youth in foster care with a committed one-on-one mentoring relationship through weekly private music instruction, giving students the ability to build concrete strategies for life-long success.

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Texas Fair Defense Project

(Civil Rights, Democracy and Politics)

Non-Profit Details

TFDP‘s work includes advocacy, public education, and litigation to improve access to counsel and the quality of representation provided to poor people accused of crime in Texas. Through public education, TFDP helps communities understand and advocate for their rights in the criminal justice system, including the right to counsel, and teaches individuals how to navigate the process for requesting a court-appointed lawyer. Through advocacy, TFDP works in the legislature, before state agencies, and with local officials to improve indigent defense practices in Texas. Through litigation, TFDP fights in the courts to challenge policies that deny Texans their right to the assistance of counsel when they are accused of a crime.

Mission Statement

The Texas Fair Defense Project (TFDP) is a nonprofit organization based in Austin, Texas 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. TFDP defends the rights of indigent criminal defendants through litigation, education, and advocacy.

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Council on At-Risk Youth (CARY)

(Children)

Non-Profit Details

Founded out of concern about the increase in violence by youth in schools following the Columbine H. S. tragedy, CARY now serves 600 middle school students a year in AISD. CARY's PeaceRox Program provides training to youth who are aggressive and abusive in school (bullying, fighting, possessing weapons on campus or using threatening language at school). The training is provided at school by Youth Advisors during electives twice a week for a year and includes anger management, empathy and social skills. PeaceRox results in higher grades and less truancy and disciplinary problems. Our goal is to give kids the skills to change their behavior so they can stay in school and not end up in the criminal justice system.

Mission Statement

Helping youth promote safe schools and safe communities

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DOVIA (Directors of Volunteers in Austin)

(Animal Rights, Arts and Culture, Children, Civil Rights, Community and Service, Democracy and Politics, Economic Empowerment, Education, Environment, Food, Health, Housing & Homelessness, Human Rights, Humanitarian Relief, International Affairs, Media and Public Debate, Microfinance, Poverty Alleviation, Religion, Science & Technology, Senior Citizen Issues, Women's issues)

Non-Profit Details

Directors of Volunteers in Austin (DOVIA) provides networking opportunities for volunteer professions in Central Texas. DOVIA meets monthly to discuss fun topics and important issues in volunteer management. We also provide online networking through our yahoo chat group through TWITTER and FACEBOOK.

Mission Statement

Our mission is to promote volunteer service administration as a profession, facilitate the exchange of information, and promote professional development and education.

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Austin Young Lawyers Association

(Civil Rights)

Non-Profit Details

For more than 50 years, the Austin Young Lawyers Association has been known for its tradition of excellence in service to the profession and community. The Austin Young Lawyers Association and its AYLA Foundation are non-profit organizations designed to further professional, charitable and educational purposes. The members of AYLA share the continued vision of justice through service to the profession and the community. We are committed to excellence as a young lawyers affiliate and are appreciative of our affiliation with the Texas Young Lawyers Association and the Young Lawyer Division of the American Bar Association. For more information visit www.ayla.org

Mission Statement

Providing lawyers with opportunities to serve the community using their legal skills, and providing the community acess to the civil justice system by providing volunteer attorneys who donate free legal advice and representation

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Urban Poultry Association of Texas, Inc.

(Education, Environment, Food, Health)

Non-Profit Details

The primary city-wide annual event of this organization is the Funky Chicken Coop Tour® (FCCT). FCCT is an annual self guided tour held each spring in Austin, Texas to encourage city residents to raise chickens at home by demonstrating the many ways that chicken (and other poultry) housing can be incorporated into urban residence without violating city ordinances or creating a nuisance. See http://austincooptour.org for more information. UPAT also performs educational outreach on raising backyard poultry on a recurring monthly basis through The Austin Backyard Poultry Meetup (http://www.meetup.com/AustinBackyardPoultry/). Topics range from social events, to detailed talks by professionals in their field on poultry husbandry, coop building, bird health, and other topics.

Mission Statement

Urban Poultry Association of Texas, Inc. (UPAT) was formed in the fall of 2011 to provide support, training and guidance in an effort to promote urban poultry and help those who strive to work with poultry in an urban setting. The Funky Chicken Coop Tour, a UPAT event, is run by dedicated unpaid volunteers who have an interest in local food and community events.

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Texas Inmate Families Association

(Children, Civil Rights, Community and Service, Economic Empowerment, Housing & Homelessness, Poverty Alleviation, Women's issues)

Non-Profit Details

TIFA (Texas Inmate Families Association) was founded in 1996 and currently consists of 11 chapters around the state. About 200,000 adult men and women are incarcerated at any one time in correctional facilities in Texas. The state has the unenviable distinction of having more adults behind bars than any other state in the US: 55% leave behind a spouse, 85% or more leave behind a parent and/or child and about 75% of male inmates and more than 95% of female inmates have a child younger than 18. This ‘invisible’ population not only faces the trauma of loss, but also a range of economic and social challenges that result from the incarceration. The shame and stigma of incarceration can often make it difficult to access services and to find the support these families need. TIFA offers a safe place for families and friends to share their concerns, questions and experiences, seek advice and overcome their feelings of isolation and despair, in a nurturing, nonjudgmental, hopeful atmosphere.

Mission Statement

Breaking the cycle of crime by strengthening families through support, education, and advocacy.

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Street Cat Rescue

(Animal Rights)

Non-Profit Details

Street Cat Rescue traps feral cats, gets them spayed/neutered, medically treated and socializes and houses them until adoption. We currently have a variety of volunteer positions open including Volunteer Coordinator, Cat Companions & Fundraising Committee. (See our newsletter for a complete list: http://eepurl.com/tYy3f ) If you love cats, we would love to have you as a volunteer! Please call (512) 762-3597.

Mission Statement

Street Cat Rescue's Mission: • Trap/Neuter/Return (TNR) of Stray and Feral Cats in the Austin, TX and surrounding areas • Adoptions of Socialized Cats and Kittens from Feral Moms • Educating the Public on TNR and the importance of Spaying and Neutering Pets Street Cat Rescue is always looking for people interested in Helping the Forgotten and fulfilling our mission.

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Norwood Park Foundation

(Arts and Culture, Community and Service, Education, Environment)

Non-Profit Details

Norwood Park Foundation is a certified and State of Texas registered non-profit with a local board of directors and officers. We are a small organization with minimal paid staff focusing all funds on the restoration and operation of the structure.

Mission Statement

Norwood Park Foundation is an Austin, Texas local non-profit whose mission is to work with the City of Austin to restore and operate the historically designated house and property located at the northwest corner of IH 35 and Riverside Drive in Austin, Texas. Mission includes promotion of this historic property in terms of its relationship to the City of Austin as an event center and museum. This property is located on City parkland.

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AGE of Central Texas

(Health, Senior Citizen Issues)

Non-Profit Details

AGE of Central Texas (formerly Austin Groups for the Elderly) was founded in 1986. AGE's adult day health care centers are the only licensed adult day care programs in Central Texas, with locations in Austin and Round Rock. Our staff have over 50 years of combined experience and specialize in care of people with Alzheimer's and memory loss. Our adult day health care programs offer therapeutic and social activities--such as music, exercise, gardening, brain fitness--under medical supervision during the day. While their loved one is being cared for, caregivers go to work, school, or simply receive respite. AGE provides many free services to empower caregivers and older adults to make the most of every adult life stage, including caregiver seminars, support groups, free loans of equipment, early memory loss support and one-on-one customized counseling on navigating the other resources available.

Mission Statement

AGE of Central Texas is a regional nonprofit organization that provides education and support to people all along the spectrum of growing older, no matter where they are on that journey. Each year, AGE serves over 3,000 older adults and caregivers through its primary interrelated programs: -adult day health care -caregiver education and resources -early memory loss support -health equipment lending -and peer-based computer classes for seniors. AGE's leaders, employees, and volunteers are passionate advocates for older adults and those who care for them. We believe that aging cuts across all socioeconomic levels, touching everyone at some point in their lives. Through education, advocacy, resources, and support, AGE empowers the community to access resources that protect and improve the quality of life for everyone along the lifetime spectrum. Many of our services are free or low-cost, and AGE has a special concern for providing services to the poor.

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The Resist Attack Foundation

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

Non-Profit Details

The Resist Attack Foundation, through its strong network of volunteers, donors and partners, aims to prevent and combat Violence Against Women (VAW).. Using education and training such as our S.A.F.E. program to help women stay alert, away from danger and protect themselves when necessary -By providing free or subsidized self-defense tools -By raising awareness of VAW -By raising funds and channeling volunteers to help our cause -By supporting open conversations with boys and men to fundamentally change attitudes to VAW

Mission Statement

The Resist Attack Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charity dedicated to helping women protect themselves from violence. Our mission statement is to give a free pepper spray to every woman in America.

2 Available Projects

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Financial Literacy Coalition of Central Texas

(Economic Empowerment, Education)

Non-Profit Details

We provided basic financial education classes to communities that are low income in the Austin area. Our main curriculum is the FDIC's Money Smart curriculum. We partner with organizations such as the Boys and Girls Club, community development corporations, the Travis County Jail, and many others.

Mission Statement

To foster community prosperity by enhancing the knowledge and skills Central Texans need for improved financial decision-making.

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Spirit Reins

(Children, Health)

Non-Profit Details

Spirit Reins offers a variety of innovative professional counseling services and specialize in serving children who have experienced abuse, neglect, or other traumatic events by incorporating Trauma-Focused Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (TF-EAP). TF-EAP utilizes the physiology and psychology of horses to help individuals effectively process trauma. Our therapy model is based on the neuroscience of brain development, how trauma affects the brain, and how trauma affects the ability to form healthy relationships. By partnering children who have experienced abuse and neglect with horses who have experienced abuse and neglect, they are able to heal each other through the relationship they build together.

Mission Statement

Spirit Reins transforms the lives of children and families through trauma-informed therapy services, training, and research.

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Keep Bastrop county Beautiful

(Environment)

Non-Profit Details

KBCB is a nonprofit 501 3(c) based in Bastrop County that was established in 2009. An affiliate of Keep Texas Beautiful and governed by a 15 member all volunteer board of directors. We have no paid staff to pursue our goals of litter prevention, beautification and waste reduction. In the past year we sponsored the Heart of Texas Green Expo at the Convention center in Bastrop with 83 exhibitors, 50 presenters and over 1500 attendees.

Mission Statement

To inspire individuals and business to improve their communities and the natural environment.

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Peace Through Commerce, Inc.

(Civil Rights, Economic Empowerment, International Affairs, Poverty Alleviation)

Non-Profit Details

Peace Through Commerce (“PTC”) is a global, nonprofit, strategic organization committed to creating a world in which all people enjoy peace and prosperity. PTC fosters peace and prosperity through teaching about the Matrix of Peace. The Matrix of Peace shows peace results when a robust marketplace, a civil society and a conscious culture intersect.. PTC gives special attention to women and girls in its Accelerating Women Entrepreneurs (“AWE”) program. PTC and its affiliated partner organizations operate primarily in the U.S., Israel and the West Bank with staff headquartered in Austin,Texas.

Mission Statement

Our mission is to educate, train and collaborate about how to achieve sustainable peace based on the inter-dependent existence of a robust marketplace, rule of law, and a conscious culture. Our vision is to advance sustainable global peace by breaking the cycles of poverty, increasing prosperity, and raising consciousness.

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Urban Roots

(Children, Community and Service, Environment, Food, Health)

Non-Profit Details

Urban Roots provides paid internships to Austin teens who work on our sustainable farm in East Austin. Our annual goal is to harvest 30,000 lbs of produce with our youth Farm Interns and the help of community volunteers. We donate 40% of our harvest to local soup kitchens and food pantries and sell the other 60% at farmers’ markets, through Community Supported Agriculture shares (CSAs) and wholesale. During the Spring and Summer, interns develop essential life and job skills while growing food for the Austin community. Each Fall we hire 24 youth Farm Interns, three youth Assistant Crew Leaders, and three youth Agriculture Interns. Youth Interns participate in workshops on sustainable agriculture, healthy lifestyles and food justice issues. Through our dynamic and holistic program, Urban Roots youth Interns grow into some of Austin’s youngest leaders, advocating for sustainable and healthy food systems.

Mission Statement

Urban Roots uses sustainable agriculture to transform the lives of young people and increase the access to healthy food in Austin.

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The Settlement Home for Children

Non-Profit Details

The Settlement Home is a licensed, non-profit Agency caring for abused and neglected children in our on-campus school, residential treatment center, therapeutic group homes, foster families, an adoption program, independent living apartments and a conference center. The children we serve come to us from Child Protective Services after having been removed from their families due to abuse and or neglect. Our program focuses on positive relationships with family, peers, and adults in all of life's settings. We seek to demonstrate and teach that through respectful relationships with others come a sense of belonging and permanence, and a feeling of security and safety. When children leave The Settlement Home, they return to their own families, go into a permanent Settlement Home foster family or adoptive family, or enter into independent living. We serve some 250 children annually in our programs.

Mission Statement

The mission of The Settlement Home is to care for and promote the healing of troubled children and their families.

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Ten Thousand Villages

(Community and Service, Economic Empowerment, Education, Human Rights, International Affairs, Poverty Alleviation)

Non-Profit Details

Ten Thousand Villages is a fair trade retailer whose sole purpose is to keep artisans in developing countries working for a living. Our goal is to sell crafts so artisans can feed their families and send their children to school. Ten Thousand Villages helps to alleviate global poverty by sustaining families with income, safe working conditions and fair prices. We rely on customer purchases to fund our operations. We provide customers with the stories of the people behind their purchase so they can see how their purchase makes a difference. In order to keep prices down, our organization is primarily volunteer run.

Mission Statement

Ten Thousand Villages' mission is to create opportunities for artisans in developing countries to earn income by bringing their products and stories to our markets through long-term fair trading relationships.

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Furaha House: African Family Center

(Children, Community and Service, Economic Empowerment, Education, Human Rights, Women's issues)

Non-Profit Details

There has been a drastic increase in Africans who migrate to America for a wide variety of reasons, including war, famine, health, and their own protection. Furaha House seeks to fill a gap in available services that provide cultural competence and expertise in dealing with refugees and immigrants from nations like Rwanda, Sudan, Somalia, and the Democratic Republic of Congo who have survived some of the worst violence of our generation and some who have spent years in refugee camps with little or no education.

Mission Statement

Furaha House strives to lead African refugee and immigrant families to become self-sustaining through culturally competent services and multidisciplinary programs in strategic partnership with like minded organizations by establishing a diverse, dynamic and sustainable community.

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Habitat for Humanity Texas

(Housing & Homelessness)

Non-Profit Details

We are a small organization which supports the efforts of the local affiliates across the State of Texas.

Mission Statement

Habitat for Humanity® Texas, chartered in May 2005 as a nonprofit 501 (c)(3) organization, is a collaborative effort of local affiliates and state leaders that functions as a state support organization. Habitat for Humanity® Texas is based in Austin, the State Capital of Texas.

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The Wine and Food Foundation of Texas

(Arts and Culture, Food)

Non-Profit Details

We are a public foundation raising money through best in class wine and food events to fund worthy causes in our community.

Mission Statement

We are a membership nonprofit using our passion for wine and food to better the health and well-being of our community hosting public wine and food events, educational opportunities and the finest wine auction in the Southwest funding culinary scholarships, educational grants and other deserving causes.

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BookSpring

(Children)

Non-Profit Details

Two important indicators of the success of a society are the level of literacy of its children and youth, and the extent of disparities in literacy skills among children and youth with differing characteristics and family backgrounds. The inability to read well can have a direct impact on an individual’s self-esteem and ability to advance socially and academically. The vast majority of high school drop-outs, welfare recipients, and prisoners score poorly on reading assessments, and low literacy levels are strongly associated with low paying jobs, unemployment, poverty, and, crime. By passionately driving early literacy development, BookSpring equips children, families, and communities with the tools and skills required for long-term success.

Mission Statement

Mission BookSpring provides books, reading experiences and tools to children and their families so they can develop a desire to read and succeed in school. Vision BookSpring’s vision is a community where all children have the opportunity to become literate.

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The Texas Observer

(Media and Public Debate)

Non-Profit Details

The Texas Observer is a nonprofit news organization that specializes in investigative, political and social-justice reporting from the strangest state in the Union. Our award-winning magazine is published monthly, and our Web site features daily content. From our founding in 1954, our goal is not only to unmask corporate and governmental corruption, but to foster social and economic justice in Texas by promoting democratic participation and encouraging open government. Our reporting has prompted investigations and hearings in the Congress and Texas Legislature. With a staff of only 11 full time employees, (4 on the business side and 7 on the editorial side), the Observer is a scrappy organization. Located at 307 W 7th Street in Austin, TX 78701,(512) 477-0746.

Mission Statement

The Texas Observer is a monthly nonprofit, non partisan investigative reporting journal that writes about issues ignored or underreported in the mainstream press. Our goal is to cover stories crucial to the public interest and to provoke dialogue that promotes democratic participation and open government, in pursuit of a vision of Texas where education, justice and material progress are available to all. We will serve no group or party but will hew hard to the truth as we find it and the right as we see it. We are dedicated to the whole truth, to human values above all interests, to the rights of humankind as the foundation of democracy. We will take orders from none but our own conscience, and never will we overlook or misrepresent the truth to serve the interests of the powerful or cater to the ignoble in the human spirit.

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Mainspring Schools

(Children, Education)

Non-Profit Details

Most commonly referred to as a preschool, our center serves children 6 weeks to 5 years old. While we have been around for close to 75 years, our mission has remained the same: provide the highest care and education to all of our children.

Mission Statement

Mainspring Schools provides the highest quality early education and care to Austin's most economically disadvantaged children along with comprehensive services for the children and families so each child will succeed in school and life regardless of socioeconomic status.

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Latino Leaders of America

(Children, Education)

Non-Profit Details

LLA was formed to empower Latino and Latina youth between 6th & 12th grade in to believing that they too can graduate high school and move forward to being productive citizens and /or college graduates. LLA will accomplish this by establishing its program in middle and high schools throughout Texas and eventually the entire country. The LLA program is currently administered at Decker MS, Manor MS and Manor HS. The LLA program currently has five (5) parts to it: Cultural, Leadership, College Prep, Mentorship and Community Service. The middle and high schools will each have certain objectives from each part that they will have to accomplish.

Mission Statement

Our Mission is to close the academic and professional gaps in the community by providing Latino youth educational, cultural, leadership, and mentorship programs.

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The Missy Project

(Children, Health)

Non-Profit Details

The Missy Project sponsors an Early Detection Screening Program that offers free MRI's (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) for those with family history of Brain Aneruysm Disease (B.A.D.). We also provide education and outreach. Working with the Seton Family of Hospitals in Austin, TX we have established the first Early Detection Screening Program available in the nation.

Mission Statement

The Missy Project is dedicated to Raising Awareness of Brain Aneurysm Disease in Children through education, outreach and early detection research

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Coming of Age Austin Metro

(Community and Service, Education, Senior Citizen Issues)

Non-Profit Details

In 2010, Travis County RSVP significantly broadened its scope of service and re-invented itself as Coming of Age Austin Metro. The change was implemented in response to Baby Boomers’ vision and approach toward living a fulfilling, rewarding, and engaged life beyond full-time employment. Coming of Age has helped people 50+ explore their future; connect and contribute through opportunities both paid and unpaid, as well as provide training to nonprofits about how to build their capacity to capture the energy and expertise of people 50+. Today, Coming of Age has two major focuses: • Help people 50+ explore their futures, become community leaders, pursue lifelong learning, and engage in meaningful volunteer service • Help nonprofits more effectively market volunteer opportunities to recruit and retain skilled, passionate, resourceful volunteers age 50+

Mission Statement

Helping people 50+ explore their interests, become community leaders, pursue lifelong learning, and engage in meaningful voluteer service.

1 Available Projects

  • Curriculum Development and Preparation of Training Materials (project details)
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Austin Creative Reuse

(Arts and Culture, Education, Environment)

Non-Profit Details

Austin Creative Reuse is a budding organization and it needs your help. ACR seeks to provide the citizens of Austin a resource to help reduce waste while engaging their creativity. Through our educational programs, community outreach and retail store, Austin Creative Reuse is a playground for experimentation in finding new ways to use items normally destined for the landfill. ACR is open to all and encourages community partnership to share knowledge and ideas with the ultimate goal of improving our surroundings environmentally and culturally.

Mission Statement

Fostering conservation and reuse through creativity, education and community building

5 Available Projects

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Dick Beardsley Foundation

(Health)

Non-Profit Details

We are trying to give people hope that can become sober and get your life back. We are trying to communicate with the world that you can talk about chemical addiction and that it is a disease, just like cancer or heart disease. We are trying to education the public about chemically dependency.

Mission Statement

The Dick Beardsley Foundation will educate the public (including the youth in schools and clubs) on the disease of chemical dependency, the warning signs of chemical dependency, the dangers of chemical dependency, and how chemical dependency can be treated; to promote living a healthy, active lifestyle, chemically free; and to promote greater openness about chemical dependency.

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Bike Austin

(Children, Democracy and Politics, Environment, Health)

Non-Profit Details

We are incorporated as a 501(c)(4) non-profit, though we also have an umbrella 501(c)(3) until we establish our own 501(c)(3) component. As of Fall 2012, we have two staff: Executive Director and Membership Director. We are a member-based organization.

Mission Statement

Bike Austin brings more people to bicycling through community outreach, and by advocating more resources and better policy decisions in the Austin metro.

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Homeless Coach

(Community and Service, Education, Food, Health, Housing & Homelessness, Poverty Alleviation)

Non-Profit Details

We coach the homeless off the streets. We do this by connecting the homeless with positive influences and resources in the community by sharing Austin original food and fun in an RV equipped with live, interactive streaming media.

Mission Statement

"ssensselemoH"...Homelessness reversed

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Sacred Heart Community Clinic

(Health)

Non-Profit Details

Approximately 21% of the Williamson and Travis County population is uninsured as evidenced by local hospitals experiencing a continuing increase in emergency room visits for non-life threatening medical care. SHCC will provide a family medical home for many of these people living in Round Rock. Everyone who qualifies to come to SHCC has access to integrated services that address a person’s physical, emotional, and spiritual health. Access to these services is the key to fostering long-term health for working-poor families, while providing numerous benefits for the community.

Mission Statement

To continue the healing ministry of Jesus Christ for those with no health insurance within the Round Rock and surrounding community by promoting wellness and providing physical, emotional, and spiritual care with dignity.

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Greater Austin Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

(Community and Service, Economic Empowerment, Education)

Non-Profit Details

Established in 1973, the Greater Austin Hispanic Chamber of Commerce's (GAHCC) primary goal is to continue the advancement and progression of a strong and stable economic culture for Hispanic Businesses. The Chamber strives to reach these goals by developing business and management skills and bridging access to financial capital and maintaining our cultural values and integrity. GAHCC Pillars Economic Development Workforce Development Business Networking Community Advocacy Policy Advocacy Core Values We believe that the following are critical to our success: Leadership Integrity Prosperity Excellence in Services

Mission Statement

Vision and Mission Vision Hispanic businesses are a leading force for economic growth in Central Texas Mission We build our members’ wealth …through programs and services in economic and workforce development, business networking, and community and policy advocacy

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Hope Alliance

(Children, Community and Service, Human Rights, Women's issues)

Non-Profit Details

Hope Alliance is Williamson County's only domestic violence and sexual assault resource center and emergency shelter. We offer several services free of charge: 24 hour hotline; crisis intervention; individual and group counseling; case management; healthy parenting education; legal advocacy, housing assistance; hospital, law enforcement and court accompaniment; and an INR (Information and Referral) network for job placement, childcare and life-skills assistance.

Mission Statement

Hope Alliance’s mission is to assist those affected by family and sexual violence by providing services and developing partnerships that renew hope, highlight possibilities and change futures, while working to prevent these crimes from occurring.

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Economic Growth Business Incubator (EGBI)

(Economic Empowerment)

Non-Profit Details

EGBI provides emerging and existing businesses led primarily by historically economically disadvantaged community members of the Greater Austin area the tools to establish and grow their business through education, business plan assistance, and consulting. Our focus is the creation and nurture of enterprises that become a vital part of the community and make an impact to the local economy as a whole. Our support comes in classes, incubation, workshops, loan packaging assistance, and mentoring/counseling. Whether you want to start a business or take your small business to the next level, EGBI is a great resource for you!

Mission Statement

Enable economic development and job creation in under-served communities in the Greater Austin area by utilizing innovative, high-tech, and bilingual approaches in a business training and incubation setting.

1 Available Projects

  • Convert Wordpress website to standard more user friendly theme. (project details)
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The Rise School of Austin

(Children, Education)

Non-Profit Details

Enrolls children ages 18 months to 6 years; 4 classrooms of 10 students; 3 full time teachers per classroom; staff includes Speech Therapist, Music Therapist, Occupational Therapist, and Physical Therapist; affiliated with the national Rise School program (http://www.riseschool.org/) and The University of Texas at Austin.

Mission Statement

To provide the highest quality educational and therapy services to children with special needs and their typically developing peers.

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Equine Rehabilitation Central Texas

(Animal Rights)

Non-Profit Details

The ERCT property is currently being cleared, fenced and run-in sheds are being built which will house the equines. This propety is just off of 1431 in Cedar Park. The board has met twice and one fundraising event has been held to introduce ERCT and bring together like-minded people. We need to complete the renovations on the property, develop a web site and implement additional fundraising strategies and financial systems. ERCT was formed in June and the 1023 application for federal tax exemption was received by the IRS on August 15, 2012. I have submitted a request to expedite the application so that ERCT can apply for grant funding through Greenlights and other foundations.

Mission Statement

To rehabilitate rescued horses, donkeys and mules that have been abused or neglected in Central Texas.

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Growing Roots

(Community and Service)

Non-Profit Details

Growing Roots offers low-income parents of children with special needs a hands-on approach to learning about their child's needs, to understanding how to navigate different systems ( medical, social and educational) and provides them with a space to meet other parents and receive emotional support. We have created our own curriculum and teaching materials that account for differences in literacy levels as well as culture and native language. We offer classes throughout Austin using community space such as recreation centers and libraries to provide our programs. All of our programming is free of charge to parents and is offered in both Spanish and English.

Mission Statement

Growing Roots empowers families by providing classes and support groups that inform, connect and support parents of children with special needs.

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Austin Dog Alliance

(Children, Education)

Non-Profit Details

Austin Dog Alliance programs include Bow Wow Reading Dogs, K9 Club - Therapeutic Autism Group Social Skill Sessions, Therapy Dog Training and Visits to Hospitals and Nursing Homes, Trained Dog Adoptions to Families with Special Need Children.

Mission Statement

Improving lives through programs that incorporate the powerful bond between dogs and humans. Our programs include Bow Wow Reading Dogs, K9 Club - Therapeutic Autism Group Social Skill Sessions, Therapy Dog Training and Visits to Hospitals and Nursing Homes, Trained Dog Adoptions to Families with Special Need Children.

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Keep Texas Beautiful

(Community and Service, Environment)

Non-Profit Details

Keep Texas Beautiful (KTB) is a statewide 501(c)3 nonprofit dedicated to beautifying and improving community environments through programming and education; we address the areas of litter prevention, community beautification and waste reduction. We work with affiliate communities, government agencies, businesses, civic groups, and volunteers to ensure that every Texan has the opportunity to make Texas the cleanest, most beautiful state in the nation. KTB is also a certified state affiliate of Keep America Beautiful.

Mission Statement

Mission To educate and engage Texans to take responsibility for improving their community environment. We focus our efforts in three major areas: litter prevention, beautification and waste reduction. Vision To make Texas the cleanest, most beautiful state in the nation.

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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.

1 Available Projects

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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.

1 Available Projects

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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

1 Available Projects

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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.

1 Available Projects

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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.

5 Available Projects

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.

1 Available Projects

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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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El Buen Samaritano

(Children, Economic Empowerment, Education, Food, Health, Poverty Alleviation)

Non-Profit Details

Volunteers play a very important part in all programs and services at El Buen Samaritano. We operate with more than 60 staff members and nearly 600 annual volunteers. We utilize volunteers to teach ESL to adults, assist in a bi-lingual early childhood classroom, provide food assistance and serve as tutors and mentors to youth. In the fall of 2012, we are launching a new program to train volunteers as client advocates to help provide assistance to families and answer questions about our programs and services. Throughout the year, we look for pro bono assistance with marketing, fundraising, event-planning, data entry, teaching, and technology assistance. Feel free to contact us to visit or to learn more about the wonderful work taking place at El Buen!

Mission Statement

El Buen Samaritano is committed to helping Latino and other families in Central Texas lead healthy, productive, and secure lives through high-quality and affordable healthcare, education, and economic stability services.

1 Available Projects

  • Looking for a talented photographer for our Thanksgiving and Christmas community events! (project details)
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Writers' League Of Texas

(Arts and Culture)

Non-Profit Details

Established in 1981, the Writers' League of Texas is a nonprofit professional organization whose primary purpose is to provide a forum for information, support, and sharing among writers, to help members improve and market their writing skills, and to promote the interests of writers and the writing community. With approximately 800 members nationwide, we are composed of published and unpublished writers as well as those who recognize the written word as art and simply love to read. Our name, Writers' League of Texas (formerly Austin Writers' League), represents our membership base with approximately 50% of our members residing outside of the Central Texas area. To inform the public and to promote our events and activities, we maintain a Web presence at www.writersleague.org, offer our online blog, Scribe, share a bi-weekly Footnotes email newsletter, and engage our community in social media channels including Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.

Mission Statement

The Writers& League of Texas promotes literacy and elevates the art of writing. We support our membership by teaching the craft of writing, the business of publishing, and how to develop a supportive peer community and audience.

1 Available Projects

  • Logo for 2013 Writers' League of Texas Agents & Editors Conference (project details)
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HealthStart Foundation, Inc.

(Children, Education, Health)

Non-Profit Details

Founded in 2010 in Austin, Texas, HealthStart’s goal is for every child in Texas to be able to answer the question, “Did you take care of your body today?” and know how they did so. Our Health Education for Youngsters! (HEY!) curriculum takes young children on a journey through their bodies to learn about the food and fitness activities needed to keep them healthy their whole lives Since HealthStart was founded, participation and interest in our programs has really grown. We started with four preschools and 40 kids participating. Today 12 schools are teaching HEY! to about 350 children ages three to eight. We evaluate our project through pre-and post-assessments of student learning, teacher surveys and parent participation. These tools measure the effectiveness of HealthStart’s approach to child health. Early results indicate HealthStart is making a difference in the health habits of children, their families and those who teach HEY!

Mission Statement

VISION: HealthStart transforms the health of the nation through early health education that creates health literate children and families. Mission: To create healthy communities starting with early health education.

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Austin Pregnancy Resource Center

(Children, Community and Service, Human Rights, Religion, Women's issues)

Non-Profit Details

• Almost three-quarters of our clients are minorities and live in east and central Austin or in university neighborhoods. • We offer pregnancy tests; material assistance such as diapers, wipes and formula; and a boutique with baby and maternity clothes. • Our trained volunteers provide abdominal ultrasounds by appointment and give printouts of the images to clients. Referrals are given for prenatal care through our partnership with St. David’s Medical Center. • We conduct or make referrals for classes on parenting, sexuality and abstinence, life skills, ESL and other relevant topics. (When a need for professional counseling or medical service is indicated, we refer clients.)

Mission Statement

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.

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Phoenix Arising Aviation Academy

(Children, Economic Empowerment, Education, Science & Technology)

Non-Profit Details

Phoenix Arising has partnered with the Austin Independent School District to bring our programs to economically disadvantaged youth. In these weekly after school programs, students are engaged in hands-on learning experiences that challenge them to explore math and science concepts in new ways. In this on-going program, students start with learning the basics of aerodynamics and flight simulation, exploring geography, and building model aircraft and then gradually increase in complexity throughout the school year, resulting in increased comprehension, confidence and commitment. We are seeing incredible growth and perseverance in our students through our various team building and mission based exercises.

Mission Statement

We develop unique learning experiences that empower, challenge and inspire economically disadvantaged youth to embrace a deeper understanding of science, technology and engineering through aviation.

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Jdrf Austin

(Health)

Non-Profit Details

JDRF, the world's leading non-profit, non-governmental funder of diabetes research, was founded in 1970 by parents of children with type 1 diabetes--a disease which can suddenly strike individuals at any age. It makes them insulin dependent for life and carries the constant threat of devastating complications. Diabetes affects the health and lives of more than 26 million men, women, and children and kills one American every three minutes. To date, JDRF has raised over $1.6 billion in support of its mission. More than 80 percent of JDRF’s expenditures directly support research and research-related education. We are extremely proud of our accomplishments and even prouder of the many generous contributors who have helped us get even closer to finding a cure.

Mission Statement

The mission of JDRF is to raise money to fund research to treat, prevent and cure type 1 diabetes.

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Beyond Batten Disease Foundation

(Children, Health, Science & Technology)

Non-Profit Details

Craig and Charlotte Benson established Beyond Batten Disease Foundation in August 2008 after their then five-year-old daughter, Christiane, was diagnosed with juvenile Batten disease. Together with hundreds of families affected by Batten disease, and many more supporters who share their hope and resolve, they are working tirelessly to create a brighter future for Christiane, and all of the other children with Batten disease.

Mission Statement

Beyond Batten Disease Foundation was established to eradicate Batten disease. We seek to accomplish our mission in two ways: 1) Raise awareness and money to accelerate research to find a cure for Batten disease; and 2) Develop an easy and inexpensive blood test to detect the gene mutations for Batten disease, and hundreds of other rare conditions like it, that claim the lives of thousands of children each year.

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H.A.N.D. (Helping The Aging, Needy And Disabled)

(Community and Service, Health, Senior Citizen Issues)

Non-Profit Details

For 40 years, H.A.N.D. has provided in-home personal attendant services to assist with daily tasks like cooking, shopping, meal preparation, laundry, bathing, dressing, grooming and more. To enhance these services, we recently added a social work position to assist with other needs. We additionally have a grant from the Austin Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure to help provide home assistance to those coping with breast cancer.

Mission Statement

Enhancing dignity and independence for the elderly and people with disabilities by providing compassionate, quality care.

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Global Austin

(International Affairs)

Non-Profit Details

We are a small non-profit providing programs and services for international visitors. We are largely dependent on volunteers. We work closely with the U.S. State Department International Visitor Leadership Program to welcome over 400 established or emerging leaders from around the world each year. The emphasis of our programs is people-to-people contact - citizen diplomats helping to shape U.S. foreign relations 'one handshake at a time'.

Mission Statement

GlobalAustin strengthens international bonds and friendships by roviding a forum for the exchange of ideas and cultural symbiosis through appropriate training programs, community activities, and family hospitality. GlobalAustin focuses efforts on three key international sectors: students, government representatives, and business leaders.

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Casa Mea

(Children)

Non-Profit Details

- Casa Mea is a humanitarian organization dedicated to providing loving homes to orphaned and abandoned children in developing countries, as alternative to orphanages. - Casa Mea believes that every child should be loved and wanted and deserves to grow within a loving, safe, and nurturing environment. - Motivated by facts about the consequences of institutionalization, Casa Mea aims to provide a safe place for world’s most vulnerable people: orphan and abandoned children. - Casa Mea serves all people regardless of religion, race, ethnicity or gender. - Casa Mea focuses on children in especially difficult circumstances and contexts, such as children in countries where there are no resources or infrastructure to protect orphaned or abandoned children. - Casa Mea hopes to raise awareness regarding the causes of child abandonment in Eastern European countries such as Romania and elsewhere. - Donors and/or volunteers are invited to become involved in Casa Mea’s work.

Mission Statement

Casa Mea is a 501c3 philanthropic, nonprofit Texas corporation dedicated to providing loving group homes for orphaned and abandoned children in developing countries from birth through adulthood.

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Radical Advocacy

(Community and Service)

Non-Profit Details

Radical Advocacy is a non-profit organization dedicated to creating advocacy for non-profits, and helping advocates grow advocacy for their non-profit’s campaigns and causes. We do this through our Non-profit crowd funding and Advocacy building platforms. Currently in development is GospelFunder™, a crowd funding platform for Christian Faith-based initiatives. Planned development of Radvocacy™, an advocacy and funding platform for all 501(c)3 non-profits is in the works. Radical Advocacy is a Non-profit 501(c)3 Organization. All gifts are Tax-Deductible

Mission Statement

Radical Advocacy is a non-profit organization dedicated to creating advocacy for non-profits, and helping advocates grow advocacy for their non-profit's campaigns and causes.

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3 Day Startup

(Economic Empowerment, Education, Science & Technology)

Non-Profit Details

3 Day Startup (“3DS”) is an academic program designed to teach entrepreneurial skills in an extreme hands-on environment and enable students to start companies. The 3DS program creates a living entrepreneurship laboratory on university campuses by bringing together students ranging from freshmen to freshly-minted PhDs, with diverse backgrounds, including computer science, business, engineering, law, design, communications and others. Participants gain experience in cross-disciplinary collaboration, brainstorming and ideation, and group productivity, including ad-hoc leadership and decision-making under severe time constraints. The resulting experience is just like that of working with a budding startup company. The 2000+ 3DS alumni from 40 events over the last three years have started over 33 technology companies that have collectively raised over $8.5 million in investment capital.

Mission Statement

The 3DS vision is ubiquitous entrepreneurship at the university level. Our belief is that the 3DS program is the best way to build entrepreneurial capabilities and communities around a university, because these capabilities and communities create an environment for (1) collaborative and interdisciplinary entrepreneurial exchange, (2) engagement with local entrepreneurs through sponsorship, mentorship and recruiting, and (3) leveraging university resources and talent. This environment gives students connections to community and mentors, which promotes their success in future startup endeavors. 3DS events expose students to numerous startup ideas and methods for vetting the ideas, which helps students get started in the right direction. Our mission is to help all universities organize 3DS programs for their students and the surrounding cities and regions.

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Tapestry Dance Company

(Arts and Culture)

Non-Profit Details

Dance Company and Academy

Mission Statement

To share the power of dance through education and performance.

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Well Aware

(Children, Economic Empowerment, Education, Health, Humanitarian Relief, International Affairs, Poverty Alleviation, Women's issues)

Non-Profit Details

WELL AWARE is a 501(c)3 non-profit and a team of professionals dedicated to providing life-saving water to those who have none. Since 2006, we install sustainable clean water systems for the people of East Africa, along with community education and involvement to ensure long-term and scalable impact.

Mission Statement

To add capacity and access to clean, sustainable water with community education and involvement to support current and future needs in east Africa.

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Fusebox Festival

(Arts and Culture)

Non-Profit Details

Fusebox is a hybrid arts festival that takes place in Austin, TX each April. The tenth annual Fusebox Festival will be April 16-27, 2014. Fusebox Festival, held each spring, has grown into a citywide event of international significance, with over 30,000 people attending the 12-day festival. In 2013, Fusebox presented 60 unique artistic events by over 300 local, national, and international artists and companies in 24 venues around Austin. For ten years, Fusebox has presented a diverse body of work, including visual art, music, literature, theater, dance, and everything in between. Fusebox presents local, national and international artists. The intention is to create a dynamic platform for different artists from different backgrounds (different artistic disciplines/different geographies) to come together to share ideas and present work.

Mission Statement

Fusebox champions innovative works of art across a variety of different mediums. The festival acts as a catalyst for new ideas, new artistic models, and approaches to help us engage with the issues and questions that define contemporary life.

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Hispanic Scholarship Foundation

(Education)

Non-Profit Details

HSC was founded in 2004 as an effort to increase the number of Hispanic students accessing higher education. The magic behind the model was an innovative funding approach where HSC would raise its own funds and then match the funds of other scholarship-minded organizations to make more substantial awards. After the first year, it quickly became evident that in order to be truly impactful, HSC would need to offer more than simply cutting a check. HSC began offering workshops and training to more fully engage and support its scholars. Those two components are now integral facets of the HSC experience. They focus HSC’s efforts on consistent support that research and best practices show to be most influential in helping students reach degree attainment.

Mission Statement

The Hispanic Scholarship Consortium collaboratively leverages resources to provide scholarships to Central Texas Hispanic students and offers a network of support that mentors and empowers scholars to graduate from college as workforce ready leaders engaged in our community.

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Accessible Housing Austin!

(Housing & Homelessness)

Non-Profit Details

AHA! was created in 2005 to empower low-income people with disabilities by making them controlling stakeholders in their housing options. To reflect this, AHA!’s Board of Directors is composed of people with disabilities, low-income residents, and disability professionals. In the pursuit of its mission, AHA! collaborates with a broad coalition of community members, nonprofit organizations, public entities, and private donors. AHA! is the only Community Housing Development Organization that operates in the City of Austin with the exclusive purpose of developing physically-accessible housing for households earning at or below 50% of Austin’s Median Family Income (no more than $37,950 for a family of four). AHA! strives to be the housing developer that the Austin disability community can call its own. AHA! currently owns and operates 9 units of affordable rental housing with 20 units in development.

Mission Statement

Accessible Housing Austin (AHA!) is a nonprofit Community Housing Development Organization dedicated to developing and advancing affordable, accessible, and integrated housing options in Austin, Texas for low-income people with disabilities and their families.

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Positive Footprint

(Community and Service)

Non-Profit Details

Positive Footprint engages high school youth in monthly philanthropic events that support local nonprofits in need, while helping them internalize the value of giving. Members are organized into diverse action teams that volunteer once per month, alongside a different nonprofit. Upon the conclusion of nine monthly volunteer events, each team selects an organization that they have served, and spend the final three months of the program fundraising in support of the organization's cause.

Mission Statement

To create the next generation of givers.

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Local Schools Local Needs

(Education)

Non-Profit Details

LSLN.org provides a free online platform where teachers ask local community members to share their resources with the school, rather than merely raising funds to purchase new supplies. Besides material resources, schools can benefit from professionals, parents, tutors, speakers and other guests who can contribute--and are eager to contribute--to the student learning environment.

Mission Statement

Local Schools Local Needs (LSLN.org) connects educators and local people to encourage volunteering time and donating resources to help students.

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Amala Foundation

(Humanitarian Relief)

Non-Profit Details

Founded in 2002, The Amala Foundation has grown from a grassroots community to an international humanitarian service organization. Over the last ten years, we have helped thousands of people find peace in their hearts and meaning in their lives through service to others, while directly impacting the lives of more than 1000 under-served youth from around the world. In addition to youth programs like the Global Youth Peace Summit, One Village Project, and Camp Indigo, The Amala Foundation also serves communities in need abroad. Through the Living Water Project in Gui Village, Nigeria, The Amala Foundation built two water wells, saving 3,500 people (including 2,000 children) from disease. In 2009, The Amala Foundation partnered with the Bhatti Mines School in New Delhi, India. Through this partnership, 200 children have been offered an alternative to child labor, a way out of extreme poverty, hope for the future and freedom to thrive.

Mission Statement

The Amala Foundation provides opportunities for personal growth through humanitarian service projects that benefit youth including local, refugee and immigrant children.

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