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.

3 Available Projects

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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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