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Community Grant Program

Through our Community Grant program, we connect local donors with local causes. 

Arts & Culture

2018 YTD Grants 

Austin Bat Cave - $1,000 - Afterschool Creative Writing & Tutoring Programs

Austin Chamber Music Center - $5,000 - Chamber Music Education in Schools

Austin Film Festival - $2,000 - Austin Film Festival's Digital Storytelling Program

Austin Jazz Workshop - $15,000 - The Birth of Bebop

Armstrong Community Music - $20,000 - Harmony Initiative 2018-2019: Transforming Communities Through Music

Ballet Austin - $17,500 - Night of Community

Barton Springs Conservancy - $50,000 - Barton Springs Historic Bathhouse Rehabilitation

Creative Action - $15,000 - Free Creative Arts Programming in East Austin

Forklift Danceworks - $1,000 - My Park, My Poll, My City: Final Year

Kids in a New Groove - $15,000 - Mentoring through Music

Thinkery - $10,000 - STEAM from the Start - Professional Development & Support for Early Childcare Centers

Community Engagement

2018 YTD Grants 

Austin Pets Alive - $1,000 - Support the Safety Net for Neonatal Kittens in Austin

Blunn Creek Partnership - $2,000 – Blunn Creek Nature Preserve Restoration

CASA of Travis County - $60,000 - Child Advocacy in the Foster Care System

The Locker Foundation - $1,000 - Service Learning and Student Support

The Nature Conservancy - $15,000 – Barton Creek Habitat Preserve

Out Youth Austin - $25,000 – School-based Clinical Services for LGBT Youth

R.O.C.K. (Ride on Center for Kids) - $40,000 - Therapy Services for Underserved Children with Disabilities & Youth Service Learning

Texas Appleseed - $11,000 - Decriminalizing Poverty in Austin

Education

2018 YTD Grants

Alzheimer's Association - $15,000 - Enhancing Care and Support for People with Alzheimer's Disease in Minority Communities

BookSpring - $30,000 - BooksforMe

Boys & Girls Clubs of Austin & Travis County - $20,000 - Supporting the Academic Success of Austin's Economically Disadvantaged Youth

Candlelight Ranch Foundation - $30,000 - Children in Nature Project Expansion

Capital IDEA - $35,000 - Healthcare Career Expressway

Casa Marianella - $32,721 - Immigration Legal Services

Communities in Schools of Central Texas - $35,000 - CIS of Central Texas: School-Based Dropout Prevention Services

Code2College - $11,000 - Diversity in Software Engineering Internship Program

El Buen Samaritano Episcopal Mission - $10,000 - Family Literacy Program

Explore Austin - $25,000 - Explore Program Expansion

Foster Angels of Central Texas - $40,000 - Capacity Building and Program Support to Aid Children & Youth in Central Texas Foster Care

Girls Empowerment Network (GEN) - $20,000 - 180 Program

Girlstart - $13,500 - Girlstart After School: STEM Education for High-need Central Texas Girls

Jeremiah Program - $25,000 - Jeremiah Program Onsite Child Development Center | $50,000 - Post-secondary Completion Support for Single Moms in Austin

Latinitas - $5,000 - Latinitas Teen Content Producers

Learn All the Time Network - $1,000 - LATT Partner Learning Opportunities and Networking Events

Literacy Highland Lakes - $2,000 – Improving Literacy in the Highland Lakes Area

NAMI Austin - $10,000 - Partners in Crisis

National Wildlife Federation - $10,000 - Monarch Heroes: Engaging Austin students in monarch recovery efforts

Open Door Preschools - $20,000 - Project Helping Hand & a Livable Wage for Preschool Teachers

PelotonU - $10,000 - Supporting College Completion for Working Adults in Austin

San Juan Diego Catholic High School - $25,000 - Corporate Internship Program/ Job Training

Seeding Foundation - $25,000 - Building a Brighter Future for Children of Prisoners: Supporting Mentors for Increased Success

Trail Foundation - $10,000 - Butler Trail Rain Garden at Congress Avenue

Urban Roots - $10,000 - Farm Internship Program: Empowering Youth, Nourishing Community

Via Hope - $20,000 - Peer Services to At-Risk High School Students with Mental Health and/ or Substance Use Challenges

Workers Defense Project - $25,000 - Adult Education & Training

Zilker Botanical Garden Conservancy - $15,000 - Evolution of Zilker Botanical Garden

Environment

2018 YTD Grants

St. Edward's University - $5,000 - Wild Basin Environmental Education Program

Health

2018 YTD Grants

AGE of Central Texas - $85,000 - Thrive: A Campaign to Add Life to Every Year

Any Baby Can - $40,000 - Candelighters and Comprehensive Advocacy for Resources and Empowerment (CARE) Program

Austin Center for Grief & Loss - $20,000 - Helping Austin Grieve

Austin Child Guidance Center - $40,000 - Underserved Children & Families Mental Health Project

Austin Habitat for Humanity - $15,000 – 2018 Home Repair Program

Bethany United Methodist Center - $57,000 - 2018 Services for Caregivers and Their Loved Ones with Dementia

Breast Cancer Resource Center - $10,000 - Patient Navigation and Support

The Christi Center - $20,000 - Kids Who Care

Communities for Recovery - $20,000 – Recovery Builders in the Criminal Justice System

Family Eldercare - $15,000 - Personal In-Home Care and Transportation for Seniors, Disabled Adults, and At-Risk Veterans

Foundation Communities - $10,000 - From Homelessness to Hope; Garden Terrace Phase III

Helping Hand Home for Children - $60,000 - Trauma-Informed Residential Treatment for Abused and Neglected Children

HOPE Austin - $10,000 - Children's Backpack Program

Hospice Austin - $50,000 - Hospice Austin's Charity and Unfunded Care

Manos de Cristo, Inc - $20,000 – Low-Cost Dental Treatment for Underserved Patients

Marble Falls Senior Activity Center - $1,000 - Defibrillator Purchase and Training

Meals on Wheels and More - $55,000 - Mike's Place: Respite Program for Clients with Alzheimer's and Dementia

The Refuge for DMST - $20,000 - The Circle of Care Program at The Refuge Ranch; A Multi-Disciplined Therapeutic Model of Care for Child Sex Trafficking Victims

SAFE - $50,000 - Kelly White Family Shelter

The Settlement Home - $50,000 - Maintenance Support

Sustainable Food Center (SFC) - $11,000 - Making Healthy Food Accessible for All

Texas Ramp Project - $20,000 - Austin Ramp Project

Waterloo Counseling Center - $20,000 - Project Open Door

Wonders & Worries - $41,330 - Expansion in North Austin & Williamson County

Human Services/Basic Needs

2018 YTD Grants

Austin Travis County Integral Care - $40,000 - From the Streets to a Home

Center for Child Protection - $60,000 - Forensic Interview Program

DePelchin Children's Center - $40,000 - Recruit, Train and Support Foster Families to Care for Abused and Neglected Children in the Austin Area

Hope House - $10,000 - Major Repairs to Hope House

Mobile Loaves & Fishes - $30,000 - Community First! Village IT

Partnerships for Children - $35,000 - Safe Sleeping

Trinity Center - $15,000 - Women to Women

Recreation

2018 YTD Grants

YMBL Sunshine Camp - $15,000 – Zilker Summer Camp