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Community Grant Program

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

Animals

2019 YTD Grants 

PAWS Shelter and Humane Society - $10,000 - Spay and neutering surgery suite equipment grant

Shadow Cats - $1,250 - Shadow Cats roof project

Texas Veterinary Medical Foundation - $250 - TVMF PALS (pets assisting the lives of seniors)

Wildlife Rescue, Inc. - $11,000 - Outdoor caging for wildlife rehabilitation

Arts & Culture

2019 YTD Grants

Austin Bat Cave - $15,000 - Mobile program

Austin Jazz Workshop - $5,000 - Hoagy Carmichael's Heart & Soul

The Austin Lyric Opera - $10,000 - La Bohème

Austin Speech Labs - $26,000 - Intensive communication therapy (ICT) and modified musical intonation therapy (MMIT) to improve stroke recovery

Arc of the Capital Area - $1,000 - Fine-arts based continuing education for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities

Ballet Austin - $20,000 - Night of Community 2019-2020

Creative Action - $1,000 - Free community arts programming in East Austin

Indigenous Cultures Institute - $2,500 - Sacred Springs Powwow

KMFA - $100,000 - Dear, music: building a home for KMFA

Paramount & State Theatre - $500 - Paramount education programming 2019-2020

Salvage Vanguard Theatre - $5,000 - Casta by Adrienne Dawes | world premiere

Zachary Scott Theatre Center - $10,000 - Theatre for families and schools

Community Engagement

2019 YTD Grants 

Austin Health Commons, via Economic Growth Business Incubator - $500 - Truth, racial healing and transformation program
 
CASA of Travis County - $40,000 - Advocacy for children in the foster care system
 
Ecology Action of Texas - $5,000 - Future forest
 
I Live Here I Give Here - $10,000 - Capacity Building to Further Community Impact
 
Keep Austin Beautiful, Inc. - $10,000 - Community engagement days
 
Travis Audubon Society - $5,000 - Education and research at Blair Woods Sanctuary
 
TreeFolks - $5,000 - Austin urban-suburban tree inventory environmental pilot in citizen science (Austin EPICS)

Education

2019 YTD Grants

Adoption Advocates, Inc. - $1,000 - Community adoption center

Annette Strauss Institute for Civic Life at The University of Texas at Austin - $6,000 - Speak Up! Speak Out! Third-fifth grade expansion

Austin Science Education Foundation - $5,000 - Austin energy regional science festival 2020

College Forward - $1,000 - Central Texas college access and success

Grameen America, Inc. - $3,000 - Grameen America Austin

Guadalupe Neighborhood Development Corporation - $10,000 - Escuela nueva campus

Seedling Foundation - $2,000 - Building a foundation for success for children with an incarcerated parent

The University of Texas at Austin - $2,000 - Texas prison education initiative: college courses for incarcerated women

Workers Defense Project, Inc. - $30,000 - Adult education and training

Youth Recovery Network - $500 - Capacity building - merger 

Environment

2019 YTD Grants

Pease Park Conservancy - $15,000 - Revitalization of Kingsbury Commons at Pease Park

Waller Creek Conservancy - $50,000 - Renovation & revitalization of Symphony Square

Health

2019 YTD Grants

Austin Clubhouse - $14,500 - Whole health and wellness program
 
Austin Diaper Bank - $1,000 - Diaper distribution program
 
Austin Recovery Inc. - $30,500 - Mobile outpatient programming
 
Capital Area Dental Foundation - $30,000 - Volunteer recruitment & community dental day initiative
 
Catholic Charities of Central Texas - $16,000 - Mental health awareness & services for underserved populations
 
Central Texas Food Bank - $15,000 - Health garden expansion
 
half Helen Foundation - $25,000 - Optical Prime: Transforming vision services for children
 
HOPEAUSTIN - $20,500 - Children's backpack program
 
 
Project Transitions - $50,000 - Overnight medial care providers
 
SAFE - $35,500 - Residental services for youth in the foster care system
 
The Refuge for DMST - $500 - Colors of Hope equine therapy at the Refuge Ranch
 
Spirit Reins - $1,000 - Closing the gap in family services
 
Volunteer Healthcare Clinic - $55,000 - VHC medical services program
 
We Are Blood - $55,000 - Mobile blood drive expansion project
 
Wonders and Worries - $15,000 - Expansion, outreach and volunteer recruitment
 
YWCA of Greater Austin - $16,000 - Access to innovative mental health services (AIMHS)

Human Services/Basic Needs

2019 YTD Grants

Affordable Central Texas, Inc. - $1,000 - Austin housing conservancy fund launch
 
Center for Child Protection - $40,500 - Forensic interview program
 
Drive a Senior Central Texas - $25,000 - Programming
 
Presbyterian Children's Homes and Services - $1,000 - Austin child and family program
 
Saint Louise House - $15,500 - Wraparound services for women and children

Recreation

2019 YTD Grants