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2017 Community Grant Program Recipients

In 2017, donors granted over $1.5 million to local nonprofits through our Community Grant Program. Find our 2017 recipients below, organized by impact area.

Animals

2017 Grants

Horse Empowered Learning Programs, Inc. - $5,000 - Fencing/gate refresh

Arts & Culture

2017 Grants

Armstrong Community Music School - $20,000 - Music Outreach at The SAFE Alliance

Austin Film Society - $12,900 - Living Springs: A documentary series about Barton Springs: The Age of Concern

Christine Alberts Swan Songs - $5,000 - 25 Swan Songs Concerts

Daughters of the Republic - $25,000 - Republic of Texas History Center: Bringing the Daughters Home

Huston-Tillotson University - $5,000 - Downs-Jones Library Collection Update and Expansion

Norwood Park Foundation - $11,000 - Campaign for the Norwood Project

UMLAUF Sculpture Garden & Museum - $25,000 - UMLAUF Education Programs

ZACH Theatre - $10,000 - Theatre for Families and Schools

Community Engagement

2017 Grants 

DePelchin Children's Center - $50,000 - Recruitment and Training of New Foster Families

Grameen America - $25,000 - Creating Economic Empowerment and Opportunity for Austin's Low-Income Women Entrepreneurs and Their Families

Grassroots Leadership - $5,380 - Immigrant Community Defense Mobilization

Mary Lee Foundation - $1,000 - Community Engagement and Wellness Project

Park 35 - $25,000 - Park 35

Samaritan Center for Counseling & Pastoral Care - $23,500 - Family Support Initiative for the Rundberg Community

Texas Appleseed - $15,000 - Decriminalizing Poverty In Austin

Travis Audubon Society - $5,000 - Kids on the Prairie

TreeFolks - $5,000 - Community Tree Planting

Environment

2017 Grants

Keep Austin Beautiful, Inc. - $20,000 - Clean Lady Bird Lake

Shoal Creek Conservancy - $10,000 - The Shoal Creek Trail Plan: Improve and Extend the Shoal Creek Trail

Wildlife Rescue - $10,000 - Outdoor Caging for Rehabilitation Facility

Health

2017 Grants

Ability Connection - $5,000 - Expansion of Services in Travis County

AGE of Central TX - $75,000 - Senior and Caregiver Dementia Services

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

Austin Center for Grief and Loss - $17,600 - Healing Grieving Children in Underserved and Spanish Speaking Communities

Austin Child Guidance Center -  $71,000 - Underserved Children & Families Mental Health Project-Growth Campaign

Austin Children's Shelter - $75,000 - Residential Programs for Victims of Child Abuse and Neglect - Austin Children's Shelter

Austin Clubhouse -  $25,000 - 2017 Whole Health Initiative (WHI) Expansion

Austin Habitat for Humanity - $10,000 - 2017 Home Repair Program

Austin Speech Labs - $20,000 - Intensive Speech & Music Therapy Promotes Language Recovery in Stroke Survivors

Austin Travis County Integral Care - $50,000 - Client Assistance: A Critical Component for Housing First HCC

CareBOX Prgram - $25,000 - Communication Platform

Capital Area Dental Foundation - $25,000 - Volunteer Dental Provider Recruitment and Retention

Casa Marianella - $20,000 - Casa Salaam

Concordia University Texas - $35,000 - Mobile Medical Missions Van

Drive a Senior-Senior Access - $25,000 - Bus Expansion for Senior Adults

Helping Hand Home for Children - $70,000 - Therapeutic Residential Treatment for Abused and Neglected Children

HOPEAUSTIN - $5,000 - Children's Backpack Program

Hospice Austin - $78,000 - Hospice Austin's Charity and Unfunded Care

Make-A-Wish Foundation of Central & South Texas - $2,000 - Adopt-A-Wish /Wish Granting

Marathon Kids-Austin - $5,000 - Marathon Kids of Central Texas

Mothers' Milk Bank at Austin - $100,000 - Saving Babies Through Milk

Partnerships for Children - $35,000 - Safe Sleeping Project

R.O.C.K., Ride on Center for Kids - $50,000 - Therapy Services for Underserved Children with Disabilities

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Texas - $10,000 - Program Support

Special Olympics Texas - Central Texas Area 13 - $5,000 - Special Olympics Texas - Area 13 Central Texas

Texas Rowing For All - $1,000 - Summer Camp Kayak 2018

The Christi Center - $25,000 - School Grief Support Network

The Settlement Home - $67,036 - Project Frontline Staff Member Capacity-Building

University High School - $50,000 - Recovery Support and Student Engagement

Wonders and Worries - $40,473 - Resource Navigation Services

YWCA of Greater Austin - $30,350 - Improving Access to Mental Health Services

Human Services/Basic Needs

2017 Grants

Austin Recovery - $50,000 - Austin Recovery Mobile Outpatient Program

Casa Esperanza (Hope House) - $15,000 - Appliances/Furnishings For New Home

Dress for Success - $1,000 - Job Readiness Seminars

Presbyterian Children's Homes and Services - $25,000 - Austin Foster Care and Adoption Programs

Recreation

2017 Grants

YMBL Sunshine Camp - $16,000 - The Zilker Summer Camp 2017