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Community Grant Program

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

Animals

2017 Grants

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

Arts & Culture

2018 YTD Grants 

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

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

2018 YTD Grants 

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

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

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

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

Education

2018 YTD Grants

Jeremiah Program - Jeremiah Program Onsite Child Development Center - $25,000

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

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

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

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

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

2017 Grants

ACTS Church Leander - $7,000 - ACTS of Love Early Childhood Education Center

Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders - $20,000 - College Bound

Austin Achieve Public Schools - $2,500 - AAPS Elementary School: Elementary Principal-in-Residence School Development Program

Austin Area Human Services Association DBA One Voice Central Texas - $10,000 - One Voice Capacity Building

Austin Partners in Education - $30,000 - College Readiness Program Expansion

AVANCE-Austin - $1,000 - Home Based Triple P (Positive Parenting Practices) Program

BookSpring - $25,000 - BooksforMe

Candlelight Ranch - $25,000 - Children in Nature Project Expansion

Center for Child Protection - $35, 000 - Breaking the Cycle of Child Abuse

Code2College - $11,000 -  After School Coding Education, College Access and Summer Internship Program

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

Explore Austin - $30,000 - Explore Program

Foster Angels of Central Texas - $40,000 - Assistance for the Needs of Central Texas' Children in Foster Care

Friends of the Children - $5,000 - Austin Chapter

Friends Of The Colorado River Foundation Inc. - $10,000 - The Redbud Field-Trip Program: Teaching tomorrow's leaders to protect our community's lifeblood, the Texas Colorado River

Generation Citizen - $5,371 - Growing Civic Leaders

Generation SERVE - $25,000 - Building Capacity and Improving Quality for Volunteer Programming

Girlstart - $11,000 - Girlstart After School: STEM Education for High-need Central Texas Girls

Goodwill Industries of Central Texas - $15,000 - Mental Health Services for Underserved Students

I Live Here I Give Here - $5,00 - Capacity Building to Further Community Impact

LifeWorks - $30,000 - Workforce Development Program

NAMI Austin - $25,000 - Healthy Young Minds

Open Door Preschools - $20,000 - Helping Hand and a Living Wage for Preschool Teachers

Red Arena - $19,276 - Program Extenstion 

San Juan Diego Catholic High School - $10,000 - 2017-2018 Corporate Internship Program

Seedling Foundation - $10,000 - A Brighter Future for Children of Prisoners

The Rise School of Austin - $17,000 - Early Childhood Intervention Therapy

Workers Defense Project - $20,000 - Adult Education and Training

Environment

2018 YTD Grants

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

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 Faciltiy

Health

2018 YTD Grants

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

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

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

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

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