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2017 Community Grant Program

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

Animals

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

Arts & Culture

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

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

Community Engagement

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

Park 35 - $25,000 - Park 35

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

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

TreeFolks - $5,000 - Community Tree Planting

Education

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

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

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

Environment

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

Health

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

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

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

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

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

Human Services/Basic Needs

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

Recreation

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