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2016 Community Grant Program

In the 2016, the Foundation has awarded $2.3 million in grants to Central Texas nonprofits. Learn more.

 

Impact Areas:  Animals Art Community Education Environment Health Basic Needs Recreation

 

Animals

 

Pet Prevent a Litter (PALS) of Central Texas - $10,000 - Project Hays Spays

Wildlife Rescue, Inc. - $22,000 - X-Ray Machine Upgrade for Improved Wildlife Rehabilitation

 

Arts and Culture

 

Austin Symphony Orchestra - $10,000 - The Austin Symphony Elementary School Program (ASESP)

Conspirare - $10,000 - Conspirare in the Community

Creative Action - $20,000 - Free Creative Arts Programming in East Austin

Indigenous Cultures Institute - $2,853.00 - Sacred Springs Powwow

Kids in a New Groove - $30,000 - Mentoring Through Music

KMFA - $15,000 - Studio-to-Transmitter Link/Microwave System Improvements

MINDPOP - $20,000 - Continuing the Leadership and Expanding the Excellence of the Creative Learning Initiative

Texas Book Festival - $20,000 - 2016 Texas Book Festival

The Contemporary Austin - $25,000 - Ecological Restoration at Laguna Gloria

Umlauf Sculpture Garden and Museum - $25,000 - Community Education Program Support 2017

Waller Creek Conservancy - $25,000 - Waller Creek Parks Project -- Waterloo Park

ZACH Theater - $20,000 - Theatre for Families and Schools

 

Community Engagement

 

Catholic Charities of Central Texas - $10,000 - Immigration Legal Services

Drive a Senior Northwest - $11,000 - Neighbor Helping Senior Neighbor

Austin Parks Foundation - $50,000 - Republic Square Park Capital Project

GO!Austin/VAMOS!Austin  - $25,626 - GO! Austin / VAMOS! Austin Initiative

The Junior League of Austin - $50,000 - Breaking Ground. . . Building on a Legacy Campaign

 

Education

 

ACE: A Community for Education - $15,000 - A Website to Ensure ACE's Future

Ann Richards School Foundation - $20,000 - College Bound

Austin Achieve Public Schools - $10,000 - Austin Achieve Restorative Justice Program

AVANCE-Austin - $25,000 - Parent-Child Education Program Home Visitation

Barton Springs Conservancy - $15,000 - Barton Springs Bathhouse Entrance Exhibits Project

BookSpring - $25,000 - Books4Me

Boys and Girls Clubs of Austin & Travis County, Inc. - $30,000 - BGCAA Academic Success Programs- Leaving No Child Behind

Breakthrough Austin - $10,000 - Breakthrough's College Completion Program

Camp Fire Central Texas - $6,708 - Camp Fire Environmental-Based Afterschool in Del Valle ISD

Capital IDEA - $70,000 - Healthcare Career Expressway in Austin

CASA of Travis County - $70,000 - Child Advocacy in the Foster Care System

Code2College, Inc. - $15,000 After-school Coding Education, College Access and Summer Internship Program

Colin's Hope - $31,000 - Preschool Swim Safety Program Expansion to Hays and Williamson County

Concordia University Texas - $45,000 - Pediatrics Simulation Proposal

East Austin Youth Foundation - $5,000 - 2016 Pop Warner Football and Cheer Season

El Buen Samaritano Episcopal Mission - $40,000 - Family Literacy Program

Explore Austin - $25,000 - Explore Program

Foster Angels of Central Texas - $35,000 - Direct Support for the Unmet Needs of Central Texas Foster Children 

GENaustin - $25,000 - The 180 Program

Girl Scouts of Central Texas - $30,000 - Girl Scouts of Central Texas HACA Programming

Girlstart - $15,000 - STEM Education for High-need Central Texas Girls

Goodwill Industries of Central Texas - $10,000 - Life Coach Program

Mission Capital - $25,000 - 2016 Accelerator and Investee Operational Support

Hill Country Science Mill - $2,500 - Austin Area School Field Trip Program

Jeremiah Program - $75,000 - Mothers and Children Together:  Breaking the cycle of poverty, two generations at a time

Literacy Coalition of Central Texas - $11,000 - ENGLISH @ WORK (E@W)

National Wildlife Federation - $20,000 - Monarch Heroes -- Engaging Austin students in monarch recovery efforts

Open Door Preschools - $20,000 - Helping Hand & A Living Wage for Teachers

Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas - $27,000 - Healthy Teens: Healthy Austin

Red Arena - $16,000 - Supporting Professional Development of Women in Equine Therapy

San Juan Diego Catholic High School - $10,000 2016-17 Corporate Internship Program

St. Austin Catholic School - $18,000 - Facilities Improvements for Football Teams

UT School of Nursing - $30,000 - Nursing Wellness Center 

West Austin Rotary Club - $6,000 - Wooldridge Elementary Christmas Shopping Spree

 

Environment

 

Candlelight Ranch Foundation - $20,000 - Children & Nature: Explore & Learn

Wildlife Rescue, Inc. - $22,000 - X-Ray Machine Upgrade for Improved Wildlife Rehabilitation

 

Health

 

Accessible Housing Austin! - $20,000 - Gaston Place Accessible Apartments

Aging Services Council - $15,000 - Capacity Building for Older Adult Services

AIDS Services of Austin - $5,000 - Food and Nutrition Services

Arc of the Capital Area - $40,000 - Service delivery to underserved populations

Austin Child Guidance Center - $60,000 - Underserved Families Mental Health Project

Austin Diaper Bank - $10,000 - Building Fiscal Sustainability

B.I.G. Love Cancer Care Services - $6,000 - Weekly Wish List Program

Center for Child Protection - $60,000 - Forensic Interview Enhancement Project

Family Eldercare - $21,000 - In-Home Care for Frail Elderly and Disabled Adults and Respite for their Caregivers

 

Human Services/Basic Needs

 

 

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

Meals on Wheels and More - $60,000 - Mike's Place - Respite Program for Clients with Alzheimer's and Dementia

Mobile Loaves & Fishes - $20,000 - Community First! Village IT Services

Presbyterian Children's Homes and Services - $10,000 Austin Child and Family Program

Travis Austin Recovery Group (TARG) - $10,000 - 2015-2016 Travis County Flood Recovery

Trinity Center - $10,000 - Financial Assistance to homeless people

 

Recreation

 
Georgetown Youth Football & Cheer Association - $5,000
Pflugerville Dream Team Cougars - $5,000 - Youth Football Program

See our 2015 Community Grant Program grantees
See our 2014 Community Grant Program grantees