Our Clients

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Amala Foundation

The Amala Foundation offers safe, supportive and inspiring experiences where people from all backgrounds come together to learn and grow. From retreats to camps to leadership training, Amala’s programs promote personal growth, clear communication, deep listening, compassion and an ethos of service.

American YouthWorks

American YouthWorks is a public charter high school with more than 30 years of experience in transforming the lives of at-risk youth through education, service, and green jobs training.

AMOA-Arthouse

AMOA-Arthouse provides rich environments for a wide range of audiences to investigate and experience excellence in modern and contemporary art. The museum accomplishes this through innovative exhibitions, education, interpretative programs and direct access to the creative process.

The Arc of Texas

The Arc of Texas creates opportunities for all people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to actively participate in their communities and make the choices that affect their lives in a positive manner.

Art Alliance Austin

Art Alliance Austin (est. 1956) engages people with great art by supporting Austin’s most promising visual artists and arts organizations to build a vibrant, informed community. The non-profit, member-powered organization promotes and funds visual art by commissioning temporary public art and producing experiences that bring artists and collectors together while generating economic benefit for the entire city.

Asian Family Support Services of Austin

Asian Family Support Services of Austin provides assistance to Asian and other immigrant families dealing with domestic violence, sexual assault and trafficking. It’s mission is to promote abuse-free Asian communities through advocacy, support, awareness and access to social services.

Austin Achieve Public Schools

Austin Achieve Public Schools is an open-enrollment public charter school with the mission to prepare the youth of East Austin to attend and excel at the nation’s top colleges and universities.

Austin Chamber Music Center

The Austin Chamber Music Center is dedicated to serving Central Texans by expanding knowledge, understanding, and appreciation of chamber music through the highest quality instruction and performance.

Austin Child Guidance Center

Austin Child Guidance Center has been dedicated to improving the mental health of children and their families. A multidisciplinary team of psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, and counselors provides individual, family, and group therapy; psychiatric and psychological services; parent education; community presentations and consultations.

Austin Creative Alliance

Austin Creative Alliance advances, connects and advocates for Austin’s arts, cultural, and creative communities in order to strengthen and protect the character, quality of life, and economic prosperity of our region.

Austin Film Society

The Austin Film Society is a non-profit organization that empowers our community to make, watch and love film and creative media by showing great films and premieres, managing a 100,000 square foot film production facility in central Austin, awarding grants and supporting filmmakers, teaching kids & adults about filmmaking, presenting the annual Texas Film Hall of Fame awards to raise funds for all the above.

Austin Habitat for Humanity

Austin Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities, and hope. Their home repair program helps revitalize neighborhoods and increase energy efficiency.

Austin Lyric Opera

Austin Lyric Opera provides operatic performances and education experiences at the highest level of expression, which enrich the quality of life for the Central Texas community.

Austin Monitor

Austin Monitor is an online news publication focused on the city politics of Austin, Texas with a mission to increase civic engagement

Austin Music Foundation

The Austin Music Foundation strengthens and connects the local music community with innovative programs that empower musicians and fuel Austin’s creative economy. AMF provides programs to help local artists navigate opportunities in the music industry and services to unite the local music community through education, outreach, and unification.

Austin Playhouse

Austin Playhouse is dedicated to providing opportunities for Austin artists and audiences to celebrate the human experience. Austin Playhouse will nourish your mind, delight your spirit, and enrich your life through professional productions of classic, contemporary and musical plays.

Austin Public Library Friends Foundation

The Austin Public Library Friends Foundation conducts a broad range of programs and activities that support the library in numerous and diverse ways. Many of the Foundation’s programs are devoted to literacy, reading, and increasing the entire community’s access to information and knowledge.

Austin Shakespeare Festival

Austin Shakespeare presents professional theatre of the highest quality with an emphasis on the plays of William Shakespeare, bringing to the public performances that are fresh, bold, imaginative, thought-provoking, and eminently accessible, connecting the truths of the past with the challenges and possibilities of today.

Austin Youth River Watch

Austin Youth River Watch is a multi-year, after-school and summer program for high school students, combining peer mentoring with intensive environmental education.

Be an Artist Program - Darden Smith

The Be an Artist Program, led by Darden Smith, goes into the classroom to teach students about art and the creative process, emphasizing that everyone is an artist and everyone is creative through three main themes: attention, intention, and loving what you do. To show students they are all truly artists, Darden leads them, as a group, in writing a song. Every student is encouraged to contribute. Darden acts as a guide and editor while letting the students be the authors.

Ben's Friends

Ben’s Friends exists to ensure that everyone in the world with a rare disease has a safe place to go and connect with others like them.

The Betsy Project

Named for Dallas resident Betsy Vincent, The Betsy Project, in partnership with MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, TX, is a grassroots fundraising effort dedicated to supporting research of the rare cancer leiomyosarcoma (LMS).

Candlelight Ranch

Candlelight Ranch provides a unique outdoor environment where special needs and at-risk children learn, play and heal through the wonders of nature.

Capital Area Dental Foundation

The Capital Area Dental Foundation promotes dental health through education and prevention. As the leaders on access to dental care issues, they identify and support the most effective solutions for the community and actively deliver direct service through Capital Area Dental Society members and affiliates.

Center for Maximum Potential Building Systems

The Center for Maximum Potential Building Systems, established in 1975, is a non-profit education, research, and demonstration organization specializing in life cycle planning and design. CMPBS undertakes projects based on their potential contribution to site, regional and global sustainability and human health, and actively pursue collaborations with associate organizations, businesses and professional firms.

Children & Nature Network

The Children & Nature Network is leading the movement to connect all children, their families and communities to nature through innovative ideas, evidence-based resources and tools, broad-based collaboration and support of grassroots leadership.

City of Austin Office of Sustainability

The Office of Sustainability provides leadership, influences positive action through engagement, and creates measurable benefits for Austin by achieving specific goals around city emissions, food systems, municipal operations, and other projects.

Dripping Springs Community Library

The Dripping Springs Community Library provides free access to print and electronic materials, music, information and references services, educational and cultural programs and meeting spaces for residents of all ages and interests in the Dripping Springs area.

El Buen Samaritano

El Buen Samaritano improves the emotional, physical and spiritual health and well-being of our community through the provision of culturally appropriate, family- focused and patient-centered services.

Equal Justice Center

The Equal Justice Center’s mission is to empower low-income workers, families, and communities to achieve fair treatment in the workplace and in the justice system—regardless of immigration status.

Gazelle Foundation

The Gazelle Foundation plans and executes water projects in Burundi. Clean water is the first essential step in eradicating disease, reducing poverty, and creating hope and opportunity.

Healthstart Foundation

The Healthstart Foundation’s mission is to grow health literate children starting with early childhood health education.

Houston Center for Photography

HCP’s mission is to increase society’s understanding and appreciation of photography and its evolving role in contemporary culture. HCP strives to encourage artists, build audiences, stimulate dialogue, and promote inquiry about photography and related media through education, exhibitions, publications, fellowship programs, and community collaboration.

 

I Live Here, I Give Here

I Live Here, I Give Here inspires Austinites to give their money as generously as they give their time. They connect individuals with nonprofits and spotlight specific needs in Austin every month to inform the local community on how it can help.

Impact Austin

Impact Austin is a progressive leader in women’s philanthropy, bringing new resources to the community and making philanthropy accessible. Through high-impact grant making, we engage, develop and inspire women to effect positive change.

Independent Bankers Association of Texas

As the philanthropic arm of the Independent Bankers Association of Texas, the IBAT Education Foundation funds initiatives with the power to help community bankers actively create a more secure financial future for all Texans. Our focus is directed toward financial literacy programs for consumers and bankers.

Kathy Dunn Hamrick Dance Company

Since its founding in 1999, the Kathy Dunn Hamrick Dance Company has presented contemporary dances that illuminate everyday encounters and use both substance and wit to transform the mundane into the meaningful. Their work is shaped by personal experiences that inspire odd and amazing connections to the people around us and remind us that what we do matters.

Kids In A New Groove

Kids in a New Groove provides private music instruction to kids in the foster care system.  Our vision is to enrich and enhance the lives of foster children by nurturing their hearts and minds through music.

KIPP Austin Public Schools

KIPP Austin Public Schools empowers underserved students to strengthen the academic skills, intellectual habits, and character traits necessary to thrive in, and graduate from, four-year colleges and universities, giving them the freedom to shape their futures and positively affect their communities.

Knowbility

Knowbility ensures barrier-free I.T.—supporting the independence of people with disabilities by promoting the use and improving the availability of accessible information technology. Access to web-based information and activities has never been more important. Knowbility works hard every day to improve technology access for all.

The LBJ Foundation

The Lyndon Baines Johnson Foundation is a non-profit organization that supports the LBJ Presidential Library and the LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin. The Foundation provides support to the Library that enhances quality programming, expands educational outreach and exhibits, and administers grants for researchers and scholars. The Foundation also raises money for the LBJ School for the outstanding education that it provides its graduate students in public policy and governmental affairs, community outreach, and the exploration of global initiatives.

LEAP

The Leadership Enrichment Arts Program provides African-American students with a chance to experience a variety of art, cultural, and educational programs that they might otherwise not have access to or be interested in. They use the arts to build self-esteem, increase sensitivity to other cultures, and motivate youth to look seriously at their lives.

Lone Star Association of Charitable Clinics

The Lone Star Association of Charitable Clinics is a private, not for profit membership association that supports Texas’ free and charitable clinics.  Through mentoring, the provision of resources and education and advocacy efforts, LSACC seeks to strengthen the charitable clinic network in Texas.

Long Center for the Performing Arts

The Long Center is a community gathering place where creativity happens—a premier performing arts center that enriches lives by connecting audiences and artists. It is the permanent home for Austin’s Opera, Symphony, Ballet, and other arts organizations.

Mainspring School

Mainspring School is an early childhood, family-centered community where children enjoy learning and become self-assured and socially competent in order to excel in school and in life.

Manos de Cristo

Manos de Cristo is a nonprofit organization committed to empowering low-income individuals by promoting dignity and self-reliance. Manos was founded in 1988, and the dental clinic opened its doors to the Austin community in 1990. Manos hosts a wide range of adult education classes; houses a food pantry, a clothes closet, and two computer labs.

Marywood Children and Family Services

Marywood provides shelter and support to children, while seeking to build nurturing families for a lifetime. The organization has adapted and expanded services to respond to the needs of the young women and children it serves by connecting pregnant and parenting women with resources, creating permanency through adoption and providing protection through foster homes.

Meals on Wheels and More

Meals on Wheels and More seeks to nourish and enrich the lives of the homebound and other people in need through programs that promote dignity and independent living.

North American Gay Amateur Athletic Alliance

NAGAAA is dedicated to providing opportunity and access for the LGBT community to participate in organized softball competition in safe environments. Currently, more than 13,000 players from 43 cities across Canada and the United States participate in member leagues, and the best of these teams converge once a year for head-to-head competition at the annual Gay Softball World Series, coming to Austin in August, 2016.

Odyssey School

Odyssey School is a private institution that enables students with learning differences to experience academic success. Since 1998 Odyssey has served elementary and middle school students. In 2006 the institution became the first private high school in central Texas dedicated solely to students with learning differences and in 2009 they proudly conferred diplomas on their first class of graduating seniors.

Pease Park Conservancy

The Pease Park Conservancy was formed in 2008 by friends and neighbors who were determined not to let the park fall into ruin. The organization partnered with the City of Austin’s Parks and Recreation and Forestry Departments as well as hundreds of volunteers, school groups, local businesses and neighbors to collect private funds and organize volunteer workdays to ensure the park’s upkeep and eventual reconstruction.

People's Community Clinic

PCC’s mission is to improve the health of medically underserved and uninsured Central Texans by providing high quality, affordable healthcare.  The clinic has been offering care with respect and dignity since 1970.

RecognizeGood

RecognizeGood was established to elevate the spirit of community by catalyzing a movement of good deeds and unselfish charity through recognizing, rewarding, and promoting good in our businesses and the communities in which they reside. RecognizeGood produces the Ethics in Business & Community Awards, an annual event that recognizes the outstanding ethical practices of business, nonprofits and individuals in Austin, Texas.

Samaritan Counseling Center

The Samaritan Counseling Center’s mission is to promote hope, healing and wholeness through accesssible services for the child, adult, family and community. They provide counseling and intergrative medicine programs to overcome abuse and adversity to teach healthy life skills and strengthen families.

The Seedling Foundation

The Seedling Foundation serves public schools in the Greater Austin area through mentoring children of incarcerated parents, campus beautification and a college admissions mentoring program.

SIMS Foundation

The SIMS Foundation provides access to and financial support for mental health and addiction recovery services for Austin-area musicians and their families. SIMS was founded in 1995 by the friends and family of Sims Ellison, a talented young Austin musician, after his battle with depression ended in suicide.

SongwritingWith:Soldiers

SongwritingWith:Soldiers unites members of U.S. armed forces with professional songwriters in one-on-one settings to craft songs about their personal experiences in combat. Through this collaboration and building of trust, they offer a path to help wounded soldiers and their families cope with the aftermath of combat duty and the challenges in returning home.

Special Olympics Texas

Special Olympics Texas provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in the sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.

Texas Appleseed

Texas Appleseed’s mission is to promote social and economic justice for all Texans by leveraging the skills and resources of volunteer lawyers and other professionals to identify practical solutions to difficult systemic problems.

The Texas Book Festival

The Texas Book Festival was established in 1995 by First Lady Laura Bush, a former librarian and an ardent advocate of literacy.  The festival celebrates authors and their contributions to the culture of literacy, ideas, and imagination, promotes the joys of reading and serves to benefit the state’s public libraries.

Texas Exes Alumni Association

Texas Exes exists to be an independent voice that champions the University, and to organize alumni and friends into a formidable network to change the world. The Association’s goal is to be recognized as indispensable to the UT family, connecting and engaging supporters with each other and the University; together leading the charge for the University and its mission to be known worldwide as an institution of the first class.

The Texas Observer

The Texas Observer is a nonprofit news organization that specializes in investigative, political and social-justice reporting in the state of Texas. Founded in 1954, the Observer has focused on issues ignored or underrerported by Texas’ mainstream media. Its goal is not only to unmask corporate and governmental corruption, but to foster social and economic justice in Texas by promoting democratic participation and encouraging open government.

Texas State Affordable Housing Corporation

Texas State Affordable Housing Corporation (TSAHC) is operated exclusively for the promotion of public health, safety and welfare through the provision of safe, decent and affordable housing for low-income Texans and other underserved populations.

They provide a variety of affordable housing programs that range from First-time Homebuyer Programs for individuals and families to assisting in the development of affordable multifamily housing.

University of Texas Press

The University of Texas Press is a book publisher—a focal point where the life experiences, insights, and specialized knowledge of writers converge to be disseminated in print. By launching a scholarly press in 1950, the University of Texas made several important statements: books matter; books educate; and publishing good books is a public responsibility and a valuable component of the state’s system of higher education.

Urban Roots

Urban Roots is a youth development organization that uses food and farming to transform the lives of young people and inspire, engage, and nourish the community.

Volunteer Legal Services of Central Texas

Volunteer Legal Services helps low-income clients access the civil justice system by providing volunteer attorneys who donate free legal advice and representation, and by supporting and training those attorneys.

WBC Opportunities

WBC Opportunities is Williamson and Burnet counties official Community Action Agency. They administer a wide range of social service and economic opportunity programs benefiting many thousands of low and moderate income persons. Working cooperatively with other agencies, WBC Opportunities is an advocate for those who might not otherwise have a voice in the community in which they live.

Westcave Preserve

The Westcave Preserve is dedicated to sustaining its land as a unique ecological treasure and offers it as a scientific and educational resource to the community at large. They provide a variety of programs for children and adults with the goal of inspiring greater environmental conservation and awareness. The preserve seeks creative solutions and strives to build a community of caring neighbors with the shared goal of ensuring that Westcave’s ecological diversity and exceptional beauty remain intact for future generations.

YWCA Greater Austin

YWCA Greater Austin is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.

Zilker Kite Festival

The Zilker Kite Festival is presented each year by the Exchange Club of Austin, an all-volunteer 501(c)3 organization dedicated to the prevention of child abuse. All proceeds benefit local non-profit organizations that serve children and families.

Zilker Theatre Productions

Zilker Theatre Productions provides award-winning, free admission entertainment to an audience of 40,000 annually. Dedicated to the celebration and preservation of that unique American art form, the Broadway musical, they mount the longest-running free outdoor musical production in the nation at the Beverly S. Sheffield Zilker Hillside Theater in Austin’s beautiful Zilker Park.

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Kathy Dunn Hamrick Dance Company
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Austin Public Library Friends Foundation
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University of Texas Press
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AMOA-Arthouse
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I Live Here, I Give Here
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