ACCION Texas | Microlending for Small Organizations

MicFor budding entrepreneurs living in economically depressed areas, gaining the necessary amount of financial backing can be an insurmountable obstacle. In East and South Austin, help is available from ACCION Texas.

La Fuente Learning Center | Survival Skills for Youth
The Survival Skills for Youth program consists of a series of workshops that focus on school-to-work transition skills such as communications, money management, assertiveness, study, getting and keeping a job.
African American Youth Harvest Foundation | Men & Boys Conference

The AAMB brings together successful African-American men as mentors and partners with African-American boys in a structured, educational environment with a specific focus upon reducing the academic achievement gap for African-American boys.

Life Changers | Inspire for Life

Project HOPE provides conflict resolution skills for the family as well as childcare, and family care support. Session topics include forgiveness, communication, conflict resolution, peace-keeping, anger management, truancy and making the right choices.

Amala Foundation | The One Village Project

The One Village Project is a year-long program that unites local, international, immigrant, at-risk and refugee youth with the objective of creating a diverse Village of youth leaders who are committed to supporting each other and serving Austin and other communities in need

Lisa’s Hope Chest | S.T.E.P. Forward

The S.T.E.P. Forward program teaches life skills for men using the Survival Skills for Men (SSM) ™ curriculum. The goal of this program is to expand the individual growth and economic potential of every man who participates.

Any Baby Can | Power to the Father
Any Baby Can strives to ensure all children reach their potential through education, therapy and family support services. This program offers classes to fathers to help make them a part of this process.
Lisa’s Hope Chest | W.E. A.N.G.E.L.S.

W.E. A.N.G.E.L.S. (Women Experiencing Achieving New Goals and Envisioning Life's Successes) is an intensive life skills program using the Survival Skills for Women (SSW) ™ curriculum. The goal of this program is to improve the lives of every woman who participates.

Austin Clubhouse | Continued Outreach Initiative

Austin Clubhouse exists to provide acceptance and empowerment so adults living with mental health diagnoses can pursue personal goals and play a meaningful role as co-workers, colleagues, family members and friends.

Mobile Loaves & Fishes | Genesis Gardens

Genesis Gardens is a community development program of Mobile Loaves & Fishes, utilizing sustainable agriculture to support, equip and empower men and women who are transitioning from homelessness.

Awarding Students and Promoting Increased Rigor in Education (A.S.P.I.R.E.)

A.S.P.I.R.E. serves economically disadvantaged youth, engaging them in unique and meaningful volunteer experiences that encourage them to explore and serve in their communities and beyond.

Morning Star Rising

Morning Star Rising is a unique four-stage project designed to help adolescent girls make a successful transition to young adulthood by providing a comprehensive school-based, after-school program designed to bridge the gap between middle school and high school.

Back on My Feet Austin | Expansion of Outreach

Back on My Feet uses running to help those experiencing homelessness change the way they see themselves so they can make real change in their lives that results in employment and independent living.

My Healing Place | Grief Support for Youth

My Healing Place focuses on grief and trauma with the mission to assist children and adults as they move from loss to a full life through therapy, support, education, training, and consultation.

CASA Travis County | Mirroring a Child
Many young people today face growing up without the guidance of an adult they can look up to. To remedy this situation, CASA provides foster children with a mentor they can go to for help during difficult situations.
PeopleFund | Junior Entrepreneurship Track (JET)

PeopleFund creates economic opportunity and financial stability to the underserved by providing access to capital, education and resources to build small businesses. The JET Program empowers East Austin youth to be future business and community leaders.

Community Yoga Austin | Youth Alternatives

CYA offers therapeutic programming through mindfulness based yoga therapy groups to high risk youth in order to facilitate personal empowerment and social change.

Rosy Health Care Foundation | Skills for Living Project

The Rosy Health Care Foundation organizes prevention programs and health fairs to aid uninsured people in Austin, an effort it is replicating in Nigeria with the construction of a full-fledged emergency care facility.

EcoRise Youth Innovations | UpLift Austin

EcoRise Youth Innovations inspires a new generation of leaders to design a sustainable future for all. Their school-based program empowers youth to tackle real-world challenges in their schools and communities by teaching eco-literacy, design and social innovation.

Strong Start | Relief Nursery of Central TX

STRONG START works to prevent the cycle of child abuse and neglect by early intervention that focuses on building successful and resilient children, strengthening parents and preserving families through early childhood services and comprehensive family support.

Entrepreneurs Foundation of Central Texas | Austin Idea Network

The Entrepreneurs Foundation connects high-impact companies in Central Texas with high-impact causes around the world. EF offers a financial vehicle for early stage companies to allocate inexpensive private equity to a donor advised fund.

Texas Diversity Council | Media Communications Council (MCC)

MCC seeks to promote awareness surrounding issues of diversity, education and empowerment in Central Texas by exposing disadvantaged youth to media related careers. MCC has developed a number of innovative programs including the intensive college and career discovery camps called It Could Be Us and E4 Youth Summit.

Family Link | Family Forever Project

Family Link helps children with disabled brothers or sisters overcome their fears in addition to empowering youth with disabilities and their families to improve their relationships with one another.

The Seedling Foundation | Seedling’s Promise Mentoring Program

Seedling’s Promise Mentoring Program provides one-on-one mentoring to support children in Austin schools who are suffering through the loss of an incarcerated parent. The program aims to prevent children from entering the prison system themselves.

Foster Angels of Central Texas | Angel Care

Foster Angels provides immediate assistance to foster children in the form of basic needs (clothing, food, beds, medical expenses, etc.) and life-enhancing experiences. 

Therapy Works | Equine Facilitated Therapy

Therapy Works pairs rescued horses with abused children to help the horses and the children heal each other and learn to trust again.

Frameworks CDC | Finance: The Next Generation

Frameworks Community Development Corporation transforms communities and the lives of lower income families by creating a flexible, comprehensive strategy to meet the homeownership needs of hard working families and individuals in Central Texas.

True Light Daycare & Learning Center | True Light Ladies House

The True Light Ladies House for the homeless began with the mission to help homeless single women and teens get back on their feet after struggling with drugs, abusive relationships, alcoholism, and sometimes prison.

GEN Austin | clubGEN in East Austin
clubGEN is a program for middle school girls that employs high school girls to facilitate a research-based curriculum proven to prevent girls from high risk behaviors which lead to juvenile delinquency and pregnancy.
Ventana del Soul | Job Coach Learning Center

Ventana del Soul's mission is to provide training and vocational mentoring to disadvantaged, disabled or underemployed persons so that they can build a career, attain financial stability and establish a higher quality of life as active citizens.

Golden Touch Enrichment Academy | Life Skills for Young Adults
One of the best ways to turn a destructive person into a productive member of society is to help them get a job. At the academy, students are taught everything they need to become licensed beauty operators.
Workers Defense Project | Immigrant Workers' Rights Center

WDP empowers low-income workers to achieve fair employment through education, direct services, organizing and strategic partnerships. WDP seeks to provide low-wage workers with the resources they need to improve their working and living conditions.

Healing with Horses Ranch | Work to Ride Program

Healing with Horses Ranch provides safe, affordable, Equine Assisted Activities and Therapies (EAAT) to individuals with physical, cognitive or emotional challenges to promote healing and independence.

World Preparatory | Youth Global Citizen
Young people are growing up in an increasingly global context as new technologies continue to make the world a smaller place. This program helps Austin youth better understand their role as global citizens.
KAZI 88.7 Community Radio | Below Zero Teen Show

Austin Community Radio, Inc. operating as KAZI 88.7 is the oldest community station in Austin. The station is a listener-supported, non-commercial radio station, staffed almost entirely by volunteers committed to strengethening the Austin community.