Community Involvement

PetsAlive

Austin Pet’s Alive! We are currently focused on helping the healthy and treatable pets who are at risk of being killed in a shelter, by rescuing the pets who are at the greatest risk and helping owners who are having problems so great that they need to surrender their pet(s) to a shelter. Learn More

 

Aids Services of Austin

Aids Services of Austin – Their mission is to enhance the health and well-being of the community and people affected by HIV and AIDS. ASA helps HIV+ and HIV- people with our integrated and patient-centered services from free HIV/STI testing and treatment to oral and medical care. Learn More

 

American Youthworks

American Youthworks – The mission of American YouthWorks is to provide young people with opportunities to build careers, strengthen communities, and improve the environment through education, on-the-job training, and service to others. Learn More

 

Austin Child Guidance Center

Austin Child Guidance Center – The mission of the Austin Child Guidance Center is to improve the mental health of children and their families through early intervention, diagnosis and treatment to help them develop the emotional skills to face life’s challenges. Learn More

 

Austin Diaper Bank

Austin Diaper Bank – They believe changing babies changes lives. We’re on a mission to empower families and individuals throughout Central Texas by providing a reliable and adequate source of diapers, wipes and personal hygiene products so families can thrive. Learn More

 

Austin Empty Bowl Project

Austin Empty Bowl Project – Is an effort by Austin area potters to fight hunger. Always the Sunday before Thanksgiving, this annual family-friendly event invites you to select your favorite from thousands of locally crafted ceramic bowls, have it filled with gourmet soup and bread and listen to live music while enjoying your lunch. Your $25 donation goes to Kids Cafe, a program of the Central Texas Food Bank, and Meals for Kids, a program of Meals on Wheels Central Texas. Take the bowl home with you to remind you that others have empty bowls. Learn More

 

Austin Parks

Austin Parks Foundation We seek to fill the gap between what needs to be done and what our parks department can afford to do. Since 1992, Austin Parks Foundation has initiated, promoted, and facilitated physical improvements, new programming, and greater community involvement for Austin’s parks. Each year, Austin Parks Foundation generates millions of dollars in volunteer time, in-kind donations, and financial support for city parks. Learn More

 

Austin Runners Club

Austin Runners Club – Is a non-profit, volunteer organization with members of all ages and running and walking abilities. The club is organized exclusively for charitable, health, and educational purposes. Learn More

 

Beautiful Lives Project

Beautiful Lives Project – Gives people with disabilities the opportunity to actively participate in activities and events that may not have been available to them previously due to physical or facility limitations. Beautiful life experiences that enhance lives. Learn More

 

Big Brother

Big Brothers Big Sisters’ Mission is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever. Learn More

 

Boy and Girls Club

Boy and Girls Club – We are Austin’s leading youth development agency—a 501(c)(3) non-profit, locally governed agency devoted to providing hope and opportunity to all kids, especially those who need us most, between the ages of 6 and 18.

With 34 locations in Travis and Bastrop County, we serve more than 7,500 registered members (and more than 2,300 every day) and impact nearly 11,300 youth each year. Learn More

 

Brain Power 5k

Brain Power 5k – The Brain Power 5K originated from a brain tumor survivor’s will to make a difference in the fight against brain cancer. Kelly Bolinger saw the need in the Austin community and Central Texas for a time to honor those affected by this disease and the desperate need to fund research. Bolinger’s vision has brought us a long way from 2011 to our 8th annual event. Learn More

 

Brushy Creek Elementary

Brushy Creek Elementary PTA – (Parent Teacher Association) is a group of parents, teachers, administrators and other concerned adults that talk about ways to support quality education, support community involvement, and work for a healthy environment & safe neighborhoods. Learn More

 

Capital Area Parkins Society

Capital Area Parkins Society – The mission of the Capital Area Parkinson’s Society is to address the needs of persons with Parkinson’s disease, their carepartners, and the public, by providing education, current information regarding research and resources, social interaction and emotional support. We meet this commitment by maintaining a website with a wealth of links to information and resources regarding Parkinson’s; publishing a monthly newsletter; conducting a monthly meeting for members and the public at which education is offered; providing an outreach program which supports, facilitates, and assists start-up for support groups in Austin and surrounding communities; and maintaining an office and referral line. All of this is provided with commitment and passion by a dedicated group of volunteers. Learn More

 

Caritas

Caritas of Austin – Vision Caritas envisions a community where there is respect for all individuals, hope for those experiencing poverty and opportunities for self-reliance.Mission Caritas provides a service continuum for those experiencing poverty that begins with a safety net and links them to resources to achieve self-sufficiency. Learn More

 

casa

Court Appointed Special Advocates – CASA of Travis County believes every child who’s been abused or neglected deserves to have a dedicated advocate speaking up for their best interest in court, at school and in our community. To accomplish this, CASA educates and empowers diverse community volunteers who ensure each child’s needs remain a priority in an over-burdened child welfare system. CASA is the only child advocacy group working in the court system that provides a caring, consistent adult focused on the well-being of a single child. Learn More

 

Cedar Creek Water Polo

Cedar Creek Water Polo – We are club at Cedar Ridge High School and have been for the past 3 years. Our girls have made it to State for all 3 of those years and our guys have come very close last year, winning 5th in Regionals. We have a very short season starting at the beginning of March and ending at the beginning of May. All Cedar Ridge students are welcome to come play. There is no prior experience necessary. Learn More

 

Central Texas SPCA

Central Texas SPCA – is a private nonprofit 501(c)(3) non-euthanasia (no-kill), limited intake animal shelter, established in 1988. We provide shelter, food, medical care, and adoption services for homeless and abandoned dogs and cats. These services are funded solely by private donations and adoption fees. We receive no government funding and are not contracted as animal control with any local municipality or county. We accept owner release animals in addition to rescuing from local “open-door” (kill) facilities on a space available basis. Learn More

 

Cine Las Americas

Cine Las Americas – The film festival showcases contemporary films and videos from Latin America (North, Central, South America, and the Caribbean) and the Iberian Peninsula. Films and videos made by or about Latinxs in the U.S. and the rest of the world, as well as films and videos by or about Indigenous groups of the Americas are also invited to participate. Learn More

 

Congenital Heart Walk

Congenital Heart Walk – Is a national fundraising event series benefiting the Adult Congenital Heart Association (ACHA) and The Children’s Heart Foundation (CHF). We walk to honor and remember the millions who have been impacted by congenital heart disease (CHD). Learn More

 

Challenge

The Continental Challenge – Ever seen a grown man eat way too much red meat? Watch as four members of the Continental Automotive Group eat with their mouths wide open at Texas Roadhouse. The participants will be attempting to ingest a 72-ounce ribeye steak, a grilled shrimp skewer, a side of garlic mashed potatoes, a house salad, and a dinner roll at the Texas Roadhouse.Our First Annual Continental Challenge benefiting the Capital Area Food Bank of Texas was held on Wednesday, December 15 2010, at the Texas Roadhouse on 13435 US Highway 183 North. Representing Austin INFINITI, Troy Johnson and Gil Garcia, representing Austin Subaru and First Texas Honda, Garrett Liming, and lastly, Chris Branum representing Mercedes-Benz of Austin. Learn More

 

Dripping Springs Visitors Bureau

Dripping Springs Visitors Bureau – The mission of the Dripping Springs Visitors Bureau is to promote tourism, provide residents with community information and to support the Dripping Springs Chamber of Commerce and the City of Dripping Springs in their missions. Learn More

 

GreatStrides

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation – We are a nonprofit donor-supported organization dedicated to attacking cystic fibrosis from every angle. Our focus is to support the development of new drugs to fight the disease, improve the quality of life for those with CF, and ultimately to find a cure.Walk today. Add tomorrows. Great Strides is the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s largest national fundraising event. More than 250,000 walkers come together each year as one community for one cause…to help find a cure for CF. Thank you for your interest in Great Strides. We’re looking forward to a great event in 2013! Each year, Great Strides continues to gain momentum, as do our research efforts and progress toward a cure. Learn More

 

Drive A Senior

Drive a Senior – was founded on the premise that our senior neighbors lead happier, healthier lives when they “age in place.” But how does one continue to live at home without viable transportation?
So Drive a Senior matches volunteer drivers with seniors needing a way to get around. Our mission has its roots in a 1985 pilot program that showed a high concentration of people over the age of 60 in West Austin. Today a network of five regional organizations serves residents in Austin, Elgin, and Southwest Travis County.

In 2016, our volunteers provided more than 30,000 rides. We currently drive more than 2,500 older citizens. And we see the need continuing to grow for years to come. Learn More

 

Friends of Austin SSLC

Friends of Austin SSLC – Is home to 175 residents with intellectual and developmental disabilities, ranging in age from 26-87. The center provides a beautiful living environment and a wide range of individualized training and recreational programs. The Austin State Supported Living Center provides aid and support to individuals in order to increase their independence and improve their quality of life. The residents receive comprehensive medical and psychiatric services; occupational, speech and physical therapies; vocational and life skills training; recreation activities; community inclusion outings; and much more. Learn More

 

Gorzycki Middle School

Gorzycki Middle School – To create a secure and collaborative climate where the Gorzycki community is empowered to challenge, design, build and lead tomorrow’s world citizens through awareness and engagement. Learn More

 

Hand to Hold

Hand to Hold – Helps families before, during, and after NICU stays and infant loss by providing powerful resources for the whole family, and most importantly, one-on-one mentoring from someone who has been there. Learn More

 

Head for the Cure Foundation

Head for the Cure – Their mission is to raise awareness and funding to inspire hope for the community of brain cancer patients, their families, friends, caregivers and other supporters, while celebrating their courage, spirit and energy.

They accomplish this by hosting a series of 5K runs/walks and other events to raise funding in support of brain cancer research benefiting local beneficiaries and our national beneficiary, The Brain Tumor Trials Collaborative (BTTC). We also provide support through our programs including Brains for the Cure, survivor luncheons and other community engagements. All of these events and programs allow us to raise funds, awareness and hope for the brain tumor community. Learn More

 

Indie Meme

Indie Meme – Their mission is to promote socially relevant independent cinema from South Asia, in an effort to influence social and cultural awareness and consciousness, and encourage and facilitate dialogue.

Indie Meme engages, educates, entertains, and brings together different communities to promote cross-cultural understanding and build a globally conscious community. Learn More

 

l live here

I Live Here, I Give Here’s mission is to deepen and expand the culture of personal philanthropy by inspiring Central Texans to invest more money in our community. We educate and connect individuals and non-profits so more Central Texans experience the personal benefit of increased philanthropy. Learn More

 

Jack and Jill Foundation

Jack and Jill Foundation – Their priority is improving the lives of African American children. We are concerned about making a difference in the areas that can significantly shift their outcomes in life.

We are committed to supporting services, programs and organizations that focus on impacting root causes of social problems affecting African American children and families. Learn More

 

Beautiful

Keep Austin Beautiful: (KAB) inspires and educates individuals and our community towards greater environmental stewardship.GOAL: To Clean, Beautify and Protect the Austin environment through physical improvements and hands-on education. Learn More

 

Lake Travis

The Mission of the Lake Travis Chamber of Commerce is to promote sound economic growth, assist members with business development, and create awareness related to the outstanding characteristics of our unique South Lake Travis community. Learn More

 

LBJ Swimming and Diving Booster Club

LBJ Swimming and Diving Booster Club – Help support local student athletes. Learn More

 

Leander Band Booster

Leander Band Booster – A non-profit, 501(c)3 organization that is solely dedicated to the support and success of the Leander High School Band Program. The purpose of the Booster organization is to provide financial assistance, encourage parental involvement, and to provide adult volunteers for all areas of the Leander Band, its directors, and staff, as needed. The mission of the Leander Band Boosters is to support the Leander Band program, and to promote parental engagement, good sportsmanship and pride for our students, director and program in all endeavors. Learn More

 

Lions Cross Country Booster Club

Lions Cross Country Booster Club – Legacy Prep Cross Country is looking to have another outstanding season. The runners this year demonstrate character, integrity, determination and grit as they work to improve from the beginning to the end of the season. Learn More

 

Lonestar Soccer Club

Lonestar Soccer Club – Their mission is To be the best youth soccer club in the nation while developing good people.

Winning isn’t everything but the commitment to be successful is uncompromising.
We strive to teach and instill in our players the core values of:
Sportsmanship – Integrity – Discipline – Respect – Leadership – Excellence Learn More

 

Love a Bull

Love a Bull – Their mission is to promote responsible guardianship and improve the image and lives of pit bull type dogs through community support, education, advocacy, and rescue. Learn More

 

Lucky Lab Rescue

Lucky Lab Rescue – Most labs that come through Lucky Lab Rescue & Adoption were most at risk of euthanasia, usually due to overcrowded shelters.

The most popular color of labs are yellow & chocolate, leaving black labs little luck. Some shelters will automatically euthanize black labs. Some rescue organizations are guilty of not accepting black labs, also. We at Lucky Lab Rescue & Adoption feel very committed to rescuing all labs (black labs, too) because of their plight as they are often overlooked in favor of lighter-colored dogs. Learn More

 

wish

Make a Wish Foundation – We grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy.Since 1980, the Make-A-Wish Foundation® has enriched the lives of children with life-threatening medical conditions through its wish-granting work. The Foundation’s mission reflects the life-changing impact that a Make-A-Wish® experience has on children, families, referral sources, donors, sponsors and entire communities. Learn More

 

McCallum Band Boosters

McCallum Band Boosters – McCallum bands and ensembles are supported by the McCallum Band Booster Association. A parent-run organization, the MAC Band boosters coordinate volunteer activities throughout the year and raise supplemental funds for contests, trips and other band activities. The MAC Band Booster Association is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and donations are tax deductible. Learn More

 

Paddle for Puppies
Paddle for Puppies: Paddle for Puppies is a unique annual fundraiser event benefiting Austin Pets Alive! and presented by Austin Subaru. Each year, participants and dogs hop in a kayak, canoe, or stand up paddleboard (SUP) at Rowing Dock and paddle with us down Lady Bird Lake. Learn More

 

pedal

Pedal for Puppies – Continental Automotive Group’s Austin Subaru is the proud Title and Host Sponsor for Pedal for Puppies. Pedal for Puppies is a urban charity ride. All riders are encouraged to wear helmets, obey the rules of the road, and ride with caution. We have support vehicles, however the streets will open for normal use.CAG is proud of our exclusive automotive corporate sponsorship with Austin Pets Alive! Together we hope to make Austin a No-Kill City! Learn More

 

Puppy Mill Awareness Day

Puppy Mill Awareness Day – Puppy Mill Awareness Day is a day dedicated to celebrating the lives of dogs who have survived a horrible experience and those people and organizations that dedicate their time, energy, and resources to reducing abuse and neglect that is associated with the commercialization of dog breeding. Making people aware that Puppy Mills do exist in all shapes and sizes and the awful things that happen to these animals as a result of their existence. PMADTX brings together Central Texas Rescue Groups and supporting organizations in an event setting open to the public to help educate as well as assist people in their search for that wonderful addition to their family. Learn More

 

Redeemer Lutheran School

Redeemer Lutheran School – Their mission is simple. Lead children to Love Jesus. Love Learning. Love Others. Learn More

 

Reilly Elementary PTA

Reilly Elementary PTA – Reilly Elementary PTA is an active group of dedicated parents and teachers. There are many ways you can help provide support to our students. Learn More

 

ROCK Ride on Center for Kids

ROCK Ride on Center for Kids – ROCK (Ride On Center for Kids), a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization, provides equine-assisted activities and therapies to children, adults, and veterans with physical, cognitive, and emotional disabilities. ROCK’s clients range from 2 – 91 years old and see improvements in most aspects of their lives; from muscle tone, strength, flexibility, and balance as well as cognitive, behavioral, and emotional improvements. ROCK is located on 60 beautiful acres in Georgetown, Texas. Celebrating 20 years of service to Central Texas, ROCK’s mission is to improve independence and life skills in partnership with the horse. Learn More

 

Shoal Creek Conservancy

Shoal Creek Conservancy – is a proud steward of the 13-square-mile Shoal Creek watershed in Austin, Texas. We champion the Shoal Creek watershed in order to create a healthy and vibrant community.

The Shoal Creek watershed provides an oasis in a rapidly growing urban area, and we believe that with thoughtful investment, this natural treasure can better benefit our ecology, economy, and enjoyment of the outdoors. Learn More

 

St. Chubby Golf Classic

St. Chubby Golf Classic – We provide Christmas to families in need by following in the footsteps of B.L. (Chubby) May. We believe that every child deserves the joy of Christmas. Learn More

 

St. Louis Catholic School

St. Louis Catholic School – The Mission of Saint Louis Catholic School is to prepare the leaders of tomorrow with the light of Christ as their guide. Learn More

 

Steiner Stars Swim Team

Steiner Stars Swim Team – he Steiner Ranch Stars is a private, non-profit swim team based in the Steiner Ranch subdivision in Austin, Texas. The team was formed in 2001 and has grown to approximately 500+ swimmers, ages 5-16. We are a summer team swimming in the Northwest Swim Circuit (NWSC).

The Stars swim team strives to provide a positive swimming environment for young people, combining an emphasis on the technical, psychological, and social aspects of swimming, and to support the broad range of individual goals and abilities of our members. Learn More

 

Texas River School

Texas River School – Texas River School uses our rivers as classrooms to teach and reinforce traditional academic subjects; introduce important personal growth initiatives like leadership, self discipline and civic responsibility; and foster a life-long connection to and affection for Texas waterways. Learn More

 

Texas State School of Art & Design

Texas State School of Art & Design – Housed in the Joann Cole Mitte and Sabinal buildings, five diverse programs cross-pollinate, compelling students in the School of Art and Design to search for deeper connections between disciplines. Our students invest holistically in their own education, providing a model for other regional and national art programs. Supporting this endeavor are the more than 80 diverse faculty members dedicated to fostering conceptual and technical abilities necessary for artistic expression. Learn More

 

The Arc Capital Area

The Arc Capital Area – a nonprofit organization, is committed to empowering Central Texans with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families through compassionate case management and innovative programs. Learn More

 

The Austin Bouldering Project

The Austin Bouldering Project – here’s a lot to learn in climbing. We have classes we’d recommend for this. Bouldering classes are lead by our staff— who are all obsessed with climbing. They’ll introduce you to bouldering and the facility and help you get better at climbing, faster. Learn More

 

The Dog Alliance

The Dog Alliance – We are passionate about improving lives by harnessing the healing power of our relationship with dogs. Learn More

 

The Joyful Horse Project

The Joyful Horse Project – is a non-profit 501c3 charitable organization that serves as a resource for holistic equine rehabilitation, training and education to improve the qualify of life for both horses and people. Learn More

 

Rock of The Ages Foundation

Rock of The Ages Foundation – Is a Christian-based foundation that endeavors to lead by example through practicing its belief in the importance of good stewardship by assisting needy seniors. Learn More

 

The Seton Fund

The Seton Fund – The Mission of the Seton Fund is to be the fund development and endowment arm of the Daughters of Charity healthcare ministry of Central Texas.

The support of the Seton Fund is limited to the Seton Family of Hospitals, with the exception of Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas, Seton Medical Center Hays and Seton Medical Center Williamson. Its effort shall be exercised with wisdom and integrity, guided by the Vincentian spirit of respect, belief in the goodness of people, and love of the poor. Learn More

 

The Settlement Home

The Settlement Home – Their mission is to promote healing and growth in children, young adults and families by providing a continuum of care, support and resources. We serve individuals who have experienced severe emotional trauma, abuse and neglect. Learn More

 

Treefolks

Treefolks – Their mission is to empower Central Texans to build stronger communities through planting and caring for trees. Learn More

 

Urban Roots

Urban Roots – Their mission is to use food and farming to transform the lives of young people and inspire, engage, and nourish the community. Learn More

 

Vista Ridge Golf Booster Club

Vista Ridge Golf Booster Club – for the VRHS golf team teeing off out of Cedar Park, TX. Learn More

 

Waller Creek Conservancy

Waller Creek Conservancy – is a non-profit whose mission is to create and maintain a chain of extraordinary urban parks around a restored Waller Creek, in partnership with the City of Austin, for the benefit of all. The Conservancy renews the natural environment, promotes play, health and wellness, economic vitality, and mobility, and engages the community through outreach, education, cultural events, and the arts. Learn More

 

Westlake Chamber of Commerce

Westlake Chamber of Commerce – Located within the three cities of West Lake Hills, Rollingwood and Austin, Texas, the Westlake Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit business membership organization. We educate, connect and mobilize member businesses in the greater Westlake area while supporting the local community. Learn More

 

YMCA of Austin

YMCA of Austin – Every day, the Y supports kids, adults, seniors and families with programs that protect, teach, connect, heal, nourish and encourage.

When you – Y members, donors and volunteers – support the Y, you make your communities stronger and help “us” who live in them realize the power of their full potential. Learn More

 

WAG

The Wagathon Walkathon is a 2.5 mile dog walk around The Hill Country Galleria on their Hike and Bike trail. There will be multiple water stations and three rest stops around the track. There will be light entertainment at the finish. We are still looking to part with Hill Country Galleria merchants for post walk refreshments. If you are interested please call 512-381-6693. Learn More

 

WATER

Water to Thrive is a faith-based non-profit that transforms lives through the gift of clean water. Our vision is of a world where we share our abundance to provide health, hope, and water to all. Our current efforts are supporting rural and impoverished communities in Ethiopia and Sierra Leone. Help us change lives. Give the gift of water. Learn More