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ACC Center for Community-Based and Nonprofit Organizations
This site reflects the community partnership broadening the horizons and possibilities for nonprofits that is our Center. A place to find resources, share ideas, strengthen connections, and be strategically creative.

Adoption Knowledge Affiliates
A non-profit organization offering support, services, and community to those touched by adoption.

AdvocateWeb H.O.P.E. - Helping Overcome Professional Exploitation
To promote awareness and understanding of the issues involved in the sexual exploitation of clients by professionals. A resource for victim-survivors and their family and friends, as well as for professionals.

AIR Austin - Knowbility
Provides access to educational and employment opportunities in information technology to people with disabilities. Also provides training and consulting to businesses to help them make their products and services more accessible on-line.

Alcoholics Anonymous Hill Country Intergroup
Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength, and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism.

American Civil Liberties Union of Texas
Offers a large collection of local and national American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and related information.

American Gateways
To provide free and low-cost legal services and education to promote justice for immigrants and refugees in Central Texas.

American Red Cross- Centex Chapter

Arc of the Capital Area
Founded by parents concerned about the exclusion of their children with mental retardation from public schools. Also assists individuals with developmental disabilities to realize all rights and opportunities for full participation in the community.

The Art of Living Foundation - Austin Chapter
An international nonprofit educational, charitable, and humanitarian foundation dedicated to serving society by strengthening the individual. We share a common goal: the restoration of basic human values such as love, compassion and friendliness.

Arte Sana
Arte Sana is a nonprofit agency for underserved survivors of gender and racial violence that promotes healing and empowerment through the arts and community education.

ASPIRE Even Start Family Literacy Program
A holistic initiative working to improve the lives of Austin children through parental engagement and education.

Austin Area Urban League
Assists African-Americans and disadvantaged citizens to achieve social and economic equality. Provides employment and training, education, youth development, housing and credit counseling and emergency home repair.

Austin Area Wildlife Rehabilitation
A non-profit organization to assist the public with wildlife concerns and to rehabilitate and release wildlife that is sick, injured, or orphaned.

Austin Free-Net
Austin Free-Net helps community organizations launch free Internet access sites for the public. AFN provides technical expertise, services and equipment to community organizations.

Austin Greenlights for Nonprofit Success
Strengthens Central Texas nonprofits through consulting, education, networking and resources. We can give your organization the know-how it needs to gain a sure footing in today s changing nonprofit world and build a powerful foundation for tomorrow.

Austin Habitat for Humanity
A nonprofit volunteer organization working to build new homes in partnership with hard-working, low-income families. An international organization with over 1200 affiliates. A builder helping over 50,000 families become homeowners.

Austin Junior Chamber of Commerce
A non-profit community service organization focusing on leadership training of our members through the management of community service projects.

Austin Junior Forum
A non-profit women's organization committed to supporting the Austin community and enrich the lives of those in need, with a focus on on children and women's organizations. Our main fund raising activity is Christmas at Caswell in November.

Austin Parks Foundation
The Austin Parks Foundatin is a private, non-profit organization committed to providing resources and partnerships that create and sustain beautiful and active parks.

Austin Recovery Center
Austin Recovery is a non-profit charitable organization providing drug and alcohol treatment for the poor and working poor of Central Texas.

Austin Southwest Fibromyalgia Support Group
Fibromyalgia and arthritis support group. Meetings offer a variety of self-care topics and support information.

Austin's House the Homeless
House the Homeless is an education and advocacy group educating the public about the causes of homelessness, and also advocating viable solutions to solve this social disease.

Austin-Travis County MHMR Center / Integral Care
Coordinating an integrated array of quality community-based services for people whose lives are affected by mental disabilities, substance abuse, and children's developmental and emotional problems.

Bastrop Parkinsons
Establishes a laision from individuals with Parkinsons in the Bastrop County area as well as their care givers & other agencies in the metro area who offer help to people with parkinsons (pwp).

Bastrop Relief

Bernardo Kohler Center
The BKC is a non-profit organization in Central Texas that offers free immigration legal assistance to low-income immigrants, focusing on providing legal services to juveniles and detainees appearing before the immigration court.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Texas
Big Brothers Big Sisters is the oldest, largest and most effective youth mentoring organization in the United States. We help children reach their potential through professionally supported, one-to-one relationships with measurable impact.

Blackland Community Development Organization
Blackland Community Development Corporation provides affordable and transitional housing to low-income families and senior citizens in the historic Blackland neighborhood in East Austin.

Camp Fire USA Balcones Council
A national youth service organization. Camp Fire became coed in 1975, and serves as a family organization.

Capital Area Food Bank
A non-profit organization that distributes millions of pounds of food each year to human service agencies in Central Texas. The Food Bank operates much like a wholesale grocery distributor, except that all the food is donated.

Caritas of Austin
Caritas of Austin provides a safety net for our community's working poor, homeless and legal refugees to meet their emergency basic needs and to inspire and assist their achievement of economic self-sufficiency.

Public access television, cable channels 10, 11 and 16. channelAustin provides individuals and community organizations with the equipment, facilities and training to produce and cablecast their own programs.

Community Action Network
Our mission is to engage the community in a planning process that optimizes public, private, and individual assets and actions to achieve sustainable solutions to health, human and social issues.

Corporate First Responders
Our purpose is to have a central point of contact to interface with Austin Travis County EMS so that we are all on the same page in delivering medical care to our patients. We do not charge for membership nor any of the services the network provide.

Debtors Anonymous
An organization patterned after Alcoholics Anonymous to provide support and help for those of us who have problems with overspending, compulsive debting, and chronic underearning.

Dispute Resolution Center
Provides and promotes accessible, high-quality dispute resolution services for all people in the Austin/Travis County area.

The Downtown Austin Alliance
A partnership of people and businesses who strengthen the commercial and cultural environments of Downtown Austin and who provide services and advocacy for people who live, work and play in Downtown Austin.

Easter Seals - Central Texas
Since 1947 Easter Seals-Central Texas has been creating solutions and changing lives of children and adults with disabilities.

Eastside Community Connection
Eastside Community Connection is a local community cetner run by University of Texas students and committed volunteers dedicated to helping families and students the East Austin area.

El Buen Samaritano Mission
Provides emergency aid, social services and medical care to low-income families in South Austin as well as emotional and spiritual support for the area's residents.

Electric Reliability Council of Texas, Inc.
ERCOT is one of ten Regional Reliability Councils in the North American Electric Reliability Council (NERC) Organization. ERCOT represents a bulk electric system located totally within the State of Texas and serves about 85% of Texas's electrical load.

Faith in Action Pflugerville Caregivers
Faith in Action Pflugerville Caregivers is a coalition of congregations and neighborhood organizations that offers a wide range of volunteer services to older adults living within its community.

Family Crisis Center
Offers comprehensive victim assistance, support, and emergency shelter services to residents of Bastrop, Fayette, Lee, Colorado, and surrounding counties.

Family Eldercare
Volunteer supporting the elderly and disabled by becoming Guardian Advocates or donating a few hours each month.

Gender and Sexuality Center at UT Austin
The mission of the Gender and Sexuality Center is to provide safe spaces for all members of the UT Austin community to explore and organize around issues of gender and sexuality. It has a lending library and info about campus & community events/grps

Goodwill Industries
The Mission of Goodwill Industries of Central Texas is to provide job-related services for people with barriers to employment.

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Round Rock
Serving our community in partnership with God, one family, one house at a time.

Heritage Society of Austin
Established in 1953 to restore and preserve the city's unique architectural, historical, and cultural treasures. Our mission includes educational programming, community activities and events, preservation awards, and advocacy.

Holly's Hot Happenings
Upcoming events and volunteer opportunities in Austin

Hostelling International Austin
Budget lodging and programs for guests of all ages near downtown Austin. Part of the non-profit worldwide organization Hostelling International.

Institute of Culture and Language
Brings together small groups of people from different ethnic backgrounds who otherwise would not have the setting for this type contact.

Internet Lost and Found

Junior League of Austin
An organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers.

Keep Eanes Informed
Created by parent volunteers as a community service to Keep Eanes Informed. It contains factual information obtained through the Texas Public Information Act as well as items of interest such as notification of upcoming EISD school board meetings.

Knowbility promotes barrier-free Information Technology - creating greater access to I.T. opportunities for youth and adults with disabilities.

Lawyer Referral Service
A non-profit established in 1966 to provide assistance to the public in finding legal and community resources in Central Texas.

League of Women Voters Austin Area
The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization, encourages the informed and active participation of citizens in government and influences public policy through education and advocacy.

LifeWorks: Alliance of Youth & Family Services
LifeWorks is a non-profit organization that provides an integrated continuum of services that individuals, youth and families need to build strong, resilient and healthy lives.

Lisa's Hope Chest
Promotes personal and professional growth by helping to build hope, self-esteem and character to financially challenged women and men. Lisa's HOPE Chest has served more than 8,000 individuals by providing free professional clothing and life skills.

Liveable City
Liveable City is an inclusive network of individuals working together to create a community consensus to promote policies that address the long term social, environmental and economic needs of the people of Austin.

Mary Lee Foundation
To provide diverse programs to persons with special needs to help them become more productive and independent.

Micah 6 of Austin
The mission of Micah 6 of Austin is to identify and meet the needs of the homeless and impoverished in the University of Texas campus area.

Ostomy Association of Austin
A volunteer based non-profit support group dedicated to providing mutual aid and education, information and advocacy for persons who have had or will have ostomy surgery and for their families.

Round Rock Area Serving Center
Carries out a community-wide mission of churches, other organizations and individuals serving human needs in the City of Round Rock and surrounding areas.

Round Rock Sertoma Club
The Round Rock Sertoma Club is dedicated to assisting the community in many ways with an emphasis on helping those with speech and hearing disorders.

Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center
Community based, residential assistance-in-recovery program with the focus on healing from the inside out.

The Settlement Home for Children
A private, non-profit agency serving children in the Austin area for nearly 100 years. We license singles, couples, and families to provide temporary or permanent homes for children who have been removed from their families for abuse and neglect.

The Sustainable Food Center of Austin
Our mission is to promote the important role of food in developing healthy, self-sustaining communities.

Symphony of Soul
A non-profit organization devoted to lifting the spirits of others by providing high quality musical presentations, free of charge, to those who are confined to institutions or who are isolated from mainstream society.

The Telecommunity Resource Center Project
The TeleCommunity Resource Center (TCRC) project is a non-profit program created to advocate and help develop benefits of Internet technology for Texas communities, especially those communities in rural and underserved areas.

Texas Adoption Resource Exchange
Features profiles of Texas children waiting for adoption. Published by the Texas Department of Protective and Regulatory Services (PRS) and distributed to adoption agencies and organized parent support groups throughout the country.

Texas Alliance for Human Needs
A statewide, multi-issue coalition of organizations concerned with issues affecting low and moderate income people in Texas.

Texas Homeless Network
A nonprofit organization committed to providing effective resources to direct homelesss service providers.

Texas Hospital Association
Provides leadership in advocacy, information and education to enable hospitals and integrated health care systems to deliver superior, cost-effective health care which enhances individuals and their communities.

Texas Inter-Faith
Texas Inter-Faith is dedicated to insuring that all economically disadvantaged people can be housed in dignity. We strive to create and preserve decent and affordable housing in the state of Texas.

Texas Low Income Housing Information Service
Supporting low income Texans' efforts to have a decent home in a quality neighborhood

Texas Nonprofits
TXNP has grown to be the number one nonprofit portal in Texas giving the nonprofit community valuable information to increase the ability for nonprofits to thrive and continue their good works in Texas.

Texas Parent to Parent
Supports and empowers families to be advocates for their children with disabilities, chronic illness and other special needs through parent to parent support, connections with appropriate resources and raising awareness about the needs of our families.

Texas School for the Deaf Foundation
A 501c3 organization dedicated to supporting Texas School for the Deaf

Travis Association for the Blind
Austin charitable organization operating since 1934, this regional vocational training center serves adult blind and visually impaired persons. Also known as Austin Lighthouse for the Blind.

Travis County Master Gardener Association
Travis County Master Gardeners Association, is not a garden club, but a service organization of certified master gardeners - trained volunteers who give their time in the community to help others garden well and joyfully in Central Texas.

U.S.-Latin American Medical Aid Foundation
Provides medical supplies to the people of Cuba and Latin America. Offers opportunities to learn about Cuba, interact with the Cuban people and promote cross-cultural understanding and cooperation.

United Way Capital Area's Volunteer Center
Individuals can search the site for volunteer opportunities in the community, non-profit organizations can post their volunteer opportunities.

United Way of Williamson County
Creating an awareness and response to the community's human service needs.

Ventana del Soul
Provides a safe place for youth to complete court-ordered community service. Volunteers from area universities job coach and mentor youth to help them learn how to work in a cafe while encouraging them to do positive things for themselves, their families

Waterloo Counseling Center
To provide affordable mental health services in a positive, sensitive environment to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered and HIV affected individuals and their families.

West Austin Caregivers
West Austin Caregivers has provided volunteer support services at no cost to older adults since 1985. Services: transportation, friendly home visits or phone calls & minor home maintenance or repairs. Medical equipment & supplies available to loa

Williamson County Crisis Center (Hope Alliance)
Provides direct services to adult and child victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.

Workaholics Anonymous
Meetings are open to all and focus on recovery from work addiction. Members share their experience, strength, and hope with each other that they may find relief from the problem of work addiction.

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