Organizations we support

Posted in It's Bona Fide! by Tara Bouley on May 18, 2009

 

Youth Launch/Urban Roots

A youth development program that uses sustainable agriculture as means to affect lasting change for youth participants, and to nourish East Austin residents who currently have limited access to healthy foods. On a 2-5 acre urban organic farm, our project will provide employment, life and job skills, and service opportunities to under-served youth aged 14-18 in East Austin. 15 farm interns, ages 14-18, are hired to work from February to July, growing 15,000-20,000 lbs of produce every year—donating 40% of that to hunger relief and selling 60% at farmers’ markets and farm stands run by the farm interns. 

Edible Austin Eat Local Week

Eat Local Week, the winter fundraiser event, is an invitation to Central Texans to explore and celebrate the abundance of local food and to raise money for Urban Roots, a youth development program that uses sustainable agriculture as a means to transform the lives of young people and to increase the access of healthy food in Austin.

Austin Community Foundation

The Austin Community Foundation is a non-profit organization that provides stewardship for over seven hundred individual charitable funds. The Austin Community Foundation’s grants, whether from specific charitable funds or from the general fund, support health, human services, arts and culture, the environment, community development and community service, education and training, recreation, and animal-related services.

Front Steps

From their founding in 1997 as the Capital Area Homeless Alliance, they have worked to create practical solutions for helping people find their way home. Through shelter and permanent-housing programs, skills development, employment resources and more, Front Steps supports low-income workers, disabled and homeless individuals and their families to find lasting and affordable housing.

St. Andrews Episcopal School

St. Andrew’s seeks students of character and intelligence from diverse ethnic, racial, and socioeconomic backgrounds, and maintains a scholarship program to support that diversity. The school strives to help young people achieve their potential not only in intellectual understanding but also in esthetic sensitivity, physical well-being, athletic prowess and moral decisiveness so that they may lead productive, responsible lives, not only for themselves, but also for their community.

Texas Advocacy Project

 The Project is a statewide non-profit family law firm that is now in its 26th year of service! The staff is made up of top notch lawyers who employ cutting edge legal strategies to help victims who couldn’t ordinarily access the legal system. Their services are free, and they do not discriminate.

Workers Defense Project 

Workers Defense Project is a membership-based organization that empowers Latina/o immigrant workers to act collectively for racial and economic justice in the workplace through leadership development, education, organizing and collaborating with strategic allies.

Young Texas Against Cancer 

Young Texans Against Cancer (YTAC) is a start-up, nonprofit organization comprised of young men and women affected directly or indirectly by cancer, who actively support the cancer community through the following efforts: Raising funds to help support research-based and small- to medium-sized organizations, increasing support for volunteer organizations, and educating our community about cancer research.

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