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May 16, 2016 - Community Partner Spotlight

Community Partner Spotlight on VSA Texas

Community Partner Spotlight on VSA Texas

VSA Texas was our 2015 Culture Grant winner for its innovative program - Body Shift.

Recognized on a national level for excellent and groundbreaking programming, VSA Texas is specifically designed to serve per year 10,000 adults and children over age five who often face physical, social and attitudinal barriers to participation in the arts. Their goal is to...

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April 19, 2016 - Community Partner Spotlight

Community Partner Spotlight on Catholic Charities of Central Texas

Community Partner Spotlight on Catholic Charities of Central Texas

Our 2015 Family Grant winner, Catholic Charities of Central Texas, works to strengthen families by meeting the needs of the most vulnerable members of our community. Its Immigration Legal Services program provides legal assistance at minimal cost to individuals and families eligible to apply for immigration benefits, with a focus on family reunification.

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March 14, 2016 - Community Partner Spotlight

Community Partner Spotlight - Drive a Senior

Community Partner Spotlight - Drive a Senior

For over 20 years, Drive a Senior has helped seniors remain in their home environments longer and stay active in their community by addressing their need for mobility and companionship. The organization is using the 2015 Impact Austin grant funds to expand their already successful pilot for the Senior's Van Program, using vans as well as individual rides to...

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February 15, 2016 - Community Partner Spotlight

Community Partner Spotlight on Colorado River Alliance

Community Partner Spotlight on Colorado River Alliance

We recently caught up with our 2013 Environment Grant Winner, The Colorado River Alliance (the Alliance).

Watch this video that shows what Impact Austin funding helped to create, and what it is doing now!

“It’s very high-def; it’s very realistic…we get a lot of oohs and ahhs!” 
– Carly Surratt, The Alliance Program Coordinator

The Alliance supports natural...

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January 18, 2016 - Community Partner Spotlight

Community Partner Spotlight: Anthropos Arts

Community Partner Spotlight: Anthropos Arts

Impact Austin awarded five $100,000 grants to worthy nonprofit organizations in June 2014 and recently we caught up with Anthropos Arts as they progress with their grant!

Anthropos Arts connects low-income youth with Austin’s best musicians for free music lessons, mentoring, workshops, and performance opportunities in some of Austin’s best-known venues. The...

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December 15, 2015 - Community Partner Spotlight

Following Up with ZACH Theatre – A Study of Success!

Following Up with ZACH Theatre – A Study of Success!

Kimberly Theodore Sidey, Associate Director of Development of ZACH Theatre touched base with us recently, and shared some great news!

(ZACH's Arts Across the Curriculum program was an Impact Austin grant winner in 2013)

Kimberly said, “I am sending along the findings from the research study we had conducted on our Arts Across the Curriculum program. We have...

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November 16, 2015 - Community Partner Spotlight

Community Partner Spotlight on Samaritan Center

Community Partner Spotlight on Samaritan Center

In 2014, we granted $100,000 to Samaritan Center for their program, Integrated Health Care for a Healthier Community.

Check out this video highlighting their program! 

 

Samaritan Center's Impact Austin Award-Winning Program:

Integrated Health Care for a Healthier Community

The Samaritan Center’s mission is to provide professional counseling, integrative...

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September 14, 2015 - Community Partner Spotlight

Community Partner Spotlight on CASA of Travis County

Community Partner Spotlight on CASA of Travis County

Impact Austin forms multi-year partnerships with their grant recipients.

In 2014, we granted $100,000 to CASA of Travis County for their program, Trauma-Informed Care in the Foster Care System.

Check out this video highlighting their program!  

 

CASA of Travis County promotes and protects the best interests of abused and neglected children by training...

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August 17, 2015 - Community Partner Spotlight

Community Partner Spotlight on Austin Youth River Watch

Community Partner Spotlight on Austin Youth River Watch

In 2014, we granted $100,000 to Austin Youth River Watch for their program, River Watchers Restoring Austin Streams.

Check out this video highlighting their program! 

Click to to see it on YouTube.

Austin Youth River Watch combines environmental education with drop-out prevention, providing a safe place for teenagers to grow and gain confidence, while...

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January 28, 2015 - Community Partner Spotlight

Community Partner Spotlight: Checking in with ZACH Theatre

Community Partner Spotlight: Checking in with ZACH Theatre

In June 2013, ZACH Theatre was one of five nonprofits awarded a $100,000 grant.

We recently had an opportunity to check with the arts organization, and discuss some of the meaningful work they are doing to address the gaps in arts education being offered at Austin’s most high-need schools.

Despite numerous studies that report an arts-rich education leads to...

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