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Community Organizations Directory

Get to know our Community Organization partners.

Click on their listing to see all the ways they enrich our community and our town. If you would like to see your organization listed here, please consider applying  to be a KOOP Community Organization.

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4ATX Foundation uses the power of soccer to help communities thrive – socially, emotionally and physically.
Making African American health a priority for all.
to champion the dignity & human rights of immigrants through exceptional legal services
Professional association for design, connecting our creative community through programming that inspires, educates, and advocates for design.
Seeks the preservation and dissemination of scientific research into anomalous phenomena; research and analysis of accumulated collections, education of the public regarding scientific investigations into these phenomena.
Any Baby Can partners with families to build stability, develop skills, and unlock each’s full potential.
Challenges perceptions of how people contribute by creating an arts-inspired, inclusive community of individuals with diverse abilities.
To enrich Austin’s maker community by providing a top notch creative space with tools and educational opportunities in a multidisciplinary, inviting, and member-focused setting.
to develop and support atheist community; to provide opportunities for socializing and friendship, to promote atheist viewpoints, encourage positive atheist culture, to defend the first amendment principle of separation of religion and government, to oppose discrimination against atheists.
ATX Chamber Music and Jazz aims to present the most innovative, engaging, and immersive chamber music and jazz performances available anywhere. Deriving influences from Austin’s vibrant character, the organization curates unforgettable events by combining exceptional music with social connection. Aside from crafting luxury concert experiences, the organization is committed to making music accessible to all. The artists of ATX Music regularly visit schools, youth and retirement centers.
Our goal is to promote Amateur Radio as a worthwhile hobby, to promote advancement of technical competence and operator skills in the art of Amateur Radio, and to serve the community by providing public service and emergency communications.
To provide public service and a safety net for lost and homeless animals in the community by providing necessary food, water, shelter and standard municipal veterinary care for animals in need. To provide placement services that will assist lost, homeless or sheltered animals to their homes or find new homes when necessary, to provide live outcomes for at least 95% of sheltered animals.
ACAN works too serve the community and foster Chinese-American heritage.
Provides acceptance and empowerment so adults living with mental health diagnoses can pursue personal goals and play a meaningful role as coworkers, colleagues, family members, neighbors and friends.
The mission of Austin Creative Reuse is to foster conservation and reuse through creativity, education and community building.
An academically rigorous public charter school dedicated to building compassion, collaboration, and critical thinking by engaging students with the natural world.
To safely deliver clean, affordable, reliable energy and excellent customer service.
To rescue and provide sanctuary to farmed animals and inspire changes in how society views and treats these wonderful souls.
The Austin local was founded in 1907 by local musicians who have achieved improvements to wages, working conditions and other issues relating to their employment by working together.
Choristers develop and enhance their musical skills through regular classes in music theory, ear training and sight singing and grow in self esteem while sharing the beauty of their accomplishments with appreciative audiences.
Fostering cultural understanding between Japan and Austin while supporting local businesses especially related to Japan /Japanese business/ community, enriching community life, and promoting education through diverse initiatives that celebrate both Japanese and American culture in the Austin metro area.
Serving women, children, and the elderly in Austin, Texas since 1969
Interpreters, translators and language justice advocates bridging language barriers so that all people can participate equally in society.
to collect, preserve and exhibit Austin music related art and ephemera and use those materials to educate the public about Austin’s unique culture
Supporting the Austin Museum Visitor Community by organizing Museum Day and other Programs.
Dedicated to furthering knowledge of Polish culture, traditions, history, language, arts, current affairs and local events.
Fostering community around swing dancing in the Austin area.
raising awareness about conditions of social and economic injustice along the Texas/Mexico border.
Dedicated to the performance and preservation of Traditional Jazz in Austin and Central Texas.
Austin Wildlife Rescue rehabilitates and releases orphaned, injured, and sick wild animals and educates the public to coexist with wildlife..
Austin Youth River Watch transforms and inspires youth through environmental education, community engagement, and adventure. As a result of our work, youth are better prepared for creative outcomes for themselves and the environment, ensuring a better future for all.
AVANCE creates pathways to economic mobility for predominantly Latino families through high-quality, culturally responsive, two-generation programming that ensures school readiness for young children and opportunities for parents to build social and economic capital.
Abortion advocates
Beat 4 Beat develops confidence and community in underserved youth in Central Texas through after school music education. Taught by local musicians, our curriculum is inspired by students’ interests, providing opportunities for expression and empowerment.
The mission for the Men’s Clinic is to improve the health status of men and boys where they live, work and pray by providing holistic wrap around services. We will also provide awareness and disease prevention messages and tools, screening programs, educational materials, advocacy and patient navigation.
BookSpring is the leading Central Texas organization focusing on building literacy skills and the motivation to read through increasing home libraries and reading aloud activities for children.
BCRC’s mission is to empower those affected by breast cancer with personalized support and compassion.
Brush Square Museums Foundation is the primary citizen group advocating for the restoration and preservation of the O. Henry Museum and Susanna Dickinson Museum. We host the annual O. Henry Museum Pun-Off World Championships in the 2nd weekend of May.
In 2017 we formed the C4AC Music Series specifically to work with not for profits. We produce critically acclaimed music events to create awareness and raise funds for charities supporting children, young adults, and musicians in Central Texas.
We are a diverse group of people who use Apple products and meet to provide community service, education, and opportunities for like minded people.
Casey’s Circle is dedicated to helping families of children with special needs find ways for their kids to be kids first-parents later.
Our mission is to reduce the trauma for children during the investigation and prosecution of crimes against children.
Our mission is to strengthen the conservation, awareness, and study of Mycology in the communities of Central Texas.
We commit ourselves to performing and sharing classical music for people of the world who long for beauty and inspiration in their lives.
Clean Water Austin works in Texas on protecting drinking water, preventing waste and pollution at the source, clean energy and climate solutions, and for a healthy and sustainable future for all Texans.
Co-Lab Projects is an artist-run nonprofit organization dedicated to providing resources, education, and exhibition space to artists that produce contemporary works of art, installation, and performance.
We focus on governmental advocacy, public awareness activities, and professional disability consulting to make Texas a leader in disability-related public policy and culture.
To dramatically increase the number of minority and low-income high school students who enter and excel in STEM undergraduate majors and careers.
To serve as a transformative environment that empowers students through democratic, cooperative living. We provide affordable housing to foster community, support education, and promote personal development and well-being.
To engage the power of music to change lives. Through its artistic excellence, creative programming, commissioning, and educational endeavors, the organization has established itself as an agent of change and a bedrock of the Texas arts community and beyond.
Creative social engagement through the arts. We sponsor events, workshops, and gatherings to help bring people of all backgrounds together. Some of our projects include music jam sessions, songwriting and creative writing workshops, and interactive concerts.
The mission of Dance Waterloo is to cultivate, create, and perform interdisciplinary methods of dance for the community through education, collaboration, and the use of public space.
Sharing the unconditional love of dogs with people in special needs facilities in Central Texas.
We provide a meeting place for diverse communities to experience art together. We create opportunities for local Austin area artists to connect with artists from around the world. We look for and create connections between different art fields and seek to collaborate with groups devoted to promoting film, music, visual arts, and healthy living to the community.
Provides women with the resources, tools, and support they need to not only secure gainful, fulfilling employment, but to continue growing personally and professionally long after their last appointment.
Early Era Collective is a nonprofit dance company based in Austin, Texas that creates multiform, multi-perspective art. Through live performance, film, and multimedia productions, we aim to bring Austinites together to experience high quality, accessible, inclusive art.
Raising and distributing funds to qualifying members, from air quality to wildlife rehabilitation to the development of green technology to protect the environment.
We seek ways, through person-to-person communication, to show that we are committed to treating fellow human beings of all colors with love and respect. Join Us!
Our mission is to grow a healthy, just and equitable local food system by increasing community food access and cultivating new farmers
Growing edible forest gardens on public land that nourish, educate and inspire.
Foundation Communities is a homegrown central Texas nonprofit. Organization providing affordable, housing and community financial stability programs, including no-cost tax help, health coverage navigation, financial coaching, education counseling, and career guidance for all.
free monthly bicycle swap open to anyone who wants to buy, sell, or trade bicycles and related gear or parts.
We support neighborhood leaders and organizations to grow food, strengthen communities, and foster stewardship of the natural commons.
Alongside our members, collaborators and partners, we nurture creativity, community-building and professional resilience in Texas. We cultivate spaces where women and queer creatives, founders and leaders can grow together. Currently, we produce an annual festival and market, a year-round learning club and conference, as well as multiple community-care initiatives.
Our mission is to enable historically underserved populations to access their interests by bicycle with education, skills training, deployment of bicycles, solutions to transportation barriers and advocate for connected transportation methods.
We know girls are powerful. It’s our mission to help them know it too. Help girls become unstoppable. Our Mission: We ignite the power in girls by teaching them the skills to thrive and believe in their ability to be unstoppable. This mission comes to life in our programs through a curriculum designed to increase each girl’s self-efficacy (her belief in her ability to succeed.)
Girls Rock Austin is dedicated to empowering girls trans and gender non-conforming youth through music, mentorship and self-care.
Good Work Austin fosters healthy careers in the local food and beverage industry through professional development and advocacy for more equitable practices.
Intergenerational activists dedicated to social change.
To preserve the traditions, heritage and culture of American Indians, and to support the health and education needs of their youth and families to honor the past and to ensure the future.
H.E.L.P.’s mission is to help those with physical, emotional, and cognitive challenges grow in strength and independence through personalized activities in partnership with the horse.
At half Helen, we believe every child and adult has the opportunity to see the world clearly. Our mobile eye clinic travels to low-income schools and to local federally qualified health centers and provides comprehensive eye exams and prescription glasses to eligible patients. The mobility feature of our program allows half Helen to overcome the greatest barriers that underprivileged families face when obtaining eye wear.
The Ransom Center encourages discovery, inspires creativity, and advances understanding of the humanities for a broad and diverse audience through the preservation and sharing of its extraordinary collections.
As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, our mission is to uplift the next gen of womxn in music through education, experience, and role-modeling programs.
Collecting, preserving and archiving the history of Texas Renewable Energy
Home Street Music is a nonprofit that empowers people who have experienced homelessness by hosting music circles that build community, restore confidence, and reclaim dignity through the healing power of song, as well as providing job opportunities to working musicians.
To assist those whose lives have been affected by family and sexual violence by providing safety, services, and developing partnerships that lead to hope, healing, and prevention.
Education and advocacy on issues of homelessness.
We provide financial housing assistance for Austin area musicians 55+.
Advancing education in Texas through supporting programs that improve the quality of classroom teaching, supporting libraries and museums and creating opportunities for lifelong learning.
In the Dew of Little Things is a 501(c)(3) designed to provide, promote or enhance services for the underserved through art and stewardship for the purpose of friendship and solidarity. Many of our services involve creative problem solving for practical needs like creating the mobile Dew Shit tool library and workshop that is underway, now. In the past, we’ve built fire pits and sourced sanitation services for folks on the street.
seeks to bridge the cultures of Japan and Central Texas; strengthen cooperation and understanding between U.S. and Japan by providing programs and events that aim to expand knowledge, increase personal interaction, and facilitate discussion of important issues.
JoyRx draws on the universal power of music to energize and lift spirits. Our trained musicians help children find Joy during the stressful and painful experiences related to extended hospitalizations and treatments for injured and life-threatening illness. Our Joy-based programs reduce loneliness, stress, and perception of pain for children — transforming their pediatric healthcare experience — and are offered at no cost to families and hospital partners. 
Kala Darpan provides a platform for emerging Indian and Indian American artists, as well as established professional artists, with an aim to preserve and promote all forms of fine arts from India, reflecting its rich history and multifaceted nature. Kala Darpan also provides a platform for the local community by hosting annual music and dance festivals.
Keep Austin Beautiful inspires and educates all Austinites to volunteer together, beautify green spaces, clean waterways, and reduce waste every day.
The Kerrville Folk Festival Foundation’s mission is to promote public appreciation and support for songwriters, the songwriting craft, and the gift that folk music offers to the world.
Landmarks is the public art collection of the University of Texas at Austin. It comprises nearly 50 works of modern and contemporary art– all sited on or near the UT campus–by some of the most distinguished artists of our time.
Empower all girls to innovate through media and technology.
We inspire, advance, and support women in food, beverage, and hospitality, to achieve excellence in leadership and philanthropy
The National Network of Abortion Funds builds power with members to remove financial and logistical barriers to abortion access by centering people who have abortions and organizing at the intersections of racial, economic and reproductive justice.
Mainspring Schools is on a mission to provide underserved children and their families with a community for high-quality early education and holistic family support services.
Increase opportunities to learn math in public spaces, make and distribute math models.
We ensure lived experience data of marginalized populations is used by communities and institutions to design and implement equitable solutions to address social disparities. We provide FREE data (evaluation) support with one of our four MEASURE Tools for Black and Brown organizations that are seeking to make data-driven equitable change in their community or organization. Our MEASURE Tools include The Care Model, Community Survey Design Tool, Community Impact Metrics Tool, and the Equity Focus
We’re an all-volunteer bookstore and social space animated by the proposition that a better world is possible (and the quickest route there is the best).
Austin School of Film— a year-round educational program providing over 500 classes and workshops in art, film, and creative technology for all ages. ; Austin Cinemaker Space— Austin’s first and only non-profit MAKE/WORK creative co-working studio + venue hybrid, designed as an alternative to traditional co-working spaces for artists, filmmakers, and all creatives alike. We provide alternative ways to work, learn, create, and consume the arts in the digital era.
Our mission at Moving Beyond Cancer Collaborative is to provide accessible and affordable integrative oncology health and wellness services that encourage sustainable balance within the mind, body, and spirit for all individuals affected by a cancer diagnosis.
In pursuit of educational equity, Open Door Preschools nurtures and inspires young children of diverse abilities, circumstances, and backgrounds in a child-led, play-based environment.
Out Youth promotes the physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, and social well being of sexual and gender minority youth so that they can openly and safely explore and affirm their identities.
Outsiders Anonymous exists to provide free fitness training and an awesome sober community to help individuals run from relapse and lift themselves into a life worth living.
To build a village for all new families in Central Texas.
Pease Park Conservancy celebrates the diverse ecology and history that make Austin’s first public park valuable and unique. The Conservancy works to restore, enhance and maintain this 84-acre public green space for the sustainable use and enjoyment of all.
Creates economic opportunity and financial stability for underserved people and communities by providing access to capital, education, and resources to build healthy small businesses.
Preservation Austin exists to empower Austinites to shape a more inclusive, resilient, and meaningful community culture through preservation. With unique programming, powerful advocacy initiatives, and helpful community preservation resources, we promote our mission citywide.
Print Austin is an artist -led organization working to showcase traditional and contemporary approaches in printmaking. Our mission is to share our enthusiasm for printmaking by helping galleries, universities, and artists curate, exhibit, and promote works on paper and engage a wider audience through artist talks, signings, panels, demonstrations and art happenings.
Public Citizen is a nonprofit consumer advocacy organization that champions the public interest in the halls of power. We defend democracy, resist corporate power, and fight to ensure that government works for the people-not big government.
QWELL Community Foundation cultivates a queer culture of health and self-actualization for the nation’s third largest openly LGBTQIA+ population here in Greater Austin, Texas.
Exists to engage and develop inner-city Austin youth athletically, academically, and spiritually, empowering them to lead the transformation of their communities.
Provides the means for anyone to illuminate, connect with and learn from great examples of goodness.
Our Mission: To strengthen the recovery community by providing educational opportunities and support services. Our Goal: To unify the recovery community by using the spirit of collaboration as our guide.
Provides lodging and support services for families with children in Central Texas hospitals.
Our collective makes performance. The work is new, live, and deeply collaborative. We provide a home for creation and performance where people gather, experiment, and share new ideas. Everything we do is gritty, affordable and accessible.
Salvage Vanguard Theater based in Austin TX, is a nonprofit organization that provides accessible, affordable, artistic exchange between a diverse, inclusive community of artists and audiences through high quality experiences that foster experimentation and generate conversation.
SOA Watch is a nonviolent grassroots movement working to close the SOA / WHINSEC and similar centers that train state actors such as military, law enforcement and border patrol. We strive to expose, denounce, and end US militarization, oppressive US policies and other forms of state violence in the Americas. We act in solidarity with organizations and movements working for justice and peace throughout the Americas.
Simple Promise Farms is a mission-based non-profit organization with a powerful vision that is located in Elgin. Simple Promise Farms partners with Ranch House Recovery to empower individuals recovering from addiction. By engaging in farming and cultivating fresh produce, they assist people in recovery with building life skills, finding purpose, and fostering healthy relationships. Our mission is to cultivate hope, community, and meaningful work to transform lives, offering a path to long-term
The SIMS Foundation provides mental health and substance use recovery services and supports for musicians, music industry professionals, and their dependent family members. Through education, community partnerships, and accessible managed care, SIMS seeks to destigmatize and reduce mental health and substance use issues, while supporting and enhancing the well-being of the music community at large.
Our mission is to accelerate the transition to clean, renewable energy in Central Texas and expand access to the benefits of solar to everyone to mitigate climate change while creating a healthy community and support for a strong local economy.
Dedicated to offering programs, information, and support to the professional caregivers of society who are in need of healing.
The Southwest Regional Folk Alliance (SWRFA) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to build and strengthen the community around folk music and songwriting. Each year, we present a conference in Austin, TX, which connects artists, presenters, radio DJs and fans to the rich, vibrant and living tradition of folk music in our region, which covers Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas and Mexico.
Works for clean air and clean energy, supporting affordable energy efficiency and renewable energy solutions to meet our energy needs.
We are a statewide, non-profit, non-partisan, multi-issue children’s policy organization. We develop policy solutions, produce research, and engage Texas community leaders to educate policymakers, the media, and the public about what works to improve the well-being of Texas children and families.
TALA services include lawyer and accountant pro bono assistance for artists, patent pro bono assistance for inventors, dispute resolution services, and educational programs for the artistic and business communities. Programs are designed to help participants apply sound business practices to protect intellectual property, advance careers, and develop income. TALA believes that individuals, regardless of income, should have access to business knowledge and advice to further a career.
Empowering Texans to fight pollution through sustained grassroots organizing campaigns that shift corporate and governmental policy
Texas Fair Defense Project (TFDP) is a nonprofit based in Austin, Texas, whose mission is to fight to end the criminalization of poverty in Texas. TFDP envisions a system of justice that upholds the dignity and civil rights of all people, regardless of income, race, or gender, and works to improve the fairness of Texas’s criminal courts, ensuring that all Texans have access to justice. Through direct representation, strategic litigation, and policy advocacy we only offer essential legal services
Texas Farmers’ Markets at Lakeline and Mueller are organized under F2M Texas, a 501(c)4 non-profit corporation centered around hosting and educating Central Texas producers and consumers to grow a sustainable food system.
Our mission is to develop, support, and promote policies, practices, and programs that create positive change and reduce the harmful consequences of substance use and misuse in Texas.
Founded and operated by seasoned female musicians who selflessly give their time and resources as a labor of love for music and their community. We are advocates for women in music, sponsoring songwriting festival stages at music conferences, community non-profit events, grants and educational opportunities.
The Arc is committed to empowering Central Texans with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families.
Nonprofit investigative reporting in the public interest.
Building bridges between the citizens of Oita, Japan and Austin, Texas., fostering goodwill through cultural, athletic, education, business and government exchanges.
Reflects the spectrum of contemporary art through exhibitions, commissions, education, and the collection.
The Museum of Human Achievement (MoHA) is a community-driven space grounded in affordability, inclusivity and access for artists. MoHA’s vision is for an empowered, resilient creative community where each member has the resources to foster well being, prosperity, and a self-determined future.
The Other Ones Foundation transitions Austin’s unhoused neighbors into engaged community through shelter, opportunity, and support.
Benefits language enrichment for underserved school children in Austin.
The Refugee Collective is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization employing refugees, immigrants, and asylees in fair-wage, dignified work through two social enterprises: a textile manufacturing studio and an organic farm. Our enterprises are built at the intersection of the traditional, respected skills of sewing and farming that refugees bring and a growing market for local textile & food production.
Our 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.
To protect, enhance, and connect the Ann and Roy Hike-and-Bike Trail at Lady Bird Lake for the entire community.
Our vision is that ALL children cultivate a lifelong love of learning through engaging in joyful, play-based STEAM-learning opportunities.
To promote the work of Black women by publishing contemporary creative writing by emerging and experienced writers alike, to archive contributors’ literary work for posterity and educational purposes, and to provide resources and opportunities for the advancement of Black women through literary arts.
Our mission is to empower Central Texans to build stronger communities through planting and caring for trees.
Educating the public, advocating for a dismantling of the war economy, providing services that assist veterans and victims of war and working to end all wars.
Waterloo Greenway is working towards the design and construction of 35 acres of park space in Downtown Austin, serving the entire community with free year-round community programming. Waterloo Park is our first phase that opened in August 2021, we are now breaking ground on our second park phase this spring.
We Are Blood is the nonprofit blood center serving Central Texas since 1951. We are the sole provider of blood and platelets to over 40 hospitals and clinics across 10 counties.
We Luv Video is dedicated to the maintenance and preservation of physical media, and providing access and education related to film and physical media at an accessible, low cost to the Austin community.
Volunteer neighborhood association making Windsor Park a better place to live
A visual and performing arts organization that serves as a catalyst for new ideas in contemporary art created by women living and working in Texas, equips artists with financial and technical support, engages the community through diverse exhibitions, performances, educational workshops, and other programs.
Yellow Bike Project (YBP) is a non-profit organization that has been working since 1997 to reuse bicycles and to provide tools, workspace, and guidance for all. It is a bicycle recycling facility that provides free bikes to those who would not otherwise have access.
YWCA Greater Austin is on a mission to eliminate racism, empower women, stand up for social justice, help families and strengthen communities.