Mission: Possible! Austin started in 1992 when Tim Pinson, Sr. began to minister to children living in under-resourced areas of Austin. Tim was inspired by two inner-city programs in Waco: Backyard Bible Clubs in government housing complexes and a church under a bridge for homeless people. He began to believe that something similar could happen in Austin.
We have several ways you can get involved. ALL volunteers must complete our volunteer application, and if you’re over 18, complete a background check. By completing our Volunteer Application, you are agreeing to our Statement of Unity.
After you complete the volunteer application below, someone from the staff will contact you as soon as possible. If you have any questions, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All Child & Family volunteers must complete our Sexual Abuse Awareness Training through MinistrySafe. Click the link to complete the training.
We believe Austin belongs to all of us and everyone deserves opportunity. As our region balances on an inflection point of growth and change, we are focusing our work and leadership on closing the opportunity gap through research, pooled resources, and data-driven grantmaking.
Charitable solutions: We help donors simplify their giving and multiply their impact through charitable solutions and services. We also provide opportunities for donors to focus their impact, learning about and giving to the areas they care about most.
Community grantmaking: We believe that our greatest impact happens when we come together, pooling our resources. We offer our fundholders the opportunity to learn about and give to local nonprofits working in the impact areas that they care about the most. Since 1977, we’ve granted more than $300 million in Central Texas, across the country and globally, mostly through our donor-directed funds.
Impact investing: We are putting a greater portion of our assets to work doing social good in our community. We invest in areas like increasing access to capital and fair financial products and increasing the number of affordable housing units to help close the opportunity gap in Central Texas.
To see the different types of funding you can donate to, visit the Austin Community Foundation website.
Keep Austin Beautiful empowers people to care for the environment by providing community resources, education, and volunteer opportunities. Areas of focus include:
Clean: removing litter from neighborhoods, creeks, and public spaces in collaboration with the community while raising awareness about the impact of litter.
Beautify: building vibrant sustainable communities by empowering neighbors to beautify and restore public spaces.
Recycle: cultivating waste reduction practices within the citizenry in order to divert waste from landfills and transition to a zero waste culture.
Educate: leading presentations, service-learning projects, and awareness campaigns to nurture environmental consciousness.
Recognize: honoring the most outstanding environmental efforts of individuals, schools, and organizations.