Foundation Communities provides affordable, attractive homes and free on-site support services for thousands of families with kids, as well as veterans, seniors, and individuals with disabilities. We offer an innovative, proven model that empowers our residents and neighbors to achieve educational success, financial stability, and healthier lifestyles.
Impact StatementOPENING DOORS - Over 6,000 people now live in our 23 attractive, affordable communities with on-site support services, including 300 formerly homeless children and 700 single adults with special housing needs.
LEARNING TO SUCCEED - 1000+ children participate in our free after-school and summer programs and achieve a B+ grade average, while their parents increase their literacy and life skills with English as a Second Language and college prep classes.
BUILDING A FINANCIAL FUTURE - 20,000 working families receive free tax preparation, generating $34 million in local tax refunds. We also offer a range of financial stability tools for individuals to reduce their debt, improve their credit, and save for the future.
CREATING HEALTHY LIVES - Our healthy living initiatives include fitness and nutrition classes, access to integrated mental health and primary care, assistance with health insurance enrollment, substance abuse counseling, smoking cessation support, and community gardening.
Needs StatementThe waiting lists at our communities have never been longer. As the cost of living in Austin increases, so too does the need for affordable housing. We recently opened three new affordable housing communities and we'll break ground on our future community in the Mueller neighborhood later this year. All of our new communities offer the on-site support services that make us unique. Through Amplify Austin, we are asking YOU to help us: Provide free after-school and summer learning to more low-income children in Austin. Assist more families and individuals achieve financial stability. Make healthy living possible for more people who struggle with physical or mental health challenges.
"Living at Lakeline has opened so many doors for us. Doors that I didn't even know existed." -- Keith, Lakeline Station resident. Keith survived a childhood filled with abuse and is now a dedicated and loving father to his own three kids. He and his family moved into our Lakeline Station community when it opened and he has since secured a new job.
"I feel really blessed. I plan to make something out of this." -- Mu'Stapha, Bluebonnet Studios resident. Mu'Stapha aged out of the foster care system and needed an affordable place to live. Through our partnership with Upbring, Mu'Stapha moved to Bluebonnet to live on his own for the very first time in his life and is pursuing a degree at Austin Community College.
St. David's Foundation has offered a $1M matching grant to be distributed among their nonprofit Grant Partners on Amplify Austin Day. St. David's Foundation's 2018 Grant Partners will receive funds on a pro-rata basis. Each nonprofit will receive matching funds based on their total funds raised on Amplify Austin Day. Last year, this match resulted in a 30% boost to the funds raised by Grant Partners on the Day.
At Foundation Communities, there's a volunteer opportunity for everyone. You can learn more by visiting the "Get Involved" section of our website -- www.FoundCom.org.