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A Legacy of Giving

A Legacy of Giving's mission is to empower children through philanthropy education and youth philanthropy programs to become more engaged in improving their communities and their world. The mission is based on the belief that if children learn to be compassionate problem-solvers while young, they will continue to be engaged in their communities as adults. The Legacy program is designed to target needs in the community and sponsor projects championed by students, providing the means for e students to personally embrace philanthropy as an integral part of their lives. Our aspiration is for all students to develop empathy for others while increasing their own self-esteem.

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A New Entry, Inc.

On a daily basis, we are turning individuals away who are in desperate need of substance use treatment and/or Recovery supportive housing services. Our goal is to raise funds to assist us in providing services for those who may not have the resources to receive the service that can literally be lifesaving. Many of our clients and/or Veterans are battling dual diagnosis, homelessness and/or poverty, which is keeping them trapped in the cycle of addiction. Fundraising allows us to stop turning individuals away and start igniting hope, passion and purpose into their life so they can become active and productive members of the Austin Community. We are currently constructing a new women's treatment program both for Veterans and non-veterans that we hope to launch in the next 60-90 days. Funds donated will assist in the development of this program. Our long-term goal is to purchasing property in the Austin area in order to expand our services and allow us to provide varied services on one campus.

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A World For Children

Every minute of every day, Texas children fall victim at the hands of their parents. They are abused, neglected, and mistreated in ways that the general public cannot begin to imagine. The children enter the doors of A World For Children foster homes with terror, uncertainty, physical scars, and emotional trauma. A World For Children's foster parents, along with the 24-hour support of A World For Children's staff, spend every day changing uncertainty into undying stability, mending physical injuries, and providing in-depth treatment for emotional trauma. As a 501(c)(3) non-profit agency, A World For Children contracts with and is licensed by the State of Texas to provide foster and foster-to-adopt services for abused and neglected children across the State. At A World For Children, we pride ourselves on being more than simply a corporation-we're one big extended family.

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Accessible Housing Austin!

AHA! is the only housing non-profit in Austin led by members of the disability community whose mission is to provide affordable, accessible, integrated (AAI) housing for low-income people with disabilities. We provide housing all over Austin to a diverse range of Austinites with disabilities, including adults and children with mobility impairments, visual impairment, chronic illness, and other physical and emotional disabilities. AHA! believes that we all deserve to live in homes that are not only safe and decent but that allow us to exercise our rights to independence and dignity, that we can afford, and that allow our children and us to participate in our neighborhoods. AHA! is working to construct AHA! at Briarcliff, a 27-unit apartment complex just north of the Mueller development. We recently rehabilitated a duplex in South Austin for two low-income households, one for a person with severe mobility impairments and the other for a veteran with traumatic brain injury, in partnership with the Texas State Affordable Housing Corporation and the City of Austin. Additionally we are always working to expand the footprint of accessible, affordable, integrated housing by purchasing properties in all parts of the city.

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ACE Academy

We inspire the love of learning in gifted students through our full-time pre-K through 8th grade school and through our summer enrichment program, Summer Wonders. Highly gifted students have very specific education needs. Without programs to keep them engaged, enthusiastic, and excited about learning, our best and brightest learners become at-risk students--students who have lost their love of learning, students who may even drop out of school entirely. Our specialized education program offers flexible groupings that combine strong, integrated academic curriculum with a global outlook.

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Adoption Knowledge Affiliates

Our goal this year is to raise $2,500 to help pay for the rising costs of putting on a quality, professionally relevant adoption conference in the Austin area. Our organization also needs to be equipped to handle this century's technical advances for our members without interruption of service delivery.

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Adventurers Academy of Lifelong Learning

The Adventurers Academy is helping more and more adults with intellectual disabilities connect with our community and become more independent. Since opening in 2012, the Adventurers Academy has become recognized in our community as an outstanding alternative to other day programs for active, socially-minded adults with disabilities. More than 75 individuals with disabilities and their families have participated with the Adventurers to build a community where we all continue to learn and grow. Our organization works to bring unique and exciting experiences to the amazing individuals we love and serve through a variety of programs. We offer daily continuing education opportunities at the Adventurers Academy, community outings, overnight experiences, educational travel, volunteering, and vocational training. Much has happened over the past year with the Adventurers. We've moved to a new, permanent location in Manchaca, Texas. We've purchased a new 15-passenger bus. We've continued to develop our programs with new classes and activities. We've grown to over 40 regular participants. At any given time, Adventurers can be found at our own Friday bowling league, learning in a class at the Adventurers Academy, or about town at music concerts, dinners, movies, museums, sporting events, and more! The Adventurers are committed to providing opportunities for individuals with disabilities to learn outside of classroom walls, all over Texas and across the United States. We are especially looking forward to our next educational travel Adventure to explore the piney woods of East Texas! We believe that all individuals have to right to experience the community and continue learning. With your donation The Adventurers Academy will continue to provide exciting new opportunities to an even greater number of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

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African American Youth Harvest Foundation

2016 was a great year for AAYHF! We celebrated our 10th year of service to the Austin community with our Changing the Story Gala which drew 400 attendees and featured Dr. Cornel West as our keynote speaker. We received the Dell Youth Learning grant and we were chosen to be the non-profit of choice for the Google Gives Back holiday campaign and Robert Smith of Vista Equity Partners gave AAYHF youth a private night at the Trail of Lights. We received new technology equipment made possible through funding from Dell, KDK-Harman Foundation, Seawell Elam Foundation, Walmart, Rackspace, the Mitte Foundation, Applied Materials and the Webber Foundation. We hosted 5 free conferences for the entire family. We partnered with the Housing Authority of the City of Austin on their Jobs Plus grant and SAFE Alliance to combat dating violence. Our digital media program, Krew 12, filmed PSA's for the Austin Police Department and Manor ISD. We were recognized by State Representative Dawnna Dukes, received funding for our SHIFT Ascension (restorative justice) program from Austin ISD for the fourth year in a row and launched our Youth and Family Health and Wellness Center offering free mental health and substance abuse counseling.

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AGE of Central Texas

We give relief to 4,000+ caregivers and aging citizens each year through our diverse programs that include our Adult Day Center, Caregiver U, Computer Lab, Health Equipment Lending (HELP) Program, and our Early Memory Loss Support Program. Since last year's Amplify... We now have 44 seniors on a wait-list for our Williamson County Adult Day Health Center. We provide transportation to and from the city's senior lower income housing (Housing Authority for City of Austin, HACA). A new Memory Connections site is to open at the Baylor, Scott, & White Clinic in Sun City. BUT we need YOU to help us buy a bus! We ensure transportation is not a barrier to access some of our programs and we have an opportunity to add a new bus to our fleet. DONATE NOW to provide freedom, socialization, and access to the world for your senior neighbors!

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All Blind Children of Texas

Here are some of the programs ABCTX funded with your help in 2015-16. Please help us continue with programs like this in 2017. Yogurt shop social Eagle Mountain /Saginaw White Cane Day Sponsor, providing clown, climbing wall and bounce house -Austin Bring Your Boss to Work Day -TSBVI Outreach Sports Extravaganza family scholarships Sponsor 3 students to Lone Star Goalball Classic Tournament - San Antonio Help Kidz Learn online program - ESC Region 10 Breakfast & Bowling - Harlingen VI Art Exhibit - Brownsville Weaving Arts Social Grayson/Sherman/Fannin Coop Ft. Worth ISD Annual VI Spring Family Picnic Elementary ECC Fun Day - Northside San Antonio Region One Braille Challenge - Edinburg Texas Chargers Retreat Critter Capades farm visit - McKinney Camp Abilities - Denton/TWU Raspberry Pi Computer Kits - TSBVI Summer Program Camp Rock On - El Paso Cam Independence Splash - Nacogdoches Camp Teen Challenge - Waco, ESC Region 12 Camp Villa - Abilene Drama cast & crew t-shirts - TSBVI Heard Museum - McKinney ECC Summer Camps - Tomball O&M Travel Camp - Fort Worth Beginning Braille Music - Round Rock Purchase of Goalball equipment for LaVernia ISD iTouch Self Defense for VI and Blind Students - Round Rock ISD Visit to Chestnut Square and Hugs Cafe - McKinney Boardwalk Christmas Excursion - Cass County Shared Svcs Arrangement Super Hero Saturday at Morgan's Wonderland - Edgewood ISD/Region 20

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All Things Wild Rehabilitation

All Things Wild Rehabilitation serves Central Texas. Our dedicated volunteer wildlife rehabilitators work in their homes saving hundreds of orphaned babies and injured adults each year. With danger from traffic, construction, lawn mowers, floods, droughts, dogs, cats, and natural predators, wild animals, especially the babies, don't have much of a chance. Each year we buy over 500 lbs of special formula for orphaned babies. We also need implements, like nipples, syringes, tubes, and baby bottles, for around-the-clock feedings. Sick wild animals must have prescription medicine, usually purchased through a veterinarian. Injured adult animals and birds often require veterinarian services to repair broken limbs and wings. Additionally, our rehabilitators buy nutritious food and appropriate caging for all the wild birds and animals so that they are in prime condition when they are released back to the wild. ATW's dream for the future is to provide a better place for the animals and rehabilitators by building a center where we can help more animals, share the workload, and educate the public. We need land and the money to build a center. However, in the meantime, we will continue working out of our homes to give sick, injured, and orphaned wild birds and animals a second chance.

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allgo

allgo celebrates and nurtures vibrant queer people of color communities in Texas and beyond. We do this through cultural arts, wellness, and social justice programming by: supporting artists and artistic expression within our diverse communities; promoting health within a wellness model; and mobilizing and building coalitions among groups marginalized by race/ethnicity, gender/gender identity, sexual orientation/sexual identity in order to enact change. In April 2016 we launched a LGBTQ Sexual Health & Wellness program for queer/lgbt people of color in the Austin and surrounding counties. We also formally came together with Communities of Color United: Coalition for Racial Justice (CCU) - a grassroots coalition of Individual people of color and organizations including: Mama Sana/Vibrant Woman, ICE Fuera de Austin/ ICE Out of Austin and the Alliance for African American Health of Central Texas (AAAHCT) Food for Black Thought and Rootwork - we are presenting a collective proposal to advance racial equity and social justice in Austin, TX working with the City of Austin Equity office. Activities will include our continued work and collaboration with the Alliance for African American Health in Central Texas, ICE Fuera de Austin/ICE Out of Austin Mama Sana/Vibrant Woman on working with the City of Austin on the development and implementation of a health equity tool. Our cultural arts work will include artist in residencies with Andrea Jenkins, Cindy Elizabeth, Harrison Guy, Kay Ulanday Barrett and Zanele Muholi. The artists will offer skill sharing/building workshops, artistic performances, readings, screenings and exhibits.

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Allies Against Slavery

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Alzheimer's Texas

We are 100% local and 100% privately funded! Alzheimer's Texas (f/k/a Alzheimer's Association Capital of Texas Chapter) continues our commitment to excellent programs and services though of our robust offering of education and training classes, consulting with families about care and planning, over 40 caregiver support groups in Central Texas, Early-Stage Support Groups, and Early Stage Social Engagement. We are also busy with advocating our elected officials and advancing research.

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Amaanah Refugee Services

In September 2016, Amaanah expanded to Austin to meet the growing needs of refugees in our capital city. Our trained, paid instructors work with over 90 children in AISD, Mondays through Fridays. From 6 p.m. on March 2 to 6 p.m. on March 3 you have the opportunity to contribute to Amaanah's school programs. But you don't have to wait for March 2 - schedule your contribution today! With your help, we can impact even more students in 2017.

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