2016 ACL Cares

MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN YOUR COMMUNITY

We care about supporting good causes and providing an opportunity for select organizations to gain support from thousands of enthusiastic, like-minded people. Did you know many of the ACL Cares organizations help to improve and save lives?

Check out the list below to see who we support in 2016, and find out how you can get involved!


Anthropos Arts

Anthropos Arts connects at-risk youth with professional musicians, cultivating confidence, integrity and life skills through musical instruction and mentorship. Our students get free instruction and mentoring from some of the best artists in the country, performance opportunities at Austin’s seminal venues and events and exposure to a wide range of music as both audience and performer.

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Austin 3-1-1

To provide uncomplicated access to city services and information.

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Austin Music Foundation

Our mission is to strengthen and connect the local music community by providing free business education and networking opportunities to local musicians, music industry professionals, and music business entrepreneurs. Since 2002, we have helped 20k professionals in the music industry through our expert programs, panels, mentoring, and consultations.

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Austin Parks Foundation

Austin Parks Foundation (APF) is a non-profit organization devoted to improving the quality of life for people in Austin by addressing the city’s funding and resource gap, in order to develop, maintain and enhance the area’s 300+ parks, trails and green spaces. APF is working to ensure Austin is a healthier, greener and happier place to work and play.

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HeadCount

HeadCount is a non-partisan organization that uses the power of music to register voters and promote participation in democracy. We reach young people and music fans where they already are – at concerts and online – to inform and empower. Our message is not about what party you support or where you land on an issue. It’s that you must speak to be heard.

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Health Alliance for Austin Musicians (HAAM)

The Mission of Health Alliance for Austin Musicians is to provide access to affordable healthcare for low-income, uninsured, working musicians, focusing on prevention and wellness.

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Keep Austin Beautiful

We provide resources and education to engage citizens in building more beautiful communities.

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KLRU-TV, Austin PBS

KLRU-TV, Austin PBS is dedicated to telling stories about our community. KLRU’s signature series – AUSTIN CITY LIMITS – began as a celebration of the Austin music scene and has grown into the longest-running live music show on television. New episodes for Season 42 of Austin City Limits begin airing on PBS on October 1st. ACL TV inspires millions of fans each week on PBS and is the inspiration for this Festival.

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Love Hope Strength

Since 2008, LHS has been hosting bone marrow donor drives at concerts and festivals across the globe. All of our registrations are included in the National Marrow Donor Program (NMDP). So far, we have been able to add close to 130,000 music fans to the registry and find over 2,500 potentially lifesaving matches, giving hope to those with blood cancers and other diseases who would otherwise be denied the chance of life. Throughout, we have been raising awareness about the less painful techniques that enable donors to give cells in an outpatient setting.

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MusiCares

MusiCares provides a safety net of critical assistance for music people in times of need. MusiCares’ services and resources cover a wide range of financial, medical and personal emergencies, and each case is treated with integrity and confidentiality.

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Oxfam America

Oxfam America is a global organization working to right the wrongs of poverty, hunger, and injustice. We work with people in more than 90 countries to create lasting solutions. Oxfam saves lives, develops long-term solutions to poverty, and campaigns for social change.

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Rainforest Partnership

Our mission is to protect and regenerate tropical rainforests by working with the people of the forests to develop sustainable livelihoods that empower and respect both people and nature.

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Rock the Vote

Rock the Vote is the largest nonprofit and nonpartisan organization in the United States driving the youth vote to the polls. Since 1990, Rock the Vote has revolutionized the way we use pop culture, music, art and technology to inspire political activity. The organization has pioneered ways to make voting easier for young adults by simplifying and demystifying voter registration and elections.

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SIMS Foundation

SIMS provides access to mental health and addiction recovery services for Austin-area musicians, music professionals, and their family members.

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Sustainable Food Center

Located in Austin, Texas and founded in 1993, with roots dating back to 1975 as Austin Community Gardens, Sustainable Food Center is involved in every step of our local, Central Texas, food system. SFC’s mission is to cultivate a healthy community by strengthening the local food system and improving access to nutritious, affordable food. SFC envisions a food-secure community where all children and adults grow, share, and prepare healthy, local food.
From seed to table, SFC creates opportunities for individuals to make healthy food choices and to participate in a vibrant local food system. Through organic food gardening, relationships with area farmers, interactive cooking classes and nutrition education, children and adults have increased access to locally grown food and are empowered to improve the long-term health of Central Texans and our environment.

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The Nature Conservancy

Texas’ population of 25 million will nearly double by 2060, which will put incredible pressure on our natural resources. Already, one of the biggest challenges facing Texans is the availability of fresh, clean water – but The Nature Conservancy has answered the call. Using science-based conservation methods, we’ve helped keep the Edwards Aquifer healthy and protected more than 200 miles of rivers and streams, including Barton Creek and the Pedernales River. Our freshwater protection work recognizes the urgent need to conserve and protect water resources for our growing cities and lays the groundwork for future generations to live, work and play.

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