MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN OUR COMMUNITY
We care about supporting good causes and providing an opportunity for select organizations to gain support from thousands of enthusiastic, like-minded people. Check out our 2019 partners below!
New this year, we are pleased to honor Austin’s own Daniel Johnston, the singer-songwriter and visual artist who painted Austin’s famous “Hi How Are You” frog mural, with the Hi, How Are You Lounge at ACL Cares. Hi, How Are You Project volunteers will be inspiring friendly conversations around mental health and exchanging of ideas and education on mental well-being. Stop by to enjoy shade, seating, and friendly conversation!
Want to learn more? Don’t forget to check out our ACL Cares partners, panels and activity sessions at the new Bonus Tracks stage. Click here to see the schedule.
Anthropos Arts connects at-risk youth with professional musicians, cultivating confidence, integrity, and life skills through musical instruction and mentorship.Visit Website
The City of Austin’s all day, any day, info center. With a mission to provide uncomplicated access to the city services and information, Austin 3-1-1 helps improve the quality of life in our neighborhoods by connecting residents to important city services.Visit Website
Austin Parks Foundation partners with our community to enhance people’s lives by making our public parks, trails and green spaces better through volunteerism, innovative programming, advocacy and financial support.Visit Website
MyMusicRx®, Children’s Cancer Association’s flagship program, is an innovative music medicine intervention that empowers pediatric patients to improve their emotional and mental states through interaction with music. Led by trained music specialists, MyMusicRx is the only programming of its kind in the nation. The MyMusicRx 360° patient experience includes free-of-charge bedside service, in-hospital concerts, treatment diversion requests from medical staff, and MyMusicRx.org, a 24/7 online platform – all designed to relieve stress, anxiety, and perception of pain for pediatric patients.Visit Website
For over thirty years, the Don’t mess with Texas campaign (along with a lot of our very famous friends) has taught Texans the real cost of littering. We’re proud of the impact the campaign has had on helping reduce litter in Texas.Visit Website
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.Visit Website
Health Alliance for Austin Musicians (HAAM) provides access to affordable health care for Austin’s low-income working musicians with a focus on prevention and wellness.Visit Website
The HOPE Campaign is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit arts production company that connects creatives with causes through projects and events to help mobilize people to get involved, create, and collaborate on social issues, arts education, and community causes.Visit Website
KLRU’s mission is to educate, entertain and engage children and adults in the Greater Austin area and beyond by providing distinctive media experiences that matter, whether on the air, online or on the ground, and reflecting Austin’s uniqueness and creativity to the world.Visit Website
Leap of Joy moves to empower and enhance the lives of under privileged and at risk youth through dance and theater arts in after-school and summer camp programs, from pre-K to high school.Visit Website
At the Love Hope Strength Foundation, our mission is to save lives, one concert at a time. We believe that all people deserve quality cancer care, a marrow donor if needed, and most importantly, hope. Founded by cancer survivors, LHSF leverages the power of music to expand the marrow registry through our “Get on the List” campaign.Visit Website
The MMMF offers a perpetual series of projects, programs, and services utilizing the scientifically-proven powers of music to change and improve the quality of lives. Our goal is to offer better access to those in need of music therapy, music education, music experiences and community outreach.Visit Website
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.Visit Website
Oxfam is a global organization working to end the injustice of poverty. We help people build better futures for themselves, hold the powerful accountable, and save lives in disasters. Our mission is to tackle the root causes of poverty and create lasting solutions.Visit Website
RAICES (Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit agency that promotes justice by providing free and low-cost legal services to under-served immigrant children, families, and refugees. We defend the rights of immigrants and refugees, empower individuals, families and communities, and advocate for liberty and justice.Visit Website
SIMS Foundation provides mental health and substance use recovery services for musicians, music industry professionals, and their families to support the well-being of the Austin music community.Visit Website
We provide support and info to those who seek the comfort and camaraderie of other clean and sober people at ACL Fest. We only require a desire to stay drug and alcohol free at the festival. We are people in recovery, and help anyone wishing to stay clean or sober, as well as those seeking serenity and fellowship.Visit Website