A core mission of the Foundation is for its members to provide measurable assistance to those in need through development of strategic partnerships and funding commitments. Investments in third world countries are prioritized, although direct assistance is provided locally as well.
Commitments to Date
Since inception in 2017 the Foundation has partnered with four non-profit organizations that each provide unique services. In three cases, the Foundation has coupled financial assistance with direct “hands-on” participation.
Well Aware. Austin-based not-for-profit that provides innovative and sustainable solutions to water scarcity and contamination in east Africa. Foundation members visited communities in Isiolo and Meru, Kenya in June 2018, assisting with water well drill and maintenance activities and K-12 student learning projects.
Central Texas Food Bank. Austin-based non-profit partnering with 250 agencies to serve families in 21 Central Texas counties at soup kitchens, food pantries, after-school programs, snack programs and other service sites. Foundation members periodically serve at food preparation, sorting and packaging facilities and provide funding.
Nobelity Project. Austin-based non-profit working in 45 school communities across rural Kenya, building classrooms, libraries, computer labs, kitchens, dorms and clean water systems. The Foundation provides financial assistance.
Engineers Without Borders. Foundation members actively support the Central Texas chapter of EWB-USA and provide direct funding for projects in Central and South America.
Each of the commitments of time and financial resources are measured and tracked over time to ensure meaningful impact. To date the Foundation has provided:
- 769 people with first time access to clean water
- Approximately 5,000 school children with new books
- Approximately 12,000 meals for low income central Texas families