MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN YOUR COMMUNITY
Our hearts are with our neighbors recovering from Hurricane Harvey. Visit the Harvey Relief tent powered by Austin Disaster Relief Network to learn how you can help.
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 our 2017 partners below!
Anthropos Arts connects at-risk youth with professional musicians, cultivating confidence, integrity, and life skills through musical instruction and mentorship.Visit Website
Austin 3-1-1 is the City of Austin’s all day, any day, info center. With a mission to provide uncomplicated access to 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
ACL Festival has partnered Austin Disaster Relief Network (ADRN) to bring attendees a quick and easy way to donate to Harvey Relief while at the festival.
Once you are signed up for ACL Cashless, visit the Austin Disaster Relief Network Harvey Relief Tent at Lou Neff and Barton Springs Road to swipe, donate and go! You can also learn about their response to Hurricane Harvey, volunteer opportunities and more about ADRN’s mission.
ADRN, a tax-exempt charity, is comprised of over 175 greater Austin churches and thousands of trained volunteers working together to prepare and respond quickly to disasters, large or small. Since 2009, ADRN has brought emotional, physical and spiritual relief to more than 38,000 survivors assisted, sponsored more than 2,700 families and given more than $5.4 million in disaster relief funds.Visit Website
Our mission is to strengthen and connect the local music industry and community through free innovative professional and career development programs that empower musicians, music industry professionals, and music businesses within Austin’s creative economy. Over the past 15 years, we have served over 15,000 musicians and music industry professionals and remain committed to ensuring that Austin’s music industry thrives.Visit Website
Austin Parks Foundation (APF) is a non-profit organization devoted to building public-private partnerships that develop and maintain parks, trails and open space in Austin and Travis County.Visit Website
Our mission is to prevent disease, promote health, and protect the well-being of our community with the vision of making Austin/Travis County the healthiest in the nation. When we support well-being, we ensure that everyone has equal access to health and human services so all may live their best life.Visit Website
Bike Austin improves quality of life for all of Austin and Central Texas by growing bicycling as a form of transportation, exercise, and recreation.Visit Website
The Central Texas Food Bank’s mission is to nourish hungry people and lead the community in the fight against hunger.Visit Website
For thirty years, the Don’t mess with Texas campaign has taught Texans the real cost of littering. Whether the message appears on billboard, TV, or a screen, Don’t mess with Texas is proud of the advertising and the impact the campaign has had on helping reduce litter in Texas.Visit Website
Our simple mission is to provide support and information to those who seek the comfort and camaraderie of other clean and sober people at ACL Festival. The only requirement is a desire to stay drug and alcohol free at the festival. Though we consist mostly of people in recovery from alcoholism and addiction, Sober Park exists for anyone wishing to stay clean and sober and those seeking serenity and fellowship at ACL Festival.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 healthcare for Austin’s low-income, working musicians with a focus on prevention and wellness.Visit Website
HOPE Events is a 501(c3) non-profit that connects creatives with causes through educational projects and events, including these 2017 Projects & Events: HOPE (Helping Other People Everywhere) Campaign, HOPE Farmers Market & Night Market, HOPE Outdoor Gallery, HOPE for Senegal, and Hops for HOPE Annual Art Show.Visit Website
Keep Austin Beautiful, founded in 1985, provides resources and education to engage citizens in building more beautiful communities. With programming that ranges from in-classroom presentations to large scale cleanup and beautification projects, Keep Austin Beautiful seeks to make Austin the cleanest and most beautiful community.Visit Website
Enrich the lives of viewers through quality public television programming and community services like our new KLRU PBS Kids 24/7 channel and public events with shows like Austin City Limits.Visit Website
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 155,000 music fans to the registry and find over 3,200 potentially life saving matches offering hope to those with blood cancers and other illness 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 life saving stem cells in an outpatient setting.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. MusiCares also focuses the resources and attention of the music industry on human service issues that directly impact the health and welfare of the music community.Visit Website
MyMusicRx is the flagship program of the Children’s Cancer Association who believes #JoyMatters and #MusicHeals. Our bedside and digital programs engage hospitalized kids across the country, relieving stress, anxiety, and perception of pain. Since 1995, we’ve created joyful music experiences for nearly 150,000 seriously ill children and their families.Visit Website
ONE is a non-partisan campaigning and advocacy organization of nearly eight million people around the world taking action to end extreme poverty and preventable disease, particularly in Africa. We believe the fight against poverty isn’t about charity, but about justice and equality.Visit Website
Oxfam is a global movement of people working together to end the injustice of poverty. With 70 years of experience in more than 90 countries, Oxfam takes on the big issues that keep people poor: inequality, discrimination, and unequal access to resources including food, water, and land.Visit Website
The SAFE Alliance is a merger of Austin Children’s Shelter and SafePlace, both long-standing and respected human service agencies in Austin serving the survivors of child abuse, sexual assault and exploitation, and domestic violence. Our mission is to lead in ending sexual assault and exploitation, child abuse, and domestic violence through prevention, intervention, and advocacy for change.Visit Website
The SIMS Foundation provides mental health and addiction recovery services to Austin musicians, music industry professionals, and their family members.Visit Website
Sustainable Food Center cultivates a healthy community by strengthening the local food system and improving access to nutritious, affordable food. SFC envisions food-secure communities where all children and adults grow, share, and prepare healthy, local food.Visit Website
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 help 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.Visit Website