2016 Selected Partners

In October 2016 TSAHC’s Board of Directors approved the 2016 Texas Foundations Fund nonprofit partners. Each nonprofit partner was awarded a matching grant of $12,100, for a total of $302,500 in matching grants awarded in 2016. 

Nonprofit partners will utilize their matching grants to provide critical home repairs, as well as case management, job training, and other supportive housing services, for very low-income Texans who have a disability or who are located in a rural community.

Below is a full list of the 2016 nonprofit partners.  Click on the + sign next to each partner’s name to learn more about the services they will provide with their 2016 matching grant.


  • Austin Habitat for Humanity

    Austin Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities, and hope.  In its 30 year history, Austin Habitat has repaired 260 homes and built 409 new homes, making it the largest builder of affordable homeownership in Central Texas.  Austin Habitat will uses it matching grant to grow its Home Repair Program and plans to provide at least 30 critical home repairs in 2016 and 32 in 2017. All families served with a Texas Foundations Fund matching grant will have a physical or mental disability.

    Program Type: Critical Repair
    Counties Served: Bastrop, Blanco, Caldwell, Travis
    Priority Served: Persons with a Disability

  • Avenue Community Development Corporation

    Avenue CDC’s mission is to build affordable homes and strengthen communities. Avenue CDC develops safe, quality housing accessible to low- and moderate-income families and launched its home repair program “Rebuilding Northside Together” in 2014 to help very low-income homeowners in the Northside neighborhood of Houston rehabilitate their homes.  Avenue CDC will utilize its matching grant to provide critical repairs to homeowners with disabilities through the Rebuilding Northside Together program.

    Program Type: Critical Repair
    County Served: Harris
    Priority Served: Persons with a Disability

  • Blackland Community Development Corporation

    The mission of Blackland CDC is to foster a safe, inclusive community that strives for social equality by facilitating projects and activities that bring neighbors together, by preserving and enhancing the stock of affordable housing in the neighborhood, and by providing supportive programs for members of the Blackland community to enhance their health, wellness, and financial stability. A matching grant from the Texas Foundations Fund will support Blackland CDC’s supportive housing program which provides mental health counseling and employment opportunities to residents with disabilities.

    Program Type: Supportive Housing Services
    County Served: Travis
    Priority Served: Persons with a Disability

  • Buckner Children and Family Services, Inc.

    Buckner Children and Family Services, Inc. (a subsidiary of Buckner International) was originally founded in Dallas in 1879 as an orphanage.  Today it is a highly diversified agency providing social service programs and ministries to disadvantaged and displaced children and families. Buckner has successfully operated the Lufkin Family Pathways program since 1997.  It is the oldest of seven (soon to be eight) supportive housing programs currently operated by Buckner in Texas. Buckner will use its matching grant to support the Lufkin Family Pathways program’s case management and other supportive services that help single parent families maintain housing stability while pursuing their education.

    Program Type: Supportive Housing Services
    County Served: Angelina
    Priority Served: Rural Communities

  • Community Partnership for the Homeless, dba Green Doors

    Green Doors was founded in 1990 by an Austin woman concerned about the homelessness she witnessed around her. Twenty-five years later, Green Doors continues providing housing and supportive services to some of Austin's most vulnerable citizens.  A matching grant from the Texas Foundations Fund will help fund Green Doors’ supportive services for people with disabilities, which focus on providing residents with access to case management, educational assistance and transportation.

    Program Type: Supportive Housing Services
    County Served: Travis
    Priority Served: Persons with a Disability

  • Easter Seals Central Texas, Inc.

    Easter Seals Central Texas, Inc. has been a leader in providing housing services for people with disabilities and their families for more than 20 years and has offered critical home repairs through the Critical Home Accessibility Modification Program (CHAMP) since 2003. A matching grant from the Texas Foundations Fund will support repairs provided through the CHAMP program to people with disabilities in rural communities.

    Program Type: Critical Repair
    Counties Served: Bastrop, Bell, Blanco, Burnet, Caldwell, Coryell, Fayette, Gillespie, Gonzales, Guadalupe, Hays, Lampasas, Lee, Llano, Milam, Travis, Williamson
    Priorities Served: Persons with a Disability, Rural Communities

  • Foundation Communities

    Foundation Communities was founded in 1990 to work toward housing low-income families and ending homelessness in our communities. The organization offers two supportive housing programs, Permanent Supportive Housing and Children’s Home Initiative, each providing case management and other services to help residents overcome homelessness and maintain housing stability.  A matching grant from the Texas Foundations Fund will be used specifically to serve residents with mental and physical disabilities.

    Program Type: Supportive Housing Services
    Counties Served: Travis, Williamson
    Priority Served: Persons with a Disability

  • Galilee Community Development Corporation

    Galilee Community Development Corporation is a nonprofit dedicated to helping low-income members in the San Angelo area find and maintain decent and affordable housing. It has operated its Helping Hands program since 2012 and provides critical home repairs, including accessibility modifications and roof repairs, to 40 households each year. Galilee CDC will direct its matching grant specifically to serving homeowners with disabilities.

    Program Type: Critical Repair
    County Served: Tom Green
    Priority Served: Persons with a Disability

  • Habitat for Humanity Smith County

    Habitat for Humanity Smith County (HFHSC) believes every family deserves the opportunity to live in a safe and healthy environment.  HFHSC started its critical home repair & modification division, ReHabitat, in 2009 and by the end of 2015 had repaired or modified over 320 homes.  A matching grant from the Texas Foundations Fund will fund critical repairs specifically for homeowners with a disability.

    Program Type: Critical Repair
    County Served: Smith
    Priority Served: Persons with a Disability

  • Habitat for Humanity South Collin County

    Habitat for Humanity South Collin County’s purpose is to ensure everyone has a decent place to live. It accomplishes this purpose by building new affordable homes and repairing older homes. The organization will utilize its matching grant to provide critical home repairs specifically for homeowners with a disability who are located in rural communities.

    Program Type: Critical Repair
    County Served: Collin
    Priorities Served: Persons with a Disability, Rural Communities

  • Habitat for Humanity Williamson County

    The mission of Habitat for Humanity of Williamson County (HFHWC) is to bring communities and people together to create and sustain homeownership opportunities in Williamson County. HFHWC's home repair program provides interior and exterior home repairs for homeowners who earn less than 50% of the median income. A matching grant from the Texas Foundations Fund will enable HFHWC to provide critical repairs specifically for homeowners in rural areas of Williamson County.

    Program Type: Critical Repair
    County Served: Williamson
    Priority Served: Rural Communities

  • Merced Housing Texas

    The mission of Merced Housing Texas (Merced) is to create and strengthen healthy communities by providing quality, affordable, service-enriched housing for low-income individuals and families. Merced’s Owner Occupied Repair Program (OORP) began in 2002 with the repair of one elderly woman’s dilapidated home on the east side of San Antonio.  Since that time, Merced has repaired more than 570 homes through the OORP, averaging 30 homes annually.  Merced will use its Texas Foundations Fund matching grant specifically to serve homeowners with a disability through the program.

    Program Type: Critical Repair
    County Served: Bexar
    Priority Served: Persons with a Disability

  • Montgomery County Women’s Center

    The mission of the Montgomery County Women’s Center is to lead the effort in preventing domestic violence and sexual assault through crisis intervention, assistance, advocacy, empowerment and social change.  The construction of the organization’s Reaching Pines apartment complex was completed in 2009 and is the first transitional housing program of its kind in Montgomery County.  With a matching grant from the Texas Foundations Fund, Montgomery County Women’s Center will provide financial education and other supportive services to residents with a disability, enabling them to achieve independence through financial empowerment.

    Program Type: Supportive Housing Services
    Counties Served: Harris, Liberty, Montgomery
    Priority Served: Persons with a Disability

  • Motivation, Education and Training, Inc.

    Motivation, Education and Training, Inc. (MET) was founded for the purpose of providing academic and vocational training to migrant and seasonal farmworkers to help further their economic sufficiency.  A matching grant from the Texas Foundations Fund will support MET’s Farmworker Housing Rehabilitation Program, enabling MET to serve homeowners in rural communities throughout south Texas.

    Program Type: Critical Repair
    Counties Served: Cameron, Dimmit, Hidalgo, Maverick, Starr, Webb, Willacy, Zavala
    Priority Served: Rural Communities

  • New Hope Housing, Inc.

    New Hope Housing’s core purpose is to provide life-stabilizing, affordable, permanent housing with support services for people who live on limited incomes. New Hope formally instituted its Resident Services Program (RSP) in 2000 to provide case management, information and referral services, direct assistance with basic necessities, and educational and recreational opportunities for spiritual and social well-being. New Hope will target its matching grant specifically to residents with a disability, helping them become self-sufficient, maintain healthy lifestyles and engage with their neighbors.

    Program Type: Supportive Housing Services
    County Served: Harris
    Priority Served: Persons with a Disability

  • North Collin County Habitat for Humanity

    North Collin County Habitat for Humanity (NCC Habitat) is part of a global, nonprofit housing organization working to build strength, stability and self-reliance for families through shelter. To date, NCC Habitat has completed 123 home repairs through its Brush With Kindness (ABWK) program for low-income homeowners in need.  A matching grant from the Texas Foundations Fund will enable NCC Habitat to serve more homeowners through the ABWK program, focusing specifically on homeowners in rural communities.

    Program Type: Critical Repair
    County Served: Collin
    Priority Served: Rural Communities

  • Opportunity Center for the Homeless

    The Opportunity Center for the Homeless exists for all homeless without distinction of race, ethnic origin, language spoken, or, religious beliefs, and regardless of mental, drug and alcohol problems. The Center will utilize its matching grant to fund supportive services, including intensive case management, provided at its Magoffin Avenue SRO (Single-Room Occupancy) permanent housing facility.  All services funded by the matching grant will be targeted specifically to residents with a disability

    Program Type: Supportive Housing Services
    County Served: El Paso
    Priority Served: Persons with a Disability

  • Panhandle Community Services

    Panhandle Community Services (PCS) is a non-profit community action agency that serves the top 26 counties of the Texas Panhandle by working with low-income households to provide temporary financial assistance and improve self-sufficiency. PCS has operated its Weatherization program for 38 years, and in that time the program has evolved to provide a range of critical repairs to approximately 150 households annually. PCS will utilize its matching grant to expand the program in rural communities of the Texas Panhandle.

    Program Type: Critical Repair
    Counties Served: Armstrong, Briscoe, Carson, Castro, Childress, Collingsworth, Dallam, Deaf Smith, Donley, Gray, Hall, Hansford, Hartley, Hemphill, Hutchinson, Lipscomb, Moore, Ochiltree, Oldham, Parmer, Potter,  Randall, Roberts, Sherman, Swisher, Wheeler
    Priority Served: Rural Communities

  • Rebuilding Together El Paso

    Rebuilding Together El Paso (RTEP) is a non-profit organization that provides critical repairs to low-income elderly and/or disabled homeowners in El Paso. To date, over 500 homes have been rehabilitated and revitalized with the help of hundreds of volunteers. RTEP will target all repairs funded through its matching grant specifically to homeowners with disabilities.

    Program Type: Critical Repair
    County Served: El Paso
    Priority Served: Persons with a Disability

  • Tarrant County Samaritan Housing, Inc.

    Tarrant County Samaritan Housing, Inc. (Samaritan House) was established in 1991 to provide housing and end-of-life care to persons living with HIV/AIDS. As medical interventions improved and life expediencies grew, the agency realigned the mission to help residents maintain housing stability, establish goals, improve life skills, and work toward self-sufficiency. Samaritan House will utilize its matching grant from the Texas Foundations Fund to continue to provide supportive services, such as medical case management, substance abuse counseling, life skills and enrichment services to residents with a disability.

    Program Type: Supportive Housing Services
    County Served: Tarrant
    Priority Served: Persons with a Disability

  • The Women’s Home

    The Women’s Home was created in 1957 with the mission to help women in crisis regain their self-esteem and dignity, empowering them to return to society as productive, self-sufficient individuals. A matching grant from the Texas Foundations Fund will help fund supportive services for residents with disabilities at the organization’s Jane Cizik Garden Place permanent supportive housing facility.

    Program Type: Supportive Housing Services
    Counties Served: Fort Bend, Galveston, Harris, Montgomery
    Priority Served: Persons with a Disability

  • Trinity Habitat for Humanity

    Trinity Habitat for Humanity builds strength, stability and self-reliance through shelter. Programs include building new homes, externally repairing existing homes and offering homeownership education classes and counseling services in partnership with qualified low-income families, sponsors and community volunteers. Trinity Habitat will target its matching grant specifically to serve homeowners with disabilities through its Preserve a Home Program, which provides external home repairs ranging from minor siding repairs to full roof replacements and accessibility modifications.

    Program Type: Critical Repair
    County Served: Tarrant
    Priority Served: Persons with a Disability

  • VinCare Services of Austin Foundation dba Saint Louise House

    Saint Louise House was founded in 2000 with the mission to empower women with children to overcome homelessness in Central Texas. Since opening its doors in 2001 to five families in rented apartments, Saint Louise House has expanded to serve up to 34 families at a time in two agency-owned apartment complexes in South Austin. A matching grant from the Texas Foundations Fund will support regular case management, counseling, employment services, life skills workshops and other services for residents with disabilities.

    Program Type: Supportive Housing Services
    Counties Served: Travis, Williamson
    Priority Served: Persons with a Disability

  • Waco Habitat for Humanity

    Waco Habitat and its volunteers have built 169 new homes and repaired 385 owner-occupied homes in McLennan County since 1986. Home repairs include plumbing, electrical, roof and structural repairs. Waco Habitat will utilize its matching grant to provide repairs specifically for homeowners with disabilities.

    Program Type: Critical Repair
    County Served: McLennan
    Priority Served: Persons with a Disability

  • Youth and Family Alliance dba LifeWorks

    LifeWorks has been providing services to runaway, homeless and street youth for more than 40 years. In January 2014 LifeWorks established its Permanent Supportive Housing program, which provides housing and support to chronically homeless youth with disabilities, many of whom have aged out of foster care. A matching grant from the Texas Foundations Fund will help LifeWorks provide case management and other supportive services to its residents to help them build successful lives.

    Program Type: Supportive Housing Services
    County Served: Travis
    Priority Served: Persons with a Disability