The Austin Project

Address
5221 Ledesma Road
Austin, TX 78721
Contact
Website: http://www.theaustinproject.org
Phone: +1 (512) 414-6825
Nonprofit
NTEE: J22 - Vocational Training
EIN: 74-2634835

Mission

The Austin Project was organized for the primary purpose of mobilizing the public and private sectors of the community in the City of Austin (City) to reverse the decline of the disadvantaged neighborhoods throughout the City and to provide the citizens in these neighborhoods with resources to assist them into the mainstream of society.
 20162015201420132012
Basic features of the organization
Year of formation1992
Metropolitan statistical area0640
Form of organization
CorporationTrue
Human resources, including compensation
Summary compensation info
Total compensation of current key personnel$68,358.00$61,701.00$63,000.00$63,000.00$63,000.00
Sum of reportable (W2/1099) compensation$63,000.00$63,000.00$63,000.00$63,000.00$63,000.00
Number of employees1113171720
Number of people compensated >$100k00000
Number of volunteers150  220150
Number of highly compensated contractors0    
Personnel
Alderete, Eloy
Title  Board MemberBoard MemberBoard Member
Name of key/compensated person  Eloy AldereteEloy AldereteEloy Alderete
Position of compensated person
Current institutional trustee  TrueTrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org  0.500.500.50
Reportable compensation from org  $0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs  $0.00$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs   $0.00$0.00$0.00
Average hours per week working for related orgs  0.000.00 
Balch, David
TitleDirectorBoard Member   
Name of key/compensated personDavid BalchDavid Balch   
Position of compensated person
Current institutional trustee True   
Average hours per week working for org3.000.50   
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00   
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00   
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00   
Average hours per week working for related orgs0.000.00   
Coronado, Jim
TitleDirectorBoard MemberBoard MemberBoard MemberBoard Member
Name of key/compensated personJim CoronadoJim CoronadoJim CoronadoJim CoronadoJim Coronado
Position of compensated person
Current institutional trustee TrueTrueTrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org1.000.500.500.500.50
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Average hours per week working for related orgs0.000.000.000.00 
Damron, Melanie
Title   Board MemberBoard Member
Name of key/compensated person   Melanie DamronMelanie Damron
Position of compensated person
Current institutional trustee   TrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org   0.500.50
Reportable compensation from org   $0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs   $0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs    $0.00$0.00
Average hours per week working for related orgs   0.00 
Dougherty, Chrys
TitleDirectorBoard MemberBoard MemberBoard MemberBoard Member
Name of key/compensated personChrys DoughertyChrys DoughertyChrys DoughertyChrys DoughertyChrys Dougherty
Position of compensated person
Current institutional trustee TrueTrueTrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org1.000.500.500.500.50
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Average hours per week working for related orgs0.000.000.000.00 
Elizondo, Eliseo
Title  Board MemberBoard MemberBoard Member
Name of key/compensated person  Eliseo ElizondoEliseo ElizondoEliseo Elizondo
Position of compensated person
Current institutional trustee  TrueTrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org  0.500.500.50
Reportable compensation from org  $0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs  $0.00$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs   $0.00$0.00$0.00
Average hours per week working for related orgs  0.000.00 
Frey, Julie
TitleDirectorBoard MemberBoard MemberBoard MemberBoard Member
Name of key/compensated personJulie FreyJulie FreyJulie FreyJulie FreyJulie Frey
Position of compensated person
Current institutional trustee TrueTrueTrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org1.000.500.500.500.50
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Average hours per week working for related orgs0.000.000.000.00 
Hagey, Donna
TitleExecutive Dir.Executive DirectorExecutive DirectorExecutive DirectorExecutive Director
Name of key/compensated personDonna HageyDonna HageyDonna HageyDonna HageyDonna Hagey
Position of compensated person
Average hours per week working for org40.0050.0050.0050.0050.00
Reportable compensation from org$63,000.00$63,000.00$63,000.00$63,000.00$63,000.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$5,358.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Average hours per week working for related orgs0.000.000.000.00 
Hood, Ashley
TitleDirectorBoard Member   
Name of key/compensated personAshley HoodAshley Hood   
Position of compensated person
Current institutional trustee True   
Average hours per week working for org1.000.50   
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00   
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00   
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00   
Average hours per week working for related orgs0.000.00   
Hudspeth, Betty
Title2nd Vice Pres2nd Vice President2nd Vice President2nd Vice President2nd Vice President
Name of key/compensated personBetty Jo HudspethBetty Jo HudspethBetty Jo HudspethBetty Jo HudspethBetty Jo Hudspeth
Position of compensated person
Average hours per week working for org2.000.500.500.500.50
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Average hours per week working for related orgs0.000.000.000.00 
Huston, Aletha
Title    Board Member
Name of key/compensated person    Aletha Huston
Position of compensated person
Current institutional trustee    True
Average hours per week working for org    0.50
Reportable compensation from org    $0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs    $0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs     $0.00
King, Christopher
Title1st Vice Pres1st Vice President1st Vice President1st Vice President1st Vice President
Name of key/compensated personChristopher KingChristopher KingChristopher KingChristopher KingChristopher King
Position of compensated person
Average hours per week working for org3.000.500.500.500.50
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Average hours per week working for related orgs0.000.000.000.00 
Lazarus, Howard
TitleDirector    
Name of key/compensated personHoward Lazarus    
Position of compensated person
Average hours per week working for org1.00    
Reportable compensation from org$0.00    
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00    
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00    
Average hours per week working for related orgs0.00    
Merjanian, Ara
TitleDirectorBoard MemberBoard MemberBoard MemberBoard Member
Name of key/compensated personAra MerjanianAra M MerjanianAra MerjanianAra MerjanianAra Merjanian
Position of compensated person
Current institutional trustee TrueTrueTrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org3.000.500.500.500.50
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Average hours per week working for related orgs0.000.000.000.00 
Pargaman, Lazan
Title  Board MemberTreasurerBoard Member
Name of key/compensated person  Lazan PargamanLazan PargamanLazan Pargaman
Position of compensated person
Current institutional trustee  True True
Average hours per week working for org  0.502.000.50
Reportable compensation from org  $0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs  $0.00$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs   $0.00$0.00$0.00
Average hours per week working for related orgs  0.000.00 
Paver, Rhonda
TitleDirectorBoard MemberBoard MemberBoard MemberBoard Member
Name of key/compensated personRhonda PaverRhonda PaverRhonda PaverRhonda PaverRhonda Paver
Position of compensated person
Current institutional trustee TrueTrueTrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org1.000.500.500.500.50
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Average hours per week working for related orgs0.000.000.000.00 
Reyna, Mike
Title   Board Member 
Name of key/compensated person   Mike Reyna 
Position of compensated person
Current institutional trustee   True 
Average hours per week working for org   0.50 
Reportable compensation from org   $0.00 
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs   $0.00 
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs    $0.00 
Average hours per week working for related orgs   0.00 
Rutishauser, Bob
TitleTreasurerTreasurerTreasurerSecretarySecretary Immed Past Pres
Name of key/compensated personBob RutishauserBob RutishauserBob RutishauserBob RutishauserBob Rutishauser
Position of compensated person
Average hours per week working for org3.002.002.002.002.00
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Average hours per week working for related orgs0.000.000.000.00 
Sarria, Al
TitlePast President Immediate Past PresidentImmediate Past PresidentPresident
Name of key/compensated personAl Sarria Al SarriaAl SarriaAl Sarria
Position of compensated person
Average hours per week working for org2.00 2.002.002.00
Reportable compensation from org$0.00 $0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00 $0.00$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00 $0.00$0.00$0.00
Average hours per week working for related orgs0.00 0.000.00 
Steele, William
TitlePresidentPresidentPresidentPresidentTreasurer
Name of key/compensated personWilliam SteeleWilliam B Steele IIIWilliam B Steele IIIWilliam B Steele IIIWilliam B Steele III
Position of compensated person
Average hours per week working for org2.002.002.002.000.50
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Average hours per week working for related orgs0.000.000.000.00 
Todd, Bruce
Title   Board MemberBoard Member
Name of key/compensated person   Bruce ToddBruce Todd
Position of compensated person
Current institutional trustee   TrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org   0.500.50
Reportable compensation from org   $0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs   $0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs    $0.00$0.00
Average hours per week working for related orgs   0.00 
Travillion, Jeff
TitleDirector    
Name of key/compensated personJeff Travillion    
Position of compensated person
Average hours per week working for org1.00    
Reportable compensation from org$0.00    
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00    
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00    
Average hours per week working for related orgs0.00    
Travillion, Jeffrey
Title Board MemberBoard MemberBoard MemberBoard Member
Name of key/compensated person Jeffrey TravillionJeffrey TravillionJeffrey TravillionJeffrey Travillion
Position of compensated person
Current institutional trustee TrueTrueTrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org 0.500.500.500.50
Reportable compensation from org $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs  $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Average hours per week working for related orgs 0.000.000.00 
Zarazadegan, Shawn
Title Board Member   
Name of key/compensated person Shawn Zarazadegan   
Position of compensated person
Current institutional trustee True   
Average hours per week working for org 0.50   
Reportable compensation from org $0.00   
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs $0.00   
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs  $0.00   
Average hours per week working for related orgs 0.00   
Purpose: mission, activities, & accomplishments
Mission or significant activitiesThe Austin Project works as a catalyst in collaboration with other organizations, City and County agencies, and faith-based organizations to ensure that children, youth and families reach their full potential.The Austin Project (TAP) is a 501 c(3) non-profit that acts as a catalyst in collaboration with other organizations to ensure children, youth and families reach their full potential.The Austin Project (TAP) is a 501 c(3) non-profit that acts as a catalyst in collaboration with other organizations to improve the lives of children, youth and families in the greater Austin area.The Austin Project (TAP) is a 501 c(3) non-profit that acts as a catalyst in collaboration with other organizations to improve the lives of children, youth and families in the greater Austin area.The Austin Project (TAP) is a 501 c(3) non-profit that acts as a catalyst in collaboration with other organizations to improve the lives of children, youth and families in the greater Austin area.
Program service expenses, total$206,716.00$224,896.00$267,602.00$323,354.00$256,751.00
Programs, including revenue & expenses
1. Community Development (Parent Transition Initiative): The Austin Project promotes Healthy Teen Relationships through Parent-focused Transition Programs for parents whose youth transition from elementary to middle school and from childhood to adolescence. TAP is part of a 5 year partnership with SafePlace, the Austin Independent School District and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to promote healthy teen relationships in targeted communities within Austin. TAP developed and implemented highly successful transition planning workshops to engage parents in effective parenting strategies, involvement with their child9s middle school, and ways to support their childrens9s development of healthy teen relationships... . 2. Community Development (Intermediary Collaborations: Promoting alignment of services and resources through participation on City/Council/AISD Task Forces, Youth Service Collaborations, and neighborhood Coalitions): see next page.
Program expenses    $50,560.00
Program revenue    $25,000.00
Program description    1. Community Development (Parent Transition Initiative): The Austin Project promotes Healthy Teen Relationships through Parent-focused Transition Programs for parents whose youth transition from elementary to middle school and from childhood to adolescence. TAP is part of a 5 year partnership with SafePlace, the Austin Independent School District and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to promote healthy teen relationships in targeted communities within Austin. TAP developed and implemented highly successful transition planning workshops to engage parents in effective parenting strategies, involvement with their child9s middle school, and ways to support their childrens9s development of healthy teen relationships... . 2. Community Development (Intermediary Collaborations: Promoting alignment of services and resources through participation on City/Council/AISD Task Forces, Youth Service Collaborations, and neighborhood Coalitions): see next page.
1. Strengthening Families (Family Resource Center Development): The Austin Project, with funding from the Austin Independent School District, United Way of Greater Austin, Roddy-Holden Foundation, Michael & Susan Dell Foundation, Seton Family of Hospitals and numerous other community-based individuals and corporate funders, continues the development of school-based family resource centers (FRC) located in Central and Southeast Austin. The FRCs are designed to reduce student mobility, increase student attendance, improve student academic performance and stabilize families through strength-based case management, parent leadership development and by connecting families to basic resources and services. The FRCs also function as hubs that coordinate, link and leverage external resources to expand support services for schools.
Program expenses  $209,123.00$219,621.00$174,592.00
Program revenue    $205,620.00
Program description  1. Strengthening Families (Family Resource Center Development): The Austin Project, with funding from the Austin Independent School District, United Way of Greater Austin, Roddy-Holden Foundation, Michael & Susan Dell Foundation, Seton Family of Hospitals and numerous other community-based individuals and corporate funders, continues the development of school-based family resource centers (FRC) located in Central and Southeast Austin. The FRCs are designed to reduce student mobility, increase student attendance, improve student academic performance and stabilize families through strength-based case management, parent leadership development and by connecting families to basic resources and services. The FRCs also function as hubs that coordinate, link and leverage external resources to expand support services for schools.1. Strengthening Families (Family Resource Center Development): The Austin Project, with funding from the Austin Independent School District, United Way of Greater Austin, Roddy-Holden Foundation, Michael & Susan Dell Foundation, Seton Family of Hospitals and numerous other community-based individuals and corporate funders, continues the development of school-based family resource centers (FRC) located in Central and Southeast Austin. The FRCs are designed to reduce student mobility, increase student attendance, improve student academic performance and stabilize families through strength-based case management, parent leadership development and by connecting families to basic resources and services. The FRCs also function as hubs that coordinate, link and leverage external resources to expand support services for schools. TAP FRC services benefitted more than 3500 families during the 2013 school year.1. Strengthening Families (Family Resource Center Development): The Austin Project, with funding from the Austin Independent School District, United Way, Roddy-Holden Foundation, and numerous other community-based individuals and corporate funders, continues the development of school-based family resource centers (FRC) located in East Austin. The FRCs are designed to reduce student mobility, increase student attendance, improve student academic performance and stabilize families through strength-based case management, parent involvement and by connecting families to basic needs resource services. The FRCs also function as hubs that coordinate, link and leverage external resources to provide services within the schools. TAP FRC services benefitted more than 3500 families during the 2012 school year. Continued on next page.
Disaster Response: For the second time in 3 years, TAP played the role of first responder when the Southeast Austin Community of Dove Springs was hit with another 100-year flood. TAPs Family Resource Center at Mendez Middle School in Dove Springs organized support for area flood victims, targeting families with school children. Working with the Austin Independent School District, the City of Austin/Travis County, Dept. of Health Human Services, the Dove Springs neighborhood, AISD staff, TAP helped to coordinate support between agencies to benefit families. TAP received support from United Way Greater Austin and other donors to provide direct support to flood-affected families. TAP provided comprehensive case management for 163 families impacted in the 2015 flood and more than 265 from the preceding flood that occurred in 2013. TAP played a key role in advocating more aligned system of response to area natural disasters and raised awareness about the critical need for keeping children in school while families manage the trauma that displacement due to flooding brings.
Program expenses $3,552.00   
Program description Disaster Response: For the second time in 3 years, TAP played the role of first responder when the Southeast Austin Community of Dove Springs was hit with another 100-year flood. TAPs Family Resource Center at Mendez Middle School in Dove Springs organized support for area flood victims, targeting families with school children. Working with the Austin Independent School District, the City of Austin/Travis County, Dept. of Health Human Services, the Dove Springs neighborhood, AISD staff, TAP helped to coordinate support between agencies to benefit families. TAP received support from United Way Greater Austin and other donors to provide direct support to flood-affected families. TAP provided comprehensive case management for 163 families impacted in the 2015 flood and more than 265 from the preceding flood that occurred in 2013. TAP played a key role in advocating more aligned system of response to area natural disasters and raised awareness about the critical need for keeping children in school while families manage the trauma that displacement due to flooding brings.   
Promoting Early Literacy (Academic Improvement): The Austin Project's early intervention tutoring initiative, known as Community Tutor/Mentor Program builds on TAP's 8 year former literacy effort known as 'Tutors Galore' - a partnership between TAP, with the City of Austin, Dept. of Health and Human Services, the University of Texas at Austin and the Austin Independent School District. During the 2012-2013 academic year, TAP, along with partners UT Austin and AISD, developed a new structure and focus for the effort that includes a mentoring and parent component to be fully launched in Fall 2014. This initiative builds on the 8 years of program results showed an average of 146 children served annually with 91% showing improved academic performance and an average of 90% of participants demonstrating improved attitudes toward learning as measured by their classroom teachers.
Program expenses   $13,089.00 
Program description   Promoting Early Literacy (Academic Improvement): The Austin Project's early intervention tutoring initiative, known as Community Tutor/Mentor Program builds on TAP's 8 year former literacy effort known as 'Tutors Galore' - a partnership between TAP, with the City of Austin, Dept. of Health and Human Services, the University of Texas at Austin and the Austin Independent School District. During the 2012-2013 academic year, TAP, along with partners UT Austin and AISD, developed a new structure and focus for the effort that includes a mentoring and parent component to be fully launched in Fall 2014. This initiative builds on the 8 years of program results showed an average of 146 children served annually with 91% showing improved academic performance and an average of 90% of participants demonstrating improved attitudes toward learning as measured by their classroom teachers. 
Promoting Early Literacy (Academic Improvement): The Austin Project9s early intervention tutoring initiative, known as 9Tutors Galore9, is a nine-year old program that is a partnership with the City of Austin, Dept. of Health and Human Services, the University of Texas at Austin and the Austin Independent School District that culminated in 2012. The Donaldson Trust is now helping TAP sustain our early intervention literacy initiative at Ortega Elementary School located in Central Austin. This program has served 1200+ children with outstanding results for the last 8 years.
Program expenses    $31,599.00
Program revenue    $34,930.00
Program description    Promoting Early Literacy (Academic Improvement): The Austin Project9s early intervention tutoring initiative, known as 9Tutors Galore9, is a nine-year old program that is a partnership with the City of Austin, Dept. of Health and Human Services, the University of Texas at Austin and the Austin Independent School District that culminated in 2012. The Donaldson Trust is now helping TAP sustain our early intervention literacy initiative at Ortega Elementary School located in Central Austin. This program has served 1200+ children with outstanding results for the last 8 years.
Strengthening Families/Growing Community Schools: The Austin Project has been engaged in the development of safe and healthy schools and families as a way to undo systemic poverty in East and Southeast Austin for the past 24 years. During the past few years including 2015, TAP is engaged with the development of Community Schools-a national model- with its school-based Family Resource Centers (FRCs) at the heart of the effort. With funding from the Austin Independent School District, the City of Austin and Travis County and United Way Greater Austin, TAP has anchored more support and knowledge about the value of aligned and coordinate systems across local public funding entities. TAP has used the past 4 years of United Way support to develop a successful model of coordination of school with community resources that addresses needs of families and neighborhoods. The Michael & Susan Dell Foundation, Safeplace and Marathon Kids funds have underwritten TAP efforts to improve Coordinated School Health systems between elementary and secondary schools. The FRCs reduce student mobility, increase student attendance, improve student academic performance and stabilize families through strength-based case management, parent leadership development and by connecting families to basic resources and services. TAPs Community School/FRCs serve families within school feeder patterns as hubs that coordinate, link and leverage external resources to expand support services and resources for schools. TAP impacted 3,500+ families through case management, Parent Academies, and community-wide health and college/career fairs while strengthening school systems and improving student success in East and Southeast Austin.
Program expenses $221,344.00   
Program description Strengthening Families/Growing Community Schools: The Austin Project has been engaged in the development of safe and healthy schools and families as a way to undo systemic poverty in East and Southeast Austin for the past 24 years. During the past few years including 2015, TAP is engaged with the development of Community Schools-a national model- with its school-based Family Resource Centers (FRCs) at the heart of the effort. With funding from the Austin Independent School District, the City of Austin and Travis County and United Way Greater Austin, TAP has anchored more support and knowledge about the value of aligned and coordinate systems across local public funding entities. TAP has used the past 4 years of United Way support to develop a successful model of coordination of school with community resources that addresses needs of families and neighborhoods. The Michael & Susan Dell Foundation, Safeplace and Marathon Kids funds have underwritten TAP efforts to improve Coordinated School Health systems between elementary and secondary schools. The FRCs reduce student mobility, increase student attendance, improve student academic performance and stabilize families through strength-based case management, parent leadership development and by connecting families to basic resources and services. TAPs Community School/FRCs serve families within school feeder patterns as hubs that coordinate, link and leverage external resources to expand support services and resources for schools. TAP impacted 3,500+ families through case management, Parent Academies, and community-wide health and college/career fairs while strengthening school systems and improving student success in East and Southeast Austin.   
The Austin Project operates two Family Resource Centers (FRC) in Central and Southeast Austin located on middle school campuses that are part of the Austin Independent School District. The FRCs are school-based family friendly gathering places that engage parents and residents in community problem solving, coordination of events, and school partnerships. Each FRC has 2 licensed social workers that offer case management services in addition to significant outreach and parent leadership development. The FRCs promote healthy life styles by promoting and organizing Coordinated School Health teams, and increasing access to and utilization of physical activity and nutritious food. At the FRCs families are connected to family and youth resources and services, receive assistance with Medicaid and SNAP applications, and have access to employment services, health support, an emergency clothes closet, parent education courses, and other community and parent leadership opportunities. Each FRC serves families in the school feeder pattern, meaning families from the feeder elementary and high schools access services through the middle school FRCs. The Austin Project's FRCs provided services in 2016 to families with children in 43 public schools. In addition to providing campus-based social services, The Austin Project promotes the development of full service Community Schools locally, regionally and nationally by serving on local city, state, and national task forces and the National Community School Leadership Council.
Program expenses$206,716.00    
Program descriptionThe Austin Project operates two Family Resource Centers (FRC) in Central and Southeast Austin located on middle school campuses that are part of the Austin Independent School District. The FRCs are school-based family friendly gathering places that engage parents and residents in community problem solving, coordination of events, and school partnerships. Each FRC has 2 licensed social workers that offer case management services in addition to significant outreach and parent leadership development. The FRCs promote healthy life styles by promoting and organizing Coordinated School Health teams, and increasing access to and utilization of physical activity and nutritious food. At the FRCs families are connected to family and youth resources and services, receive assistance with Medicaid and SNAP applications, and have access to employment services, health support, an emergency clothes closet, parent education courses, and other community and parent leadership opportunities. Each FRC serves families in the school feeder pattern, meaning families from the feeder elementary and high schools access services through the middle school FRCs. The Austin Project's FRCs provided services in 2016 to families with children in 43 public schools. In addition to providing campus-based social services, The Austin Project promotes the development of full service Community Schools locally, regionally and nationally by serving on local city, state, and national task forces and the National Community School Leadership Council.    
Thousands of homes located in the Dove Springs and Onion Creek areas were devastated by the Central Texas Halloween flood. TAP's Family Resource Center at Mendez Middle School in Dove Springs organized support for area flood victims, targeting families with school children. Working with City of Austin/Travis County, Dept. of Health Human Services, the Dove Springs neighborhood, AISD staff, TAP has helped to coordinate support between agencies to benefit families. TAP received substantial support from the Klein Family, Moody Foundation, Buena Vista and Tapestry foundations to provide direct support to flood-affected families. AISD designated TAP as the organization to receive contributions on behalf of the school district to be distributed. More than 360 children and 200+ school families were identified as being severely impacted. Most of the funds have already been dispursed; remaining funds are targeted to help families transition over the next several months.
Program expenses  $58,479.00$90,644.00 
Program description  Thousands of homes located in the Dove Springs and Onion Creek areas were devastated by the Central Texas Halloween flood. TAP's Family Resource Center at Mendez Middle School in Dove Springs organized support for area flood victims, targeting families with school children. Working with City of Austin/Travis County, Dept. of Health Human Services, the Dove Springs neighborhood, AISD staff, TAP has helped to coordinate support between agencies to benefit families. TAP received substantial support from the Klein Family, Moody Foundation, Buena Vista and Tapestry foundations to provide direct support to flood-affected families. AISD designated TAP as the organization to receive contributions on behalf of the school district to be distributed. More than 360 children and 200+ school families were identified as being severely impacted. Most of the funds have already been dispursed; remaining funds are targeted to help families transition over the next several months.Thousands of homes located in the Dove Springs and Onion Creek areas were devastated by the Central Texas Halloween flood. TAP's Family Resource Center at Mendez Middle School in Dove Springs organized support for area flood victims, targeting families with school children. Working with City of Austin/Travis County, Dept. of Health Human Services, the Dove Springs neighborhood, AISD staff, TAP has helped to coordinate support between agencies to benefit families. TAP received substantial support from the Klein Family, Moody Foundation, Buena Vista and Tapestry foundations to provide direct support to flood-affected families. AISD designated TAP as the organization to receive contributions on behalf of the school district to be distributed. More than 360 children and 200+ school families were identified as being severely impacted. Most of the funds have already been dispursed; remaining funds are targeted to help families transition over the next several months. 
Financial data
Revenue
Total revenue$269,641.00$307,025.00$273,336.00$417,188.00$329,703.00
Revenue from contributions (total)$266,380.00$298,370.00$240,690.00$369,775.00$274,407.00
Investment income, current yr$3,261.00-$667.00$3,934.00$2,081.00-$181.00
Total revenue from grants, etc., current yr$266,380.00$298,370.00$240,690.00$369,775.00$274,407.00
Total unrelated business revenue$0.00-$667.00$3,934.00$0.00$0.00
Other revenue, current yr$0.00$9,322.00$28,712.00$45,332.00$55,477.00
Net unrelated business taxable revenue $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Program service revenue (total)$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Gross receipts$269,641.00$307,025.00$277,719.00$455,744.00$363,169.00
Sources of contributions
Revenue from gov't grants$196,565.00  $334,262.00$265,550.00
Revenue from all other contributions$69,815.00$298,370.00$240,690.00$35,513.00$8,857.00
Other types of revenue
Royalties (total)$0.00    
Miscellaneous revenue (total)$0.00    
Net revenue from gaming (total)$0.00    
Income from dividends, interest, and similar investments$3,261.00$507.00$965.00$980.00$1,202.00
Net rental income$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Net income from fundraising events$0.00$9,322.00$28,712.00$45,332.00$55,477.00
Net inventory sales (total)$0.00    
Expense categories (totals)
Total functional expenses: sum of all$305,198.00$307,778.00$348,785.00$412,267.00$344,646.00
Total functional expenses: program service $206,716.00$224,896.00$267,602.00$323,354.00$256,751.00
Total functional expenses: management and general$71,307.00$56,771.00$58,217.00$60,676.00$62,124.00
Total functional expenses: fundraising$27,175.00$26,111.00$22,966.00$28,237.00$25,771.00
Fees for services
Lobbying fees (total)$0.00    
Legal fees (total)$0.00    
Fundraising service fees (total)$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
General management fees (total)$0.00    
Investment management fees (total)$0.00    
Assets and liabilities
Total assets$184,191.00$66,232.00$69,274.00$144,963.00$116,663.00
Total assets, beginning of year$66,232.00$69,274.00$144,963.00$116,663.00$107,157.00
Total liabilities$33,398.00$20,379.00$22,668.00$25,848.00$23,449.00
Total liabilities, beginning of year$20,379.00$22,668.00$25,848.00$23,449.00$12,633.00
Pledges & accounts receivable, net$136,602.00$30,665.00$9,639.00$7,657.00$7,018.00
Loans & receivables from key persons$0.00    
Unrestricted net assets, end of yr$14,191.00$45,853.00$46,606.00$76,337.00$93,214.00
Temporarily restricted net assets$136,602.00  $42,778.00 
Net assets$150,793.00$45,853.00$46,606.00$119,115.00$93,214.00
Net assets, beginning of year$45,853.00$46,606.00$119,115.00$93,214.00$94,524.00
Other liabilities $20,379.00$22,668.00$25,848.00$23,449.00
Intangible assets$0.00    
Other assets$0.00    
Investments: other securities$0.00    
Investments: publicly traded securities$21,640.00$24,337.00$53,514.00$72,157.00$74,096.00
Cash: non-interest bearing$4,940.00$767.00$4,296.00$63,541.00$32,366.00
Cash: non-interest bearing, beginning of year$767.00$4,296.00$63,541.00$32,366.00$11,869.00
Investments -- program-related$0.00    
Loans and other payables to key persons$15,992.00    
Inventories for sale or use$0.00    
Other financial variables
Revenue less expenses-$35,557.00-$753.00-$75,449.00$4,921.00-$14,943.00
Advertising (total)$0.00    
Savings & temp cash investment$292.00    
Accounts receivable, net$19,792.00$9,638.00$1,000.00$290.00 
Prepaid expenses & deferred charges$925.00$825.00$825.00$916.00$2,297.00
Accounts payable & accrued expenses$17,406.00    
Total net assets or fund balances$150,793.00$45,853.00$46,606.00$119,115.00$93,214.00
Depreciation, depletion, amortization$0.00 $402.00$484.00$552.00
Payment to affiliates$0.00    
Governance and accountability
Number of voting members1415171717
Number of independent voting members1415171717
Financial sheets audited   True 
Accrual accountingTrueTrueTrueTrueTrue
Tax year start date2016-01-012015-01-012014-01-012013-01-012012-01-01
Tax year end date2016-12-012015-12-012014-12-012013-12-012012-12-01
Indicators for schedules (selected)
Outstanding loan to key person or disqualified personTrue    
Metadata about the filing
E-return type: 990, 990EZ, or 990PF990990990990990
Date e-filing submitted2018-01-092016-12-052015-09-162014-09-182013-11-20
IRS schema version2016v3.02015v2.12014v5.02013v3.12012v2.1
Filing identifier201743199349317254201612159349301051201512229349302026201421079349300107201332279349302808
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