Community Needs Spotlight

Community Needs Spotlight as featured in the Austin American-Statesman

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What is the Community
Needs Spotlight?

Donations shouldn’t be made for the sake of it – every donor should know where their money is going and that their contributions truly make a difference in the community they care about.

In partnership with the Austin American-Statesman,we produce a monthly CNS article. The goal of the Community Needs Spotlight (CNS) is to educate Central Texans about issues of concern to our local community and how our nonprofits are addressing them. CNS provides an opportunity to learn about a different local issue each month and helps Austinites identify the causes that really mean something to them. We encourage everyone to find a cause they are passionate about.

Previous Stories

To explore other individual issues, see all of our Community Needs Spotlight articles on our archives page(link below).

CNS Archives


We also have a great collection of stories captured on Vimeo. They’re short, inspiring and connect you to a nonprofit that shares your passion.

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