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Below is a list of our Austin Common Partners. These are the businesses, nonprofits, and government departments that support our work. All Austin Common partners are vetted to ensure they’re doing good for their customers, employees, our community, and the planet. We only accept funding from organizations that meet those parameters. In the spirit of full transparency, we have listed all of our partners below. If you ever have a question or concern about where our funding comes from, feel free to contact us at 


Interested in joining this list? You can learn more about becoming an Austin Common partner here. 

American YouthWorks

American YouthWorks

Founded in 1975, American YouthWorks connects youth and young adults with innovative education, career training, and service projects through two programs, Texas Conservation Corps and YouthBuild Austin. Program participants engage in paid jobs training and learn new skills to address critical issues in our community such as building micro homes for unhoused residents, disaster response and recovery, environmental resilience, and helping people access affordable housing and healthcare.

Austin Resource Recovery

Austin Resource Recovery

Formerly known as Solid Waste Services, Austin Resource Recovery provides residential curbside collection of trash, recycling and yard trimmings in the City of Austin. Additional services include sweeping streets, collecting dead animals, operating a drop-off center for household hazardous waste and collecting bulk items and large brush.

Austin Transit Partnership

Austin Transit Partnership

The Austin Transit Partnership (ATP) is the local government corporation responsible for implementing Project Connect and leading Austin Light Rail. ATP is responsible for the day-to-day implementation, planning, financing, execution and oversight of Austin Light Rail.

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Austin Water

Austin Water is a nonprofit water/wastewater utility owned by the City of Austin. For over 100 years, Austin Water has been committed to providing safe, reliable, high-quality and affordable water services to their customers.

Austin Youth River Watch

Austin Youth River Watch

Austin Youth River Watch is a multi-year, after-school and summer program for high school students, combining peer mentoring with intensive environmental education. AYR students collect, analyze, and publish water-quality data from Austin-area streams and rivers. They report their data to local and statewide agencies.

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We are a family owned and operated brewpub tucked away in the Texas Hill Country, dedicated to improving our community through land conservation, responsible sourcing and thoughtful partnerships. Beerburg is a place where all are welcome; whether you’re visiting for a post-work beer, hanging with four legged friends, or enjoying time outside with the family.

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BRAVE Communities

We cultivate BRAVE spaces for diverse people to come together and Build Relationships Awareness Voices & Engagement so we can co-create connections for more just and equitable communities.



CapMetro is Austin's regional public transportation provider. We've been around since 1985 and work every day to give residents, commuters and visitors the best possible transit options available to match their busy everyday lives.

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City of Austin Capital Delivery Services

Capital Delivery Services (CDS) builds public projects to support the community. We have the right people with the right experience to plan, design, build, and inspect projects to deliver on-time and on-budget.

Office of Sustainability

City of Austin Office of Sustainability

The Office of Sustainability provides leadership, influences positive action through engagement, and creates measurable benefits for Austin by achieving Net-zero community-wide greenhouse gas emissions by 2050; A healthy and just local food system; Resource efficient strategies for municipal operations; Tangible projects that demonstrate sustainability; A resilient and adaptive city.

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Downtown Austin Alliance

The Downtown Austin Alliance is the steward of our community’s collective vision for downtown Austin and enhances every aspect of the downtown experience. Our mission is to create, preserve and enhance the vibe, vitality and value of downtown Austin for everyone.

Environment Texas

Environment Texas

Environment Texas’s mission is to transform the power of our imaginations and our ideas into change that makes our world a greener and healthier place for all. Environment Texas researches the challenges confronting our environment and advocates for solutions.

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Movability Austin

Movability is Central Texas’ transportation management association (TMA) working hand in hand with individuals and organizations to improve the region through commuter options that save time and money.

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Office of the City Auditor

The Auditor’s Office works to make Austin better for all residents. Our staff conducts audits and investigations to help find ways for the City to improve.

Open House Austin

Open House Austin

We are a woman-owned Austin real estate brokerage helping people break through the barriers of traditional homeownership.

Planet Texas

Planet Texas 2050 is a research initiative at the University of Texas at Austin. They direct their research towards finding solutions that will help make our communities more resilient and better prepared for the looming stressors of climate change and an increasing urban population. To do that, Planet Texas 2050 is bringing together architects, archaeologists, city planners, public health experts, geologists, engineers, computer scientists, artists — and more.

Public Citizen Texas

Public Citizen Texas is a nonprofit advocacy organization that fights for clean energy, energy efficiency, and clean government. They work to put the interests of ordinary Texans first in a state where too many politicians are beholden to the oil and gas industry.

Shoal Creek Conservancy

Shoal Creek Conservancy

Shoal Creek Conservancy is a proud steward of the 13-square-mile Shoal Creek watershed in Austin, Texas. They champion the Shoal Creek watershed in order to create a healthy and vibrant community.

The Trail Foundation

The Trail Conservancy

The Trail Conservancy (TTC) is a 501(c)3 dedicated to protecting, enhancing, and connecting the Ann and Roy Butler Trail at Lady Bird Lake for the benefit of all. In 2022, The Trail Conservancy signed a Park Operating and Maintenance Agreement with PARD granting primary stewardship of the 10-mile Trail and almost 300 acres of parkland that makes up the Town Lake Metropolitan Park to TTC.

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TreeFolks is a 501(c)(3) organization with a mission to empower Central Texans to build stronger communities through planting and caring for trees. Since 1989, TreeFolks volunteers and staff have planted 1.6 million trees in Central Texas at schools, parks, in medians, right of ways, community gardens, greenbelts and on private lands to restore the Lost Pines in Bastrop County.



The U.S. Green Building Council Texas is a community-benefit nonprofit 501(c3) committed to ensuring a better built environment for current and future generations of Texans. We are uniquely focused on uniting all stakeholders involved in the development, design, construction, operation and use of the built infrastructure to achieve equitable practices and policies that are economically, environmentally, and socially sustainable.

Waterloo Greenway

Waterloo Greenway

Waterloo Greenway Conservancy is a non-profit organization whose mission is to create and maintain an extraordinary urban park system and a restored Waller Creek, in partnership with the City of Austin, for the benefit of all.