Keep Austin Beautiful receives funding support for Clean Lady Bird Lake

The Georgia B. Lucas Grant Fund has donated $10,000 to Keep Austin Beautiful through Austin Community Foundation to continue work around Lady Bird Lake.

Keep Austin Beautiful is proud to announce that it has been awarded a grant of $10,00 by the Austin Community Foundation. The funds will be used to continue our work around Lady Bird Lake with our bi-monthly cleanup initiatives.

“Our organization has engaged thousands of volunteers over the years through our Clean Lady Bird Lake program,” said Rodney Ahart, Executive Director. “This grant from the Austin Community Foundation will give us additional resources to expand our program reach and engage more communities by creating accessible opportunities to enjoy Lady Bird Lake.”

This grant will help Keep Austin Beautiful continue and build upon our work including raising awareness about the need to protect the health of Lady Bird Lake and keep it clean. To help engage citizens in outdoor activities and service projects that are frequent, sustained, and relevant to the needs of the local community. Continue to encourage and expand a diverse range of communities to take stewardship of their natural environment and integrate environmental awareness into their lifestyles. As well as create positive, respectful, and enduring relationships between urban citizens, local communities, and nature

Thank you to the Georgia B. Lucas Grant Fund at Austin Community Foundation for approving this generous grant. We look forward to working together to create meaningful change in Austin and Central Texas.

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About Keep Austin Beautiful

Keep Austin Beautiful was established by the Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce in 1985 to preserve Austin’s quality of life. The nonprofit’s mission is to provide resources and education to engage citizens in building more beautiful communities. In one giant effort to fulfill the organization’s vision – for Austin to be the cleanest, most beautiful community – the organization mobilizes more than 20,000 volunteers and educates over 11,000 youth annually.

About the Austin Community Foundation

The Austin Community Foundation fosters an ecosystem of philanthropy to create meaningful change in Austin. We do so by providing efficient and effective giving tools for donors, strategic grants for nonprofits, impact investing options and collaborative leadership around the most pressing needs in our community. Through the generosity and vision of our donors, past and present, we granted more than $20 million last year, mostly through donor advised funds. Founded in 1977, we are the third largest charitable foundation in Central Texas by grants distributed. Through our long-term investment strategies we create assets for tomorrow while building a community of givers today. www.austincf.org