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Community Engagement and Economic Development

Community DevelopmentWe’re addressing societal challenges in the areas of public education, health equity, affordable housing and economic development through advocacy, collaboration and partnerships.


HOGG foundation staffThe Hogg Foundation for Mental Health

The Hogg Foundation has been promoting mental health in Texas since 1940. It advances mental wellness for the people of Texas as a strategic grantmaker and by providing educational services and programs. Contact: Dr. Octavio Martinez


Inclusive Innovation and EntrepreneurshipInclusive Innovation and Entrepreneurship

IIE is creating a space within the University’s reach that can serve as a bridge and an example for the entire community on how both private and public interests can work together to address the disparity and inequity wealth gap between communities. Contact: Ruben Cantu


Longhorn Center for Community EngagementThe Center for Community Engagement

Through programs and partnerships with other campus departments, the LCCE leverages campus resources to provide a nationally-recognized community and service learning based experience for students, volunteers, and community partners. Contact: Suchi Gururaj


Regional Foundation LibraryTexas Grant Resource Center

For more than 50 years, the TGRC has connected grant seekers with grantmakers. It also provides free access to funding research tools and offers consultations for funding research for both nonprofit organizations and individuals. Contact: Harriet Sedgewick


The ProjectThe Project

The Project is one of the nation’s largest community-university days of service, attracting approximately 2,000 student volunteers each year who work in a selected underserved community in the Austin area. Contact: Amory Baril


UIL BasketballThe University Interscholastic League

Since 1910, the UIL has existed to provide educational extracurricular academic, athletic, and music contests. It is the largest inter-school organization of its kind in the world and touches almost every community in Texas. Contact: Charles Breithaupt


UT VolunteersUT Volunteers

UT Volunteers is a database of volunteer opportunities that will allow you to find the best fit service for you, based on your preferences. Contact: Amory Baril