OrganizationPhone NumberDescription
BizAid Business Orientation – City of Austin512.974.7800

BizAid Business Orientation provides a general overview of opening a small business or re-evaluating an existing business during its growth. 

1 Million Cups816.932.1000

Based on the notion that entrepreneurs discover solutions and engage with their communities over a million cups of coffee, the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation developed 1 Million Cups in 2012-a free program designed to educate, engage and inspire entrepreneurs around the country.  

2022 Texas Business Licenses & Permits Guide800.843.5789

The guide offers information on licenses and permits that may be required for more than 300 business types, including direct links to appropriate state resources that can help address permitting needs. 

211 / United Way (SBA)211

Get quick, detailed information and referrals to health and human service organizations in your area. 

3 Day Startup 

3 Day Startup provides rented workspace for an entire weekend, recruits student participants from a wide range of backgrounds, caters food and drinks, and brings in top-notch entrepreneurs and investors.  


AccelerateH2O discovers, invests in, and promotes new and existing technologies that have potential to fill demands and needs in Texas $9 billion water technology market by addressing critical water issues, barriers, and unique opportunities. 


Accion is a nonprofit organization that increases access to business credit, makes loans and provides training to enable entrepreneurs to realize their dreams and be catalysts for positive economic and social change. 

Actors Fund Emergency Financial Assistance 

To help our community manage during this public health crisis The Actors Fund has partnered with several industry organizations to provide emergency financial assistance to those who have immediate financial needs.

Adolph & Esther Gottlieb Foundation – Emergency Grants212.226.0581

COVID-19 resource providing emergency financial assistance to qualified painters, printmakers, and sculptors whose needs are the result of an unforeseen, catastrophic incident, and who lack the resources to meet that situation. 

All ATX 

All ATX is Austin’s musician advocate, dedicated to their promotion, success and overall well-being. 

All Together ATX 

COVID-19 resource for non-profit organizations serving populations affected by the virus.

Alliance of Artists Communities401.351.4320

The Alliance of Artists Communities is an international association of artists’ residencies – a diverse field of more than 1,500 programs worldwide that support artists of any discipline in the development of new creative work.  

Amber Grant for Women 

WomensNet offers the $10,000 monthly Amber Grant and awards two $25,000 grants on an annual basis. 

American Federation of Musicians800.762.3444

COVID-19 resource guide for musicians. 

American Guild of Musical Artists212.221.2455

The American Guild of Musical Artists (AGMA) Relief Fund provides support and temporary financial assistance to members who are in need.

American Red Cross – Ready Rating 

The Red Cross Ready Rating program provides a framework designed to help businesses become prepared for emergencies; increase the level of preparedness, and encourage organizations to help their local communities prepare for emergencies.

Americans for the Arts 

COVID-19 Resource page for artists and art organizations.

Arch Grants Startup Competition 

Arch Grants is looking for innovative technologies, products, or services, wrapped within scalable for-profit business models with the potential to make national or international impact. 

Art in Public Places Program – City of Austin 

Established by the City in 1985, the Art in Public Places (AIPP) program collaborates with local & nationally-known artists to include the history and values of our community into cultural landmarks that have become cornerstones of Austin’s identity.  

Art Spark Texas 

Art Spark Texas, a 501(c) 3 not-for-profit, delivers cultural, professional, educational, and public awareness arts services to communities with diverse abilities. 

Artist Relief 

To support artists during the COVID-19 crisis, a coalition of national arts grantmakers have come together to create an emergency initiative to offer financial and informational resources to artists across the United States. 

Artist Thrive 

A COVID-19 resource listing of helpful resources for artists including self-care and tips for creativity.

Artists’ Charitable Fund 

Colorado based Artists’ Charitable Fund assists American artists living anywhere in the United States by paying a portion of their medical / dental / eye-care bills. 

Artists’ Fellowship, Inc. 

COVID-19 resource that financially assists professional visual artists and their families in times of emergency, disability or bereavement. 

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ArtistShare, founded in 2001 as the Internet’s first “crowdfunding” platform, connects artists with fans in order to share the excitement and beauty of the creative process.

Arts and Culture Leaders of Color Emergency Fund 

This fund is for US-based BIPOC artists and administrators.

Arts Midwest believes that creativity has the power to inspire and unite humanity. Based in Minneapolis, we grow, gather, and invest in creative organizations and communities throughout the nine-state region of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin, and beyond.


COVID-19 resource listings for web-based emergency preparedness, designed to provide arts and cultural organizations with customized business continuity plans for post-crisis sustainability. 

ArtUs Co is a non-profit organization that supports local artists by providing affordable spaces for them to create, share, and sell their work.

Asian American Resource Center Exhibits – City of Austin 

The Asian American Resource Center Community Art Exhibit Program displays artworks that celebrate the diverse and dynamic cultural heritage, history, identity and creativity of Asians and Asian Americans. 

Austin Contractor Association (ACA) 

The ACA is a non-profit organization serving Asian businesses in the Greater Austin Metropolitan and surrounding areas. 

Associated Builders & Contractors (ABC) Central Texas 

ABC is a commercial and industrial construction trade association, representing 22,000 members nationwide.  

Association of Fundraising Professionals Greater Austin Chapter 

The mission of the Association of Fundraising Professionals Greater Austin Chapter is to facilitate ethical and effective philanthropy in Central Texas. 

Association of Latino Professionals in Finance and Accounting (ALPFA) in Austin 

ALPFA’s mission is to empower and develop Latino men and women as leaders of character for the nation, in every sector of the global economy. 

Association of Performing Arts Professionals 

COVID-19 resource page for artists with information and webinars regarding disaster management for artists.

Association of Records Managers and Administrators (ARMA) Austin 

ARMA International is a not-for-profit association and the leading authority on managing records and information.

Association of Women Entrepreneurs and Professionals 

AMEP Austin was born in June 2018 as a chapter of the Association of Business and Professional Women, a national association that encompasses Spanish-speaking women in the United States of America with the aim of projecting women in business, professional, social, family and cultural fields.

Association of Women’s Business Centers 

The Association of Women’s Business Centers supports women entrepreneurs through a sustainable national network of over 100 Women’s Business Centers; they provide mentoring, business development and financing opportunities to see many women through success in business every year. 

Austin 3-1-1 

Get answers and assistance with issues you have regarding the City of Austin. 

Austin Arts Commission 

The Austin Arts Commission advises the city council in all arts-related matters, including long range planning, allocations process, and coordination with the comprehensive plan.

Austin Asian American Bar Association 

The Austin Asian American Bar Association seeks to serve the mutual professional, social, mentoring, and community interests of Asian American lawyers and lawyers with interest in the Austin Asian American community. 

Austin Blues Society 

Austin Blues Society represents the past, present and future of blues music through education, commemoration and preservation. 

Austin Chamber of Commerce 

The Austin Chamber is a private, non-profit, membership-driven organization comprised of over 3,000 business enterprises, civic organizations, educational institutions and individuals.  

Austin Classical Guitar Society 

Austin Classical Guitar Society is the world leader in community service through music on the classical guitar and provides a broad range of programming including concerts, education & outreach.

Austin Community college Bioscience Incubator512.223.7164

The ACC Bioscience Incubator aims to provide a fully equipped and affordable lap space to the Austin life science community. 

Austin Community College Center for Nonprofit Studies 

The Center for Nonprofit Studies at Austin Community College has been a leading provider of nonprofit workforce and career development in Central Texs for 20 years. 

Austin Community Foundation 

The Stand With Austin Fund was established in partnership with the Entrepreneurs Foundation to receive charitable donations to support nonprofits assisting individuals and small businesses most negatively impacted by the cancellation of SXSW and least able to recover on their own. 

Austin Cooperative Business Association 

The Austin Cooperative Business Association works to build and expand the cooperative economy in Texas.