Applications are now open to join EarthShare Texas’ nonprofit network!
EarthShare Texas has been empowering Texas nonprofits for 30 years, and has been awarded a 4-star Charity Navigator rating three years consecutively. Through our collaborative alliance of nonprofits, businesses, and individuals, we’ve been able to provide sustainable, unrestricted funding for our vetted network of 30+ nonprofits.
Our nonprofit members are state-wide, nation-wide, and international. They are respected and responsible environmental and conservation organizations. In 2022 alone, the positive, collective impact of these nonprofits meant
- 169,000+ hours of outdoor programs for all ages
- 2,325,000+ lbs of trash removed from Texas parks, waterways, and landscapes
- 19,000+ acres of habitat protected for future generations and all species
- And 59,000+ volunteers engaged, including business employee engagement.
Each nonprofit organization in our network directly benefits the health and safety of Texas and all inhabitants. EarthShare Texas can benefit your nonprofit in a multitude of ways, too.
Benefits of Nonprofit Membership with EarthShare Texas
We provide our nonprofit network with diverse avenues for fundraising, marketing, and capacity development.
Workplace Giving and Corporate Donations
Workplace giving has provided our network with stable funding for decades. Each nonprofit receives a distribution of funds raised through City of Austin Combined Charities Campaign and State Employee Charitable Campaign.
Long-term business partnerships with Reliant, an NRG Company, and H-E-B are another avenue of fundraising. Thanks to our sustained H-E-B tear pad campaign and the Reliant EcoShare program, customers and corporate partners have helped generate hundreds of thousands of dollars annually.
You can learn more by reading our Case Studies.
Collaboration and Marketing Support
Our collaborative alliance empowers our members to pursue their missions and develop rooted relationships with one another.
We pair businesses with volunteer opportunities amongst our network. During Earth Month 2023, we connected Reliant employees with our member Buffalo Bayou Partnership. The volunteers helped steward and mulch a section of Buffalo Bayou Park to prevent soil erosion.
We also host an annual state-wide sustainability challenge, My Earth My Texas, that amplifies our members’ work and impact by engaging individuals and companies in sustainable actions, volunteering, and donating. My Earth My Texas 2023 garnered 198 participants plus six Texas business teams who completed sustainable actions across the state. Those actions benefit the work of our members–such as conserving water and electricity, composting, recycling, habitat restoration, etc. Participants and peer-to-peer fundraisers raised awareness of the EarthShare Texas network via social media (#myearthmytexas) and successfully raised over $9,000.
Our marketing team utilizes these campaigns to engage audiences across multiple platforms, cities, and causes. We promote and advocate for our members’ initiatives, events, job opportunities, and successes. This includes our annual Impact Report, our General, Green Business, and Member Events Newsletters, and all of our social media.
Many nonprofits struggle with small staff sizes and capacity strain. We offer marketing and outreach support, one-on-one coaching, and more as we continue to build our relationships, outreach, and our capabilities of effectively spreading their story and their vital missions.
Capacity Development Opportunities
EarthShare Texas wants our members to expand their engagement with the communities they serve, excel in their internal operations, and provide positive, lasting impact through their work.
We offer our members Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion sessions with SPARK Equity in Action, and are currently developing a year-long program with their trained staff for monthly DEI courses.
Our Executive Director, Francoise Van Keuren, is currently coordinating an equitable green fellowship program to expand and expedite the green workforce in Texas. Fellows will be placed with our nonprofit members for temporary capacity relief. Stay tuned for more information as this program begins to take root!
Become an EarthShare Texas Member – Applications Open
Our new member applications are open mid-May through September 15th. We have information sessions about EarthShare Texas membership – June 6th between 9:30AM/10:30AM.
Applications are open to:
- 501(c)(3) tax exempt organizations;
- who are governed by a volunteer board of directors;
- and whose primary mission is to conserve natural resources and/or build a sustainable environment.
Join our strong collaborative alliance that supports the conservation, stewardship, health, and beauty of the unique state of Texas through the collective impact of nonprofits. Apply now!