Our Vision

Prioritizing the Planet

We envision healthy lands, waters, native plants and animals supported with vibrant, thriving ecosystems throughout our beautiful state.

We believe great things happen when organizations and funders work together for the highest good. 

We are a donor-advised fund comprised of a fund director, advisory committee, and fund administrator. Established in 2017 by G.P. “Buzz” Avery, in partnership with the Austin Community Foundation, we support nonprofit organizations whose primary mission is preserving natural habitats, especially those that are critically threatened.

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G.P. “Buzz” Avery
Founder and Director

 

Funding Priorities

WATER
We support programs aimed at protecting natural water sources, including rivers, streams, lakes, aquifers, and springs, as well as their supporting watersheds. 

NATURAL AREAS
A vital component of our mission is supporting the protection and stewardship of ecologically functional natural areas.

NATIVE WILDLIFE
Because wildlife in Texas is increasingly threatened, we support projects that pursue innovative strategies for people and wildlife to co-exist and thrive.

ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION AND ENGAGEMENT
We support projects that raise awareness of and educate about environmental issues to engage citizens and build a future generation of environmental activists.

COLLABORATION
We support projects undertaken in collaboration with other organizations, particularly those with a comprehensive approach.