The votes have been tallied, and we have a winner in our 2017 CultureMap Charity Challenge. With a sweeping victory of 34 percent of the votes, our 2017 charity partner is Well Aware.
The nonprofit was selected from eight groups making an impact in the Austin community and abroad. Nominees included Austin Film Society; College Forward; E4 Youth; I Live Here, I Give Here; Kids in a New Groove; KLRU Next; and Sims Foundation — all of whom were vying for a CultureMap advertising package valued at $10,000 and bragging rights as our 2017 charity partner, which, of course, is priceless.
Well Aware, which launched in 2010, provides innovative and sustainable solutions to water scarcity and contamination in Africa. The hard-working group funds and implements life-saving water systems to drive economic development and build self-sufficient communities.
For more information about how you can help Well Aware, visit the website.