Vote now for CultureMap's 2016 charity partner

One thing that makes Austin so special is its philanthropic spirit. Part of our mission at CultureMap is to shine a light on the organizations that help to make our city a better place to live. That's why we're excited to introduce the CultureMap Charity Challenge.

In this challenge, you get to help us select a charity partner for 2016. Here's how it works:

• The CultureMap team has selected eight deserving nonprofit organizations.
• You vote for your favorite every day, once a day, until December 30 at 11:59 pm.
• The winner will be announced on Tuesday, January 5, 2016.
• The winning organization will receive an exclusive advertising package from CultureMap valued at $10,000.

Now it's up to you. Ready, set, vote!

The votes are in. See who won!
Austin Food & Wine Alliance

The Austin Food & Wine Alliance is an organization dedicated to fostering awareness and innovation in the Central Texas culinary community through grants, educational programming, and events.

Austin Pets Alive!

Austin Pets Alive is not your average animal shelter. We maintain comprehensive, innovative programs designed to save the animals most at risk for euthanasia.

Health Alliance for Austin Musicians

Health Alliance for Austin Musicians provides access to affordable healthcare for Austin’s low income, uninsured working musicians, with a focus on prevention and wellness.


Livestrong fights to improve the lives of people affected by cancer now.

SAFE | Stop Abuse For Everyone

Stop Abuse For Everyone or SAFE Alliance is a partnership of Austin Children’s Shelter and SafePlace, and it is dedicated to ending sexual assault and exploitation, child abuse and domestic violence through prevention, intervention and advocacy for change.

Susan G. Komen Austin

Susan G. Komen Austin is committed to saving lives locally and fighting breast cancer globally. 

Sustainable Food Center

 Sustainable Food Center cultivates a healthy community by strengthening the local food system and improving access to nutritious, affordable food.

Trail of Lights

The Austin Trail of Lights raises funds from donations by individuals and the business community to produce and ensure the long-term sustainability of Austin’s largest community celebration.