Vote now for CultureMap's 2017 charity partner

CultureMap Charity Challenge is back, and the power is in your hands to select our 2017 nonprofit partner from these eight deserving organizations making an impact in the Austin community.

The group with the most votes wins big: an advertising package valued at $10,000 and bragging rights as CultureMap’s 2017 charity partner — which, of course, is priceless. We’ll announce the winner at the end of January.

You can vote once a day, every day, through January 18 at 11:59 pm. And spread the word to friends, colleagues, donors, board members, parents, and your cool grandma who loves posting on your “wall.”

Ready, set, vote!

The votes are in. See who won!
Austin Film Society

Austin Film Society, founded by filmmaker Richard Linklater in 1985, has been committed to bringing international art house cinema to Austin for over 30 years. 

College Forward

College Forward coaches motivated, underserved students to achieve the benefits of higher education and a college degree. 

E4 Youth

E4 Youth seeks to bridge the gap between underserved youth and the creative commercial arts. Through training, mentoring, and internships, E4 Youth promotes and cultivates the talents and career goals of participating students.

I Live Here, I Give Here

I Live Here, I Give Here strives to meet Austin's community needs by ensuring that the culture of giving back is embraced and celebrated throughout our region.

Kids in a New Groove

Kids in a New Groove provides Texas youth in foster care with a committed one-on-one mentoring relationship through weekly private music instruction, giving students the ability to build concrete strategies for life-long success.


KLRU NEXT gives members the knowledge to make our community a better place. The KLRU-TV, Austin PBS young professionals group takes an experiential look at art, music, culture, and more in the greater Austin area.

SIMS Foundation

Sims Foundation provides compassionate, reliable mental health and addiction recovery services for Austin musicians, music industry professionals, and their families.

Well Aware

Well Aware provides innovative and sustainable solutions to water scarcity and contamination in Africa. They fund and implement life-saving water systems to drive economic development and build self-sufficient communities.