Creek Funds Summary
We are committed to financial transparency, while respecting privacy of donors where desired:
Volunteer hours also contribute financially - when we apply for a grant through Austin Parks Foundation we have to match it, and the value of our hours counts at a rate of roughly $28 per each hour of a volunteer's time
We use some other ways to make donations go further:
We work with nearby businesses to feed volunteers at our events - so that we build community as well as invest in the creek itself, without tapping into donations
We participate in Amplify Austin, as a subset of Austin Parks Foundation, so that your $1 donation turns into $2 before even hitting our account
Don't forget about your employer match to make dollars go further - If you donate $1, your employer matches another - some employers also offer Amplify matching - which means your $1 becomes $3 before it even hits our savings account
Do you have an idea we haven't listed? We would LOVE to hear it - please reach out and tell us!