Your donations support Mainspring Schools’ ability to give more low-income children in Austin a chance to succeed.
$93 gives a curious child one full year of music and dance classes
$247 provides a year of training for a life-changing teacher
$472 gives an entire classroom a year of STEM materials
$704 provides an entire classroom with a year of literacy materials
$1,259 feeds a growing child three healthy meals a day for a full year
$3,416 provides a month of crucial parent education and counseling
Thank you for your support!
Our volunteers are treasured and crucial to fulfilling our mission. Whether you are an individual and group, we would love your help:
- Time with our kids in the classroom
- Physical projects (light landscaping, painting a classroom)
- Book drive
- Kitchen help
- Speakers on parenting topics
- Photographers, musicians, seamstresses, etc.
87% of children brought up in Austin’s low-income neighborhoods will enter kindergarten behind readiness levels.
When children start kindergarten behind, they are likely to stay behind for the rest of their lives.
Most of our families are low-income and are using government-subsidized childcare vouchers in their transition from welfare to work. These subsidies only pay about 60% of real costs. Private contributions help close the gap between costs and public reimbursements.
The very things that make Mainspring Schools so effective at helping families become successful and independent are the things that are expensive:
- Low student-to-teacher ratios.
- Well-educated teachers.
- Support for the whole family.
- Healthy meals.
- Art and music programs.
Corporate and Foundation Donors
3M Volunteer Group
Buena Vista Foundation
First State Bank Central Texas
Genevieve and Ward Orsinger Foundation
Graves, Dougherty, Hearon & Moody
Housing Authority of the City of Austin
Howry Breen & Herman. LLP
I Live Here, I Give Here
John Barclay Agency
Keg 1 Central Texas, LLC
Pacey Family Foundation
Ron Lewis & Associates
Texas Commission on the Arts
The Tapestry Foundation
Topfer Family Foundation
Vintage IT Services
Webber Family Foundation
Mainspring Schools is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Tax ID# 74-1143055