Community Links

We started this project to raise money and material support for small, local, grassroots community groups and projects that traditionally have difficulty finding funding. We believe that the struggles for social justice are not separate, but in fact all linked together in a broader struggle for liberation - an injustice against one is an injustice against all. In networking and supporting diverse groups and people, regardless of our own race, nationality, gender, sexuality, we all become stronger.


Our Main Beneficiary

Inside Books Project

  • An all-volunteer non-profit founded in 1998, sending nearly 30,000 free books a year to Texas prisoners. IBP works with prisoners to create change, both in their lives and in the system that has incarcerated them - books are the agents of that change. Prison support projects have a very difficult time with funding, which is why Treasure City supports IBP.
  • Treasure City provides financial and material support for IBP: 1000+ books and over 50% of their funding!

Other Beneficiaries

Action for Animals

  • A local, grassroots, activist group whose sole purpose is to defend and protect the rights and lives of non-human animals.
  • Treasure City has provided promotional and financial support for AFA.

ADAPT Austin

  • ADAPT organizes disability rights activists to engage in nonviolent direct action, including civil disobedience, to assure the civil and human rights of people with disabilities to live in freedom.
  • Treasure City provides promotional and financial support for ADAPT.

allgo

  • allgo works to create and sustain a statewide network of queer people of color activists, groups, organizations and allies, which through nourishment of relationships, grassroots organizing and artistic expression can radically transform systems and policies toward a collective liberation.
  • Treasure City provides promotional and financial support for allgo.

Austin Anarchist Study Group

  • An informal, open, educational gathering for people to study and discuss anarchist ideas. Readings are chosen by participants.
  • Treasure City provided meeting space for the Austin Anarchist Study Group for 2 years and continues to provide promotional support.

Austin Bike Zoo

  • Inspiring the Austin community with bicycles and other alternative forms of transportation by creating unique human powered vehicles, bicycle-based theatrical performances and educational programs for youth.
  • Treasure City provides promotional and material support for Austin Bike Zoo.

Austin Food Not Bombs / Food Not Bombs network

  • Meets every Sunday at 6 P.M. at Woolridge Park (Guadalupe & 9th st) to share free vegetarian food. There are hundreds of autonomous chapters sharing free vegetarian food with hungry people and protesting war and poverty throughout the Americas, Europe, Asia and Australia.
  • Treasure City provides material and promotional support for FNB and in the past was a location for FNB meals.

Austin Harm Reduction Coalition

  • a non-profit volunteer based organization that works to prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS and hepatitis C among injection drug users.
  • Treasure City provides promotional, material and financial support for AHRC

Austin Tan Cerca de la Frontera

  • Helps maquiladora workers fight for labor rights, partly from supporting the formation of unions and partly through education on Mexican labor law.
  • Treasure City provides promotional and financial support for Austin Tan Cerca

Bikes Across Borders

  • An Austin-based collective that sends out an annual bike caravan from Austin to México to establish/develop relationships of solidarity and to donate bikes. They are also creating a mobile shop and have sent over 500 bicycles to Cuba, Mexico, and Central America.
  • Treasure City provides financial, promotional and material support for BAB.

Casa Marianella / Posada Esperanza

  • Serves as a shelter for recently arrived political refugess and migrants, including a Posada Esperanza, an emergency shelter for homeless immigrant women and their children.
  • Treasure City provides promotional support for Casa Marianella, as well as a $120 monthly credit for Casa Marianella clients.

Challenger Newspaper

  • The Challenger Newspaper empowers people in need with economic opportunity and the chance to have their viewpoints heard. This paper uplifts and gives information to our most under-represented people. It encourages responsibility and freedoms necessary to enhance everyday life. The people served by the Challenger Newspaper have a wealth of information to share with society. The paper contributes, informs, and connects diverse people from all walks of life. The challenge is to end poverty.
  • Treasure City provides financial support to The Challenger through monthly advertising in their paper.

GAYbiGAYGAY

  • GAYbiGAYGAY is the gay music event on the last day of SXSW.
  • Treasure City provides promotional and material support for GBGG.

KPWR - People Will Radio

  • A web-based radio project, providing a safe and accessible space for local under represented members of the community and a forum for grassroots community programming.
  • Treasure City provides promotional support for KPWR and individual radio shows. We also provide material support: a mixer, 2 microphones, microphone stand, records, cables, computers and computer parts.

La Semilla Childcare Collective

  • La Semilla Childcare Collective is a group of individuals who believes that childcare is a right. We work in solidarity with groups who are aligned with our ideas of autonomy, liberation, community building, and self determination.
  • Treasure City provides promotional and material support for La Semilla

MonkeyWrench Books

  • An all-volunteer, collectively owned and operated radical bookstore in North Austin. They have an extensive collection of radical and hard to find literature and media, and a space for community events.
  • Treasure City provides promotional and material support for MWB: books, t-shirts for screen printing and gift certificates for fundraising.

Puro Chingon Collective

  • The Puro Chingon Collective is a creative trifecta specializing in happenings, the activation of nontraditional spaces, and art zines. From individual, humble beginnings, this Austin creative
    crew formed in 2012 to serve the community and produce art.
  • Treasure City provides promotional, material and financial support for Puro Chingon Collective.

Queer Qumbia en Tejas

  • Queer Qumbia en Tejas (QQeT) is a collective of individual promoters, performance artists, visual artists and community organizers from the queer people of color community that creates safe spaces for Queer social events. The safe space they strive to provide is one where all attendees are welcomed with love, compassion, respect, dignity, and reciprocity; where misogyny, homophobia, transphobia, racism, fatphobia, classism and violence are not welcomed nor tolerated.
  • Treasure City provides promotional and material support to Queer Qumbia en Tejas.

Resistencia Bookstore

  • A radical bookstore with a 30 year history in Austin. They sponsor readings, revolutionary & visionary cultural arts, and political forums with human rights activists, Indigenous artists and more. They are a Chican@/Latin@ Native American autonomous zonededicated and are dedicated to nurturing a progressive, queer, POC, women’s space.
  • Treasure City provides financial and promotional support to Resistencia.

Son Armado

  • A grassroots Austin-based San Jarocho fandango group working with the community while supporting local triumphs for justice and within the worldwide Movimiento Jaranero.
  • Treasure City provides promotional and material support and event space for Son Armado

Texas GSA Network

  • A youth-led statewide program that connects school-based Gay Straight Alliance (GSA) student clubs to one another through peer support, leadership development, and training.
  • Treasure City provides promotional and material support for the Texas GSA Network.

Undoing Racism Austin

  • This project promotes and facilitates dialogue among community members and political power-holders to synthesize the communities’ demands for justice and the possibilities for enacting immediate change.

Yellow Bike Project

  • A non-profit dedicated to providing human-powered transportation for the people of Austin, running a community bike shop, and educating kids and adults.
  • Treasure City provides promotional and material support for YBP. For several years, Treasure City provided outside space for one of Yellow Bike's Community Bike Shops!

Affiliations
We are members of the following organizations:

U.S. Federation of Worker Cooperatives

Reuse Alliance

Blackshear/Prospect Hill Neighborhood Association


Preferred Promo Partners
In addition to directly supporting underfunded nonprofits, Treasure City spends the majority of our promo and advertising budget with community organizations and local businesses including:

Bumperactive

A local, friendly business providing stickers for the Austin community.

Huston-Tillotson University

As an historically black institution, Huston-Tillotson University’s mission is to provide opportunities to a diverse population for academic achievement with an emphasis on academic excellence, spiritual and ethical development, civic engagement, and leadership in a nurturing environment.

Sky Candy

Our neighbors over on Calles St, “Sky Candy’s mission is to share our love of aerial and circus arts with Austin, TX. We exist to foster a safe and supportive community for learning, performance and collaboration”

Texas Roller Girls

A worker/skater-owned and operated roller derby league, born and bred in Austin.

Trouble Puppet Theater Company

Trouble Puppet Theater Company is dedicated to the creation of exceptional works of puppet theater, to the promotion of the art of puppetry, and to the support of its practitioners.


Treasure City is not a charity in that we only give support to projects that empower people towards the goals of community culture, education, resistance, or infrastructure. For this reason, we ask that organizations which receive our support also support us in a way that works for both of us. Some examples of such reciprocity include providing volunteers, redirecting patrons of your organization to TCT for shopping and donating, distributing information about us alongside your organization's information, etc.

If you are a group that meets these criteria and would like financial, material or promotional support from us or to use the space for events, email us. In addition, we have window space for groups we support to promote their events and free blank t-shirts (and other clothing) for screen printing.