Through multi-year partnerships, we bring together nonprofit, government and business leaders to tackle challenges ingrained in our community. Our Aligned Impact team currently provides “backbone” support for two initiatives: Good Measure and a child welfare collaborative.




Through this collaborative, we’ve convened nonprofit, private and government partners to seek solutions to the challenges our community’s foster care system faces.


The Travis County Collaborative for Children

The Travis County Collaborative for Children (TCCC) is an intensive, innovative and impactful initiative with over 50 committed partner organizations, representing the courts, child protective services, juveniles’ justice advocates, schools, medical providers, faith communities, child welfare organizations and philanthropists. Aimed at system-wide change to the way foster children in Travis County are cared for during, and after, their time in state custody, the TCCC is working collectively towards three major goals:


Children will be in foster care no longer
than two years


Children will experience no more than two placements in foster care.


200 new foster families recruited to be an available healing placement for every child

Foster Community


Born out of the TCCC, Foster Community, a foster family and volunteer recruitment initiative, is addressing the above goals by working to increase the number and diversity of healing families in Central Texas. Partnering with the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation, St. David’s Foundation and a network of organizations dedicated to serving children in care, together we can change the way we think about foster care and how we develop solutions.




Good Measure is a collaboration of funders that trains Central Texas nonprofits on data collection and evaluation best practices to improve outcomes. The goal is to provide nonprofits the training, resources and tools they need to collect and analyze data, ultimately better understanding their impact.


In partnership with Mission Capital, Good Measure provides the following learning opportunities to increase our community’s access to quality data:


Data Leaders Academy

A 9-month program designed for nonprofit professionals who want to build an organizational culture that values data.


Measuring What Matters

A series of sessions providing guidance and support on the tools and techniques organizations can use to manage their outcomes.


Data Visualization Webinar Series

A webinar led by Ann Emery to guide nonprofits in bringing data to life through design.


The Data Institute

A summit for attendees to connect with fellow nonprofit leaders and discover how data can deepen their organizations’ impact.




Already involved in a mission-driven collaboration? Contact us to learn more about how Mission Capital can help align your impact through strategic guidance and backbone support to multiply your efforts.




Introducing “Foster Community”

Learn more about the collaborative of Central Texas organizations committed to helping youth in foster care thrive on their journey to a loving home.

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The Imperative for Impact

Learn more about why Good Measure, formerly known as the Evaluation and Learning Collaborative, values data collection and evaluation best practices.

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Foster Family Gap Analysis

Learn about the needs and challenges associated with placing foster children in Central Texas through this in-depth report by Mission Capital.

  • With Mission Capital helping keep our group focused and forward-thinking, the collaborative has brought together people from throughout our Travis County ‘village’ all with a common agenda.

    The Honorable Darlene ByrnePresident of the National Council on Juvenile and Family Court Judges,
    and presiding judge of the 126th Judicial District Court, Travis County Courts
  • Mission Capital has helped us by keeping the project focused and establishing deep connections through frequent client interactions. Their emphasis on data and data collection has helped the project get to where it is today.
    Dr. Casey Call, Ph.D.,Assistant Director of Education, LPC-S
  • Thanks to the cohesiveness that Mission Capital brings to the project, we’re working together to become a trauma-informed community and improve the lives of the vulnerable children who find themselves in our foster care system.
    The Honorable Darlene ByrnePresident of the National Council on Juvenile and Family Court Judges,
    and presiding judge of the 126th Judicial District Court, Travis County Courts
  • The collaborative has been successful at bringing the right people to the table so that we can have a conversation that’s ongoing to make real changes in our community.
    The Honorable Judge Martinez JonesAssociate Judge, Travis County Civil Courts