Through multi-year partnerships, we bring together nonprofit, government and business leaders to tackle challenges ingrained in our community. Our Collective 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:

Goal #1

Children will be in foster care no longer
than two years

Goal #2

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

Goal #3

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 group of philanthropic organizations that work with their grantees to creatively and strategically use data to make a bigger difference in their communities.

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.

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.

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.

More than anything, Mission Capital has helped us think differently, and helped us drive revenue and rely less on typical nonprofit funding sources.

Lucas Wells

Easter Seals Chief Program Officer

Mission Capital is one of the main reasons Central Texas has such a vibrant, innovative, and effective nonprofit sector.

Christina Collier

RGK Foundation

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Dan Pruett

President & CEO of Meals on Wheels and More

I found a clear map by which to navigate my path to leadership and to organizational health.

Irit Umani

Executive Director of the Trinity Center

More than anything, Mission Capital has helped us think differently, and helped us drive revenue and rely less on typical nonprofit funding sources.

Lucas Wells

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R. Brent Lyles

Executive Director of Austin Youth River Watch

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