Organization

OneStar Foundation

Focus Areas

  • Community & Nonprofit Development
  • Disaster
  • Economic Security
  • Education & Youth
  • Health & Nutrition

Contact Information

9011 Mountain Ridge Dr #100
Austin, TX 78759


(512) 287-2015

OneStar Foundation’s mission is to connect partners and resources to build a stronger nonprofit sector in Texas.

About OneStar Foundation

OneStar carries out its mission for state government as a supporting nonprofit of the Office of the Governor. We serve as the state’s Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives and the State Service Commission, managing a portfolio of $13.8 million in federal grant funds for AmeriCorps* Texas programs. OneStar focuses on strengthening the nonprofit sector, encouraging civic engagement through service and volunteering, promoting innovative strategies to address local issues and facilitating public-private partnerships to expand the reach of the sector.


OneStar Foundation’s VISTA Intermediary Project is one way OneStar is working to build a stronger nonprofit sector in Texas. As an Intermediary organization, OneStar partners with nonprofit organizations across Texas to develop sustainable VISTA projects. VISTA projects focus on building permanent capacity and infrastructure to help more effectively bring individuals and communities out of poverty. VISTA members serve to strengthen, expand, and sustain programs, services, and systems that end poverty. VISTA members are recruited and coordinated through OneStar but placed and managed locally through the nonprofit partners.

OneStar Foundation’s Impact

Connect: OneStar connects faith-based and community organizations, businesses, government and foundations to resources and information about the nonprofit sector. The Texas Connector geo-mapping tool is a great example of our work to strengthen the nonprofit infrastructure through linking community needs with nonprofit solutions.

Promote: OneStar promotes the nonprofit sector and innovative public-private partnerships to drive community solutions. We believe that a strong nonprofit sector depends upon effective civic engagement. For example, OneStar chairs the Inter-Agency Coordinating Group (ICG), a legislatively mandated group consisting of 25 state agencies charged with making it easier for faith-based and community organizations to work with state agencies to better serve Texans.

Convene: OneStar convenes statewide nonprofit networks, developing a coordinated approach to building the strongest, most impactful nonprofit sector. For example, we convene the Nonprofit Management Alliance of Texas (NMAT) promoting high quality affordable management and governance strengthening services to Texas Nonprofits.

  • Year Founded 2004
  • Legal Form 501c3

Positions at OneStar Foundation

OneStar Foundation Programs

Actively Recruiting

Host sites that are currently recruiting for VISTAs.

VISTA Sites

Sites with VISTAs Actively serving or placed and starting in the near future.