7 Nonprofits In Texas To Work For

We all have a bit of “I want to change the world” in us. 

Nonprofits give us the opportunity to do good and work toward something without worrying about making a sizable profit. There are hundreds, if not thousands, of different types of nonprofits to work for.

Below are 7 examples of nonprofits you can work for in Texas.

American Heart Association

For almost 100 years, the American Heart Association has been saving and improving lives as the nation’s largest voluntary organization fighting heart disease and stroke. The AHA mission is to be a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives and it starts at their core with their employees. The American Heart Association is a Certified Great Place to Work which means that over 80% of their employees say it’s a great place to work.

Hannah Duncan, BestCompaniesTexas


Texas Adoption Center

The Texas Adoption Center is an excellent nonprofit organization that truly cares for the wellbeing of expectant mothers and adoptive families. Working at Texas Adoption Center allows you to make an amazing difference in the lives of so many people. We are a modern nonprofit that is dedicated to making the adoption process smooth and comfortable for all parties involved. Our employees change lives and bring families together every day. 

Kenna Hamm, Texas Adoption Center


Mercy Ships 

Mercy Ships is an international charity and currently operates the largest non-governmental hospital ship in the world. Mercy Ships has been around for a long time. It was founded back in 1978. This established organization loves to hire graduates from University of Texas at Tyler, with 17.0% of its employees having attended University of Texas at Tyler. Mercy Ships is a great place to work and is featured as number 1 on Zippia’s list of Best Companies to Work for in Lindale, TX. Based in Texas, Mercy Ships is a medium-sized professional organization with 650 employees. Mercy Ships, a global charity, has operated a fleet of hospital ships in developing nations since 1978. Mercy Ships follows the 2000-year-old model of Jesus, bringing hope and healing to the world’s forgotten poor.

Lesley Reynolds, Harley Street Skin


Miracle Foundation

Miracle Foundation is an Austin nonprofit with an important mission: to empower orphans and vulnerable children to reach their full potential. This impact is important, and resonates with me because children in the developing world are often exploited as slave labor and in forced prostitution. That important mission helps make Miracle Foundation not just one of the best nonprofits to work at, but one of the best places to work in Texas, period.

Michael Alexis, Teambuilding


Texas Civil Rights Project

While I attended The University of Texas at Austin for graduate school, I had the pleasure of spending ten months volunteering with TCRP‘s Safe Schools Texas program, which offered a free, curriculum-based seminar series to middle and high school students aimed at preventing harassment and discrimination in schools. Safe Schools aimed to protect all students, with a focus on the LGBTQ community.

In 2020, TCRP works diligently to promote equality and justice both in and outside the court system. I have followed some of their team on social media over the years since returning to Texas and have been continuously impressed by the consistent and ferocious advocacy expressed by TCRP. Anyone seeking non-profit employment in the Austin area focusing on criminal justice reform, racial and economic justice, and voting rights would do well to consider TCRP.

Ashley Estabrook, KnowIT Consulting


Glimmer of Hope

Glimmer of Hope is an organization based in Austin, Texas that would qualify, in my opinion, as one of the best nonprofits to work for in Texas. Their mission is to provide a foundation of resiliency to communities in rural Africa, specifically Ethiopia. Helping to break the entrenched poverty in these communities, Glimmer of Hope employees provide safe drinking water while building and providing access to community health centers and schools. 

The employees I have worked with at this organization are inclusive, forward-thinking individuals who are technologically inclined. They choose to leverage technology to evaluate program efficiency and continuously improve their processes. Glimmer of Hope also provides an environment that encourages collaboration between employees, which is a large contributing factor in employee happiness and teamwork in the environment.

Chelsea Snell, NetSuite


A World For Children

As a 501(c)(3) non-profit agency, A World For Children (AWFC) contracts with and is licensed by the State of Texas to provide foster and foster-to-adopt services for abused and neglected children. With 13 offices across the state of Texas, AWFC has both the reach and impact to make a difference in the lives of children and families. I’ve known their founder and staff for years. They’re committed, and I’d recommend them to anyone considering nonprofits in Texas to work for.

Brett Farmiloe, Nonprofit SEO Agency


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