The Cares Alliance History
The Cares Alliance is the exciting evolution of a vision founded in 2016 by Robert and Michelle Fischer. The Cares Allaince is a 501c3 non-profit serving Central Texas. The Fischer family originally started the non-profit as an extension of their own company as a way to support the community, love their neighbors and touch lives through awards and tangible blessings.
The Cares Alliance began as RJF Team Cares, the charity provided financial donations to charities, missions, and individuals while bringing awareness to the different needs of those individuals and organizations. The mission was to be a force of good that highlighted financial needs and provided safe, secure opportunities to support those needs within the community.
The Cares Alliance was then joined by other organizations and businesses who shared this same vision. The evolution of the The Cares Alliance Board was created with volunteer support, donations and partners devoted to the mission. From the beginning, Luke and Mary Hawthorne with Emerald Lawns stepped up as a key partners and helped to substantially increase the direction and donations awarded to charity recipients. As we grow we continue to make an impact with the gracious support from our new Alliance members and partners like Joe Bland of Joe Bland Construction. With our continued growth plan we are now supported by our Director of Advancement with The Cares Alliance, Jen Jones.
We see the community impact of additional organizations, churches, individuals and others foundations as we partner together to be that force of good in our community. There are many membership benefits to the “non-profit alliance” and The Cares Alliance continues to support our members by managing the needs and responsibilities of nonprofit administration, marketing and honoring your companies culture and employee giving.
With over $120,000 in donations awarded since 2016, the potential community impact of The Cares Alliance is growing by leaps and bounds and your partnership only increases our alliance potential.
A Continued Mission
The Cares Alliance invites corporations, organizations, and most importantly residents of the community to join us in strengthening our community, together. As part of this mission, The Cares Alliance pledges a charitable donation (currently ~ $9,000 each voting period) to worthy charities, missions, local schools, or families in need based on the nominations and votes of the local community. We want to help to uncover needs and then act as the conduit for neighbors to help each other in ways big and small.
Nomination periods are every other month with a community vote held the following month which helps create a constant heartbeat and connection to the needs of the community. Each nomination and voting period will be focused on a different vital sector of the community, including other worthy charities, mission groups/churches, local schools, or families in need.