Local Nonprofit and Community Organizations
Hill Country Alliance
1322 U.S. 290, Suite D
Dripping Springs, TX
1322 U.S. 290, Dripping Springs, TX, USA
Mission and Vision
The mission of the Hill Country Alliance is to bring together a diverse coalition of partners to preserve the open spaces, starry night skies, clean and abundant waters, and unique character of the Texas Hill Country.
The Hill Country Alliance is a nonprofit organization whose purpose is to raise public awareness and build community support around the need to preserve the natural resources and heritage of the Central Texas Hill Country.
Since 2004, the Hill Country Alliance has grown from a small group of concerned neighbors to a collaborative alliance of over 7,000 residents, scattered across 17 Hill Country counties. As our region continues to grow and develop, the Hill Country Alliance remains dedicated to working together to find long-term solutions for our most pressing challenges.
Guiding Principles and Values
The Hill Country Alliance (HCA) is dedicated to ensuring for future generations an opportunity to benefit from the unique features of the Texas Hill Country region, including the countless spring-fed streams, its agricultural heritage, wildlife, and spectacular scenic beauty. The following principles guide HCA’s strategic approach, programs, and activities:
HCA recognizes the importance of bringing together diverse people and perspectives to tackle difficult challenges our region faces. We are conveners, bridge builders, and connectors. The actions needed to sustain the Hill Country vary across the region, and we inspire both locally-driven solutions as well as a regional vision that puts conservation at the forefront.
HCA recognizes that growth in the Hill Country, if it happens in a thoughtful way, can protect and even enhance the natural and economic resources of our region. A key to the future of our region is promoting economic development that is centered in conservation. We work with partners to inspire good development patterns, incentivize conservation, and think outside the box about creative alternatives to business-as-usual development.
HCA believes information sharing, leadership building and education are key to our work in building the foundation for the long-term change that we need. We work to create more opportunities for people to be inspired by the incredible natural beauty of the Hill Country, to make honest and fair information readily available, and to empower and connect community leaders who will be forces for good in the region.
HCA accomplishes much of our work by supporting partner organizations and entities. We bring people together to work more strategically, to identify and fill gaps in existing efforts, and to convert thoughtful conversation to meaningful action. Our mission cannot be accomplished without including the full diversity of our region, and we work proactively to elevate new ideas, bring marginalized voices into the conversation, and challenge ourselves and others to think and work inclusively.