Breakthrough students want to become the first in their families to graduate from college. You can play an important role in making their dreams come true. Contribute to Breakthrough and change a child’s life forever, making a difference in his or her family for generations to come.

Because of supporters like you:

– We have launched more than 1,200 students on the path to college over the past 12 years.

– More than 200 new fifth and sixth grade students enroll in Breakthrough each year, making a long-term commitment to their education.

– Our middle school students are making significant academic gains in reading, writing, and math during our extended learning summer sessions.

– We are changing the high school graduation rates in Central Texas: 100% of Breakthrough’s last three classes of seniors graduated from high school in four years—far exceeding the average four-year completion rate of their peers.


Breakthrough is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Gifts to Breakthrough are tax deductible to the amount allowable by law.



Monthly Giving

Join Friends of First-Gen, Breakthrough’s monthly giving program! As a member, you’ll be part of a growing community of Breakthrough supporters who want their contributions to do EVEN MORE for Breakthrough students. Join here.

Donate Via Mail
Send a check payable to Breakthrough to:
Breakthrough Austin
1050 East 11th Street, Suite 350
Austin, TX 78702

I Live Here, I Give Here

The I Live Here, I Give Here Campaign is on a mission to boost local giving by educating fellow Austinites about the needs in Central Texas and the organizations working to meet those needs.


Randalls Good Neighbor Program

Participate in the Randalls Good Neighbor Program by adding our Good Neighbor number to your Remarkable card: #10530 Each time you purchase groceries, Randalls will donate 1% of your purchase to Breakthrough. To learn more, visit the Good Neighbor Program website here.


Give As You Get
Give as you get makes it easy to donate to an organization of your choice while you shop. When you make a purchase through their site, you are still able to use your established shopping carts at popular online stores. For every purchase you make, a percentage will be donated to Breakthrough. To get started, visit Breakthrough’s page at give as you get.