Amala Foundation

1006 S 8th St
Austin TX  78704

Phone: (512) 476-8884

Amala Foundation

The Amala Foundation unites people from all walks of life and inspires them to grow as individuals and as leaders in service to humanity.

The majority of our programs are focused on young people, including refugee and immigrant youth. Many of these individuals have experienced war, abuse, neglect, extreme poverty, child labor, and gang violence. We provide a safe space for these youth to heal, express themselves, share their stories and connect with a loving and supportive community. We empower all of our youth to rise up as leaders in their communities and schools.

The youth who participate in our programs represent many countries, ethnicities, religions, races, cultures and socioeconomic backgrounds. Some have grown up in refugee camps, while others have been raised in middle and upper class families. Many come from countries that have been at war with each other for years. We inspire youth to recognize that regardless of where they come from or what adversities they have faced, we are all human beings that ultimately want the same things: love, acceptance, human connection and peace.

Founded in 2001, the Amala Foundation has served over 2300 youth with programs in 5 countries and 4 states. Over the last 13 years, the Amala Foundation has created volunteer opportunities for 2500+ volunteers. The Amala Foundation is headquartered in Austin, Texas.

The Amala Foundation is involved in a number of local, national, and international humanitarian service projects. Camp Indigo was started in 2001 and is now in its 14th year of offering a week-long day camp experience to Austin area children ages 4-12. Camp Mana, now in its ninth year, offers a similar experience over two days in Hawaii. Our One Village Project, including the Global Youth Peace Summit, is in its 8th year and serves more than 150 local, immigrant, international and refugee youth each year. Our Young Artists in Service program provides free art instruction to at-risk children in addition to creating inspiring murals at places like the Austin Children’s Shelter. The Gui Village Living Water Program was a humanitarian service project we successfully completed in 2005, installing two water wells in a Nigerian village, saving 3,500 people (including 2,000 children) from disease. Since 2007, our partnership with the Bhatti Mines School in Delhi, India has helped to ensure 200 Indian children a day are receiving an education instead of being forced into child labor.

The Amala Foundation unites people from all walks of life and inspires them to grow as individuals and as leaders in service to humanity.


The Amala Foundation unites people from all walks of life and inspires them to grow as individuals and as leaders in service to humanity.

The majority of our programs are focused on young people, including refugee and immigrant youth. Many of these individuals have experienced war, abuse, neglect, extreme poverty, child labor, and gang violence. We provide a safe space for these youth to heal, express themselves, share their stories and connect with a loving and supportive community. We empower all of our youth to rise up as leaders in their communities and schools.

The youth who participate in our programs represent many countries, ethnicities, religions, races, cultures and socioeconomic backgrounds. Some have grown up in refugee camps, while others have been raised in middle and upper class families. Many come from countries that have been at war with each other for years. We inspire youth to recognize that regardless of where they come from or what adversities they have faced, we are all human beings that ultimately want the same things: love, acceptance, human connection and peace.

Founded in 2001, the Amala Foundation has served over 2300 youth with programs in 5 countries and 4 states. Over the last 13 years, the Amala Foundation has created volunteer opportunities for 2500+ volunteers. The Amala Foundation is headquartered in Austin, Texas.

The Amala Foundation is involved in a number of local, national, and international humanitarian service projects. Camp Indigo was started in 2001 and is now in its 14th year of offering a week-long day camp experience to Austin area children ages 4-12. Camp Mana, now in its ninth year, offers a similar experience over two days in Hawaii. Our One Village Project, including the Global Youth Peace Summit, is in its 8th year and serves more than 150 local, immigrant, international and refugee youth each year. Our Young Artists in Service program provides free art instruction to at-risk children in addition to creating inspiring murals at places like the Austin Children’s Shelter. The Gui Village Living Water Program was a humanitarian service project we successfully completed in 2005, installing two water wells in a Nigerian village, saving 3,500 people (including 2,000 children) from disease. Since 2007, our partnership with the Bhatti Mines School in Delhi, India has helped to ensure 200 Indian children a day are receiving an education instead of being forced into child labor.


The Amala Foundation unites people from all walks of life and inspires them to grow as individuals and as leaders in service to humanity.


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Founded: Founded by Vanessa Stone in 2001, the Amala Foundation has grown from a grassroots community to an international humanitarian service organization.

Categories: Charity Organization, Community Organization, Educational Camp, Non-Profit Organization, Youth Organization




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One Village Spring Jamboree with Atash

One Village Spring Jamboree with Atash
01:30 pm - 04/07/2018

At Amala Foundation

Hey Austin family! Please join us for a fun, family-friendly day of wellness, community connection and live music on the beautiful grounds of the Amala Foundation....

Learn Acro & Support Guatemala

Learn Acro & Support Guatemala
02:00 pm - 03/18/2018

At Amala Foundation

Join Angie & Ryan for a special introduction to AcroYoga! Acro-Yoga takes the balance, flexibility and strength of an individual yoga practice and builds into it...

Undoing racism fundraiser

Undoing racism fundraiser
07:00 pm - 01/12/2018

At Amala Foundation

$20 suggested donation Can't make it to the fundraiser, but still want to donate to support Austin's growing anti-racist network? DONATE HERE actionnetwork.org/fundraising/undoing-racism-community-organizing-workshop-fundraiser AJC,...

Conscious Gifters' Bazaar

Conscious Gifters' Bazaar
06:00 pm - 11/15/2017

At Amala Foundation

Come get your holiday shopping done early, and gift your loved ones with unique, one-of-a-kind, handmade goodies! No entry fee, come and go as you please...maybe...

Yoga Off The Mat

Yoga Off The Mat
07:00 pm - 11/14/2017

At Amala Foundation

Come get present. Get vulnerable. Get grounded. Practice presence with tea ceremony, guided meditation and mudra and community building. Offer yourself an experience...

One Village Fall Festival

One Village Fall Festival
01:30 pm - 11/05/2017

At Amala Foundation

Hey Austin family! Please join us for a fun, family-friendly day of wellness, community connection and live music on the beautiful grounds of the Amala foundation....

Overcoming Anxiety Series with Kelsey

Overcoming Anxiety Series with Kelsey
07:00 pm - 08/29/2017

At Amala Foundation

In this series, you will explore self healing modalities that combat the effects of anxiety in your life and create profound uplifting effects. You will learn tools...

Improvisation From The Heart: Workshop

Improvisation From The Heart: Workshop
07:00 pm - 03/27/2017

At Amala Foundation

"Improvisation, or improv, is a form of live theater in which the plot, characters and dialogue of a game, scene or story are made up in the moment. Often improvisers...

Amala Community Lunch

Amala Community Lunch
12:00 pm - 03/03/2017

At Amala Foundation

Come gather with the Amala community for a delicious home cooked meal in the presence of loving friends and family, every FIRST Friday of the month. Lunch is served...

Volunteer Day: Keep Amala Beautiful

Volunteer Day: Keep Amala Beautiful
10:00 am - 02/11/2017

At Amala Foundation

Volunteer Day at Amala/Sanctuary Event Space. We need your helping hands :) We will be gardening and mulching, 10AM to 5PM but come and go as you please! Bring...

Town Hall Gathering

Town Hall Gathering
07:00 pm - 02/07/2017

At Amala Foundation

Town Hall Gathering with our Founder, Vanessa Stone. Producing effective programs that unite youth from all walks of life has more meaning now than ever before....

Amala Community Lunch

Amala Community Lunch
12:00 pm - 02/03/2017

At Amala Foundation

Come gather with the Amala community for a delicious home cooked meal in the presence of loving friends and family, every FIRST Friday of the month. Lunch is served...

Amala Community Lunch

Amala Community Lunch
12:00 pm - 01/13/2017

At Amala Foundation

Our commuity lunches are back! Come gather with the Amala community for a delicious home cooked meal in the presence of loving friends and family! Lunch is served...

Amala Community Lunch

Amala Community Lunch
12:00 pm - 12/23/2016

At Amala Foundation

Our commuity lunches are back! Come gather with the Amala community for a delicious home cooked meal in the presence of loving friends and family! Lunch is served...

Amala Community Lunch

Amala Community Lunch
12:00 pm - 12/16/2016

At Amala Foundation

Our commuity lunches are back! Come gather with the Amala community for a delicious home cooked meal in the presence of loving friends and family! Lunch is served...

Amala Community Lunch

Amala Community Lunch
12:00 pm - 12/09/2016

At Amala Foundation

Our commuity lunches are back! Come gather with the Amala community for a delicious home cooked meal in the presence of loving friends and family! Lunch is served...

Amala Community Lunch

Amala Community Lunch
12:00 pm - 12/02/2016

At Amala Foundation

Our commuity lunches are back! Come gather with the Amala community for a delicious home cooked meal in the presence of loving friends and family! Lunch is served...

Peruvian Earth Honoring Ritual

Peruvian Earth Honoring Ritual
02:00 pm - 11/27/2016

At Amala Foundation

The Invitation: In Peru, the indigenous people of the Andean highlands celebrate everyday life through endless forms of ritual expression. These people, known as...

Amala Community Lunch

Amala Community Lunch
12:00 pm - 11/18/2016

At Amala Foundation

Our commuity lunches are back! Come gather Friday November 18th, with the Amala community for a delicious home cooked meal in the presence of loving friends and...

Amala Town Hall Gathering

Amala Town Hall Gathering
07:00 pm - 07/28/2016

At Amala Foundation

Please join Vanessa and Ryan (Amala's Founder and Executive Director), members of our Board of Directors, and Amala staff for a community town hall to celebrate...

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