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A passionate community caring for the future of the Texas Hill Country. . .

“The mission of the Hill Country Alliance is to bring together an ever-expanding alliance of groups throughout a multi- county region of Central Texas with the long-term objective of preserving open spaces, water supply, water quality and the unique character of the Texas Hill Country.”

Target Circle – Support HCA when you shop, now through June 30th!

HCA is a Target Circle partnerSupport HCA when you shop at Target! Target Circle Members can earn and cast votes for the Hill Country Alliance when they shop at Target – both online and in-store – now through June 30th. Simply login to your Target account at or on the mobile app and follow the prompts and instructions to vote. Every nonprofit featured with Target Circle will be awarded a grant based on the percentage of votes they receive.

The more votes HCA receives, the bigger the donation HCA can earn!

Enroll in Target Circle and Start Earning Votes

HCA supporters in the Austin-area can enroll in the Giving Program and support HCA for free by 1) signing up at; 2) downloading the Target app; 3) providing phone number at checkout. Guests earn one vote every time they make an eligible purchase at Target, online and in-store. Members earn votes as they shop at Target. To earn votes in-store, scan your Wallet barcode in the Target App at the time of purchase, or scan the barcode on your receipt with the Target App within seven (7) days of purchase. To earn votes online, on a or Target App purchase, you must create and be signed into your Target Circle account when placing an order.

Vote for HCA when you shop using Target Circle!Vote for HCA

Casting votes is a completely digital experience. Any Target Circle Member can login their Target account at or on the mobile app and follow the prompts and instructions to vote. Eligible nonprofits in your area will display in a list with each organization’s name, logo, description, and website link – you should be able to spot the Hill Country Alliance logo there.

For a step-by-step guide on how to vote using the app, check out this handy guide Texas Land Conservancy put together and throw them a few votes too!

Eligible ZIP Codes

Austin: 78702, 78704, 78705, 78717, 78723, 78726, 78748, 78749, 78758, 78759  |  Bee Cave: 78738  |  Cedar Park: 78613  |  Georgetown: 78628  |  Kyle: 78640  |  Pflugerville: 78660  |  Round Rock: 78664  |  San Marcos: 78666

Sustaining Neighbors

The Hill Country Alliance Sustaining Neighbors are a community of donors that give a set donation amount each month, much like a sustaining donor on a public television or radio station.

By giving any amount on a monthly basis, you help sustain our work and support our mission and you join a special group of people committed to the Hill Country’s future. A regular and consistent monthly gift helps us build a steady stream of income that we can rely on over time. A recurring gift can easily be auto-drafted from your credit card or bank account and can be adjusted or ended anytime. 

To become a Sustaining Neighbor simply go to our donations page and select “Make this a recurring donation.”  Sign up now to sustain our work!

“Just 10 or 15 years ago there were hardly any private organizations involved in land and water stewardship outreach and education – it was almost totally the government agencies doing it.  Now, there are quite a few private organizations involved and among the most effective is HCA.”

Steve Nelle, Wildlife Biologist


“Please do not assume that (HCA’s newsletter) is only of interest to Hill Country residents. This is one of the most diverse and valuable sources of conservation and environmental news and information available in South Central Texas. I urge everyone to check its front-page summary in every issue. You will likely find something of interest no matter where you live.”

Harry Noyes, San Antonio

“It’s great to educate folks of the importance of protecting the night sky – doing so reaps awesome visual rewards!! I love your organization – you guys do a great service for the hill country.”

Linda Webb, Wimberley