Colorado River Foundation (Austin, TX)


  • Name:Ms. Tara Akins
  • Title:Development Associate


  • Organization Name:Colorado River Foundation
  • Address:Redbud Center
    3601 Lake Austin Blvd., Ste. R105
    Austin, TX 78703
    United States

Work Phone

  • Main phone:512-498-1587
  • Main fax:512-473-3253

Work Web

Other Address

  • Address:P.O. Box 50029
    Austin, TX 78763
    United States

User Email



  • Mission:
  • The mission of the Colorado River Foundation is to mobilize financial and human resources to promote educational awareness, appreciation, and stewardship of the Colorado River as a sustainable resource for the quality of life and economic well-being for future generations.

  • History:
  • The Colorado River Foundation (CRF), a 501(c)3 organization, was established in 1994 to promote education, protection, and stewardship of the Colorado River in Texas. As a separate, non-profit funding partner for the Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA), the Foundation raises funds to support natural science education and outdoor recreation programs, particularly for at-risk and underserved youth, annual river cleanups, and additional community projects that encourage the stewardship, awareness, and protection of the Colorado River in Texas.

  • Year established:1994
  • Endowment:Unknown


  • Executive / Trustee board size:25
  • Advisory board size:
  • Staff size:3

Board and Executive Names

  • Board Members / Trustees:
  • Executive Committee
    •President, Bill McLean, Founding Partner, McLean & Howard, LLP
    •Vice President, Lynda Rife, Owner, Rifeline Consulting, LLC (Austin, TX)
    •Secretary, John Lay, Xerox Corporation, retired (Austin, TX)
    •Treasurer, Wes Brockhoeft (Austin, TX)
    •Past President, Pam Akins, Attorney (Austin, TX)

    Board Members
    •Don Adams, Former TX State Senator & Chief Legal Counsel (Horseshoe Bay, TX)
    •David Armbrust, Partner, Armbrust & Brown, LLP (Austin, TX)
    •Steve Baker, Baker Cattle Company (Austin, TX)
    •Joe Beal, Beal Consulting, Inc. (Bastrop, TX)
    •Judy Bray (Austin, TX)
    •Steve Butler, Graves, Dougherty, Hearon, & Moody (Austin, TX)
    •Jim DeCosmo, President and CEO, Forestar Real Estate Group (Austin, TX)
    •John C. Dickerson, III, Investment Representative, Edward Jones / LCRA Board Member (Bay City, TX)
    •Gary Farmer, President, Heritage Title Company of Austin (Austin, TX)
    •Julie Gregg (Austin, TX)
    •Keith Jackson, Vice President, PBS&J (Austin, TX)
    •Arthur J. Milberger, Co-Founder, Turf Grass America (Bay City, TX)
    •Clayborne Nettleship (San Saba, TX)
    •Bill Patterson, Principal, Bridgepoint Consulting, LLC (Austin, TX)
    •Peter Pincoffs, Wortham Insurance and Risk Management (Austin, TX)
    •Laura Prather, Sedgwick, Detert, Moran & Arnold LLP (Austin, TX)
    •Pat Robertson, Sr. Regional Manager, Wells Fargo Wealth Management Group / The Private Bank (Austin, TX)
    •Emily Seiders, Owner, Frontera Tile + Stone (Austin, TX)

    Colorado River Endowment Board Members
    •Jim DeCosmo (details above)
    •John C. Dickerson, III (details above)
    •Pat Robertson (details above)
    •Charles Teeple (Austin, TX)
    •Ray Wilkerson (Austin, TX)

  • Executive Director / President:
  • Erin Franz, Executive Director

Staff Names

  • Key Staff:
  • Sarah Richards, Program Coordinator
    Tara Akins, Development Associate


  • Organization type:Grantseeker
  • Country of registration:United States
  • Tax Determination Letter:Received Determination Letter
  • IRS Section:501(c)(3)
  • IRS Subsection:Operating
  • Tax ID:74-2631397

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IRS Business Master File Information

  • EIN:742631397
  • Sort (Secondary) Name:
  • Care Of Name:
  • Organization Address:PO BOX 50029
  • Organization City:AUSTIN
  • Organization State:TX
  • Organization Zip:78763-0029
  • Group Exemption Number:0000
  • Subsection Code:03
  • Classification Code(s):1
  • Subsection/Classification Desc.:Charitable Organization
  • Affiliation Code:3
  • Ruling Date:September, 1992
  • Deductibility Code:1
  • Foundation Code:15
  • Foundation Code Desc.:Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public 170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
  • Activity Code(s):061
  • Activity Code Desc.(s):Library
  • Organization Code:1 (Corporation)
  • Exempt Org. Status Code:01 (Unconditional Exemption)
  • Tax Period:June, 2016
  • Filing Requirement Category:01 (990 (all other) or 990EZ return)
  • Accounting Period:June
  • NTEE Code:C123
  • Asset Amount:$594,543
  • Asset Code:5 ($500,000 - $999,999)
  • Income Amount:$642,260
  • Income Code:5 ($500,000 - $999,999)
  • 990 Revenue Amount:$524,147
  • Last Updated:11/18/2017 9:28:38 am

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