The City of Austin Small Business Division offers a comprehensive directory of small business resources offered by local, state, and federal governments and non-profit agencies. Our goal for the City of Austin Small Business Resources Directory is to increase awareness and use of the programs that provide aid in the development of your business. Call 512-974-7800, email or visit our website for information about all our services and resources.

Organization Phone Number Description
BizAid Business Orientation - City of Austin 512.974.7800

BizAid Business Orientation provides a general overview of opening a small business or re-evaluating an existing business during its growth. 

1 Million Cups 816.932.1000

Based on the notion that entrepreneurs discover solutions and engage with their communities over a million cups of coffee, the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation developed 1 Million Cups in 2012-a free program designed to educate, engage and inspire entrepreneurs around the country.  

2022 Texas Business Licenses & Permits Guide 800.843.5789

The guide offers information on licenses and permits that may be required for more than 300 business types, including direct links to appropriate state resources that can help address permitting needs. 

211 / United Way (SBA) 211

Get quick, detailed information and referrals to health and human service organizations in your area. 

Accion 866.245.0783

Accion is a nonprofit organization that increases access to business credit, makes loans and provides training to enable entrepreneurs to realize their dreams and be catalysts for positive economic and social change. 

Actors Fund Emergency Financial Assistance

To help our community manage during this public health crisis The Actors Fund has partnered with several industry organizations to provide emergency financial assistance to those who have immediate financial needs.

Adolph & Esther Gottlieb Foundation - Emergency Grants 212.226.0581

COVID-19 resource providing emergency financial assistance to qualified painters, printmakers, and sculptors whose needs are the result of an unforeseen, catastrophic incident, and who lack the resources to meet that situation. 


All ATX is Austin's musician advocate, dedicated to their promotion, success and overall well-being. 

All Together ATX

COVID-19 resource for non-profit organizations serving populations affected by the virus.

Alliance of Artists Communities 401.351.4320

The Alliance of Artists Communities is an international association of artists' residencies - a diverse field of more than 1,500 programs worldwide that support artists of any discipline in the development of new creative work.  

Amber Grant for Women

WomensNet offers the $10,000 monthly Amber Grant and awards two $25,000 grants on an annual basis. 

American Federation of Musicians 800.762.3444

COVID-19 resource guide for musicians. 

American Guild of Musical Artists 212.221.2455

The American Guild of Musical Artists (AGMA) Relief Fund provides support and temporary financial assistance to members who are in need.

American Red Cross - Ready Rating

The Red Cross Ready Rating program provides a framework designed to help businesses become prepared for emergencies; increase the level of preparedness, and encourage organizations to help their local communities prepare for emergencies.

Americans for the Arts

COVID-19 Resource page for artists and art organizations.

Arch Grants Startup Competition

Arch Grants is looking for innovative technologies, products, or services, wrapped within scalable for-profit business models with the potential to make national or international impact. 

Art in Public Places Program - City of Austin

Established by the City in 1985, the Art in Public Places (AIPP) program collaborates with local & nationally-known artists to include the history and values of our community into cultural landmarks that have become cornerstones of Austin’s identity.  

Art Spark Texas

Art Spark Texas, a 501(c) 3 not-for-profit, delivers cultural, professional, educational, and public awareness arts services to communities with diverse abilities. 

Artist Relief

To support artists during the COVID-19 crisis, a coalition of national arts grantmakers have come together to create an emergency initiative to offer financial and informational resources to artists across the United States. 

Artist Thrive

A COVID-19 resource listing of helpful resources for artists including self-care and tips for creativity.

Artists' Charitable Fund

Colorado based Artists' Charitable Fund assists American artists living anywhere in the United States by paying a portion of their medical / dental / eye-care bills. 

Artists' Fellowship, Inc.

COVID-19 resource that financially assists professional visual artists and their families in times of emergency, disability or bereavement. 


ArtistShare, founded in 2001 as the Internet's first "crowdfunding" platform, connects artists with fans in order to share the excitement and beauty of the creative process.

Arts and Culture Leaders of Color Emergency Fund

This fund is for US-based BIPOC artists and administrators.