What is Texas Connector?

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What is Texas Connector?

OneStar Foundation’s Texas Connector is an online, nonprofit mapping tool that empowers communities, governments, funders and nonprofits to more effectively meet Texas’ growing needs. Texas Connector combines an interactive GIS map, searchable database including: social service providers and nonprofits from Texas 2-1-1 and GuideStar, USA, socioeconomic and demographic data and population summaries and visual layers such as public schools, public transit and more. Texas Connector also offers a unique platform on which initiative-specific data, such as health or criminal justice data, can be overlaid to create information-rich maps and reports. Users can print, email, or export search results to identify gaps in service, collaborative partners or complementary services. From researching community resources to analyzing local continua of care, Texas Connector’s powerful combination of nonprofit and demographic data gives users insight to better understand regional issues and resources and more effectively tackle community challenges.

For any questions related to Texas Connector, go to www.texasconnects.org, email texasconnects@onestarfoundation.org or call 512-287-2019.  

A revolutionary tool built for all stakeholders

Nonprofit Community:  Create a detailed map showing other service providers in your service area for presentation to your board or inclusion in your grant application.

Local and state Government Leaders:  Generate a demographic report of your region of interest in a minute or less.

Grantmakers:  Visually display your grantees by legislative district.

Researchers:  A single query button allows you to create custom demographic or organization reports.

With Texas Connector, you can:

Identify nonprofits and social services within a geographic area by name, address, service-type or keyword.

Analyze community needs and resources and nonprofit services to address gaps in service.

Create customized statistical and provider reports for your region of interest.

Share custom maps, identified organizations and demographic reports.

What does it cost to subscribe to Texas Connector?

Subscription costs are based on the following:

  • Organization type (i.e. nonprofit service provider, faith-based entity, for-profit, foundation, etc.)
  • Organization size
  • Single or multiple users

Texas Connector 2015 Annual Subscription Costs   

Subscription Type Single User Multiple User
1 1 to 10
Small Nonprofit Service Provider/Community of Faith <$500,001 $100 $60 each
Medium Nonprofit Service Provider/Community of Faith >$500,000 <$1,000,001  $200 $120 each
Large Nonprofit Service Provider/Community of Faith  >$1MM <$5,000,001   $300 $180 each
Nonprofit Service Provider/Community of Faith > $5MM, Nonprofit Foundations, Research/Post-Secondary Education, Chambers of Commerce $500 $300 each 
City/County/State Government/K-12 Public Education/Texas State Legislative Offices $250 $150 each
Self Employed Consultants to Nonprofits: No more than 3 staff; annual budget less than $150,000 $100 $60 each
All other For-profits  Contact OneStar Foundation
An Open Access subscription is designed for use in libraries or other public places that offer open access to resource materials.   Contact OneStar Foundation
Enterprise License with Unlimited Users Contact OneStar Foundation


The Data

Texas Connector displays nonprofit and service provider information derived from both the 2-1-1 Texas and GuideStar USA Texas datasets. For 2013, quarterly updates to these datasets are scheduled, and will be published in Texas Connector as the data is made available by 2-1-1 and GuideStar.

Organizational information displayed in Texas Connector can also be updated by users who affiliate themselves with a nonprofit organization, foundation, or faith-based entity. Users who are affiliated with eligible organizations (i.e. nonprofit organizations, foundations or faith-based entities) not currently mapped in the Connector can also add their organization to the map. 

211 Texas

Click here to learn more about 2-1-1 Texas.


Click here to learn more about GuideStar USA.

Texas Connector also contains a variety of demographic and socioeconomic data indicators from governmental and other sources displayed in clickable map overlays and an extensive underlying database of statistical data from which customized reports can be generated.

Project Partners

We would like to express our appreciation to our partners, without whom Texas Connector would still be just a great idea!

Technical Genius – North Central Texas Council of Governments



Houston Endowment

Corporation for National and Community Service

Texas Workforce Commission

Meadows Foundation

Rockwell Fund

McNair Foundation



The Simmons Foundation

Investment Subscribers

Neighborhood Centers, Inc.

Charter Subscriptions


News and Events

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being able to identify all of your potential collaborative partners within a 10-mile radius with one click.

Texas Connector


generating a demographic report by drawing a custom shape on the map in a minute or less.

Texas Connector

You can do all this and more with Texas Connector!