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Bastrop County Cares, a nonprofit organization, is a county-wide partnership working to develop comprehensive community initiatives by identifying community priorities, collecting and analyzing data, and bringing together collaborative partnerships that will result in community solutions. We identify large community issues that one organization cannot tackle on its own and build public will, advance policy, and mobilize and leverage funding.

Executive Director Named

The Bastrop County Cares Board of Directors named Norma Mercado as the organization’s new Executive Director. Mercado brings a wealth of community-building experience to the team.

We’re Hiring!

We’re looking for changemakers to join our team!

Help CARTS Plan for the Future!

Take a quick survey to help guide the CARTS Transportation Development Plan and be a part of improving future transit services in Bastrop County.

Be The Change

Resource Directory

Searching for available resources can be overwhelming, so we’ve compiled a comprehensive list of resources available to Bastrop County residents, sorted so that it’s easy to find what you are looking for.


It’s all about connection. Whether you’re looking for like-minded neighbors to team up around an issue that’s important to you or looking for places to volunteer in Bastrop County, Bastrop Connects will help you make that connection.

Join a Coalition

Work is being done every day to make Bastrop County a better place to live work, pray, learn, and pray. Join a coalition to be part of that change.

Latest News and Updates

Community Calendar

If you’re looking for activities, events, or ways to get involved, we’ve brought them all together in one place!