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How We Give Back 


A Core Part of Who We Are

Giving Back to Our Community

At Granoff Therapy Associates, we believe that giving back is a fundamental way to heal and be part of a larger community. Having been established in Austin for nearly three decades, we take our responsibility to be an active member in our community seriously. We are always striving to connect with those around us and enhance the lives of others in a meaningful way.

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Urban Roots

Urban Roots is a youth development organization that uses food and farming to transform the lives of young people and inspire, engage, and nourish the community.


Valerie has served as a founding member on their Board of Directors, a past development chair, founder & chair of Tour de Farm Annual Signature Fundraiser from 2011-2016, and a farm volunteer.

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New Milestones Foundation

New Milestones Foundation raises funds to support the needs of people in our community with mental illness and intellectual and developmental disabilities.


Valerie has served this organization as a past member on the organization's Board of Directors, and as a speaker for the organization.

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Shalom Austin

Shalom Austin supports an innovative community where Jewish living and learning can thrive. Shalom Austin's Women's Philanthropy is a philanthropic and outreach division of the Annual Campaign.

Valerie has served as Co-Chair of the organization's Women's Philanthropy, Pomegranate Society 2016 - 2018, volunteered for the host Committee, taken part in Ignite 2018, and acted as a past co-chair for the Mosaic Fundraising Luncheon. She has also been a member of the Tikkun Austin Giving Circle and as a volunteer and host family for the JCC Maccabi Games. She has also been an active part of Shalom Austin's Jewish Family Service.

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Jewish Family Service

Jewish Family Service is the social service branch of Shalom Austin. JFS promotes well-being across the lifespan for the Austin Jewish community and community-at-large through a range of programs designed to address critical areas of need. JFS services include counseling and therapy, support for senior adults living independently, outreach to seniors in congregate living communities, emergency assistance with basic needs, support groups, support for people with disabilities, and consultation, service referral and advocacy for other social service needs.

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Launching Longhorns

The Launching Longhorns Initiative is Hillel’s exclusive professional development program, that is meant to help students develop a sophisticated understanding of the non-profit scene in Austin

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Keep Austin Fed

1 in 7 people in Austin do not know where their next meal is coming from. 1 in 3 of them are children. Over 30% of food in the U.S. goes uneaten, mostly going to landfills where it generates environmentally harmful methane gas. Keep Austin Fed is a champion for our neighbors experiencing food insecurity. We serve our community through the redistribution of wholesome, nutritious food.

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Mike & Sherry

The Mike & Sherry Project was created to serve those who serve the Austin community by offering high-quality and accessible mental healthcare to service industry employees.

Valerie has participated in the Mike & Sherry Project by serving as an advisor, fundraiser and mental health provider.​

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Well Aware

We fund and implement lasting clean water systems to drive development and empower communities in East Africa. To date, we continue to maintain a 100% success rate across all 114+ water projects, compared with the industry average of 40%. 

Valerie has recently traveled to Africa to participate in the construction of wells for underdeveloped communities and bring awareness to this critical human need.

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