Ellen Ray
Executive Director

Ellen has played a central role in the leadership of Still Water Foundation for over two decades, overseeing all philanthropic endeavors and community partnerships. Ellen believes in the transformational power of high-impact philanthropy to shape positive outcomes in our communities. She finds it incredibly rewarding to spearhead Still Water’s efforts to strengthen organizations, grow networks, and ultimately, improve lives.

Prior to joining Still Water, Ellen was involved in the arts community in Houston, serving as the Executive Director of FotoFest, an international photography festival, and working at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.  A long-time trustee of St. Stephen’s Episcopal School, she most recently served as Executive Chair of the Board.  She is also on the board of the Austin Community Foundation and is the founding President of MINDPOP, an organization dedicated to expanding creative learning in classrooms across Austin.  Ellen is proud to represent Still Water Foundation as a founding member and President of the Board at Texas Rural Funders, a coalition of philanthropic organizations working to bring attention and resources to rural Texas.

A native Austinite, Ellen …something here about life outside of SW

Privacy Policy

This privacy policy will explain how Still Water Foundation (“Still Water”) uses the personal data it may collect from you when you use the Still Water website. It does not apply to information you may submit to Still Water offline or to websites maintained by other companies or organizations with whom Still Water may work.

What data does Still Water collect?

Generally, you may browse the Still Water website without submitting your personal data to Still Water. There are some circumstances when you may need to provide Still Water with your personal information in order to continue to use the website. Still Water will only collect your personal data if you proactively submit it to Still Water.

How does Still Water collect your data?

Still Water collects data when you interact with the website, including

• Providing contact information to Still Water
• Use or view Still Water’s website via your browser’s cookies

How will Still Water use your data?

Still Water collects your data so that it can:

  • Carry-out its charitable purposes. These purposes may include disclosure of your information to Still Water’s staff and third-party contractors working on behalf of Still Water to support its administrative functions.
  • Process your grant application
  • Manage your account

How does Still Water store your data?

Still Water securely stores your data on its own server.


Still Water will not disclose your personal data to any third party (other than as may be required for governmental reporting by non-profit organizations) without your consent.

What are your data protection rights?

Every user is entitled to the following data protection rights:

  • The right to access – You may request copies of your personal data that has been collected by Still Water. Still Water may charge a small fee for this service.
  • The right to rectification – If you believe any information collected by Still Water is incorrect or incomplete, you have the right to request that Still Water correct or complete that information.
  • The right to erasure – You may request that Still Water erase your personal data under certain conditions.
  • The right to restrict processing – You may request that Still Water restrict the processing of your personal data under certain conditions.
  • The right to object to processing – You may object to Still Water’s processing your personal data under certain conditions.
  • The right to data portability – You may request that Still Water transfer the data that it has collected to another organization, or directly to you, under certain conditions.

If you make a request, Still Water will have one month to respond to you.  If you would like to exercise any of these rights, contact us as follows:

  • Email – [email protected]
  • Telephone – 512-861-8031
  • Correspondence - Still Water Foundation
    1606 San Antonio
    Austin, Texas  78701

What are cookies?

Cookies are text files placed on your computer to collect standard Internet log information and visitor behavior information. When you visit the Still Water website, Still Water may collect information from you automatically through cookies or similar technology.

How to manage cookies

You will be asked to select the amount of data shared when first visiting stillwaterfdn.org. Update your selection at any time by clicking on the light green circular icon in the lower left corner. Some of our website features may not function as a result of your decision not to accept cookies.

Privacy policies of other websites

Still Water’s website contains links to other websites. Still Water’s privacy policy applies only to its website. If you click on a link to another website, you should read their privacy policy.

Changes to our privacy policy

Still Water keeps its privacy policy under regular review and places any updates on this web page. This privacy policy was last updated on April 25, 2022.

How to contact us

If you have any questions about Still Water’s privacy policy, the data it collects from you, or you would like to exercise one of your data protection rights, please do not hesitate to contact us.

  • Email – [email protected]
  • Telephone – 512-861-8031
  • Correspondence - Still Water Foundation

    1606 San Antonio
    Austin, Texas  78701

California Do Not Track

Our web services do not alter, change, or respond upon receiving Do Not Track (DNT) requests or signals in browsers. As described above, we track user activity using web server logs, cookies and similar technologies. Information collected in web server logs helps us analyze website usage and improve the user’s experience. Cookies allow us to offer you a customized experience.

Governing Law - How to contact the appropriate authorities

Still Water’s website is published in the United States of America and is subject to laws of the United States. If you are located in a country outside the United States and voluntarily submit personal information to us, you thereby consent to the general use of such information as provided in this privacy policy and to the transfer of that information to, and/or storage of that information in, the United States.