RU Foundation


Resources Unlimited Human Development Foundation,
501c(3), was founded by Virginia Palmer in 1996.   The RU programs foster personal leadership, partnership models, environmental responsibility and community service.  Resources Unlimited Foundation  has a 30-year history of successful youth, teen and adult development programs conducted in Austin and Los Angeles.  As Executive Director of People For Parks, Los Angeles, Virginia created, implemented successful youth empowerment programs and community gardens in East Los Angeles areas. Virginia was a director/consultant in LA County’s CLASS Parks and Youth Plus program.


Virginia is on the Board of Director for Save Our Springs Alliance in Austin.  She presents “Barton Springs University 101” at area high schools.  Virginia gives her time and energy to Bill Oliver’s Mother Earth Day Festivals at the Springs and  his Lady Bird Lake Expeditions.  Both events have been produced for Austin middle school kids for 17 years.



Virginia has a  long history of establishing partnerships with other organizations both local and national. Here is a partial list:

 Save Our Springs Alliance ~ Town Lake YMCA ~ Save Barton Creek Association- PACE, Public Assessed Clean Energy – Green LA – Los Angeles County Park Department  ~ Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy ~ Malibu Coastal Land Conservancy – Somerset Consulting  ~ Sierra Club –  Boys & Girls Club –  American YouthWorks – Barton Springs University – Mother Earth Day

Our Mission
Resources Unlimited is dedicated to developing and implementing innovative programs for individuals, groups, organizations and institutions that offer practical tools for more healthy, productive and successful lifestyles.