Plan. Partner. Develop.

The Real County Community Initiative (RCCI) invests in local leadership and catalyzing partnerships that promote health and well-being for children and families in Real County.

The Unique Challenges of Rural America

The H. E. Butt Foundation is the largest private employer in Leakey, Texas—a small town in Real County—just down Highway 83 from our property in the Frio River Canyon. The town and its outlying areas have their own way of life, with a unique pace, identity, and set of assets. Rural living can be complex in ways that are overlooked and underappreciated, and there are too few services to meet the needs of the community, including physical and mental health resources.

What we do

We provide a convening space in Leakey, Texas for nonprofits to use free of charge to collaborate, promote, and disseminate resources to families in the area. We inform the community about services available to them, and we build capacity through ongoing training and design processes. We collaborate with other nonprofits to provide leadership opportunities for the community through local workshops and leadership programs.

At various times throughout the year, our space also becomes a pop-up community service center in partnership with law enforcement, health and wellness organizations, and others.


RCCI is located at 547 US HWY 83 South, Suite C, Leakey, TX 78873.
For inquiries, you can reach us at 830-291-8671.

Community Engagement Director

Dana Williams | 830-315-9260

Dana Williams is a native Texan and graduated from Nueces Canyon High School in Real County. Prior to her career with the H. E. Butt Foundation, Dana graduated from Southwest Texas Junior College and Shorter University, where she received her Bachelor of Science in Human Services. While in Georgia, she worked with Highland Rivers Mental Health Services and served as Executive Assistant and HR Generalist for a small network of churches in the area for over a decade.

Dana joined the foundation in 2010 as Registrar and Assistant to the newly forming Laity Lodge Family Camp. Since then, she has served the foundation ‘s camping programs, operations, and now community engagement. Serving primarily in Real County, Dana sets the course for the Real County Community Initiative, strategizing with rural development leaders around the world to determine the best ways to help Real County residents navigate the complexities of rural life. Her certifications in Nonprofit Management, Change Management and Six Sigma aid in her executing the mission and vision to cultivate health and well-being for children and families.

Dana and her husband Billy currently live in Boerne with their family.

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