About SLĀ Foundation


SLĀ Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based in Austin, TX. We are a tax-exempt, private operating foundation. Verify our IRS status here by entering our EIN of 82-3516921.

Hello, we are Shane and Lisa Adams, co-founders of SLĀ Foundation. Shane grew up in a working-class family in St. Louis, Missouri. His childhood experiences drove his entrepreneurial spirit and his goal of financial stability. Lisa’s story starts in a small town in central Wisconsin where her mentors helped her to step outside of her comfort zone and try new things. They helped her find her talents in technology and inspired her passion for travel.

Together, Shane and Lisa built a successful 300-person consulting firm that operated in 40+ states and earned over $50 million dollars in annual revenue.  Their business was acquired in 2015 by the world’s largest consulting firm, Accenture. Having reached their goals in business, Shane and Lisa Adams have set their sights on growing SLĀ Foundation to advance the community through connections, mentorship, and inspiration.

We believe in the old proverb, “Feed a man a fish, feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, feed him for a lifetime.” However, that is only part of the truth. Just knowing how to fish is not enough. One must have the supplies to fish, know where to fish and know how to barter the fish for other goods and services.

Shane likes to compare life to the game of Monopoly with three key differences.

  1. Not everyone starts off with $1,500.

  2. Some start off already owning the properties.

  3. Most critically, the rules to the game of life are unknown.

Our goal is to aggregate and share these rules through our various programs. Because once you know the rules, you can become better at playing it and begin enjoying life!



Hear Shane’s episodes on Austinpreneur and Exponentialists on Air, where he talks about his passion to mentor students and his entrepreneurial success.


For general inquires or to request additional information email us.


Mailing Address

SLĀ Foundation 210 Lavaca St #2902 Austin, TX 78701