Highland Lakes Legacy Fund

The Highland Lakes Legacy Fund, a family of funds at Austin Community Foundation, was created a decade ago to efficiently build on the Highland Lakes communities’ abundant strengths. With strong community-based support and leadership, the Legacy Fund connects local donors with local causes, invests assets for tomorrow and fosters philanthropy. 

The Legacy Fund has grown to include 85 funds totaling more than $4 million and has provided grants to nonprofits serving the community and scholarships to students pursuing their educational goals. 

Celebration of Giving sponsorship & tickets

Give online to a fund now.

Learn about other ways to give to a fund.

See a complete list of Highland Lakes Legacy Funds.

Simplify Your Giving, Maximize Your Impact

If you love your community and want to make the biggest impact possible in the most efficient way, then we’re the perfect giving partner for you. Opening a fund as part of the Highland Lakes Legacy Fund provides you with the local relationships and knowledge you value, the highest possible tax advantages and the world-class investment management provided by Austin Community Foundation. Learn more.
Start creating your fund now.

Are you a financial advisor or attorney seeking to advise your client? Learn how we can help you help your client.


The principal of an endowed fund is never spent, and it can grow over time to generate an increasing stream of funding devoted to the causes you're passionate about. 

Learn more

Related Resources

Manage your fund through DonorCentral
Access for donors who serve as advisors to funds at the Austin Community Foundation.


Learn about our investment strategies
Investing the charitable dollars you have entrusted with us is an important part of our work. Review recent investment statements, our audit and financial documents.