Austin Community Foundation is the catalyst for generosity in Austin. We bring together philanthropists, dollars and ideas to build a better Austin today and tomorrow. Our work and leadership is focused on closing the opportunity gap through advancing economic security and affordable housing.
A trusted local partner
Austin Community Foundation has a 40-year track record of investing in Austin and an unmatched, in-depth understanding of Austin's needs and opportunities. We provide financial management and easy administration for our fundholders, while allowing their money to stay local.
A data-driven approach
We apply data to understand the areas of greatest need in Central Texas. We believe that when we know better, we do better.
A place for convening conversations
We provide the gathering place for a shared vision for Austin. We lead the way in bringing together philanthropists, community leaders and organizations.
Our tax-exempt status
We are a tax-exempt organization under 501 (c) 3 of the IRS code. That means donations made to any fund at the Foundation, or to the Foundation itself, are immediately tax deductible to the extent allowable by law.
At a Glance
- Founded: 1977
- Assets : $250 million
- Endowed assets: 50%
- Funds: 1,265
- Total Grants awarded in 2018: $30 million (90% from donor advised funds)
- Scholarships awarded in 2018: $633,000
- Tax ID -74-1934031