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By Mike Nellis / October 30, 2019
Overcoming the challenges facing the 2020 Census will not be easy. All Texans have a role to play in ensuring an accurate count.
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By Misty Whited / July 16, 2019
Coralie Pledger is recognized for her outstanding financial stewardship and impact in the Central Texas community.
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By Lucy Weberlein / April 8, 2019
In honor of Earth Month, we're sharing some of our eco-friendly initiatives, led by Foundation staff.
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By Lucy Weberlein / February 11, 2019
Local leaders in the food system sector provide insights into Central Texas' efforts to re-design our local food system to benefit our whole community.
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By Mike Nellis / August 17, 2018
Recently, a few vocal critics have taken to the national press to paint a one-sided and incomplete picture of donor-advised funds — a tool that provides millions of dollars annually to Austin nonprofits.
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By Guest Blogger / July 3, 2018
The Foundation offers a new technology-based solution to support your charitable giving needs. Modern Giving is a new tool to address the growing need for accessible, efficient and democratic philanthropy in our community.
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By Guest Blogger / January 2, 2018
As 2017 comes to a close, consider reviewing your philanthropic goals and maximize your giving.
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By Guest Blogger / November 30, 2017
In November, Austin Community Foundation and St. David’s Foundation invited Ellen Marshall, with the Colorado Initiative to Reduce Unintended Pregnancy, to Austin Forward, a speaker series hosted for local philanthropists that features forward-thinking leaders from around the country.
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By Guest Blogger / July 25, 2017
"For every fund and donation, there is a person with a story," reflects Amy Allen, Senior Philanthropic Officer, on her 25 years at the Foundation.
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By Guest Blogger / May 16, 2017
Fiscal Sponsorship is a service the Foundation provides to help address community-wide problems as an alternative to starting and running a nonprofit organization.
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