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Erica Renstrom


Austin ISD’s Approach to Mental Health Services
By Guest Blogger / September 10, 2018
Leaders from across AISD recently shared insight into their work implementing mental health services.

Stories of Recovery One Year After Hurricane Harvey
By Guest Blogger / August 22, 2018
Hurricane Harvey devastated the Texas Gulf Coast last August. A year later, we share stories of hope and recovery from Texans' affected by the storm.

A New Tech Tool for Philanthropists
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.

By Guest Blogger / January 2, 2018
As 2017 comes to a close, consider reviewing your philanthropic goals and maximize your giving.

Colorado’s Investment in Teen Pregnancy Prevention
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.

Reminders and Deadlines for Your Year-End Giving
By Guest Blogger / November 21, 2017
As 2017 comes to a close, we want your year-end giving to go smoothly.

Amy Allen: Helping Austin Give for 25 Years
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.

Focusing on Doing Good
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.

Charitable Investing that Fits Every Need
By Guest Blogger / March 31, 2017
Recently we announced new investment options that speak to donors’ varying objectives and investment philosophies. These new choices allow donors to select investment strategies that match their time horizon goals as well as their investment cost philosophy.

By Guest Blogger / September 27, 2016
For Russell Bridges, who oversees community giving at 3M, giving is a big part of life. Learn why his fund at the Foundation makes giving “less taxing.”