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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.

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.

Forty Years of Evolving with Austin
By Mike Nellis / February 2, 2017
In 1977 a small group of community leaders envisioned Austin's future when they founded Austin Community Foundation. Since then, the Foundation has grown and evolved just as Central Texas has.

By Mike Nellis / June 21, 2016
As Central Texas settles into summer, it’s a great time to take stock of the work we are doing together in our community. In the 18 months since I became CEO, we have accomplished a lot.

By Guest Blogger / May 17, 2016
Steve Guengerich is a life-long entrepreneur, award-winning author and co-founder of an information technology services firm. When his job brought him to Austin, his philanthropic spirit brought him to Austin Community Foundation.

By Guest Blogger / April 18, 2016
Dr. Paul Cruz, superintendent of Austin ISD, shares how local schools are leading the country in putting social and emotional learning on par with academics, with help from Austin Community Foundation.