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Funding for AISD Mental Health Centers is a Community Affair
By Guest Blogger / November 7, 2018
How our community of givers helped close the funding gap for Austin ISD mental health centers.
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The Maternal Mortality Rate is Still Too High
By Guest Blogger / October 1, 2018
Panelists from Dell Medical School at UT Austin address the maternal mortality issue facing Texas.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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By Guest Blogger / March 14, 2016
We invited the co-chairs of the grants committee for the Women’s Fund of Central Texas to share their memories and thoughts about the process of selecting which nonprofits helping women and children receive grant funds. A program of the Foundation, the Women’s Fund aims to improve the status of women and children in our community.
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