Why Work With Us?

Since 1977, we've helped community-minded people reach their philanthropic goals. Whether you are searching for the causes you wish to champion, or you know precisely where and how you wish to give, we can help. 

If you love Austin and want to make the biggest impact possible in the most efficient way, then here's why we're the ideal partner for your charitable work:

1. You join a community of givers. When you open your fund at the Austin Community Foundation, you join a community of individuals, families and companies committed to making a local impact through collaboration, leadership and leveraging resources. 

2. You can count on us to be creative, flexible and efficient. Maximize your giving with our charitable solutions that support your unique vision and goals. We can help you make the most of appreciated assets and high-earning years.

3. You gain access to local philanthropic experts. We can provide you with unique experiences and the chance to learn about current needs and emerging opportunities across Central Texas for your grantmaking or impact investing.

4. You gain access to investment experts. We support your charitable investment strategy, including impact investing, whether your focus is now or long-term, to ensure your giving goes further in our community. 

5. You invest in Austin. When you invest your charitable dollars with us, you invest in Austin and Central Texas. You help make possible unique problem-solving collaborations, strategic grantmaking and local impact investment. 

“Most Austinites don’t realize what a wonderful tool for giving the Austin Community Foundation is. You made it possible for us to transform our savings into support for the fine arts and education. Through the Foundation we are able to donate various assets and to involve our family in decision-making.”

Sarah and Ernest Butler

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Meet the Davises, a busy young family who value the efficient and effective giving they do for their church, alma maters and favorite Austin charities through their donor advised fund.