Learn About Our Community

We aspire to offer local expertise on our community's issues to inform your giving. We invite you to read and share the following reports and fact sheets.

2018 Annual Report – We continued our work to close the opportunity gap through research, pooled resources and data-driven grantmaking. Our Annual Report shares a brief snapshot of this year's growth and accomplishments.



This profile examines the racial wealth divide in Austin, released in partnership with Prosperity Now and JPMorgan Chase. This report serves as a tool to better understand how racial economic inequality affects Austin and how we can help strengthen resources for people in our community. Read the full Racial Wealth Divide in Austin profile.



As a follow up to the Women's Fund report, Women's Issues are Community Issues, we've partnered with Children at Risk to go further into the data surrounding the benefits and challenges of quality access to child care in Central Texas. Read the full report Child Care - An Essential Work Support for Women.

2017 Annual Report – It was a transformative year of milestones, record-breaking growth and impactful philanthropic investments in the Central Texas community. Take a closer look at the highlights of the year and review the financial summary.



This report identifies that when Hispanics rise in Central Texas, our whole community will rise. The report examines what life is really like for Hispanic individuals and families living in Central Texas. Read the full When Hispanics Rise, Austin Rises report Read the report's endnotes here



The report highlights that women's issues are community issues, and when women are economically secure, our whole community will thrive. Read the full Women's Issues are Community Issues report.




Understanding Austin is a report developed in partnership with the RGK Center for Philanthropy and Community Service at the LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas Austin. In this report, we explore Austin's changing ecosystem over the past 40 years and our approach to creating an even brighter future for our community.

Report to the Community (January 2017) - Thanks to a generous community of givers, 2016 was a record year. By inviting our fundholders to co-invest with us, the Foundation granted $2.3 million in community grants. In total, $23.5 million was infused into nonprofit solutions, mostly by our fundholders, across Central Texas and beyond. Learn about the impact we made together.


Stronger Women, Better Austin: A Status Report on Women & Children in Central Texas (February 2015) – The Women’s Fund of Central Texas issued this report on what life is really like for Austin women and children. Developed by a committee of Women's Fund members and community leaders, the report looks at demographics, basic needs, economic sustainability, education, health, safety and leadership for Travis County women and children. Report endnotes


Economic Issues for Women in Texas (November 2014) – Using local data and community best practices, this report helps define what women and their families need to thrive in the areas of jobs, education, housing, childcare and health care, so that areas of innovation and investment can be identified. produced by the Texas Women’s Foundation, the research and advocacy arm of Dallas Women’s Foundation, and conducted by the Center for Public Policy Procedures. 


Transfer of Wealth in the IH-35 Corridor (November 2012) Analyzing historical trends and current data, this report projects that in the next 50 years nearly $700 billion will be passed from one generation to another in Austin. The study projects that if just 5% of those assets were placed in an endowment to benefit local charity, that would result in $1.7 billion in new grants every year. Forever. The study includes the 19-county region extending from Waco south through San Antonio and including Austin and was prepared by the Center for Rural Entrepreneurship.

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