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Our Charitable Solutions

What strategy is right for you? It depends on who you are and what your goals are.

You may download our Menu of Charitable Products or a Fact Sheet for the type of fund you wish to learn about. Learn how our funds compare with other charitable options with the chart below. Find out what types of assets you can donate.

  • Menu of Charitable Products & Fees - List of all of our charitable products and services for individuals, families, foundations and corporations. Download
  • Donor Advised Funds - Simplify your giving and connect with our community's most pressing needs with our most popular fund for individuals, families and foundations. Download
  • Designated Funds - An easy way to support your favorite charities year after year without having to think about it.
  • Signature Funds - A cost-effective alternative for individuals and families considering creating a private charitable foundation. Download
  • Corporate Advised Funds - An easy and efficient way for your company to give back locally--or to communities across the U.S. or abroad. Download
  • Nonprofit Funds - We offer two options to nonprofit organizations--a Nonprofit Endowment Fund for organizations intending to maintain assets in perpetuity--and an Investment Fund for organizations wanting to invest with more flexibility. Download
  • Scholarship Funds - Make someone's educational goals a reality and let our expert staff handle the details. Download
  • Special Project Funds - For high-impact projects that will improve an aspect of life in Central Texas in a substantial manner, but cannot do so without partnering with the Foundation. Not intended to provide fiscal sponsorship for new nonprofit organizations awaiting tax-exempt status. Download

The Austin Community Foundation Advantage

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Austin Community Foundation is a tax-exempt organization under 501 (c) 3 of the IRS code; that means funds given to the Foundation or its funds are immediately tax deductible to the extent allowable by law. 
  • A Donor Advised Fund, our most popular option, allows you to receive an immediate charitable tax deduction and then take the time you need to decide what nonprofit organizations will receive your gift or gifts. 
  • We can accept complex gifts including publicly traded (or closely held) securities, business interests, oil/gas/mineral/timber rights, real estate, life insurance, gifts through wills and retirement plan assets.  
  • We can also structure charitable options, like a supporting organization, that allows for the donation of business holdings and the ability to hire staff.

“What we found at the Austin Community Foundation was personal relationships, community knowledge, responsible investment and reasonable fees.”

Steve Saunders
Fundholder, The Charles and Betti Saunders Foundation Fund

TO ENDOW OR NOT ENDOW?

The principal of an endowed fund is never spent, and it can grow over time to generate an increasing stream of funding devoted to the causes you're passionate about. 

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Learn about our investment strategies

Investing the charitable dollars you have entrusted with us is an important part of our work. Review recent investment statements, our audit and financial documents.

Plan now, give later

Whetheyou would like to put your donation to work today or provide charitable benefits to our community after your lifetime, we can help you find the right charitable plan for you and your family.