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.

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




Understanding Austin is a new way to learn about our city and region. Through this collaboration we will measure and better understand the overall engagement and sustainability of our community. We aim to foster data-informed public dialogue, track progress on civic goals and report on needs and opportunities.


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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