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Community Impact Areas

Through donor advised funds and unrestricted grants, the Austin Community Foundation invests the majority of our resources in these eight areas:

Animals
Our community believes in the value of animal companions and the healing qualities of the human-animal bond.

Arts & Culture
Austin’s creative culture is a unique and vital asset and must be protected and sustained. Key ways to do so include educating children in the arts, increasing access to creative experiences and encouraging quality arts expression.

Community Engagement 
Austin is a community of generous people who seek opportunities to make Austin better for everyone through volunteering, leadership and philanthropy.

Education
We invest in systems and programs that put all children on track to compete in a global economy, participate in civic life and pursue their dreams.

Environment & Public Space
Central Texas has areas of natural beauty we must preserve. Public outdoor spaces foster community, provide our children with experiences in nature and help educate everyone about how their actions impact our environment.

Health & Wellness
All people should have access to excellent medical care they can afford as well as opportunities to actively pursue and experience a state of well-being.

Human Services/Basic Needs
Everyone in our community deserves a safe and stable home, nourishing food, loving and qualified caregivers and the opportunity to reach their highest level of sustainability and success.

Recreation
A healthy community is fostered through access to recreation and sports for all ages and abilities.