Women's Fund

The Women's Fund of Central Texas has awarded more than $1.4 million in grants to improve the lives of women and children in our community.  


The Women’s Fund at Austin Community Foundation educates, engages and inspires giving to improve the lives of women and children in our community. Grant requests are researched by a committee of Women's Fund members and the final selection is made by the entire Women's Fund membership. Learn more about the Women's Fund's programs and impact.

Application Process

The Women's Fund is increasingly committed to data-informed grantmaking. In an effort to better understand our impact, the Women’s Fund will be refining its grantmaking strategy throughout the fall of 2017. Our goal is to better serve our nonprofit partners and the women and children in our community. With updated data, more funding, and engaged investors we have the opportunity to make a larger impact in our community than ever before. 

Please note: the Women's Fund will issue a request for proposals in early 2018. 

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Who is eligible?

The Women's Fund geographically limits its grants organizations working and impacting the following counties: Travis, Burnet, Bastrop, Caldwell, Hays and Williamson. 

Organizations must be tax-exempt under Sections 501(c)(3) or 170(b)(1)(a)(vi) of the Internal Revenue Code and units of government.   


In general, the Foundation does not grant funds for:

  • unrestricted general operating expenses
  • endowment funds
  • scholarships
  • religious organizations for religious purposes
  •  fundraising activities or events
  • umbrella funding organizations that intend to distribute funds at their own discretion
  • political lobbying or legislative activities
  • individuals 

Organizations that received a grant from the Women’s Fund in the previous grant cycle are not eligible to apply in the current cycle.  

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