Austin Area Funders

A program of the Foundation, Austin Area Funders is a group of charitable foundations and other funders that meet monthly to focus on our community's most pressing needs, emerging trends in the field of philanthropy and opportunities to network with foundation peers.

“The Austin Area Funders group helps local charitable foundations like the Anderson Foundation learn about arising issues and opportunities and share best resources and practices,”
Brad Robb
Executive Director of the Anderson Charitable Foundation

Recent Austin Area Funders Programs

Mayor Adler Calls on Philanthropists to Aid in Affordability

Mayor Steve Adler recently met at the Foundation's office with thirty local philanthropists and charitable foundations to discuss the role philanthropy can play in addressing Austin's affordability challenges and increasing economic development. Read more

Social Innovation: Buzz Word or Seismic Shift?

Recently the Foundation invited Suzi Sosa, co-founder and CEO of Verb, to lead a conversation about social innovation and entrepreneurship with representatives from local charitable foundations. Suzi is a firm believer that by 2050, most nonprofits will not look anything like they do now. Read more


Austin’s Innovation District: The Next Millennium Park?

Philanthropy has a key role to play as Austin's Innovation District is planned and developed. Read more



Philanthropy has a unique role to play to leverage our city's prosperity to meet these and other pressing needs.

Please help us continue to offer engaging, timely opportunities to learn about our community's needs and how to be effective grantmakers and philanthropists.

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