Impact Investing

Impact Investments unleash the power of capital for social good. These investment are made in companies, organizations and funds to bring innovative solutions to social issues alongside a financial return. Impact investments differ from grants because the capital is recycled back into the community.

FundATX. Local Investments for social good. 

As part of Austin Community Foundation's commitment to closing the opportunity gap in our community, we offer donors a local investment strategy focused on improving the economic security of all Central Texans. 

Co-invest with us! Together, our investments can have exceptional and measurable social returns and enable us to reinvest those funds on a local basis. 



  • Investors: Open to ACF donor advised fundholders
  • Investment committment: $3,000
  • Investment period: 2 years
  • Fees: Included in DAF fees
  • Potential returns: Estimated 2% return flows directly back to your fund or can be reinvested


  • Expertise: Relationships and understanding of projects most in need of capital
  • Data: Access to informative reports about Central Texas's most pressing needs
  • Partnership: Pooled resources that diversify risk and increase impact
  • Engagement: Invitations to investor meetings and special events 

Read the 2017 FundATX Report

Interested in making your own impact investment through an ACF donor advised fund? Contact Cybil Guess at 512.220.1194 or


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Investing in Local Ideas and People

The Foundation's Impact Investment Fund augments grantmaking and puts a greater portion of the organization’s assets to work doing social good in Central Texas.