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The Women’s Fund

The Women’s Fund at Austin Community Foundation educates, engages and inspires giving to improve the lives of women and children in our community.

We believe that when women are economically secure, safe, and healthy, then families and communities are economically secure, safe, and healthy.

Inspired by this guiding framework, the Women’s Fund employs a data-driven approach to grantmaking, impact investing, educational programming and leadership development. Your investment in the Women's Fund is tax deductible. 

Invest in Central Texas women and children now.

A program of the Austin Community Foundation, the Women's Fund has already infused more than $1,400,000 into our community through grants to nonprofits working to improve the lives of women and children. 

Save the date: Keyholder 2017 is coming!

Keyholder 2017, an evening to convene and invest in women and children, will take place the evening of Tuesday, December 5th. Our keynote speaker is MJ Hegar, warrior, woman and fiercely inspirational leader. Learn more.

Why invest in the Women’s Fund?

1.    Commitment to data ensures that problems are illuminated and targeted solutions are uncovered—so we really understand the community we seek to impact.

2.    Grantmaking is data-informed. We will act in partnership with nonprofit organizations working in our strategic priority areas: basic needs, economic sustainability, education, health, safety and leadership.

3.    We understand that philanthropy can only go so far.  We use data to educate the community and train leaders about the issues that impact women.

4.    We can do more when we do it together. Collective giving means that your dollar goes further, has more impact, and changes more lives. 

5.    Voice.  Every donor to the Women’s Fund has a say in how our resources are deployed through an annual vote. 

"If not us, then who? If not Austin, then where?"

– Andrea Jung, CEO, Grameen America

WOMEN ARE STILL PAID LESS THAN MEN?

Yes, Austin women make $9,000/year less on average than men in the same jobs. When women are economically secure, our whole community is. Invest in the Women's Fund and invest in women and children.

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Related Resources

Find out how our Women’s Fund brings women together

Meet some of our members and learn about recent programs and impact.


Learn about our community

We use a data-driven approach to investing in our community. Our reports can help you make decisions about your giving, too.