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Our signature events

Throughout the year we host two signature fundraising events — Keyholder and Somos Austin — to invest in the economic security of women and Hispanic Central Texans, respectively.

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Somos Austin

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Upcoming Events

SEPT. 10, 2020

Coffee with ACF
Topic: ACF grant opportunities explained

Exclusively for our nonprofit partners, we’re pleased to invite you to this informal 30-minute conversation with VP of Donor Relations, Cybil Guess, and Grants Management Specialist, Sara Watson.

What to expect:

  • A brief overview of how ACF partners with nonprofits
  • Ample time to ask questions and provide feedback for our team

 

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SEPT. 15 - OCT. 15, 2020

Somos Austin 2020

Somos Austin brings us together to celebrate and invest in Austin’s vibrant Latino community. This year’s event takes the form of a digital awareness campaign throughout Hispanic Heritage Month.

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Past Events

 

SEPT. 3, 2020

Coffee with ACF
Topic: Fundraising from donor advised funds (DAFs)

Exclusively for our nonprofit partners, VP of Donor Relations, Cybil Guess, and Grants Management Specialist, Sara Watson, hosted an informal conversation on fundraising from donor advised funds (DAFs).

 

AUGUST 17, 2020

Mid-Year Investment Webinar 2020
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Hosted by Austin Community Foundation’s investment counsel, DiMeo Schnieder & Associates, this webinar detailed investment performance from the first half of 2020, market changes and the Foundation’s long-term investment strategy.

AUGUST 14, 2020

Child Care is an Essential Work Support for Women
(watch the virtual panel discussion)

The Women’s Fund—alongside leaders from the Insitute for Women’s Policy Research, Todos Juntos Learning Center, and Mariposa Learning Center—held an engaging conversation about the child care and early childhood education landscape and the impact of school and daycare closures on women’s participation in the workforce.

JULY 24, 2020

Supporting Essential Needs for Women During COVID-19
(watch the virtual panel discussion)

The Women’s Fund—alongside local leaders from Planned Parenthood for Greater Texas, SAFE Austin, and St. David’s Foundation—hosted an engaging conversation centered on the current affordable housing and women’s health needs in Central Texas.

JUNE 26, 2020

The nonprofit response to COVID-19  in Central Texas
(watch the virtual panel discussion)

Hosted by the Hispanic Impact Fund, attendees heard Latina leaders in the nonprofit sector discuss the response to COVID-19, how the pandemic is affecting Latinos living in Central Texas and the community’s needs as we work towards recovery.

JUNE 23, 2020

The changing educational landscape: online learning & education persistence during COVID-19
(watch the virtual panel discussion)

Hosted by the Women’s Fund, attendees heard from nonprofit partners and community leaders on the pandemic’s impact on post-secondary education and participation in the workforce for women.

JUNE 20, 2020

A Night for Austin

This 2-hour live-stream musical benefit was created in partnership with Luck Reunion. Headliners included Paul Simon, Willie Nelson, Gary Clark Jr. and more. Funds raised through A Night for Austin benefitted the following organizations:

  • Central Texas Food Bank
  • Health Alliance for Austin Musicians (HAAM)
  • Six Square
  • PeopleFund
  • Southern Smoke Foundation
  • Red River Cultural District
  • MusiCares
FEBRUARY 27, 2020

Hispanic Central Texas, Economic Opportunity and the 2020 Census panel

Hispanic Impact Fund investors explored the implications of an incomplete count on the economic opportunity for Hispanics and Latinos in our region and across the state.

JANUARY 30, 2020

Keyholder’20

A night to invest in women and children to build a stronger, more equitable Central Texas. All of us play a crucial role in unlocking the potential for women to live an economically secure, safe and healthy life. No one knows this better than Ziauddin Yousafzai, Keyholder’20 featured speaker.