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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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Upcoming Events


OCT. 15, 2021

Advancing Latino Futures in Central Texas
Zoom / 12 – 1:15 pm CST

Join the Hispanic Impact Fund for a virtual panel discussion about the soon-to-be-released 2021 indicators report with our community of investors and stakeholders.

/ Dr. Victoria DeFrancesco Soto, Assistant Dean for Civic Engagement, The LBJ School of Public Affairs
/ Geronimo Rodriguez, Chief Advocacy Officer, Ascension Texas
/ Yvette Ruiz, VP of Community Engagement, JPMorgan Chase
/ Paul Saldaña, President & Principal Saldaña Public Relations


Past Events


MAY 18, 2021

2021 Women’s Fund Grants Celebration

In May 2021,  the Women’s Fund awarded $400,000 to 20 nonprofit organizations doing meaningful work in its pillars of impact:

/ Housing
/ Child Care
/ Education
/ Women’s Health
/ Unintended Pregnancy Prevention

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JAN. 27, 2021

Meet the Hispanic Impact Fund Grant Partners
Zoom / 11:30 am – 1:00 pm CST

Join the Hispanic Impact Fund for a thoughtful dialogue with four of our 2020 grant partners.

Each leader will share stories of the critical pivots their organizations have made—and continue to make—during COVID-19.

/ Dr. Johanna Fábregas, Executive Director, Con Mi MADRE
/ Carl Settles, Executive Director & Founder, E4 Youth
/ Marcia Del Rios, Deputy Director, Partners in Parenting
/ Maria Hernandez, Executive Director & Founder, VELA
/ Moderator, Stephanie Bazan, Director of Communications, Greater Austin Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

JAN. 14, 2021

Women’s Fund Coffee Chat
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On January 14, 2021, the Women’s Fund hosted a public information session about the 2021 grant cycle and application process.

More information about grants awarded through the Women’s Fund can be found at austincf.org/womens-fund-grantmaking


SEPT. 15 - OCT. 15, 2020

Somos Austin 2020

Somos Austin brings us together to celebrate and invest in Austin’s vibrant Latino community. The 2020 event took the form of a digital awareness campaign throughout Hispanic Heritage Month.

SEPT. 10, 2020

Coffee with ACF
Topic: ACF grant opportunities explained

Exclusively for our nonprofit partners, VP of Donor Relations, Cybil Guess, and Grants Management Specialist, Sara Watson, hosted an informal conversation on ACF’s current and upcoming grant opportunities.

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


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.