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Our grant cycle is open year‑round.


About our grant opportunity:

The Community Grants program is a year-round grant opportunity for local nonprofits working in our eight impact areas. Each quarter, we match grant requests with the interests and passions of our fundholders, ensuring your project is funded at the highest level possible.

Please note: you may apply to the Community Grants program at any time during the year, however, we will only accept a grant request once every 12 months.

Our impact areas

  • Animals
  • Arts and Culture
  • Community Engagement
  • Education
  • Environment and
    Public Spaces
  • Human Services /
    Basic Needs
  • Health and Wellness
  • Recreation

Application process

*All grant recipients are required to submit a final report through the online portal within two months of the project’s completion date.

Past grantees:

Grant requests from previous grantees will be considered after the funded project is complete and a final report has been submitted.

Please note: organizations are eligible to request funding from the Community Grants program once every 12 months from your initial submission date.


  • Click here to view a PDF version of the application without logging into our grantee portal.
  • If you have any trouble logging in or creating an account please contact our Grants Manager, Sara Watson, at swatson@austincf.org.



Applications are accepted year-round. Once you’ve submitted your application, please allow up to four-five months for review. You will be notified of your application’s status by the following decision dates:

  • March 13, 2024
  • June 12, 2024
  • September 18, 2024
  • December 4, 2024

Explore past Community Grant recipients

See Grantees

Other grant opportunities

The Black Fund
Hispanic Impact Fund
Women's Fund