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Please be aware, the ACF office is closed to visitors, however, our staff is able to assist donors and grant partners remotely during regular business hours, Monday through Friday, 9 am to 5 pm. Although our office is closed, we remain hard at work – in partnership with you – to meet critical needs across Central Texas and beyond.

Please refer to austincf.org/about/staff to contact any staff member by email. Voicemails to the main office will be returned within one business day.

A message from Foundation CEO, Mike Nellis

Since March 2020, our office has been closed to the public. We’ve transitioned to working remotely and are social distancing to keep our selves and loved ones healthy. While many of us have adjusted to a much different lifestyle due to the COVID-19 outbreak, healthcare professionals, first responders, grocery store clerks, nonprofit staff and other essential workers continue to be on the frontlines of this pandemic. We owe them a great deal of gratitude for serving our community with bravery and providing stability during an unsettling and evolving situation.

Over the past 43 years, you’ve trusted us to convene people, pool resources and help tackle the big issues. There has never been a bigger issue in our lifetime than this, and how we respond should be just as significant. Since March, we’ve worked with you—our donors—to meet this moment of immense need. Donor advised fund grantmaking has increased by 60% (compared to the same time last year).

The challenges caused by COVID-19 are not going away anytime soon. Please continue to give to organizations you regularly support, and those that need your help at this critical time.

From all of us at ACF, thank you for your unwavering commitment to our community. Please stay safe and healthy.

Mike Nellis
CEO, Austin Community Foundation

Information for ACF fundholders & partners

During this time, we please ask that all payments and deposits be conducted virtually (credit card, ACH) or through direct mail. Our office is not open to visitors and you will not be able to drop off payment in person.

FUNDHOLDERS

Nonprofits in our community need your support more than ever. As a reminder, you can access and grant from your fund online 24/7 via the donor portal. At this time, we do not anticipate any delays in online grantmaking through your fund.

FISCAL SPONSORSHIPS

Account Payable requests will still be processed on a weekly basis. However, we will not be able to accommodate rush requests during this time. If you have concerns about making timely payments to your vendors, don’t hesitate to contact Jonathan Barona at jbarona@austincf.org

NONPROFITS

Grantmaking through our Community Grants Program will continue without disruption. Applications are accepted year-round and are fully virtual. The Hispanic Impact Fund and Women’s Fund grantcycles are currently closed and we do not expect disruption in grantmaking from these funds in the future. Please refer to the Apply for a Grant section of our website for more details.

OUR PHILANTHROPIC RESPONSE

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Created in partnership with United Way for Greater Austin to support communities experiencing economic and health-related hardships caused by COVID-19.

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