The community foundation advantage:
Austin Community Foundation has 45 years of experience helping individuals, families and businesses make a meaningful, lasting impact in their community and beyond.
What’s a donor advised fund?
Often referred to as a “DAF”, a donor advised fund is a charitable giving account, administered by the Foundation. Similar to a bank account, you contribute, manage and grant your charitable dollars to the causes you care most about, with immediate tax benefits. Learn more >
opening a fund
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Types of assets you can donate
Want to donate something not on our list? Contact us!
Chances are we can accept it or know someone who can.
- Business interests
- Cash (credit card or ACH transfer)
- Estate assets
- Life insurance policies
- Mutual fund shares
- Oil and gas, mineral or timber rights
- Private securities
- Publicly traded securities
- Real estate property
- Retirement assets (IRA, retirement plans, etc.)
- Tangible personal property
- Trust assets