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The end of 2021 is quickly approaching. In preparation for your year-end giving activities, here are some helpful tips and useful information to help you maximize your year-end giving and tax planning.

Donate gifts to your fund

  • Charitable stock donation: must be received in ACF’s brokerage account (Schwab) by 4 pm Central on Friday, December 31, 2021.* Delivery periods can vary, and due to high volume at the end of the year, it may take longer than usual for your gift to reach your ACF account. We recommend submitting your stock gift(s) by December 15. Please consult with your advisor to plan accordingly. 
  • Complex charitable asset donation: please contact Mike Nellis, CEO, or Coralie Pledger, CFO, by 5 pm CST on December 1, 2021.
  • Charitable donation check: postmarked on or before December 31, 2021.*
  • Wire transfer: instruct your financial institution to wire your contribution to be delivered on or before December 31, 2021.*
  • Charitable donation online: Give via the Donate tab of the donor portal on or before December 31, 2021.*
  • Crypto: Gifts of Cryptocurrency through Giving Block must be received into ACF’s account by 4 pm CST on Friday, December 31, 2021. Delivery periods can vary from 2-5 days.

Review ways to give to your fund. Need assistance? Email the Donor Relations team at heretohelp@austincf.org or call 512-472-4483.

*The Foundation will observe New Year’s Day on December 31, 2021. Bank, post office and investment firm hours may vary, please plan accordingly.

Make a grant from your fund

  • In order to ensure your grant to a nonprofit reaches the organization by the end of the year, please submit your request by 5 pm CST on December 8, 2021.
  • To expedite grant processing, submit your request(s) through the donor portal. Need assistance with your grantmaking? Email swatson@austincf.org or call 512-220-1198.
  • In order to streamline grant distributions, we will issue grants via ACH electronic transfer when possible.  You can support this effort by providing an email and phone number for your contact at the receiving organization (if you have one) in your request.

Accounts payable requests

  • Request accounts payable check(s) via our online AP form by 11:59 pm CST on December 6, 2021.
  • In order to streamline grant distributions, we will issue payments via ACH electronic transfer when possible.  Please provide bank and vendor contact information when submitting your AP form. Last payments and checks for the year will be issued on December 13, 2021.
  • Due to our ongoing office closure, we cannot hold checks for pick up.
  • AP requests submitted from November 16 – November 22 will be distributed December 6 (no AP thanksgiving week). AP requests submitted from December 7, 2021 – January 10, 2022 will be distributed on January 10, 2022.
  • We are unable to issue any rush payments.

Need assistance with accounts payable? Email ap@austincf.org.

Additional tips and resources

Office hours and holidays

The Foundation’s physical office is closed until further notice to slow the spread of COVID-19. Our team is working remotely and available to support your needs from 9 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday.

Our office will be closed for business November 25-26, December 24, and December 31.