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By Mike Nellis, CEO

We believe Austin belongs to all of us and everyone deserves opportunity. With this guiding principle, Austin Community Foundation has developed a strategic plan that will guide our work over the next five years.

The plan identifies targeted priorities rather than addressing all of the Community Foundation’s needs and activities. Much of the work we have done in the past will continue, but we believe the priorities identified here will strengthen our organization and ultimately our community. We recognize each priority influences the other, creating an infinite cycle that advances our work and impact.

Strategic plan book cover

Through this plan, we are recommitting ourselves to the philanthropists and nonprofits that enrich our city—and adding a few impact areas that we believe deserve critical attention and leadership. You can expect us to execute on this vision for the future with the same energy and passion that has fueled our work for decades.

The development of the plan included listening to and learning from a cross-section of donors, nonprofit leaders, community groups, business leaders as well as colleagues in the community foundation field. I would like to acknowledge the support of our dedicated Board of Governors and ACF staff in their participation and guidance throughout the planning process.

I hope you find inspiration reading our plan. Please be in touch to learn how you can partner with us to make Austin a better place for everyone.