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Austin Community Foundation

4315 Guadalupe St, Ste 300
Austin, TX, 78751
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Phone: (512) 472-4483
Contact Email: Info@austincf.org
Website: www.austincf.org
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Austin Community Foundation fosters an ecosystem of philanthropy to create meaningful change in Austin.




People who love Austin love giving back. We help them do that with our personalized service, grantmaking, local knowledge and role as a collaborative community leader. 


We are a tax-exempt organization under 501 (c) 3 of the IRS code. That means donations made to any fund at the Foundation, or to the Foundation itself, are immediately tax deductible to the extent allowable by law. 


Our role

We foster an ecosystem of philanthropy to create meaningful change in Austin. We do so by providing efficient and effective giving tools for donors, impactful grants for nonprofits and collaborative leadership around the most pressing needs in our community. Through the generosity and vision of our donors we grant more than $20 million annually, mostly through donor advised funds. Founded in 1977, we are the third largest charitable foundation in Central Texas by grants distributed. Through our long-term investment strategies we create assets for tomorrow while building a community of givers today. 


If you love Austin and want to make the biggest impact possible in the most efficient way, then here's why we're the ideal partner for your charitable work:

1. You join a community of givers. When you open your fund at the Austin Community Foundation, you join a community of individuals, families and companies committed to making a local impact through collaboration, leadership and leveraging resources. 

2. You can count on us to be creative, flexible and efficient. Maximize your giving with our charitable solutions that support your unique vision and goals. We can help you make the most of appreciated assets and high-earning years.

3. You gain access to local philanthropic experts. We can provide you with unique experiences and the chance to learn about current needs and emerging opportunities across Central Texas for your grantmaking or impact investing.

4. You gain access to investment experts. We support your charitable investment strategy, including impact investing, whether your focus is now or long-term, to ensure your giving goes further in our community. 

5. You invest in Austin. When you invest your charitable dollars with us, you invest in Austin and Central Texas. You help make possible unique problem-solving collaborations, strategic grantmaking and local impact investment. 


National Standards

You can rest assured that we've got what it takes. Austin Community Foundation meets the National Standards for U.S. Community FoundationsTM for operational quality, donor service and accountability in the community foundation sector. Learn more about this designation and what it means for you and Austin. 

Clear vision and hard work

Back in 1977 when we were founded, Austin was a sleepy college town that came alive every two years when the state legislature was in session. Learn about our history and the men and women whose clear vision and hard work got us here.


At a Glance

  • Founded: 1977
  • Assets : $160 million
  • Endowed assets: 68%
  • Funds: 1,000
  • Scholarships awarded in 2015: $500,000 to 400 students
  • Community Grants awarded in 2015: $2.2 million
  • Total Grants awarded in 2015: $20 million (including Donor Advised Funds)
  • Tax ID -74-1934031



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Ways to Give

Support our community now and in the future

Do you want to respond to emerging community needs and proactively help shape Austin's future? Your gift to any of the Foundation's strategic community funds will do just that:

Austin Community Endowment Fund

Austin Community Foundation Leadership Fund

Women’s Fund of Central Texas

Give now to any fund at the Foundation


Give by mail 

Mail your check payable to Austin Community Foundation and note in the memo line which fund you'd like to support:

Austin Community Foundation
4315 Guadalupe Street, Suite 300
Austin, TX 78751


Automatic bank draft

Prefer the ease of giving directly from your bank account? Learn how to make a one-time gift


Wire transfer

You may safely and conveniently transfer funds from your bank account via wire transfer. Learn how to donate via wire transfer


Recurring gifts


Giving cards

If you have an Austin Community Foundation giving card you would like to redeem, please contact Shelby Bowman by phone at 512.220.1441 or email.

Other assets

Learn what types of assets you can donate to the Foundation or your fund






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