Enhancing the Community Through Charitable Giving.

Your gifts are more than money. They are the hopes and
dreams of those who care about our communities.

We are Here to Help

Who We Are

We are a 501 (C)(3) public nonprofit charitable organization whose mission is to enhance the community through charitable giving. We support and partner with local nonprofit organizations to address basic needs of food, shelter, and clothing, as well as providing assistance to organizations serving the educational, environmental, cultural, and youth and family needs of the community.

Tax ID #58-2671449

Incorporation March 28, 2003

What We Do

We provide the means to support donors of all levels in their efforts to provide long-term support of our partner organizations. We guide donors through the process of establishing Donor Advised Funds and Endowment Funds. This allows donors to realize important tax savings, to see their donations grow through prudent management, and to help create a permanent legacy here in the greater Austin area.


Giving through the Austin Area Foundation is simple and flexible. You may donate to a particular field of interest or make a donation without restrictions to respond to emerging community needs.

Need Funding to Grow?

If your organization is looking to be funded, contact us and the AAF will then contact you to move forward with the process. Please note that the annual grant application is due September 1st of each year.

Why Make a Donation?

Giving to the Austin Area Foundation is a way anyone can ensure a high quality of life remains in the Austin area. Not comfortable with donating online? Do you have a more complex giving problem that you have questions about? Want to set up your own named fund? We are available to help with that as well.