“The community that treats its kids, its elderly and its less fortunate well is the place that succeeds and grows.” – Anonymous Austin Resident


Giving through the Austin Area Foundation is right if you:

  • Care deeply about the Austin area.
  • Would like to leave a personal, family, or business legacy in the Austin area.
  • Are interested in staying personally involved in the use of your gift dollar.
  • Want to receive maximum tax benefit for your charitable contributions.
  • Place a priority on sound financial management of your contributions.

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.

All donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.


Austin Area Foundation is a public charity whose
purpose is to enhance giving in all sectors of
the community. It partners with local nonprofit
organizations to support and enhance critical
area needs and opportunities.
AAF goals are:

  • Build legacy funds to meet emerging and future community needs.
  • Maximize the investment of these funds.
  • Apply these funds to improve the quality of life for present and future generations.

Giving to the Austin Area Foundation is a way
anyone can ensure a high quality of life remains
in the Austin area.

Your gift will:

  • Nurture community development
  • Support non-profit organizations
  • Encourage the arts
  • Beautify the community
  • Improve education
  • Support youth and family initiatives
  • Respond to changing area needs
  • Honor the memory of a loved one


Alone, individual squares of fabric may
seem insignificant, but when combined they
transform into something much greater –
a beautiful quilt that provides comfort and
protection for all who seek refuge beneath it.
It is the same with every donation to the Austin
Area Foundation. Each gift, no matter how
small, when combined with many other gifts
is transformed into something far greater –
the capacity to support and nurture an entire

Direct Gifts:

  • Cash donations by check or credit card
  • Transfer of stock and other assets can avoid capital gains tax

Deferred Gifts:

  • Donors can bequest assets through their wills.
  • Donors can designate AAF as a beneficiary of life insurance, annuities, CDs and IRAs.
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Barrett selected to lead Austin Area Foundation

Steve Barrett

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