Austin Community Foundation

Austin Community Foundation

4315 Guadalupe
Austin, TX 78751
(512) 220-1132

Jonathan Barona
Special Project Manager

Year organization became a 501(c)(3): 1977
Year of first fiscal sponsorship: 2008
Number of sponsored projects: 100

Fiscal sponsorship fee:
We currently charge between 5%-8% for deposits

Eligibility criteria:

  • Aligned mission/values: The Austin Community Foundation’s (ACF) mission is to promote, develop, and practice philanthropy in Austin and Central Texas.
  • Geographic: Central Texas
  • Minimum budget: $20,000/yr

Types of projects or services we sponsor:

  • Arts and culture
  • Children, youth and families
  • Disaster relief
  • Drug treatment
  • Economic development
  • Education
  • Environment/sustainable growth
  • Faith-based/religious
  • Festivals and events
  • Health/nutrition
  • Housing
  • Mental health
  • People or communities of color/minorities
  • Political advocacy/social justice
  • Social services
  • Transportation
  • Women
  • Youth development
  • Other

Services we offer projects:

  • Bill paying
  • Bookkeeping/accounting
  • Receiving property and stock donations
  • Tax reporting

Based on Fiscal Sponsorship: 6 Ways to Do It Right: Our model(s) of fiscal sponsorship are:

  • Model C, Preapproved Grant Relationship

Organization description:
Austin Community Foundation offers fiscal sponsorship and back-office support to select projects and organizations that align with our mission and strategic initiatives. We will consider fiscal sponsorships for projects working in Central Texas that offer a unique or innovative solution to a local need or to close the opportunity gap in one of our Community Impact Areas.