Austin Community Foundation
 

Local investments for social good

FundATX is Austin Community Foundation’s impact investment fund, which uses the power of philanthropic capital to improve the economic security of all Central Texans.

 
 
 
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Positive social outcomes create financial returns

FundATX makes investments that address social issues and improve economic security in Central Texas. At the same time, those investments generate financial returns that allow philanthropic capital to be recycled back into the community to do even more good.

 
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Closing the opportunity gap in Central Texas

The data about our changing community is clear: not all Central Texans have the same access to opportunity. The opportunity gap is apparent across a wide spectrum of daily life, including educational attainment, access to living wage jobs, the affordability of safe and central housing, and health outcomes.
We know grantmaking can only go so far and we’re committed to maximizing the Foundation’s resources through new and innovative solutions. Impact investing is another philanthropic tool to drive greater results in closing the opportunity gap and making Austin a better place for all of us.  

 
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FundATX Invests in:

ENTREPRENEURSHIP

ENTREPRENEURSHIP

AFFORDABLE HOUSING

AFFORDABLE HOUSING

LOCAL SMALL BUSINESS GROWTH

LOCAL SMALL BUSINESS GROWTH

FAIR FINANCIAL PRODUCTS

FAIR FINANCIAL PRODUCTS

 

Investing in Central Texans’ economic security

The investments made through FundATX are high-impact projects intended to create a positive social outcome along with a financial return. The investments take the form of loans to nonprofits or community development institutions. Examples include:

  • Helping entrepreneurial women who live in poverty to build businesses by providing microloans and job training

  • Supporting access to affordable consumer financial products as an alternative to predatory lending

  • Improving the financial stability of underserved communities by providing access to capital and resources to develop small businesses

 
 
 

As part of ACF’s commitment to closing the opportunity gap in Central Texas, we invite fundholders to co-invest with us in FundATX. Together, our investments in FundATX can have exceptional and measurable social returns — and enable us to reinvest in Austin again and again.

 
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Current Partners