How do foundations join the Consortium?
Foundations are encouraged to become members of the Consortium. When appropriate, members may decide to make a financial contribution to the Consortium. Contributions will cover the costs of research on the impacts of budget cuts, support for multi-foundation events like the 2013 and 2015 Texas Education Grantmakers Advocacy Day at the Texas Capitol, and basic administrative overhead such as printing and communications costs.
The suggested contribution is $5,000 annually; however, Consortium members are encouraged to contribute at an amount commensurate with their endowment size. The Consortium has created a fund at the Austin Community Foundation to accept contributions.
What are the benefits of membership?
Foundations that join the Consortium will receive:
Additionally, members can self-elect to be involved in developing the Consortium’s strategy by participating in the Consortium Leadership Committee.
Contributions can be forwarded to the Austin Community Foundation at:
Austin Community Foundation
C/O: Paula Lange, Finance Manager}
4315 Guadalupe, Suite 300
Austin, Texas 78751
Tel: 512 472 4483