Austin Parks Foundation manages funds for park adopter groups to help improve local parks. Our Sponsored Fund Accounts allow APF to provide community groups with the tools they need to claim stewardship of their local park.
Through this program groups interested in improving a park, but that are not currently registered as a non-profit, can join into an agreement with APF so that funds designated for a particular park project can be donated to APF. Austin Parks Foundation, as a registered 501(c)3 non-profit, assists in fund raising efforts and receives charitable donations for the designated park project.
Benefits of this program include:
- Funds are held by Austin Parks Foundation, removing the need for your group to set up a bank account.
- Donors to your group or project may consider their gift a charitable donation for tax purposes.
- Purchases made with the donated funds are exempt from sales tax.
- Many grants require an organization to be a registered non-profit. Austin Parks Foundation can be the applicant on some grant applications, removing this barrier.
Current community groups include: Bull Creek Foundation, Canine Social Club, Barton Springs Conservancy, Hill Country Inline Club, Oak Hill Trails Association, Greenbelt Guardians, Friends of Perry Park and many others.