About Us

Our Mission

Austin Ed Fund serves as a catalyst for generating and distributing external resources for the support of excellence in the Austin Independent School District (Austin ISD).


What We Do

Austin Ed Fund supports programs and initiatives that:

  • Help students Excel in the classroom
  • Embrace innovative approaches
  • Expand learning capacity in the classroom
  • Encourage community support and maintain strategic alliance with AISD

Who We Are

Austin Ed Fund is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization governed by an independent Board of Directors made up of business, community and education leaders. The current members of the Board are listed here.

Originally named Austin Public Education Foundation (APEF), Austin Ed Fund was created over two decades ago to support and enhance the work of the Austin Independent School District.

We are a cross-section of influential leaders in our community united by a common belief: the importance of serving as champions for our large urban public school district, to celebrate and support the many successes of AISD’s students.




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Donations by Check

Please make checks payable to Austin Ed Fund and mail or deliver to the following address:

Austin Ed Fund

c/o Office of Innovation and Development, Austin ISD

1111 West Sixth Street, Building D, Suite D-300

Austin, Texas 78703

Gifts of Stock

For instructions and information on making gifts of stock, click here. Be sure to identify Austin Ed Fund in your request.

Questions about making a contribution?

Contact Caroline Newman Phillips, Austin Ed Fund Coordinator

at 512.414.0108 or caroline.newman@austinisd.org.



Thank you for your support!



Futures Made of Virtual Reality At McCallum High


During the 2017-2018 school year,  the The Samsung Austin R&D Center (SARC) made a $20,000 grant in support of Innovation Grants that made a huge impact at four different Austin ISD campuses. Last Monday,

2018 Spring Grant Programs


This is Austin Ed Fund’s third year providing grant opportunities for Austin ISD, and we are excited to announce that this spring, we are able to provide TWO grant opportunities, for the first time, ever!

Teachers who have identified a need for a low-income population at their school are eligible to apply for the Student Opportunity Fund in support of Spring 2018 or Fall 2018 projects.

Lights, Camera, Action with our ARS Media Interns

The week of May 15, the adults learned from the students!

 Austin Ed Fund and the AISD Office of Innovation and Development were thrilled to host three high school junior media interns from the Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders in our office. 


Get In Touch

AISD Office of Innovation and Development, CAC – D-300

Get in touch with Caroline Newman Phillips



(512) 414-0108


(512) 414-4851