Ways to Give
General District Guidelines on Donations
Any restricted donations (i.e. the donor designates a specific purpose for the use of the gifted funds) over $10,000 must be directed to Central Office to be placed in a special revenue account.
If the donation is under $10,000 or is unrestricted (the donor has not specified a purpose for the donation, or has said the campus may decide how to use the funds), it can be deposited to the campus KEV account.
Giving by Credit Card
Donors can give by credit card by clicking on the “Donate Now” button on the campus’s page on Austin ISD’s website or by visiting the Austin Ed Fund website’s Donate to a Campus page and selecting the campus from the drop-down menu. Online donors will receive a tax receipt by email.
Giving by Check
Donors may write checks payable to a campus. Campuses may deposit checks to their KEV accounts directly, following the general guidelines above. If a donor makes a donation directly to a campus, the campus bookkeeper should complete this form, which provides documentation that can be used as a tax receipt for the donor.
Donors may also write checks payable to Austin Ed Fund, the district’s non-profit education foundation, and note the campus designation in the memo line. Checks made payable to Austin Ed Fund should be mailed to 4000 S IH35 Frontage Road, Austin, TX 78704.
In-kind donations (or donations of items) can be made directly to a campus or a district department. Donors should coordinate with the campus regarding donations needs and drop-offs. Once the items are received, the campus bookkeeper should complete this form, which can then be used as a tax receipt for the donor.
Any person or organization with items they would like to donate may complete this form. The Office of Innovation and Development will contact you to help match you with a campus in need.
Other Types of Gifts
Please direct questions about other types of donations through Let’s Talk.
Austin ISD frequently requested documents
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*If your funding source requires a recipient to be a 501(c)(3) organization, please contact us through Let's Talk!
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