Resources

The Office of Innovation and Development can help you research funding opportunities and develop strategies to meet your school’s needs and goals.

Austin ISD frequently requested documents

Use the resources below to help you complete your fundraising application.

Austin ISD Board of Trustees
Austin ISD Tax-Exempt Letter
Austin ISD At-A-Glance
Austin Ed Fund 501(c)(3) Letter of Determination*

*If your funding source requires a recipient to be a 501(c)(3) organization, please contact Juliana Castillo

Grant Database

Our Grant Database allows you to search for current school and non-profit grant opportunities.

Crowdfunding

Crowdfunding Guidelines
View current guidelines and policy for crowdfunding in Austin ISD.

Crowdfunding Application
Submit your crowdfunding application to the district using this online form.

Crowdfunding Quick Start Guide - Principals
Detailed guide for principals on how to start and manage a crowdfunding campaign on Edbacker, the Austin ISD approved platform for online donations.

Crowdfunding Quick Start Guide - Bookkeepers
Detailed guide for bookkeepers on how to manage a crowdfunding campaign on Edbacker, the Austin ISD approved platform for online donations.

Crowdfunding How-To Guide - Edbacker
Detailed guide for teachers and PTAs on how to create a campaign using the Edbacker platform.

Crowdfunding Comparison Chart
View our crowdfunding comparison chart for a quick look at the options and fees of current crowdfunding platforms.

Crowdfunding Summary
Submit your crowdfunding summary to the district using this online form.

Crowdfunding FAQ
View commonly asked questions regarding crowdfunding in Austin ISD.

 

Grants

Grant Development 101
Learn everything you need to know to research grants, develop and submit a grant proposal and manage your award.

Concept Development
Follow this guide to help you develop a solid concept before beginning your fundraising campaign.

Proposal Outline Builder
Use this tool to draft your grant proposal. 

How to Develop a Logic Model
Learn how to develop a visual representation of the program structure, processes and goals.

Budget Template 
Use this template to help build your project budget. 

Sample Thank You Letter 
Wondering how to acknowledge your grant award? Use this sample letter as a guide to crafting a personal thank you.  

 

School Partnerships

School Partnership Directory
Search the most up-to-date partnership directory for instant access to more than 90 service providers and businesses that support Austin ISD schools.

Sample Solicitation Letter 
Wondering how to ask a local business to support your school? Use this template as a guide to craft a solicitation letter.