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Central Texas Education Funders (CTEF) is a membership organization comprised of various funding agencies in and around Austin who focus on education as one of their grantmaking priorities.


The mission of the Central Texas Education Funders is to improve the effectiveness of the education sector by providing opportunities for collaborative learning, funding and advocacy among Central Texas education funders.


CTEF introduces Dewey 370, a curated online space where we can all find the best resources, latest research, and proven best practices for improving educational outcomes for Texas students.

We've named this knowledge base Dewey 370, a library of ideas for what to do about issues in education. Dewey 370 will facilitate more consistent communication among funders and promote collaboration to maximize the impact of local funding decisions.

To learn more, click here or visit


The Central Texas Education Funders 2015 Giving Profile is now available!

Celebrating eight years of collaborative learning, funding, and advocacy in the education nonprofit sector, the 2015 Giving Profile highlights trends in local funders' grantmaking priorities, long-term goals, and partnerships as they work to advance their missions and achieve the greatest impact.

This year's Giving Profile aims to provide the annual benchmark data and give additional insights into how members are funding local education programming and building impactful relationships with those grantees. Additionally, we examined how members feel about capacity building in Central Texas and what areas in that realm could have most impact.

We encourage grantseekers to utilize the Giving Profile in identifying giving trends, including which foundations might be most closely aligned with their priorities. Additionally, we encourage grantmakers to view this document as a resource for finding overlapping areas or gaps where funders may collaborate down the line to continue strengthening the Central Texas education ecosystem.

Learn more about CTEF Giving Profiles here!

Smarter grantmaking for a greater impact.