About Us

Our History

The Austin Alpha Foundation (AAF) was formed in 1983 as a non-profit 501C(3) organization, which takes advantage of the opportunity to address many of the prevailing and emerging issues faced by the African American residents of the Austin area. The non-profit status of the foundation provides the community with opportunities to mitigate these disadvantages while making tax-deductible contributions toward the development, expansion, and evaluation of the Foundation’s public service efforts.

Our Mission

The mission of Austin Alpha Foundation is to expand and develop initiatives that benefit Austin residents: garner and direct resources that facilitate and empower community development and self-sufficiency; expand outreach efforts through strategic partnerships with corporations, governmental entities, community-based organizations, foundations, and other interested parties.
We recognize that more than ever that learning is a lifelong process, requiring funding long before the traditional college years, and well after. We support early education programs for toddlers and enrichment programs for middle school students that instill everything from self-esteem to reading and computer proficiency. Our scholarships help college bound students complete a continuing education program or to obtain a college degree. The Austin Alpha Foundation is a resource to which individuals and organizations can turn to make a difference in their lives and the lives of others in the community.

Your support of the Austin Alpha Foundation helps to bring us one step closer to making the foundation’s vision a reality.

The Austin Alpha Foundation is a 501(c) 3 charitable organization that has been established for the purpose of conducting the following activities:

  • Award college scholarships to Austin area graduating seniors based on academic achievement and need.
  • Provide ongoing mentoring for students enrolled in middle schools and junior high schools to support the development of their self-esteem, academic achievement and community values.
  • Conducts educational workshops in Austin community
  • Provide technology awareness to Austin families with the Austin Black Family Technology Day event.