About

We are a community foundation, a tax-exempt public charity that enables people like you to establish charitable funds. Your fund will be commingled with our other funds and managed professionally. Its assets will grow over time.
 

Mission

  • To serve as a catalyst to nurture and inspire philanthropic giving;
  • To build “community capital” through a permanent endowment fund;
  • To provide a flexible vehicle for donors with varied philanthropic interests;
  • To take initiative in addressing needs and shaping effective responses; and
  • To enrich the quality of life in the Greater Round Rock Area.

To give money is an easy matter in any man’s power. But to decide to whom to give it, and how large and when, and for what purpose and how, is neither in every man’s power nor an easy matter. Hence, it is that such excellence is rare, praiseworthy, and noble.
– Aristotle (384 – 322 BC)

Description

A community foundation is a collection of individual funds and resources given by local citizens to enhance and support the quality of life in their community. The Foundation is a tax-exempt public charity that allows many individuals, through gifts and bequests, to establish permanent endowment funds under the umbrella of one large foundation. Money generated by these funds is distributed to the local community in the form of grants to other nonprofit organizations and agencies to address needs and opportunities.

 

The Foundation was founded in 2004 to provide simple, flexible, and effective ways for permanent endowment funds to be established and managed. The foundation works with donors to help achieve their personal, financial, and philanthropic goals and to establish endowments for a variety of purposes. The Foundation is one of the over 600 community foundations nationwide. It is a member of the Council on Foundations and the Association of Fundraising Professionals. Community Foundations are the fastest growing vehicle for giving in the United States.

General Information

You’ve worked hard to achieve your goals and to support the causes and institutions in which you believe. Charitable giving is an important part of your life. As someone who knows the value of giving, you want to be assured that your gifts will meet vital needs and improve our community.

You want to know your gifts will achieve positive results and, of course, maximize your tax deductions. You may want to involve your family in your giving. You want a tasteful level of recognition or perhaps you want anonymity.

There is a simple way for you to make a difference and leave a lasting legacy in our community. You can make a difference for good, a difference forever – and that’s by establishing a fund with us.

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Greater Round Rock Community Foundation Executive Director

Amy Merida

Amy Merida

Amy is a leader in her field with over fourteen years of nonprofit executive management experience and currently serves as the Executive Director for the Greater Round Rock Community Foundation. Before coming to the Foundation Amy served as the CFO for the Texas Center for the Judiciary for seven years and then spent two and a half years at The Arc of Texas in the same capacity. Her other professional experience includes employment as a Senior Financial Analyst for the Texas Department of Protective Services. She has an extensive background in financial management and analysis, internal and financial controls, executive leadership, nonprofit development, state and federal grants management as well as strategic planning and board development and retention. Amy has a bachelor's degree in finance from Louisiana State University in Shreveport.

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What is Philanthropy?

To give money is an easy matter in any man’s power. But to decide to whom to give it, and how large and when, and for what purpose and how, is neither in every man’s power nor an easy matter. Hence, it is that such excellence is rare, praiseworthy, and noble.
– Aristotle (384 – 322 BC)