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It is time for our 2nd virtual Future Fund event, Thursday, January 28th @ 5:30pm (Zoom link below). You will not want to miss this one. We will hear a brief presentation on the 28th from Lift Brigade and ROCK: Ride On Center for Kids. Not only will we hear from these two amazing nonprofit organizations, we will also have some incredible giveaways that night. We will have Typhoon Texas Waterpark day passes, $50 Door Dash gift card, $50 Jack Allen’s gift card, $50 Specs gift card, Wag-A-Bag snack cooler and more! To win one of these all you have to do is show up. Thanks to our sponsors Tito’s Handmade Vodka and RBank we have a special gift for each couple or individual to create a tasty cocktail from home while you watch Future Fund on the 28th. Use this link to sign up for pickup or home delivery of the gift bag: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/FutureFundTitosGift
(you MUST be 21 or older to receive this gift).
Deadline to Sign Up for the Free Tito’s Handmade Vodka giftbag is JANUARY 21st at 7pm
Pick up: You MUST sign up with the link to receive the Future Fund gift bag.
GRRCF office between 12pm and 7pm, Thursday, 1/21 and Friday 1/22 – two curbside pickup parking spots (#1 and #2) in front of the Foundation office or park in the median with flashers on and someone will bring your Future Fund gift bag to your car. Upon arrival, text 512-554-8914 with your name as well as color, make and model of your vehicle.
Drop off: You MUST sign up with the link to receive the Future Fund gift bag.
Contactless Delivery will be Monday, 1/25 and Tuesday 1/26.
Future Fund is a giving circle of the Greater Round Rock Community Foundation. The Future Fund impacts our community by connecting next-generation philanthropists with nonprofit organizations that eliminate barriers to education and provide support for children and families. Since the group was established in 2007, they have granted more than $200,000 back into our local nonprofits. To learn more about Future Fund view their web page on the Foundation website: https://rrcommunityfoundation.org/giving/giving-circles/future-fund/
This year Future Fund has a goal of 50 paid memberships to grant $25,000 to those in need in our community. We can’t make this goal happen without your support. PLEASE share this invitation with your friends and family. We would love to pack our Zoom meeting with old and new faces. Mark your calendars and see the Zoom link below. It is easy to share on social media as well, with the following link: https://www.facebook.com/futurefundroundrocktexas/posts/1832811176873504
Here is a note from your Future Fund Co-Chairs:
“We are honored to serve as Future Fund Co-Chairs again this year. With the struggles our community has endured this past year due to Covid, we are hopeful that we can come together once again to help those in need of assistance. Please join us for a fun-filled virtual event & Cheers to 2021!”
Julie and Bahman Sharifian
Amy and Andrew Norris
See you on Thursday, January 28th at 5:30pm!!
Join Zoom Meeting
“The Future Fund impacts our community by connecting next-generation philanthropists with nonprofit organizations that eliminate barriers to education and provide support for children and families.”
Who is involved?
The Round Rock Future Fund is mostly made up civic-minded couples and individuals with school-age children who want to ensure that Round Rock continues to be a good, safe community to call home. The GRRCF board calls this group the Up-and-Comers. They believe this group is the future of Round Rock…future business leaders, future elected officials, future philanthropists, etc.
How does it work?
Each couple or individual contributes $600 ($500 goes into the fund for distribution to charities at the end of the year; $100 goes to the Round Rock Community Foundation (our sponsoring organization) for administrative purposes). The membership meets quarterly to learn about funding opportunities that align with the Future Fund mission, and then collectively determine where to invest the resources. It’s a very efficient way to give back to the community and exponentially grow each member’s personal giving.
Why create giving circles in Round Rock?
In the short term, giving circles are a great way to exponentially grow personal charitable giving and significantly influence the well-being of Round Rock. Couples and individuals with some excess resource can do more in partnership with others than they can typically do alone. However the real benefit is long term. Giving circles are a great way to educate donors on the issues and emerging issues that will influence the future of their community. It’s also an effective introduction to the power and personal reward of philanthropy.
Future Fund grant history
2019/2020 – $4050 to CASA of Williamson County, $3200 to GENAustin (Girls Empowerment Network), $3750 to Hope Alliance, $2500 to Foster Angels
2018 – $7,000 to Catalyst Collective, $5,000 to Lift Brigade, $3,000 to Footprints Children’s Grief Ministry
2017 – $8,000 to Lifeworks, $5,000 to Stand up Eight, $3,000 to Happy Birthdays
2016 – $10,000 to Hope Alliance, $6,000 to Central TX Table of Grace, $6,000 to The Sandbox at Madeline’s Place
2015 – $7,250 to Students Opposing Substances, $7,250 to Williamson County Children’s Advocacy Ctr
2014 – $8,500 to Wonders and Worries, $4,250 to Partners In Education Foundation (RRISD PIEF), $4,250 to Agape Pregnancy Resource Center
2013 – $6,000 to Hope Alliance for their Child Advocate Program, $10,000 to Backpack Coalition for their expansion project and food kits, and $4,000 to STARRY for their Family Reunification Fund
2012 – $10,960 to the Round Rock Area Serving Center for their capital campaign which will allow them to increase services and $10,960 to Bluebonnet Elementary to refurbish their library
2011 – $8,500 to Round Rock ISD’s Families in Transition program, $4,250 to the Neighborhood Conference Committee and $4250 for the Round Rock Area Serving Center’s Computers for Kids program
2010 – $7,000 to Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) for volunteer training, $4500 to Young Life to expand their program in Round Rock and $4,000 to the Round Rock ISD Partners in Education Foundation for school supplies
2009 – $10,000 to Bookspring’s Reach out and Read program to purchase age appropriate books to be distributed through local health clinics through their physician’s “prescription” and $2,500 to Round Rock ISD’s Learn and Serve program which will allow community service activities to be integrated with daily curriculum
2008 – $11,500 to the STARRY program of the Texas Baptist Children’s Home/Children at Heart Ministries, to provide part time school liasion for tutoring and academic development to abused children who have been removed from their homes in emergency shelter and foster care, providing an advocate to ensure homework completion, provide tutoring, work w/teachers, offer summer workshops.
$3,000 to the Head Start Program of WBC Opportunities for purchase of assessment and monitoring tools for 45 children and 2 laptops for teacher use in classroom to input daily observations, lesson plans and assessments for nationally recognized, scientifically based curriculum designed for underprivileged children ages 0-5.
2007 – $15,000 to the Lone Star Circle of Care for pediatric equipment and materials for the Round Rock Health Clinic