The mission of the KDK-Harman Foundation is to break the cycle of poverty

through education while promoting a culture of giving excellence. 

About the Foundation 




KDK-Harman Foundation is a private family foundation located in Austin, Texas, whose mission is to break the cycle of poverty through education while promoting a culture of giving excellence. With a geographic focus of eight Central Texas counties, the Foundation supports nonprofits and schools that work to close achievement gaps for low-income students in grades K-12, and to prepare them with 21st Century skills and access to quality careers. The Foundation focuses on three grantmaking initiatives to achieve this goal:


  • Projects that focus on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) and integrating technology into teaching and learning;
  •  Improving the quality of and access to out-of-school time programs;​
  • Enabling and supporting systems-level change and collaboration to support an excellent education for all Central Texas students.  


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Mission


Our mission is to break the cycle of poverty through education while promoting a culture of giving excellence.


Vision


Our vision is to inspire educational success and life-long learning. We focus on:

  • serving economically disadvantaged Central Texas families to help them achieve educational success;
  • transforming their lives from poverty to financial independence and enabling a better life for future generations;
  • providing financial and capacity building resources to education focused nonprofits, schools and collaborations; and
  • promoting a culture of giving excellence in our community through leadership, high engagement, advocacy and innovation.



Geographic Funding Area


KDK-Harman Foundation funds 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations and schools with programming excellence that align with its mission and serve economically disadvantaged students and their families within Travis, Williamson, Hays, Bastrop, Caldwell, Burnet, Blanco and Llano counties of Texas.