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

through education while promoting a culture of giving excellence. 

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. 


In 2012, more than 60 funding entities are members of CTEF. Membership is open to private foundations, public foundations, and corporate philanthropies that:

  • Identify education as one of their focus areas
  • Make grants in Central Texas (may be headquartered elsewhere)
  • Individual funders and operating foundations do not qualify.​


Members learn and work together throughout the year through workshops and discussions; collaborative site visits; the common grant application and report; the common indicators project; book club; collaborative funding projects such as mindPOP and RAISEup Texas; and the publication

of the Giving Profile.