Coronavirus Response

The Shield-Ayres Foundation joins our grantees, partners, and community members in working to curb the spread of COVID-19. Foundation staff are working remotely. Although we are not in the office, we are continuing to work and can be reached by email and phone. We do not expect any interruption of scheduled grant processes or payments. Please reach out to staff with questions or concerns by emailing or calling 512-467-4021.
We are privileged to be a part of a supportive, caring community here in Central Texas. Let’s continue to take good care of each other.
— The Family and Staff of the Shield-Ayres Foundation


Our Mission

The Shield-Ayres Foundation strengthens organizations that effectively meet the basic human needs of the most vulnerable members of our community, provide access to educational opportunity and the arts, advocate for social justice, and promote land and water conservation.

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Grant Guidelines

The Shield-Ayres Foundation funds organizations with programs that focus primarily in Austin, San Antonio, or select other areas where we have special interests.