We invest in programs and projects that increase access to and improve the quality of out-of-school time programs.
We Are Transforming Out-of-School Time in Austin!
The Andy Roddick Foundation, in partnership with Austin Independent School District and our grant partners, is working to expanding opportunities for young people to learn, thrive, and succeed. We have developed a focused, strategic change effort to address the needs of students at local elementary schools. We are creating a network of services to ensure year-round, high-quality out-of-school time programming for Pre-K to 5th grade students.
For the 2016-17 school year, we developed a continuum of services throughout the year and the student’s time in elementary school. We will provide and invest in quality services for students during the hours before school, after school, on weekends, and during school vacations.
Our 2016-17 grant partners are:
- Austin Film Society
- Creative Action
- Extend-A-Care for Kids
- kidsActing Foundation
- Phoenix Arising Aviation Academy
Through high-quality programming, we will achieve our goals of increasing school-day attendance, improving or maintaining strong peer relations skills, and increasing family engagement.
The network provides opportunities for peer learning among programs and shared professional development opportunities. All programs engage in regular quality assessment and improvement activities and sustainability planning.
Expanding Summer Opportunities With the City of Austin
In addition to our Summer Learning Program, the Andy Roddick Foundation is partnering with the City of Austin Parks and Recreation Department to provide more free summer opportunities this June, July, and August. The Summer Playgrounds program will serve 1200 children ages 4 to 12 through enriching activities designed to promote creativity, teamwork and healthy lifestyles. With the Foundation’s support, the program is able to expand its hours and reach more children. We are excited to partner with the City of Austin to ensure more students across our community have access to quality summer experiences.
Learn more about city's program on their website.
Interested in being a partner with us in this new endeavor? Organizations interested in being considered as a partner for future school years must have an established before school, after school, weekend, or school vacation program model. Interested organizations should complete the interest/qualification survey available at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/XXLLP6L
Note: completing this survey is not a guarantee of being invited to apply for funding.
Those organizations that meet basic criteria may be invited to apply for a grant. The Foundation will not accept any unsolicited grant applications.
2014 Grant Recipients
2014 Afterschool Grant Recipients
Austin Sunshine Camps – The mission of Austin Sunshine Camps is to engage and empower youth through education and outdoor experiences. The grant will be used for transportation to their after school program from an under-resourced middle school.
Blanton Elementary School – Blanton Elementary is a Title 1 school in East Austin whose mission is to offer a structured, safe and supervised place of learning and social interaction. The grant will be used for quality training for their after school teachers and to support field trips for their after school program.
Creative Action – The mission of Creative Action is to use the creative arts to activate the academic, social and emotional development of young people. The grant will be used to support instructors for after school arts programming for students in an under-resourced community.
Explore Austin – The mission of Explore Austin is to change the lives of underserved youth through leadership, mentoring and adventure. The grant was used for transportation to their Saturday programming during the school year.
Extend-A-Care for Kids – The mission of Extend-A-Care is to create an environment that complements the school day. The grant was used to support their Club Film for older students in their after school program.
GENaustin – The mission of GENaustin is to support and guide girls to make wise choices as they navigate the unique pressures of girlhood. The grant was used to provide after school programming at the new Young Women’s Leadership Academy.
Girl Scouts of Central Texas – The mission of the Girl Scouts of Central Texas is to build girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place. The grant will be used to provide their Tech Girls after school program.
2014 Summer Grant Recipients
Camp Fire Balcones – The mission of Camp Fire Balcones is to build caring, confident youth and future leaders. The grant will be used to support staffing to develop a scholarship fund.
Explore Austin - The mission of Explore Austin is to change the lives of underserved youth through leadership, mentoring and adventure. The grant will be used to support the purchase of adventure gear that will last for years and reduce the program cost per student
Extend-A-Care for Kids – The mission of Extend-A-Care is to create an environment that complements the school day. The grant will be used to support a 10-week summer literacy program
GENaustin – The mission of GENaustin is to support and guide girls to make wise choices as they navigate the unique pressures of girlhood. The grant will be used to support staffing costs and reduce the cost of attendance
Girlstart – The mission of Girlstart is to empower girls in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). The grant will be used to support scholarships for its STEM camp
KIPP Austin – The mission of KIPP Austin is to empower underserved students to strengthen the academic skills, intellectual habits and character traits necessary to thrive in, and graduate from, four-year colleges and universities. The grant will be used to support transportation to its Summer learning program
NYOS Charter School – The mission of NYOS Charter School is to challenge learners with rigorous academics, innovative strategies and expectations for civic engagement. The grant will be used to support STEM curriculum in its Summer camp