In 2016 Austin Marathon Gives was a first-time recipient of a financial grant from the Moody Foundation. The grant matched funds raised by our list of Official Charities for the Austin Marathon and Half Marathon (up to $10,000 per charity) and was a huge success. The program continued to be a grant recipient in 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020, continuing the overall success of the Austin Marathon Gives Program.
The Moody Foundation has changed the landscape of giving for the Austin Marathon Gives program. Charities are able to raise more funds by being able to tell their donors that their gift will be matched. For the majority of our Official Charities, the grant money received is substantially larger than what they would receive on their own and the money funds their much needed programs. Most importantly, the grant makes it possible for local Austin charities to make our community a better place to live.