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Topfer Family Foundation


Last Updated: 2016-02-09

At A Glance

Topfer Family Foundation

(formerly The Morton & Angela Topfer Family Foundation)

3600 N. Capital of TX Hwy., Bldg. B, Ste. 310

Austin, TX United States 78746-3314

Telephone: (512) 329-0009


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor

  • Family foundation

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2013-12-31)

Assets: $43,190,875

Total giving: $3,284,460





Additional Contact Information

Toll free tel.: (866) 897-0298; application e-mail:; additional e-mails: Erica Gustafson, Austin Prog. Off.:; Cindy Raab, Chicago Prog. Off.:


Established in 2000 in TX - In 2000, Morton and Angela Topfer, along with their children, formed a private foundation, to help people connect to the tools and resources they need to build self-sufficient and fulfilling lives. The Topfers relocated to the Austin, Texas, area from Chicago, Illinois, in 1994 when Mort became vice-chairman of Dell Inc. Mort's children serve on the foundation board and actively participate in the grantmaking process. The foundation limits its giving to organizations serving the two communities in which Topfer family members reside - the greater Austin and Chicago metropolitan areas

Purpose and Activities

The foundation is committed to helping people connect to the tools and resources needed to build self-sufficient and fulfilling lives.

Program Area(s)

The grantmaker has identified the following area(s) of interest:

Aging in Place

The foundation partners with local organizations that provide housing options for the elderly while ensuring access to the support services needed to maintain their health and independence. Eligible programs include those that offer home modification, home repair and affordable housing alternatives.

Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment

The foundation supports programs that provide resources, training and treatment for families and children of abuse. Grants are awarded to programs that promote positive parenting, strengthen families, and provide early intervention. Additionally, the foundation funds therapeutic support services for victims of abuse to enhance their quality of life and enable them to reach their full potential.

Children's Health

The foundation supports organizations that provide access to critical health care for low-income children and those with chronic and terminal illnesses. Grants are awarded to programs that address the physical and emotional needs of sick children and their families through compassionate care, medical treatment and intervention services.

Job Training and Support Services

The foundation supports job training programs and support services that enable people to increase their earning potential and enhance their quality of life through sustainable and meaningful employment. Initiatives eligible for foundation funding include vocational training, remedial education and life skills training. Successful programs will address the multiple needs of the individual to ensure that employment is secured and sustained.

Youth Enrichment

The foundation is committed to helping today's youth prepare for self-sufficient, fulfilling lives. The foundation funds initiatives that help youth develop practical life skills, promote education, build self-confidence, and provide positive development and enrichment opportunities.

Fields of Interest

  • Adolescent parenting
  • Child abuse
  • Child welfare
  • Employment
  • Infant care
  • Job counseling
  • Job training
  • Parent education
  • Pediatrics
  • Retirement housing
  • Student retention
  • Youth development
Population Groups
  • Children and youth
  • Economically disadvantaged people
  • Low-income and poor people

Financial Data

Year ended 2013-12-31

Assets: $43,190,875 (market value)

Gifts received: $2,375

Expenditures: $3,867,525

Total giving: $3,284,460

Qualifying distributions: $3,514,176

Giving activities include:

$3,284,460 for 224 grants (high: $200,000; low: $15)