The anna-anton Olson Legacy foundation

The Anna-Anton Olson Legacy Foundation provides philanthropic grants to strengthen lives in the Georgetown, Hutto and Taylor communities through a life cycle of caring.

 

Please see below for results from previous grant cycles, and check back in summer 2024 for new opportunities!

Program focus areas

Give underserved children and your more opportunities to grow and thrive. 
Fulfilling the potential as healthy and engaged members of their neighborhoods.

Foster entrepreneurship with youth and young adults in underserved areas. 
Learning through community responsibility, hard work, customer service, self-confidence, financial literacy and problem solving.

Provide independence and dignity to seniors trying to live at home. 
Living safely as vital members of our community.

 

In Total Grant awards

Honoring the lives of

Anna and Anton Olson

Anna and Anton Olson were pioneers who independently emigrated from Sweden as teenagers in 1902 (Anton from Skåne) and 1907 (Anna from Vårmland).  They met in Chicago and married in 1909.

Anna and Anton moved to Texas in 1911, first to Crystal City and later to the Taylor area near Austin.

In 1935, Anna and Anton bought their own farm closer to Hutto, Texas where they successfully farmed until their passing.  They had hoped someday to travel back to Sweden to visit family, but never realized that dream.

Learn more about Anna and Anton, Swedish pioneers and Texas farmers at www.taaolf.org.

Grant History

2023

In 2023, over $150,000 was donated to 13 community programs:

 

  • Assistance League of Georgetown Area
  • Boys & Girls Club of Georgetown
  • Brookwood in Georgetown
  • CareBOX Program
  • CASA of Williamson County
  • Faith In Action Georgetown
  • Georgetown Backpack Buddies
  • Girlstart
  • Reset Mentoring
  • Simple Sparrow
  • The Caring Place
  • The Georgetown Project
  • The Palace Theatre
2022

In 2022, over $185,000 was donated to 15 community programs:

 

  • A Gift of Time
  • AGE of Central Texas
  • Boys & Girls Club of East Williamson County
  • CASA of Williamson County
  • Feeding the 5,000 – HELC
  • Ladders for Leaders
  • Habitat for Humanity Williamson County
  • ROCK, Ride On Center for Kids
  • Senior Access
  • Senior University
  • The Caring Place
  • The Palace Theatre
  • The Samaritan Center
  • The Sandbox at Madeline’s Place
  • Williamson County Children’s Advocacy Center
2021

In 2021, The Anna+Anton Olson Legacy Fund donated over $150,000 to 13 community programs:

 

  • Brookwood in Georgetown
  • CareBOX Program
  • CASA of Williamson County
  • Faith In Action – Georgetown
  • Girlstart
  • Hutto Resource Center
  • Jail to Jobs, Inc.
  • The Caring Place
    The Georgetown Project
  • The Palace Theatre
  • Utopia Volunteer EMS
  • Utopia Volunteer Fire Department