Community Impact

We work to make a meaningful difference in the lives of our employees and residents, promoting strength and stability in each community where we operate.


We work to make a meaningful difference in the lives of our employees and residents, promoting strength and stability in each community where we operate.

The Amherst Foundation
The Amherst Foundation supports numerous initiatives in areas where we live and work, with a targeted focus in education, social services, medical research, and the health and welfare of our country’s military personnel. Through the Amherst Foundation and its contributions, we make a meaningful difference in the lives of people and communities in need.

The Amherst Foundation also provides an employee Charitable Giving Matching Program through which we amplify the charitable contributions employees make to qualified secular and apolitical nonprofit organizations with non-discriminatory missions. Through this program, we can have an impact on smaller, local community-based organizations that align with our employees’ values.

Cap City Kids
Cap City Kids (The Capital City Fund for Education) is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization created by Amherst’s founders to help children facing homelessness beat the odds, get a quality education, and receive the support they need to succeed in the classroom. The organization’s operations are housed within Amherst making it unique among similar nonprofits. Currently, 75 percent of the schools served by Cap City Kids programming are classified as Title 1 schools, and 100 percent of donations raised go directly to students and their families.

Cap City Kids and its public and private community partners identify the resources to pilot and launch bespoke programs serving at-risk students in the Austin Independent School District while securing long-term program sponsors and offering zero-cost administrative oversight. The organization also provides direct resources in the form of school supplies and gift cards.

To learn more about Cap City Kids and how to help, visit http://www.capcitykids.org/