SXSW, The Mohawk, and the Austin Community Foundation created the SXSW Cares Fund only one day after the Red River tragedy of March 13, 2014.
The Austin Community Foundation, working closely with the Victim Services Division of the Austin Police Department and the American Red Cross, will disburse funds donated to the SXSW Cares Fund to those most affected for expenses not covered by other sources.
As of July 2014, the SXSW Cares Fund has received over $250,000 in donations from individual donors, corporate donors, benefit concerts, fundraising campaigns - the list goes on. This outpouring of support exemplifies the power of collaboration, which is at the core of SXSW. We couldn't be more proud of our community.
To donate and learn more about the SXSW Cares Fund, please visit sxswcares.com.