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In remembrance of our founder Willie Austin, we are working on a  new mission for our organization, one that carries forward the torch of his unwavering dedication to making the world a better place. While we remain steadfast in our commitment to Willie’s core principles, we recognize the need to adapt to the evolving needs of our community and the broader world. 

Transforming Lives through Fitness

The Austin Foundation was founded in 1994. Willie’s calling was to serve his community through fitness.

Traumatic Transitions

Willie was dedicated to supporting women and children.  Willie recognized the support that a family needs losing their main provider and having small dependents. 

BIPOC Community Leaders

We are committed to advancing the goals and aspirations of BIPOC community leaders prioritizing Black Americans.  

Inspiring Stories

Empowering testimonials of local citizens. 

Audio recordings of Willie’s Wisdom.

ways you can support!


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Widower Support Programs

Together, we can honor  Willie’'s memory by making a meaningful difference in the lives of those who have experienced hardship and transition.

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Our Mental Health and Fitness Programs.

help raise awareness about this often-overlooked population and contribute to a more inclusive and supportive society.

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Support for Social Change and empowerment in the black community

Together, we can make a meaningful difference in the lives of those facing traumatic transitions, empower the next generation with the tools to lead healthy lives, and contribute to a more just and equitable society for all

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Once Willie was asked how he is taking care of himself. He stated by taking care of others he is taking care of himself. He said the cells in the foot and the cells in the hand may not realize they are part of the same body.

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Your gift allows the Austin Foundation to provide underserved youth with health, nutrition and fitness training in a safe environment that encourages them to reach their full potential. Together, we can have a positive impact on the health and development of youth and families in our community.

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Transforming Lives through
Fitness

The Austin Foundation was founded in 1994. Willie's calling was to serve his community through fitness. He had the insight and foresight that the community was going to need support in working with families and the youth to teach them the importance of health and wellness.

Honoring the Legacy

Learn more about Willie here and also hear from Willie's own voice and his inspirational messages. Willie's mission was first and foremost to serve his Creator. Willie felt he was born to support others with their health. Not only did Willie support individuals and families with their health but he had a profound impact on many lives and he lives in the lives of many today.

Supporting Black Leaders

We are committed to advancing the goals and aspirations of Black Americans. We actively seek to support and collaborate with organizations led by Black Americans, recognizing their vital contributions to our society and their importance in achieving a more equitable and inclusive future.

Austin Foundation’s MISSION is to transform lives, through education, positive mentors and providing accessible, safe, interactive opportunities for  young people to experience the benefits of a healthy lifestyle.  Today’s youth face serious challenges to their basic health and well being.

We recognize the problem.

Local schools are increasingly being forced to reduce or cut physical education programs altogether and scale back school lunch programs. The health crisis affects youth in low income communities the most.

Austin foundation solutions

The Austin Foundation provides free fitness and nutrition education for thousands of Seattle/King County area young people ages 5 to 25 each year. The Austin Foundation hosts a wide variety of fitness and youth development programs at sites around the city, each of which is tailored to help young people develop physically, socially, emotionally and mentally. The Austin Foundation bridges racial and socioeconomic inequities in health. 

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HISTORY & PAST ARTICLES

A little about Willie Austin

WILLIE'S STORY Tragically and unexpectedly Willie passed away in April 2013.  We…

WHO WE ARE – CONFRONTING A HEALTH CRISIS

Austin Foundation's MISSION is to transform lives, through education, positive mentors and…

OUR HISTORY

With every in-school fitness presentation Willie Austin gave in the early 90's,…