WHO WE ARE
Impact Austin is an Austin-based women’s collective giving organization, funding Central Texas nonprofits that provide services in Bastrop, Hays, Travis, and Williamson counties.
Our membership and leadership proudly reflect the many faces, cultures and walks of life that make up our society. We believe diversity helps us to better understand and address the issues facing our community.
Impact Austin members pool individual charitable donations and decide collectively how to award multiple strategic, high-impact grants.
Our membership requirements are to identify as a woman and to donate $1,250 each year ($1,000 goes into a grantmaking fund, while $250 helps defray the costs for our Signature Events, education initiatives, and operations). All contributions are tax-deductible.
As women with a passion for giving back, we believe
we are strongest when we learn, grow, and give together.
We cultivate and expand the knowledge, passion, and generosity of our members to make a positive impact by developing strong relationships and leveraging the power of collective giving.
To unlock the potential in our community by uniting to fulfill our philanthropic purpose.
We welcome all women with a passion to give and a desire to grow.
We care deeply about our community, partners, and fellow members.
We are a learning organization that educates members on community needs and solutions.
We challenge ourselves to give of our time, expertise, and financial resources to address systemic challenges facing our community.
COMMITMENT TO DEIB
Impact Austin acknowledges the harms committed through pervasive and systemic inequities such as racism, sexism, and classism. We are committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging in all our programming and practices, and we pledge to continue offering our members, partners, and the public learning opportunities that aim to both illuminate and reduce inequities. We recognize that our commitment to DEIB will enhance our effectiveness and serve our mission of making a positive impact through strong relationships and the power of collective giving.
To see Impact Austin’s definitions of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging, click here.
To see an active catalogue of actions Impact Austin has taken and is taking related to DEIB, click here.
STRATEGIC PLAN 2022-2024
PRIORITY AREAS | 3-YEAR OBJECTIVES
Diversify and increase revenue
Increase membership with a focus on multifaceted diversity
Create a sustainable, inclusive membership model
Pursue diversified revenue lines
COMMUNITY & PARTNERS
Build and sustain meaningful partnerships in Central Texas and beyond
Maintain trust-based collective giving in Central Texas
Establish and engage the Strategic Advisory Council so Impact Austin more effectively advances equity in the community
Provide thought leadership and collaborate with organizations to increase impact
LEARNING & ENGAGEMENT
Cultivate member experiences that inspire philanthropic journeys
Provide educational and social events focused on philanthropic education and cultivating relationships
Provide grantmaking opportunities to our members
Offer volunteer and leadership opportunities within Impact Austin and our community partners’ organizations
Champion a culture of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging
Strengthen people management with a focus on inclusivity and belonging for leadership, volunteers, members, and staff
Develop and execute inclusive, equitable, and effective policies and processes
Harness technology to accelerate our mission and ensure accessibility