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EXPERIENCE GRANTMAKING FIRSTHAND

Grant Review Committees – GRCs– are the lifeblood of Impact Austin's grantmaking process.

Participation is open to all Impact Austin members with dues paid by the required deadline.

 
WHAT IS A GRC?

Grant Review Committees (GRCs) are small teams of approximately 25 Impact Austin members - one team per grant category - led by experienced members in co-chair and advisor roles.  

  • GRCs review and evaluate grant applications in their focus area using a rigorous process. 

  • GRCs select finalists for voting by the Impact Austin membership at large. 

  • GRCs typically hold four meetings, five trainings, three site visits, and individual research, subcommittee review and report writing.

  • Total time commitment ranges from 25-40 hours from Feb-May for Community and Education GRCs.

 
WHY JOIN A GRC?

You'll experience firsthand how Impact Austin grants can directly effect positive change in Central Texas by actively participating in the grant review process.

  • Learn about pressing issues facing Central Texas and how local nonprofits are addressing them.  

  • Develop fundamental skills in evaluating grant applications to better understand potential outcomes.

  • Build lasting friendships with smart, diverse women who share your desire to support Central Texas in a more impactful, informed manner. 

  • Volunteer in a meaningful way while making an invaluable contribution of your unique background, expertise, and perspective.

 
HOW DO I JOIN A GRC?

GRC registration opens:

  • January 12 - February 6, 2024 for Community and Education GRCs. 

  • When you are ready to register, click the button above to create your profile, indicate your committee preference, and disclose any conflicts of interest.

  • Register early for a better chance of being assigned to your first choice!

  • Send any questions about GRCs to: grc_coordinator@impactaustin.org. 

HEAR WHAT OTHERS HAVE TO SAY

We believe diversity helps us to better understand and address the issues facing our community.

Get to know some of our members in our Member Spotlights.

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We meet before and after each site visit to prepare and then debrief. You really get to see the advantage of a group of women with various life experiences and how there can be multiple views of the same situation.

Marla Whelan, Class of 2006

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The grants that Impact Austin awards are organization-changing. I love being part of that process, reviewing grant applications and finances.

Lauren Lewis, Class of 2020

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The in-depth knowledge gained on Impact Austin Grant Review Committees is like nothing else that I have ever experienced. GRC work gave me a fuller understanding of our community's needs and deeper relationships with nonprofits than I previously had.

 Margaret von Flatern, Class of 2019

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