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.

Until further notice, all programming is virtual to keep our community safe!


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 over several months: Feb-May for Community and Education GRCs; Aug-Oct for Equity and Health & Well-Being GRCs.


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.


GRC registration has two open phases:

  • Jan 1 - Feb 5, 2021 for Community and Education GRCs.

  • Jul 1 - Aug 3, 2021 for Equity and Health & Well-Being GRCs. 

  • When your preferred phase opens, 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. 


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.

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

Serving on an Impact Austin Grant Review Committee, I gained rare insight into community challenges and the organizations poised to meet them.


Maya Payne Smart, Class of 2016

I loved working on the Grant Review Committee! A fantastic way to learn about community organizations by working with Impact Austin women through an incredibly thorough and professional process. 

Amy Atsumi, Class of 2018

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