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SEE OUR IMPACT

 

Impact Austin launched in 2003 with more than 100 enthusiastic women eager to pool resources and make a difference in our community. Since our inception, we have awarded 94 high-impact grants and invested over $7.44 million in Central Texas nonprofits.

 

Browse our stories below to learn more about each of our Community Partners and the projects we have funded.

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Year:   

2020

Grant Category:   

Social Innovation

Organization:

Black Mamas ATX, People’s Community Clinic, Austin Regional Clinic, Manor ISD

Project Title:

Black Mamas REACH Manor

Grant Amount:

$40,000

Black Mamas ATX’s mission is to ensure that Black women survive and thrive before, during and after childbirth with the goal of reducing maternal mortality and morbidity rates among Black mothers in Central Texas.

Black Mamas REACH (Racial Equity and Access for Collaborative Healthcare) Manor will bring Black Mamas programming to Manor, which has one of the highest Black populations in Central Texas but currently has no OB/GYN clinics. This program will provide support groups, doula services, midwifery clinic services, and remote/online case management and psychotherapy services for about 40 women, with many services being provided for up to 18 months.

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Year:   

2020

Grant Category:   

Catalyst

Organization:

Austin Child Guidance Center

Project Title:

ACGC Teletherapy Program

Grant Amount:

$75,000

Austin Child Guidance Center’s mission is to improve the mental health of children and their families through early intervention, diagnosis, and treatment to help them develop the emotional skills to face life’s challenges.

This grant will support a new teletherapy program to connect clinicians to clients for assessment, intervention, and consultation. Initially planned to start in October 2020, the program launched in early April to remove barriers to service and address mental health needs associated with COVID-19.

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Year:   

2020

Grant Category:   

Catalyst

Organization:

Family Eldercare

Project Title:

Catalyst for Excellence - Harnessing Technology to Better Serve Aging Texans

Grant Amount:

$25,000

Family Eldercare supports older adults and adults with disabilities by focusing on health, social connection, financial security, and protection from abuse, neglect, and exploitation.

Funding from Impact Austin will ensure that essential staff members have the technology they need to more quickly respond to crises like COVID-19. The effects of this pandemic will be felt for months or years to come, and Family Eldercare will continue to be on the frontlines protecting, caring for, and maintaining connection with Austin’s older adults and adults with disabilities.

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Year:   

2020

Grant Category:   

Community

Organization:

BookSpring

Project Title:

BookSpring Wash & Read

Grant Amount:

$25,000

BookSpring helps build early literacy in Central Texas’ low-income children and families through increasing home libraries and reading aloud activities for children. BookSpring’s interventions support brain development, family interaction, skill building, and the motivation to read in children from birth through age 12.

This grant will enable BookSpring to continue to receive, sort, and store donated books under approved safety and sanitation guidelines.

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Year:   

2020

Grant Category:   

Community

Organization:

Casa Marianella

Project Title:

Immigrant Youth

Grant Amount:

$75,000

Casa Marianella welcomes recently arrived refugees and asylum seekers in Austin and promotes self-sufficiency by providing shelter and support services. Most shelter residents, including children, are asylum seekers, many coming from immigration detention. In addition to housing, Casa Marianella provides food, clothing, case management, access to medical care and counseling, immigration legal services, English classes and more to help these families and individuals leave Casa with the self-sufficiency to thrive.

Casa Marianella will use the Impact Austin funds to support both current and past residents throughout the COVID-19 crisis so they remain healthy and do not become homeless again. The organization will also expand programming and services for teens and youth ages 18-21.

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Year:   

2020

Grant Category:   

Education

Organization:

Kids in a New Groove (KING)

Project Title:

Mentoring through Music

Grant Amount:

$25,000

Kids in a New Groove (KING) provides Central Texas youth in foster care with free music lessons through mentorship. KING seeks to improve the challenging statistics for youth aging out of foster care, where many children face homelessness or incarceration due to lack of community resources. For the past five years, 100% of Kids In A New Groove students have graduated high school, compared to less than 50% nationwide.

KING will use this grant to prioritize recruitment and retention of students and music mentors in the Austin area to ensure continued success of current programming.

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Year:   

2020

Grant Category:   

Education

Organization:

Welcome Table, Inc.

Project Title:

Freedom Schools - Austin

Grant Amount:

$75,000

Welcome Table's Freedom Schools fosters a passion for reading, the wonder of science, and a love of learning among underserved, elementary-aged scholars in East Austin. With the Children’s Defense Fund’s proven model, Freedom Schools brings its unique enrichment program to the organization’s scholars and their working-poor families, so that they can avoid learning loss, build self-confidence as scholars and citizens, and close the achievement gap that too often leads to school dropout.

Welcome Table will use this grant to institute immediate family support mechanisms to bolster at-home and online learning. The funds will also help provide Freedom Schools’ proven enrichment this summer and throughout the 2020-2021 school year.

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Year:   

2020

Grant Category:   

Health & Well-Being

Organization:

Family Independence Initiative

Project Title:

Advancing Economic Mobility through Direct Investment and Social Capital

Grant Amount:

$25,000

Family Independence Initiative (FII) invests directly in low-income people so they can work individually and collectively to achieve prosperity. Its technology platform, UpTogether, enables people to strengthen existing and create new social networks, access unrestricted financial capital, set goals on their self-determined paths, monitor progress, and support one another in achieving economic and social mobility.

Family Independence Initiative will use this grant to enroll and provide $3,000 unrestricted cash transfers to eight new families in the St. Johns neighborhood—one with the highest rates of poverty and displacement in the city.

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Year:   

2020

Grant Category:   

Health & Well-Being

Organization:

NAMI Central Texas

Project Title:

"Mental Health Mamas" - Wellness Advocates for Families in Crisis

Grant Amount:

$75,000

NAMI Central Texas is an affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness. NAMI Central Texas provides education, support, and advocacy programs at no cost for families and individuals impacted by mental health issues as well as community mental health training and workshops.

With this grant, NAMI Central Texas will launch “Mental Health Mamas,” a program to support parents and caregivers of children experiencing a mental health crisis. Mental Health Mamas will connect families to support programs, resources, education and—just as importantly—hope.

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 Impact Austin Foundation is incorporated in the state of Texas and is a nonprofit organization exempt from federal taxes under U.S. Internal Revenue Code 501(c)(3). Contributions are tax deductible.  EIN 56-2367666.