Members of Girls Giving Grants are girls in grades 8-12 who have an interest in making a difference and learning all about the community and philanthropy. They come from all over Central Texas and meet together, every other week for the school year, to make a gift of one collective grant to a youth serving nonprofit.


Join other amazing young women to better our community while developing philanthropy expertise.  

Details about meetings and member expectations are available in the following resources:

Enrollment for the 2021-2022 class is open Monday, August 2 through Sunday, September 26, 2021.

Enrollment is closed

The g3 membership contribution is $125 ($100 directly to the grant and $25 for g3 program materials and administration). Members pool their contributions to create a meaningful annual grant that goes to a local nonprofit chosen by g3. 


Scholarships are available for eligible participants for whom the full $125 contribution would be a hardship.


Contact us at for scholarship information or complete our scholarship application here.


g3 participants commit to participate October through April, when the grant is voted on and awarded to a local nonprofit. The group generally meets twice a month on Sunday afternoons, from 3 to 5 PM. 


Members also conduct site visits to nonprofit finalists and are invited to attend the public grant award event. 

Through participation in g3, members may be eligible to earn up to 25 hours of community service credit (check with your school for credit acceptance).


Each class of Girls Giving Grants is a diverse group of 60-90 young women from about 20 Austin-area schools.

Members graduate with new perspectives on community service, philanthropy, and how they will make a difference. 

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Girls Giving Grants provides a space in which we can grow to identify our roles in our community, to gather skills that will last a lifetime. g3 inspires us to be driven, passionate, and confident teens – and later, adults.

Katiana Soenen, Class of 2020

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Instead of simply informing us of issues in our community, g3 gave us the ability to think critically about how to better these issues and how to create sustainable change through evaluating nonprofits that were doing this.


Akshara Anand, Class of 2018

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Girls Giving Grants helped me view service as a part of life, rather than just an extracurricular activity. I have interned or volunteered with Austin nonprofits all through college, and I don’t know if I would have taken those opportunities had it not been for g3. 

Madalyn Marabella, Class of 2016



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