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2020 Grantmaking by the Numbers

Impact Austin grant season is busily underway! The application period closed, Grant Review Committees (GRCs) have formed, and trainings are now offered, both in person and online.

The Social Innovation Grant (SIG) was awarded November 6. From 18 applications, two finalists were presented to the membership at our Annual Meeting, and the collaboration presenting The Innocence Initiative was awarded our $110,000 grant. Thanks to the 23 GRC members, chairs, and advisors who launched this first grant! Read more.

#GirlsGivingGrants (g3) furthered our grantmaking season in a big way. Their largest class to date will award their largest grant ever in 2020 - $10,300. The g3 team received 36 applications for funding, and they’ve already narrowed their focus to 8 semi-finalists for deeper review. Find out more about their work in this blog.

Impact Austin Grants solicited Program Grant LOIs and Catalyst Grant applications through December 11, 2019. Here are the numbers for FY 2020:

· CATALYST grant applications – 22 received, compared with 28 last year

· COMMUNITY grant LOIs – 20 received, compared with 26 last year

· EDUCATION grant LOIs – 31 received, compared with 32 last year

· HEALTH AND WELL-BEING grant LOIs – 43 received, compared with 33 last year

These are all LOIs and applications received for all Impact Austin’s FY 2020 grantmaking.

Social Innovation Grant (SIG) 18

Girls Giving Grants (g3) 36

Community Grant 20

Education Grant 31

Health and Well-Being Grant 43

Catalyst Grant 22


Grant Review Committees are fully staffed (see the Health and Well-Being GRC above), but well-balanced in the numbers seen below. As you’ll note, GRC Chairs and Advisors boost the total number of volunteers working on the various teams. Huge thanks are due to all the volunteers driving Impact Austin grantmaking!


SIG 20 23

g3 95 111

Community 23 26

Education 21 24

Health and Well-Being 24 27

Catalyst 20 23



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