- Impact Austin
Four Finalists Named for Fall Grants
Impact Austin Grant Review Committees (GRCs) have completed the final step in Fall Grant review, naming the finalist organizations for member vote. Site visits held during October 6-8 helped the GRCs to make the difficult choices that identified finalists.
Finalist information and videos will be sent to Impact Austin members for vote during November 2-10. The finalist in each focus area receiving the majority votes will be awarded the application grant amount of $75,400, and the other finalist will be awarded an unrestricted grant of $18,800.
Congratulations to our finalists for 2022 Equity Grants and Health & Well-Being Grants.
EQUITY GRANTS - 21 applications were initially reviewed, 6 underwent deep-dive review, and 3 organizations had virtual site visits. The two finalists are:
Expanding AVANCE-Austin's Evidence-Based Parent-Child Education Program (PCEP)
Providing Elementary Girls with Access to STEM Learning and Mentorship
HEALTH & WELL-BEING GRANTS - 35 applications were initially reviewed, 6 underwent deep-dive review, and 3 had site visits. The two finalists are:
Enhancing the Lives of Families Experiencing Homelessness
Literacy Coalition of Central Texas
Literacy Coalition of Central Texas Parents & Little Scholars (PALS)
To recap, Impact Austin invites nonprofits to request funding for programs, capacity-building initiatives, or both. Applications for fall funding were open from July 8 to August 2, and 56 proposals were received. GRCs are comprised of 47 Impact Austin members, including co-chairs and advisors. Grants totaling $188,400 will be awarded on November 15 at our Town Hall Meeting.
Our spring funding cycle will open in January.
Learn more about Grant Review Committee service here.
Learn more about Impact Austin grantmaking here.
Meet current and past impact with Community Partners here.
OTHER GRANTS NEWS
Grants Team Wants to Train Leaders: More than any other committee, our Grants team has built a strong structure and leadership pipeline. Leadership is open to all members, and new leaders are very welcome, with "shadow" positions (co-chairs in training) offered. Reach out if you'd like to participate in the administration of this amazing team.