In a grantmaking cycle that began in the summer, four nonprofit finalists have been named to receive Impact Austin’s Equity and Health & Well-Being Grants. Impact Austin members will vote for specific grant awards during November 3-10. Finalists will present their stories to Impact Austin membership by video. In addition, members will receive supporting materials to assist in the voting process; these will include finalists' letters, reports, and budgets.
The finalist in each focus area receiving the majority votes will be awarded a restricted grant (supporting the project applied for) of $90,500 and the other finalist will be awarded an unrestricted grant of $22,600.
Finalists for Equity Grants
Equity Grants will be awarded to advance equity for women and/or girls of color. The Equity focus area grew out of Impact Austin’s Social Innovation Grant initiative. Twenty-two GRC members initially reviewed 8 applications, selected 5 for deep-dive review and chose three for site visits. The finalists are:
Program: Ensuring Higher Education Access for Latinas
Program: Latinas Rising
Finalists for Health & Well-Being Grants
Health & Well-Being Grants are awarded to strengthen and enhance the lives of children and families and/or positively impact the mental or physical health and wellness of people. Twenty-seven members initially reviewed 39 applications, narrowing to 6 for deep-dive review and then chose 3 nonprofits for site visits. The finalists are:
Asian American Resource Center, Inc. d/b/a Austin Asian Community Health Initiative
Program: Community Health Navigation (CHN) Expansion
Program: Addressing the Mental Health and Legal Needs of Domestic Violence Survivors in Texas
Impact Austin's grantmaking program operates in two cycles, spring and fall. The Spring grant cycle will open in early 2022, leading to awards in the focus areas of Community and Education during our Annual Meeting in June. Find more information about Impact Austin grants on our website.
Impact Austin members volunteer to serve on Grant Review Committees, and they are trained in best practices for grant review, implicit and unconscious bias, and trust-based philanthropy. Member registration for spring GRCs will open in early 2022.