g3 Selects Two Grant Finalists
Girls Giving Grants (g3), the youth initiative of Impact Austin, met February 9 to further narrow the focus for their $10,300 grant. From 36 applications received in the fall, g3 members selected 8 semi-finalists in January, one from each of their Application Review Committees (ARCs). Each ARC conducted additional research on “their” finalist and developed a presentation to the entire membership that advocated for funding. The members then voted for two finalists. Site visits to the finalists will be conducted on April 4, after which Girls Giving grants will vote for their 2020 grant recipient.
The g3 finalists are:
Friends of the Children Austin - Engagement Events for Families Living in Poverty
Mother's Milk Bank - Charitable Care - Providing Life-Saving Solutions for Premature Babies in Foster Care.
This class of young philanthropists is the largest in g3 history, and their $10,300 grant will be their biggest award yet. Each participant pays $100 toward the annual grant, although scholarships are available. Girls Giving Grants are in grades 8-12 and from more than a dozen Austin-area schools, including home schools. The 2020-21 class will form in the spring and summer.
Total awards from Girls Giving Grants will exceed $90,000 in 2020.