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Girls Giving Grants Announces Semi-Finalists for 2021 Grant

On Monday, January 25, the 76 members of Girls Giving Grants (g3) announced the semi-finalists for their $7,600 grant award. Following deep-dive review, finalists will be announced on February 7 and virtual site visits will follow on April 3. In mid-April, the g3 team will vote for their 2021 grantee.

Girls Giving Grants is Impact Austin's youth initiative, which launched in 2006. Members of g3 are girls in grades 8-12 who have an interest in making a difference and learning about the community and philanthropy. They come from all over Central Texas and meet every other week from fall to spring to award one collective grant to a youth-serving nonprofit. Between 2006-2020, their #collectivegiving generated more than $90,000 in grants.

The 2020-2021 g3 class began meeting in August, first with the leadership team, then welcoming new members in October. Training for g3 members included these topics: community needs and teambuilding (November ); grant application review and financial evaluation (November); and public speaking/presentation skills (January). At this stage of g3's process, each Area Review Committee (ARC) is preparing to advocate to the entire membership for the semi-finalist they have carefully scrutinized.

Congratulations to these nonprofits who have advanced to the semi-finalist stage for the Girls Giving Grants award.

Nonprofit Organization

Initiative Title

Academy 4 Mentoring Program in Austin ISD Elementary School

Welcome Bags

Digital Equity for Children

Onward and Upward

The Junior League of Austin Food in Tummies (FIT) Program

Seedling Mentoring Program for Del Valle Students with Incarcerated Parents



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