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Impact Austin Grantmaking: Six Nonprofits Advance to Site Reviews

Impact Austin’s Grant Review Committees (GRCs) have named the six nonprofit applicants that will advance to the next stage of review: site visits during October 7-9. Finalists will be identified after another review stage, and members will receive voting information in early November.

Grants totaling $226,200 will be awarded to two finalists in each of Impact Austin’s fall focus areas of Equity and Health & Well-Being during our virtual 2021 Town Hall Meeting on Tuesday, November 16.

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 and selected 5 for deep-dive review. These 3 nonprofits will advance to site visits:

Program: Breakthrough’s College Completion Programming for Young Women Con Mi MADRE

Program: Ensuring Higher Education Access for Latinas Jolt Initiative

Program: Latinas Rising

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. The 3 nonprofits advancing to site visits include:

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

Program: Farms Growing Healthy Communities


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.


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