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Impact Austin Names Finalists for 2023 Spring Grants

Impact Austin's Community and Education Grant Review Committees (GRCs) have named two finalists each for spring funding. All four finalists will receive an Impact Austin grant at our June 5 Annual Meeting.


The spring grant review process kicked off with 74 applications for funding. GRCs chose the 12 strongest for deep-dive review in subcommittees. From there, three nonprofits in each focus area were selected for site visits. In this week's last meetings, GRCs named the finalists.


Congratulations to these finalists, our newest Community Partners.


2023 COMMUNITY GRANT FINALISTS

31 applications received for $82,300 in total funding.

Magdalene House of Austin: Program Capacity Expansion

Urban Roots: Uplifting South Austin Voices for Food Equity

Community GRC met in person during their review cycle


2023 EDUCATION GRANT FINALISTS

43 applications received for $82,300 in total funding.

Austin Creative Reuse: Materials Mobile

Seedling: Mentoring for Central Texas Children with an Incarcerated Parent

Education GRC conducted reviews and site visits virtually


THE PROCESS MOVING FORWARD

At our June 5 Annual Meeting, two grants will be awarded in each focus area for a total of $164,600 in spring funding. During the reception portion of the event, members and guests will have ample opportunity to meet our new Community Partners.

  • May 4 Finalist decisions announced to applicants

  • May 17 Finalist packets emailed to members for voting; voting begins

  • May 26 Voting ends

  • June 5 Spring grants awarded at our Annual Meeting

Thank you to the 61 Impact Austin GRC members and the entire Grants Committee facilitating the Spring grant cycle. Details about GRC training were described in an earlier blog.


HOW YOU CAN SUPPORT THE GRANTS PROCESS

The Grants team requires significant volunteer support to coordinate our twice-yearly processes, the work of GRCs, and communications with our Community Partners. Training and support are provided to new volunteers. While some roles require IA Grants-related experience, others do not. Most crucial areas of need right now are:

  • Co-chair or Advisor for Girls Giving Grants - no experience required

  • GRC Co-chairs or Advisors - veteran GRC members are ideal candidates

Please consider joining their team and reach out to grants@impactaustin.org.


 

Impact Austin's Fall grant cycle begins with a Nonprofit Workshop on June 30.

Learn more about Impact Austin grantmaking here.

Meet current and past Community Partners here.


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