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The Fall Grants Season Begins



The Grants team is back to work again! Grants leaders have confirmed eligibility among all the applications received August 1. We have 16 applications for Equity funding and 50 for Health & Well-Being Grants


Fall Grant Review Committees (GRCs) begin work next week. Thank you to 18 member-volunteers for the Equity Focus Area, including GRC leaders Gloria Hughes and Roberta Rincon, advisor Elaine Jensen, and shadow Fernanda Bressan. Thanks also to the 27 member-volunteers for the Health & Well-Being Focus Area, including GRC leaders Erin McCord and Catherine Barry, advisor Margaret von Flatern, and shadow Natasha Bowen.

Health & Well-Being GRC: in-person meetings on Monday evenings, 6:30-8:30 PM

August 14, August 28, September 18, and October 16

Location: Tarrytown United Methodist Church, 2601 Exposition Blvd.

Equity GRC: virtual meetings on Wednesday evenings, 6:30-8:30 PM

August 16, August 30, and September 20

An in-person social and vote will be held October 18 in a member's home.


The fall grant cycles culminates in grant awards at our November 14 Town Hall Meeting.

  • Late August - Both GRCs will conduct initial assessments in August in order to identify the applications meriting deep-dive review.

  • Late September - Semi-finalists are identified for site visits.

  • October 5, 6, 7 - Site visits. Health & Well-Being site visits may be in-person or virtual. Equity site visits will be virtual.

  • Mid October - GRCs vote to identify grant finalists in each focus area.

  • October 31 - Finalist packets distributed to Impact Austin members for vote.

  • November 9 - Voting concludes.

  • November 14 - Grants awarded at Town Hall Meeting.


Girls Giving Grants (g3) continues to register members through September 15. Please share the opportunity with young women in grades 8-12. Co-Chairs Karen Davenport and Summer McAfee request adult advisors to assist with the 2023-2024 program. Past chairs and advisors have shared why their experiences guiding the g3 members have been so satisfying.




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