Social innovation grant

2020 Social Innovation Grant

In November 2020, Impact Austin will award the organization’s second Social Innovation Grant. Similar to last year, this will fund a collaborative focused on advancing equity for women and/or girls of color in the Greater Austin Area.


Proposals for the Social Innovation Grant will be solicited and evaluated from July to October. This year, the Social Innovation Grant is a 1-year, restricted grant for $40,000. The new community partner will be chosen in early November by a vote with Impact Austin’s full membership.

The 2020 Social Innovation Grant Application period closed August 24, 2020. Impact Austin is no longer accepting new applications at this time.

If you submitted an application prior to the deadline, you may view your application in our Grant Management System using the link below.


Impact Austin Grant Management System

Impact Austin Social Innovation Grant follows a three-phase application process:

Complete and Submit a Social Innovation Grant Application

Each organization must submit the Grant Application online via the Impact Austin Social Innovation Grant form by the submission deadline. You will also be asked to submit various documents to accompany the form. Impact Austin Grant Review Committee members will evaluate all Grant Applications and select semifinalists to participate in the Pitch Presentation.

Pitch Presentation

Three to five applicants that are selected as semifinalists will give a presentation to the Grant Review Committee followed by a question and answer session and interviews with selected representatives from the organization. An education session will be conducted for the semifinalists prior to pitch week to provide more information on expectations. Following the pitch, Impact Austin Grant Review Committee members will select two finalists.

Attend Town Hall Meeting

Information about each finalist will be provided to all of Impact Austin’s members in advance of the November 10, 2020 Impact Austin Town Hall Meeting*. A representative from each finalist will be invited to attend Impact Austin’s Town Hall Meeting to provide a five-minute presentation on their organization and the proposed program or project. At the meeting, Impact Austin members will then vote, with each member casting one vote and the majority deciding the Social Innovation Grant recipient. * Details and format of the 2020 Town Hall Meeting are to be determined.


Social Innovation Grant Calendar


Semifinalists for pitch week and finalists for the Town Hall Meeting will be notified during the grant review process.

Documents & Resources

The list below shows downloadable versions of documents used in the grant application process. The actual grant application form is provided only to organizations invited by Impact Austin.



​If you have questions on the application process, please check the Grants FAQ for general questions.


The Social Innovation Grant is following a modified process, so for specific questions on this grant application or process please e-mail Michelle.Rankin@impactaustin.org.