Impact Austin

Rating: 4.88 stars   16 reviews

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Location: P.O. Box 28148 Austin TX 78755 USA

Mission: We’re a progressive leader in women’s philanthropy, bringing new resources to the community and making philanthropy accessible. Through high-impact grant making, we engage, develop and inspire women to effect positive change.
Results: To date, Impact Austin has made grants totaling $2,087,000 and by June will reach $2,612,000.  On June 8th, we will award grants of $105,000 each to five nonprofits in the greater Austin area.
Target demographics: Women in central Texas.
Direct beneficiaries per year: Five Central Texas nonprofits
Geographic areas served: Central Texas
Programs: Impact Austin members review grant proposals submitted at the end of the calendar year in five focus areas: Culture, Education, Environment, Family, and Health and Wellness. After rigorous review, one proposal in each focus area is selected to receive a $100,000 grant. Selection is done by the membership at large at the annual meeting in June.
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Rating: 5 stars  

6 people found this review helpful

Women control more than 60 percent of all personal wealth in the U.S. and this proportion will grow steadily as women continue to out number men at universities and excel in business and as entrepreneurs. Foundations like Impact Austin are critical in our community in that they educate and provide philanthropic access to women of all ages, which has traditionally been a male dominated space.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

meeting amazing like-minded women, seeing first hand inspirational work being done by non-profits and learning about the needs of my community in a way I never could have realized on my own.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-1-01

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I became aware of Impact Austin through my friendship with the founder. In 2010, I joined this collective giving circle to learn about civic challenges in Austin TX and meet some like-minded women. Through participation in their annual Discovery Day and the grant-making process, I am better prepared to apply my talents toward improving the lives of others in my community.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Regular correspondence which highlights the progress being made by our grant recipients.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-5-01

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6 people found this review helpful

Impact Austin is a collective giving organization in Austin, Texas that empowers our members to be true philanthropists. It is run and managed by an amazingly brilliant and committed group of women who work tirelessly to ensure our organization makes a huge impact in our community. By pooling our money the women of Impact Austin are able to make affect real change in our community and see our money at work, first hand, in our city.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

When I attended a luncheon for one of the organizations we provided a grant for and saw the faces of the people helped by the program we funded.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-5-01

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7 people found this review helpful

I was introduced to the founder through a mutual friend and once I heard the story of the organization and mission, it was an easy decision to join. The three most important aspects of the organization for me are: 1. All of our donations are pooled to help the community in significant ways through large grants 2. Impact Austin is run professionally so that everything we do is done with excellence ... and we maintain this excellence through continuous learning and staying on top of trends in philanthropy 3. It is an absolute joy to work among such a caring and committed group of women who are share our values and are intent on seeing positive change in the community. I have learned SO much ... about philanthropy, about our community's issues, about myself ... and have met the most amazing women, many who have become great friends. What a fabulous organization!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

My own personal growth and fulfillment by seeing positive results in the community.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-5-01

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I learned about Impact Austin shortly after I had my 4th baby and was just retiring from my profession as an attorney. Becoming involved gave me an opportunity to grow into the next stage of my career -- being a philanthropist. Through Impact Austin, I learned so much about our nonprofit community, about grant-making, and about giving money. I became connected with a network of women who were like-minded. There were career women, "stay at home" moms and retired women. Words cannot express how much Impact Austin has given me -- wonderful friendships, an education, and a spirit of philanthropy that I will pass on to my children.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Impact Austin has given away over $2 million to local nonprofits in the years that I have been involved.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-5-01

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9 people found this review helpful

I love being part of a women's philanthropy club where we get to give away over half a million dollars every year. We give grants of $100k+ to Austin area non-profits in the categories of Culture, Education, Environment, Family, and Health & Wellness. This is a great way to learn about new non-profits in the area. Every year, I add new ones to my donation list!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

seeing the non-profits who won the awards grow and flourish in the community. I got to be there for the grant award ceremony last year. Seeing the face of the Executive Director of the non-profit who won was an awesome experience.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-5-01

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