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  

9 people found this review helpful

Impact Austin has changed my life! I learned about my community, all the different needs and opportunities to make a difference, and the wonderful nonprofits working here. Through participating in grant review committees, I learned how to be an intentional, thoughtful, responsible donor. I've always given money, but often didn't know how my money was being used. Now my eyes have been opened to how important it is to put my money to work effectively in my community. Impact Austin has empowered me as a donor.

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

Working with other women to help choose amazing nonprofits and projects to fund, now having helped give more than $2.5 million to our community to implement 25 projects impacting education, families, health and wellness, culture and the environment.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Seeing my money at work in the community, connecting with new needs and nonprofits, and doing things that matter with some amazing women I might not have ever otherwise met.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Smart and amazingly commited

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

When I was first invited to contribute $1000 along with 100 other women to award a $100,000 grant to a non-profit I thought to my self, "good luck with that!" I didn't participate the first year because I didn't think it was possible. I have now participated for the past 5 years in one of the most effective and organized organizations on the planet! Each year I have participated on a subcommittee to review the grant applicants for a specific category. I have learned so much about the numerous organizations providing for the needs of the community. I have seen the impact of how our small contribution can be combined to make a large contribution that truly changes the face of our community. The organizational structure, procedures at all levels and the dedication of the women involved is superior. After each season, every aspect of the organization is reviewed, improved and implemented based on feedback of the women involved. I truly believe every community in the country has the capability to implement this amazing successful program.

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

by hearing of the success and changes of the programs that have received our money.

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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Rating: 5 stars  

6 people found this review helpful

Impact Austin has been an amazing growth experience for me. I have learned that I can make a difference. And partnered with hundreds of local women we have learned the needs right here in our community and we have financial made a difference to those in need. Truly an amazing organization.

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

I have been a member for 7 years and I have seen our grants at work with at risk kids.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Seeing my donation dollars at work in my own community

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

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6 people found this review helpful

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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Rating: 5 stars  

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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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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