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.
This organization gave a grant to Girls Empowerment Network of Austin (GENaustin), which I was employed by this year by this year as a high school clubGEN Leader. The amount given by Impact Austin has allowed GENaustin to reach out to so many at-risk middle school girls to allow them to have support and mentoring in a safe setting. My job has changed my life as I enter college - I desire to work for women's empowerment in the future, and study Women's Issues. At a conference, I met the founder of this company and made sure to tell her of the impact her grant had made on my life.