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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.

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IRS EIN: 56-2367666
Phone Number: 512-335-5540
Address: P.O. Box 28148
Austin, TX 78755
Impact Austin is one of the largest women's collective giving organizations in the United States. Founded in 2003 and now celebrating its 15th anniversary year, Impact Austin has awarded more than $6 million in grants to nonprofit organizations benefiting Central Texas. Just as important, the organization has empowered 1,800 women as philanthropists.

Each Impact Austin member provides an annual contribution that is combined with other members' gifts to generate high-impact grants. The grantmaking process is volunteer-driven, and each member has a vote to select final grant recipients. The current grant cycle will result in three program grants and one catalyst grant totaling $446,000.

Impact Austin believes in teaching the next generation of women the importance of thoughtful giving through its Girls Giving Grants (g3) program. The young philanthropists of g3 strive to improve the lives of youth in our community and have awarded $63,100 to the Austin community over the past 12 years. In April, the g3 team will award its newest grant of $8,200.

Impact Statement

Impact Austin is a resource for two important audiences, women philanthropists who become our members and the nonprofit organizations that benefit from annual high-impact grants. Non-profit organizations may submit grant applications for programs in three focus areas: community, education, and health and well-being. In addition, Impact Austin offers a catalyst grant to strengthen a nonprofit's operations and infrastructure. Impact Austin also focuses on developing young women into philanthropic leaders through our Girls Giving Grants (g3) program. By combining individual donations of $100, young women in grades 8-12 learn the power of collective giving and best practices in grant making.

Needs Statement

Impact Austin's objective is to encourage the widest possible participation by nonprofits in our high-impact grantmaking program. Donations generated through Amplify Austin 2018 will fund new grants administration software, plus training and professional consultation, resulting in simpler, streamlined processes for nonprofit applicants and our member-reviewers.
I am continually impressed how Impact Austin transforms ordinary women into educated philanthropists, inspiring them to continue giving throughout their lives. Melissa Gray, Board Director

I have immense respect for the Impact Austin grant evaluation process and appreciate that each member has an equal voice in selecting grant recipients. Barbara Ellis, Member

We are a group of diverse women working together to improve the quality of life throughout Central Texas. Lorene Phillips, Past Board President/Past Board Director

It is inspiring to be a part of a group of people where money and efforts make such a huge ripple out into the Austin community. Dawn Skinner, Member

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Matching Funds Description

Thanks to our generous supporters matching up to $3,000 to amplify the power of your donation to Impact Austin!
For information about volunteer opportunities, please see How To Get Involved on the Impact Austin website: