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Austin Community Foundation’s Hispanic Impact Fund (United States)

Austin Community Foundation’s Hispanic Impact Fund (United States)


Deadline: 09-Oct-20

The Austin Community Foundation is accepting applications for the Hispanic Impact Fund.

Seed Grants
The Hispanic Impact Fund grant opportunity has been designed to meet the needs of both nonprofit organizations and community members – with a focus on ease of application, flexible capital and supporting Latino leadership in Central Texas.

Impact Areas

Early Childhood Education with an emphasis on kindergarten readiness
Health & Wellness with an emphasis on culturally competent health education and access to quality healthcare
Job Skills & Entrepreneurship with an emphasis on small business access to capital and workforce development
Funding Information

The total grantmaking from $180,000 to $225,000.
Eligibility Criteria

Emerging Nonprofit
You are considered an emerging nonprofit if your annual budget is less than or equal to $500,000 and your organization has been in good operational standing for at least two years.
The Fund plans to make six grants to emerging organizations in 2020.
EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION
One (1) $15,000 award and one (1) $5,000 award
HEALTH & WELLNESS
One (1) $15,000 award and one (1) $5,000 award
JOB SKILLS & ENTREPRENEURSHIP
One (1) $15,000 award and one (1) $5,000 award
Established Nonprofit
You are considered an established nonprofit if your annual budget is greater than $500,000 and your organization has been in good operational standing for at least two years.
The Fund plans to make six grants to established organizations in 2020.
EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION
One (1) $45,000 award and one (1) $10,000 award
HEALTH & WELLNESS
One (1) $45,000 award and one (1) $10,000 award
JOB SKILLS & ENTREPRENEURSHIP
One (1) $45,000 award and one (1) $10,000 award
Selection Process

All interested applicants will submit a request through the Austin Community Foundation Grant Portal.
Organizations that were awarded consecutive Hispanic Impact Fund grants in both 2018 and 2019 are ineligible for funding this cycle.
Preference will be shown to applicants whose board, staff and leadership reflect the Latino community in Central Texas.
After vetting by a volunteer grants committee, the highest scoring applicants will be invited to meet with Hispanic Impact Fund investors through an online video call. These Learning Sessions will be conducted on November 6 through November 13 via Zoom.
The 12 highest scoring applicants, after video interviews, will then be presented to the full Hispanic Impact Fund membership for voting and final award decisions. All 12 nonprofit finalists will be awarded grants through the selection process.
For more information, visit https://www.austincf.org/hispanic-impact-fund-grantmaking/

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