May 30, 2016 - Member Spotlight
Martha Salazar is a quiet woman with a dazzling smile and an enthusiastic attitude. We talked with her recently about her Impact Austin experience.
Martha, what inspired you to join Impact Austin?
“My first encounter with Impact Austin was being lucky enough to sit next to its founder, Rebecca Powers, at an event at St. David’s Episcopal Church. She shared...
May 16, 2016 - Community Partner Spotlight
VSA Texas was our 2015 Culture Grant winner for its innovative program - Body Shift.
Recognized on a national level for excellent and groundbreaking programming, VSA Texas is specifically designed to serve per year 10,000 adults and children over age five who often face physical, social and attitudinal barriers to participation in the arts. Their goal is to...
May 02, 2016 - Member Spotlight
Dina Mavridis is an enthusiastic, spirited, Impact Austin leader who has made a big impact of her own with our younger generation of philanthropists!
Dina, how did you hear about Impact Austin and why did you decide to join?
"I heard about Impact Austin through Melissa Gray in 2003. She invited me to a coffee at Rebecca Powers’ home, and after hearing...
April 29, 2016 - Grants
Impact Austin is proud to announce that through the work of our Grant Review Committees, we have arrived at our Finalists in each Grant Category for 2016.
On June 6th, at the Annual Meeting of Impact Austin, hundreds of members will have hard choices to make. They will hear one last time from the finalists in four focus areas and this year's Catalyst Grant and...
April 25, 2016 - Save the Date
It's Nearly Time to Cast Your Vote!
After a rigorous evaluation process conducted by our Grant Review Committee members, this is your chance to meet our nonprofit finalists personally. Join your Impact Austin friends to hear about their programs and help decide who will be getting this year's high-impact grants!
Monday June 6th 5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Dell...
April 21, 2016 - Girls Giving Grants
Girls Giving Grants is proud to announce the winner of its 2016 Grant, Casa Marianella.
Casa Marianella’s grant application proposed the following:
"Casa Marianella’s Posada Esperanza family shelter serves homeless immigrant women and children escaping violence in a cluster of renovated houses in a residential neighborhood in East Austin. The recent purchase of...
April 19, 2016 - Community Partner Spotlight
Our 2015 Family Grant winner, Catholic Charities of Central Texas, works to strengthen families by meeting the needs of the most vulnerable members of our community. Its Immigration Legal Services program provides legal assistance at minimal cost to individuals and families eligible to apply for immigration benefits, with a focus on family reunification.
April 18, 2016 - Organizational Update
The Board of Directors of Impact Austin is excited to announce the establishment of The Rebecca Warren Powers Endowment for Impact Austin.
At a recent luncheon that included Impact Austin leadership, founding members and long-time supporters, Rebecca Powers announced she was making the first private donation to the fund in honor of the five members who founded...
April 12, 2016 - Save the Date
Have you been thinking about making Impact Austin a part of your life? We welcome visitors and guests to learn more about collective giving, high impact community grant making, and to meet the amazing women of Impact Austin.
May is the beginning of our Community Membership Events, and YOU are invited!
Join us for tasty snacks, great wine and wonderful...
April 11, 2016 - IMPACT-edu
The financial statements for all nonprofits tell a story: Where they are, where they've been and where they're going. For those women who typically shy away from the Financial Review section of the grant review process, this 101 session will 'demystify' those statements and debunk some standard myths associated with overhead expenses.
Delivered via a panel...