Upcoming Engagement Opportunities
September 23, 2020 | Somos Austin
Somos Austin is a night to celebrate and invest in Austin's vibrant Latino community. Save the date for Somos Austin 2020 at Distribution Hall. More details coming soon!
Nov. 14 | Grantee Celebration
On November 14, the Hispanic Impact Fund awarded $180,000 to six local nonprofits working in early childhood education, health & wellness and job skills & entrepreneurship.
Learn more about our 2019 grant partners.
Oct. 17 | The River and the Wall with special guest Jay Kleberg
On October 17, Hispanic Impact Fund investors were invited to a private screening of the film, The River and the Wall. Following the screening, we hosted a short Q&A session with Associate Director for Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation and producer of the film, Jay Kleberg.
About the film
The River and the Wall follows five friends on an immersive adventure through the unknown wilds of the Texas borderlands as they travel 1200 miles from El Paso to the Gulf of Mexico on horses, mountain bikes, and canoes.
Conservation filmmaker Ben Masters realizes the urgency of documenting the last remaining wilderness in Texas as the threat of new border wall construction looms ahead. Masters recruits NatGeo Explorer Filipe DeAndrade, ornithologist Heather Mackey, river guide Austin Alvarado, and conservationist Jay Kleberg to join him on the two-and-a-half-month journey down 1,200 miles of the U.S.-Mexico border.
They set out to document the borderlands and explore the potential impacts of a wall on the natural environment, but as the wilderness gives way to the more populated and heavily trafficked Lower Rio Grande Valley, they come face-to-face with the human side of the immigration debate and enter uncharted emotional waters.
Somos Austin is the Hispanic Impact Fund's annual night to celebrate and invest in Austin's vibrant Latino community.
The Hispanic Impact Fund believes when you invest in the economic security of Hispanic Central Texans, we all rise as a community.
Somos Austin offers an opportunity to convene around health, educational and economic issues affecting the Hispanic community and invest in proven solutions.