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About our 2023 grant opportunity

Austin Community Foundation believes that when we support the economic security and advancement of Hispanic Central Texans, everyone benefits. The Hispanic Impact Fund – a signature program at Austin Community Foundation – works to bridge the racial wealth divide and advance economic opportunity for Latino families in Central Texas.

This grants cycle, the Hispanic Impact Fund will be awarding funding to organizations and programs that fit into one of the following strategy areas:

  • Early Childhood Education: The Fund will invest in organizations that provide access to affordable, high-quality Pre-K and early childhood education starting at age 3, building the pipeline from cradle to career for Latino families.
  • Health & Wellness: The Fund will invest in organizations that provide preventative, culturally competent health education and access to quality mental and physical health services.​
  • Job Skills & Entrepreneurship: The Fund will invest in organizations that assist Latino entrepreneurs in gaining the knowledge and skills needed to expand their businesses.
  • Leadership Development: The Fund will invest in organizations advancing Latino leadership and creating pipelines of youth, emerging, and established Latino talent, which are critical to building a thriving Central Texas.


In each strategy area, four grants will be distributed as follows:

  • Winning Finalist: $50,000 total; a multi-year grant over two years – $30,000 in 2023 and $20,000 in 2024
  • Runner-up Finalist: $35,000 total; a multi-year grant over two years – $20,000 in 2023 and $15,000 in 2024
  • Two Semifinalists: $20,000 in 2023


In total, $500,000 in unrestricted, general operating support will be awarded to 16 different nonprofit organizations.

Application process

Before applying for a grant from the Hispanic Impact Fund, please review our impact areas and data report to ensure your work in aligned with our mission. Learn more >

Our Reports


Grant Application Resources

  • Organizational Readiness Tool: We encourage all organizations interested in applying to use our organizational readiness tool to determine if this grants cycle is right for your organization and, if so, which signature program(s) align best with your organization.
  • Scoring Rubric, Strategy Statements, and Guiding Definitions: We recommend that all applicants review this document to get a better of understanding of the type of criteria that will be applied to your proposal and to guide you in submitting a successful application.
  • Application Release Webinar: Watch this year’s webinar recording for an overview of the Hispanic Impact Fund and its strategy areas, eligibility requirements, details about this year’s application process, and tips for applicants.


Eligibility Considerations

  • All applicants must be tax-exempt organizations or units of government serving the six county Central Texas region which includes: Travis, Williamson, Hays, Bastrop, Burnet, and Caldwell Counties.
  • Organizations must be tax-exempt under Sections 501(c)3 or 170(b)(1)(a)(vi) of the Internal Revenue Code, and/or be a unit of government.
  • Proposals will be considered from organizations that engage in non-lobbying advocacy work. Organizations doing systems change level work such as educating the public about issues, community organizing, policy research and other non-lobbying advocacy activities may apply.
  • Proposals will be considered from religious organization that engage in non-religious programming. Religious organizations will need to demonstrate that their work aligning with the Hispanic Impact Fund strategies is secular in nature and does not discriminate against any employees or clients based on religion.


In general, the Fund does not award grants for:

  • endowment funds
  • fundraising activities or events
  • individuals
  • political lobbying or legislative activities
  • religious organizations for religious purposes
  • scholarships
  • umbrella funding organizations that intend to distribute funds at their own discretion

Key Dates

  • Application opens: Thursday, June 1, 2023, by 12 p.m. CT
  • Application Release Webinar: Tuesday, June 13, from 12 – 1:30 p.m. CT
  • Applications due: Monday, July 31, at 5 p.m. CT
  • Zoom Learning Sessions with semifinalists: Tuesday, October 17 – Friday, November 10
  • Award decisions announced: Friday, December 1, by 5 p.m. CT


If you believe your organization is a good fit for our grant opportunity, please submit an application through our grant portal below.  

All applications are due 5 p.m. CT on Monday, July 31, 2023.

View our one-pager about the 2023 grants cycle.


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