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About our 2020 grant opportunity

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.

Thanks to the generosity of our investors, we are able to increase our 2020 total grantmaking from $180,000 to $225,000, in our three 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

 

In total, the Fund will award 12 unrestricted general-operating grants.

Application process

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

Our Reports

 

If you believe your organization is a good fit for our grant opportunity please submit a full application through our grant portal (opening September 18, 2020), which includes a completed operational budget worksheet.

We highly encourage you review the scoring rubric to get a better understanding of the criteria that will be applied to your proposal and to guide you in submitting a successful application.

All applications were due at 5 pm CDT on Friday, October 9, 2020.

 

Timeline

  • Application opens: Friday, September 18, 2020
  • Applications due: 5 pm CDT on Friday, October 9, 2020
  • Learning Sessions with semifinalists: November 6 – November 13, 2020
  • Award decisions announced: Thursday, December 17, 2020

Selection process

  • All interested applicants will submit a request through the Austin Community Foundation Grant Portal. Applications are due by 5 pm CDT on Friday, October 9, 2020.
  • 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.
 

Emerging v. Established 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

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
 

Questions? Please contact Estevan Delgado.

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