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The deadline to apply for grants has passed.
Final applicants will be notified in early 2022.

About our 2022 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, the Fund will award grants across our impact areas totaling $365,000 in 2022. Our impact areas include:

  • Early Childhood Education: Kindergarten-readiness is essential for improving long-term academic outcomes for Latino children. 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: Access to affordable, preventative health care is a key factor in helping Latino families avoid unexpected health crises and resultant financial ruin. 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: Many Latinos are confined to minimal incomes, accelerating the racial wealth divide. To combat this, the Fund will invest in organizations that train and equip Latinos with the skills needed to obtain high-demand, living-wage jobs with opportunities for advancement. The Fund will also invest in organizations that assist Latino entrepreneurs in gaining the knowledge and skills needed to expand their businesses.
  • Leadership Development (pilot): Latino leadership matters. Although Latinos in Central Texas represent a third of the population, they are not proportionately reflected in key leadership positions across all sectors. 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 total, the Fund will award 28 unrestricted, general-operating grants.

Application process

Below are reference materials for grant applicants.

2021 status report on Latino families in Central Texas

2022 Application Questions (View Only)

2022 Application Rubric (View Only)

 

Timeline

  • Application opens: Monday, November 29, 2021
  • Applications due: 5 pm CT on Friday, December 17, 2021
  • Learning Sessions with semifinalists: Tuesday, February 22 – Friday, March 10, 2022
  • Award decisions announced: Week of April 11, 2022

 

Selection process

  • All interested organizations should have submitted an application through Austin Community Foundation’s Grant Portal. Applications were due by 5 pm CT on Friday, December 17, 2021.
  • After vetting by a volunteer grants committee, 28 applicants will be invited to meet with Hispanic Impact Fund investors through an online video call. These Learning Sessions will be conducted Tuesday, February 22 – Friday, March 10, 2022, via Zoom.
  • All 28 organizations that receive an invitation to participate in a Zoom Learning Session will be awarded a grant by the Fund in 2022.
  • After reviewing the applications and Zoom Learning Sessions, the Grants Committee will make one of two decisions for each semifinalist: award semifinalist funding or advance to investor voting.
 

Emerging v. Established Nonprofit

You are considered an emerging nonprofit if your annual budget is less than or equal to $1.5 million and your organization has been in good operational standing for at least two years.

 

Early Childhood Education
  • One $20,000 multi-year finalist grant over two years ($10,000 in 2022 and $10,000 in 2023), one $10,000 finalist grant, and two $5,000 semifinalist grants
Health & Wellness
  • One $20,000 multi-year finalist grant over two years ($10,000 in 2022 and $10,000 in 2023), one $10,000 finalist grant, and two $5,000 semifinalist grants
Job Skills & Entrepreneurship
  • One $20,000 multi-year finalist grant over two years ($10,000 in 2022 and $10,000 in 2023), one $10,000 finalist grant, and two $5,000 semifinalist grants

You are considered an established nonprofit if your annual budget is greater than $1.5 million and your organization has been in good operational standing for at least two years.

 

Early Childhood Education
  • One $40,000 multi-year finalist grant over two years ($20,000 in 2022 and $20,000 in 2023), one $15,000 finalist grant, and two $5,000 semifinalist grants
Health & Wellness
  • One $40,000 multi-year finalist grant over two years ($20,000 in 2022 and $20,000 in 2023), one $15,000 finalist grant, and two $5,000 semifinalist grants
Job Skills & Entrepreneurship
  • One $40,000 multi-year finalist grant over two years ($20,000 in 2022 and $20,000 in 2023), one $15,000 finalist grant, and two $5,000 semifinalist grants

Leadership Development (pilot)

This year, the Hispanic Impact Fund is piloting a new grant opportunity to advance Latino leadership and create pipelines for Latino talent. Nonprofit organizations in good operational standing for at least two years are welcome to apply.

  • Two $15,000 grants will be awarded
  • Two $10,000 grants will be awarded
 

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