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By Elizabeth Peña  

Our 2024 Grants Cycle is now open! Austin Community Foundation believes that advancing economic mobility is crucial to closing the opportunity gap in Central Texas. To that end, our signature programs invest resources using a data-driven and community-led process. In 2024, we’ll award $1 million in unrestricted, general operating support, granting $500,000 through both the Hispanic Impact Fund and Women’s Fund. 

Central Texas nonprofits (operating in Bastrop, Burnet, Caldwell, Hays, Travis, or Williamson counties) whose work aligns with our programs’ impact areas are encouraged to apply for one or both opportunities using our single application. Preference will be shown to applicants whose board, staff, and leadership reflect the communities they serve. All applications are due by July 31 at 5 p.m. CT.


This grants cycle, the Hispanic Impact Fund and Women’s Fund will award funding to organizations and programs that fit into one of the following impact areas:  

Hispanic Impact Fund

Women’s Fund


We encourage all organizations to use the grant application tools linked below to understand the criteria that will be applied to your proposal and help guide you in submitting a successful application.  

Hispanic Impact Fund Resources 

Women’s Fund Resources 


Each grants cycle incorporates trust-based philanthropy values, data-driven strategic priorities, and community voice. Awards will be chosen by a diverse group of donors and community reviewers. If you believe your organization is a good fit for our grant opportunities, please apply through our grant portal here. 

  • Applications Due: Wednesday, July 31, 2024, at 5 p.m. CT 
  • Virtual Learning Sessions with Semifinalists: Tuesday, October 17 – Friday, November 10, 2024 
  • Award Notifications: Monday, December 2, 2024 

If you have questions about our 2024 Grants Cycle, please don’t hesitate to contact our team. You can reach us by email at impact@austincf.org. 


Elizabeth Peña is the Director of Community Impact at Austin Community Foundation.