Commitment to data ensures that problems are illuminated and targeted solutions are uncovered—so we really understand the community we seek to impact.
Grantmaking is data-informed. We act in partnership with nonprofit organizations working in our three focus impact areas: early childhood education, health & wellness, and job skills & entrepreneurship.
We understand that philanthropy can only go so far. We use data to educate the community and train leaders about the issues that impact Hispanic Central Texans. Read our 2017 Status Report on Hispanic Central Texas Families, When Hispanics Rise, Austin Rises.
Collective giving means that your dollar goes further, has more impact, and changes more lives. We can do more when we do it together.
Voice. Investors to the Hispanic Impact Fund have a say in how our resources are deployed through an annual vote.
A recent report released by Austin Community Foundation reveals what life is really like for some Latino families in Central Texas:
The poverty rate for Hispanics is three times the poverty rate for whites in Travis County.
Only 25% of low-income Hispanic children enter school kindergarten-ready.
Latinos are disproportionately uninsured.
These facts are especially concerning in light of the fact that Hispanics will constitute the majority of our population by 2050. Investment in the economic security and advancement of Hispanic Central Texas is an essential priority when considering the future of our region.
The Hispanic Impact Fund supports the economic security and advancement of Hispanic Central Texans. As a program of the Austin Community Foundation, the Fund leverages the assets, resilience and strength of our Latino community to invest in nonprofit and social enterprise solutions.
We believe that when we invest in Hispanic Central Texans, everyone benefits.
Inspired by this guiding framework, the Hispanic Impact Fund employs a data-driven approach to grantmaking, impact investing, educational programming and leadership development.
About Austin Community Foundation
Austin Community Foundation is the catalyst for generosity in Austin. We bring together philanthropists, dollars and ideas to shape Austin’s future. Celebrating our 40th anniversary, the Foundation has granted more than $300 million to nonprofits across Central Texas since 1977.