Philanthropitch Austin Application Is Now Open

Over the past five years, Philanthropitch has connected Austin's most innovative nonprofits with the human and financial capital needed to scale their impact in a sustainable way. And we're back again!

Applications are open for Philanthropitch Austin!

Philanthropitch helps innovative nonprofits receive the exposure and capital they need to grow and make a larger impact. To date, we have awarded $560,000+ to empower nonprofits to expand their impact. The Philanthropitch Austin alumni pool includes organizations such as College Forward, EcoRise, Explore Austin, Creative Action, and many more.

Know an Austin-area nonprofit that should apply? Nominate them here! We’re looking for organizations with revenue generating models who prioritize sustainable practices and aren't afraid to tackle the big challenges.


Interested in joining us for Philanthropitch San Antonio on February 27? Purchase your ticket today and see our six finalists pitch at our inaugural San Antonio event.

Announcing the Six Philanthropitch San Antonio Finalists

Announcing the Six Philanthropitch San Antonio Finalists

Philanthropitch San Antonio has identified the seven organizations that will go on to pitch at the H-E-B Performance Hall of the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts. The full Philanthropitch experience culminates with each organization's final pitch on February 27, but before that each organization will go through 2 workshops, mentoring, and pitch practices in preparation for the event.

Announcing Philanthropitch San Antonio Semi-Finalists!

Announcing Philanthropitch San Antonio Semi-Finalists!

After a record-setting number of applications and a rigorous review process, we’re proud to announce the 15 semi-finalists of Philanthropitch San Antonio.

We’ll be announcing the finalists later this month. In the meantime, get your ticket to Philanthropitch San Antonio on February 27 at the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts.

Social Innovators: Wendy Davis | Deeds Not Words

Social Innovators: Wendy Davis | Deeds Not Words

Wendy Davis, former Texas State Senator and Director of Deeds Not Words, has no shortage motivation or drive. Her organization, Deeds Not Words serves to help young women become engaged in the political process. This year, they worked with a group of high school students in Austin and Dallas to pass a bill requiring preventative education related to sex and human trafficking in schools. Armed with guidance from Deeds Not Words and statistical information from Allies Against Slavery, the students were involved in every step of the legislative process.

H.U.S.T.L.E

H.U.S.T.L.E

“Hustle” is on the wall for a reason.  It’s our mantra.  It doesn’t mean frantic or busy, it means a purposefully lean approach to creating something out of nothing. It’s the art of pushing balls downhill or putting yourself in a place to be the beneficiary of serendipity. Hustling is a practice or approach to your work, it’s not a discrete thing you do - it’s a way of living and working.

How To: Participate In A Hack-a-Thon

How To: Participate In A Hack-a-Thon

Earlier this month, I hopped over to Philadelphia to participate in the city’s inaugural Give Back Hack, a 3 day hack event from Columbus, Ohio that focuses on creating and launching ideas for social impact. I joined a local team to create a new business called Cali Box, an on demand box experience that empowers young girls to create and foster healthy relationships with their bodies through their first bra. It was a rewarding experience and I loved being able to mentor the idea owner to make her first pitch.