Philanthropitch is a social impact fast pitch competition which provides capital and builds awareness for local nonprofits tackling some of your communities’ toughest problems. Since 2013, we’ve donated over $1.5 millions dollars to 102 nonprofits in Austin, Columbus, Philadelphia and San Antonio.

Thanks for your interest in applying for Philanthropitch Austin 2021!

This opportunity is open to 501c3 organizations currently serving or planning to expand to the Austin area. We're looking forward to learning more about your work!

The application includes 7 questions that provide our review committee more information about your nonprofit, mission, and approach to creating a sustainable and scalable impact.
Applications will be assessed based on the following criteria:




  • Have basic eligibility requirements been met?



  • At what level has the applicant been able to collect project/program outcomes?



  • Is this project/program financially sustainable?



  • Is this project/program ready to scale?



  • Does your project/program serve the city in which you are pitching?




Before you begin this application, please make a note of the timeline below and put holds on your calendar for all of the mandatory dates, which have been underlined.

Please also note that the person from your organization to pitch at the event MUST be your Executive Director.

**All applicants must be available to attend the underlined sessions.

April 19, 2021: Applications open
May 7, 2021: 12-1 pm CST: Virtual Application Q&A Webinar #1
May 21, 2021: 12-1 pm CST: Virtual Application Q&A Webinar #2
May 27, 2021: Applications close automatically at 12am midnight and Application review begins
June 16, 2021: All applicants will be notified of their status. Semi-finalists will advance to a phone interview round.
June 17, 2021: Philanthropitch semi-finalists will be announced to the public.
July 6, 2021: All semi-finalists will be notified of their status. Finalists will advance to Philanthropitch Austin 2021.
July 7, 2021: Philanthropitch finalists will be announced to the public.
July 12, 2021: Welcome to Philanthropitch Webinar for Finalists: A quick informative session on what to expect during your time as a Finalist and our tips for success!
JULY 21, 2021 9am - 2pm CST: Finalist Pitch Workshop: Finalists will attend an all-day workshop focused on articulating the financial model behind the program being pitched and crafting the 3-minute pitch. You are welcome and encouraged to bring additional staff to this workshop that may have a better grasp of your financials/programming should you need to.
Week of August 2, 2021: Pitch Practice #1: Each finalist will sign up for a 30-minute time slot to meet in person with the Notley team to review a first draft of their pitch and slides.
Week of August 9, 2021: Pitch Practice #2: Each finalist will sign up for a 30-minute time slot to meet virtually with the Notley team to review final drafts of their pitch and slides.
August 16, 2021 12-1pm CST - Marketing 101 with the Notley Team: How to get the word out to your donors and supporters
Week of August 16 2021: Pitches are filmed
September 14, 2021: Philanthropitch Event Day!: The show will begin at 6pm, but please plan to be available starting at 12pm for rehearsals.

Please note that we've kept this application fairly simple. As teams progress through the Philanthropitch process, we will request additional information as needed.

Thanks again for being part of Philanthropitch Austin 2021. If you have any questions or encounter issues during the application process, please don't hesitate to reach out to questions@philanthropitch.org

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