Our sister organization, Glimmer Austin, was born out of the desire to support and grow innovative, start-up nonprofits serving our hometown of Austin, Texas. In 2003, Donna and Philip Berber saw an opportunity to make a significant impact in the development of Austin’s nonprofit community by identifying new programs with high potential and providing seed capital and mentorship to help them reach their next step.
Glimmer Austin supports innovative solutions to the biggest challenges facing youth and seniors in Austin. Over the past 12 years, Glimmer Austin has awarded $7.6 million in grants to 160 programs. As successful social investors, 95% of organizations funded by Glimmer Austin since 2003 are still serving Austin today. Learn more about how we are addressing the current needs of the most vulnerable communities in Austin at www.glimmeraustin.org.