Charitable Initiatives

Inspiring, empowering and improving the lives of women and the next generation through tennis.

THE CATALYST AWARD

Google and Austin Community Foundation have partnered with the Dropshot Tournament Series to recognize the incredible women participating in the ATX Open, and their successes, both on and off the court. These partners share the belief that investment in women has a proven ripple effect, benefiting not just her family but her greater community.  

The Catalyst Award, which launched in 2021, will be awarded at the ATX Open, to a competing tennis player who has been a role model to others, is involved in her community, and advocates for women through the sport of tennis. In addition to a $25,000 cash grant to the award recipient’s charity of choice, the Catalyst Award will support the Women’s Fund at Austin Community Foundation with individual donations and other forms of support. 

Google has committed to match every donation made to the Austin Community Foundation during Catalyst Award Night, up to $25,000.

Through the Catalyst Award, we have the opportunity to celebrate the outstanding athletes who will come from around the globe to compete in Austin while simultaneously empowering the local women who call Austin home.

THE WOMEN'S FUND

The Women’s Fund focuses on the needs of women and children in Central Texas across four primary impact areas: housing, child care, education and women’s health. Driven by data and community voice, the Women’s Fund has granted over $3 million to more than 80 local nonprofits since its founding in 2004.

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OTHER TOURNAMENT BENEFICIARIES

In addition to the Catalyst Award and associated fundraising for Austin Community Foundation’s Women’s Fund, the ATX Open is committed to using the platform of professional tennis to raise funds and awareness for other Austin-based organizations.

NEW HOPE ANIMAL RESCUE

New Hope Animal Rescue is a fully accredited 501c3 nonprofit organization, dedicated to providing homeless, sick, and otherwise abandoned dogs and cats the vet care, food, and shelter they need by placing them in foster homes, supplying medications, and ultimately finding them a permanent home. Donations to New Hope Animal Rescue via the link below will be routed through their Amplify Austin Day campaign. While on-site, keep an eye out for ways to donate or get involved with New Hope Animal Rescue! 

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