19 years of collective women’s giving will exceed $5.588 million with grants this fall!

PRESS RELEASE: Impact 100 – Edited for publication By: Chuck Gibson

CINCINNATI, OH – January 29, 2020 – Impact 100 announced it will award $468,000  to four area nonprofit organizations through four $117,000 transformational grants this fall.

Already 93 letters of intent – grant applications – have been received from area nonprofit organizations. An extensive review process of the grant applicants from the 10-county region by Impact 100 committees has begun. Applications from the five key impact areas of Culture, Education, Environment, Family and Health & Wellness will be considered in narrowing the field to approximately six final applicants.

Impact 100 raised $468,000 in donations to be handed out to four nonprofit grant recipients at awards celebration September 10, 2020 (Photo provided) 

Final selection culminates on the evening of September 10, 2020 during the Impact 100 awards celebration at Music Hall. Each of the nonprofit final applicants will give a presentation to members. Members will then vote to determine the grant recipients. The top four vote-getters will each receive the $117,000 grant for the specified need.

“We are continually inspired by the energy and passion of our members to deliver on our mission of empowering women and dramatically improving lives,” said Sarah Grace Mohr, president of Impact 100.

Impact 100 started as a charitable idea in Cincinnati. It was founded 19 years ago when 100 women each donated $1,000 to bring the idea to life. Impact 100 has become a premier women’s collective philanthropic movement in Greater Cincinnati and beyond. By the close of the award celebration September 10, the organization will have contributed more than $5.588 million dollars funding 51 breakthrough nonprofit initiatives throughout the 10-County Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky/Southeastern Indiana area.

“As we move into our 19th year, we invite anyone who believes in the power of collective giving to join us,” Mohr said, “not only raising awareness of so many deserving organizations, but in transforming our region for the better.”

With 100-percent of donations to Impact 100 awarded in transformational grants, the organization has funded more than 47 inspiring nonprofits dramatically impacting homelessness, food security, at-risk youth, unemployment and much more throughout the local region.

Just last year, Impact 100 made grants to fund NEST Community Learning Center, Activities Beyond the Classroom/Fourthwall, Cincinnati Works, Inc., and St. Vincent de Paul Charitable Pharmacy. Next year will mark the 20 year anniversary for the founding Cincinnati Chapter of Impact 100. They have set a goal to raise $500,000 to award five (5) grant recipients in 2021 and continue the collective giving impact in our community.   

NEST Community Learning Center received a Impact 100 grant for $100,000 in 2019 (Logo provided)

With over 50 chapters across the US and in Australia, Impact 100 is a proven model for transformational community giving. To learn more about Impact 100, or for more information on the 2020 grant application process, visit: http://www.Impact100.org.