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Female philanthropists to award nonprofits with more than $400k in 2017

Impact 100 will award four grants of $101,000 each to local nonprofits.


For the third straight year, Impact 100 has sustained its member base and will again be able to offer four local nonprofits grants of $101,000 each.
 
With more than 400 women ranging in age from their early 20s to their 80s, the all-female philanthropic group makes it a point to individually pledge $1,000 per year. This allows the organization to pool their money and provide nonprofits with the funds and capacity needed to transform lives. The group will recognize grant recipients at its annual awards celebration on Sept. 12.
 
A record number of applications were submitted this year from five focus areas: culture, education, environment, family and health and wellness.
 
Final applications from those receiving letters of intent are due March 24, at which point they will be further reviewed.
 
According to Impact 100 president Donna Broderick, it’s both exciting and encouraging to see women step up for the good of the community and empower themselves by voting on the nonprofit they feel most passionate about.
 
“It is a testament to the humanitarian spirit of the women of our region that Impact 100 has gone from offering one grant in 2002, to offering four $101,000 grants in just 15 years,” Broderick says. “More importantly, these dollars have improved, and in some cases, changed the lives of many of those served by the organizations that have received our grants.”

Do Good: 

•    Learn more about previous grantees to see how they're transforming lives and communities.

•    If you're a female interested in philanthropy, join Impact 100. New members are always welcome.

•    Connect with Impact 100 on Facebook.
 

Read more articles by Brittany York.

Brittany York is a professor of English composition at both the University of Cincinnati and Xavier University. She serves as project manager for Charitable Words and edits the For Good section of Soapbox Media. 
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