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2014 Award Recipients

City Chapter Awards

Congratulations to the following organizations for being selected to receive a $100,000 grant from the City Chapter of Impact 100 Chicago:


The Night Ministry

Operating grants in the amount of $6,000 we awarded to the following finalist organizations: Barr Harris, Growing Home and Storycatchers Theatre.

Suburban Chapter Awards

Congratulations to the following organization for being selected to receive a $100,000 grant from the Greater Chicago Chapter of Impact 100 Chicago:

Operating grants in the amount of $13,000 were awarded to the following finalist organizations: Friends of the Forest Preserve, GLASA, Literature for All of Us, and YouthBuild Lake County. 

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Impact 100 Chicago’s Mission is to award membership funded transformational grants to local nonprofit organizations while empowering women to improve lives through philanthropy.    


How It Works

  • Impact 100 Chicago currently has two chapters. Women can select to join either the City or Suburban Chapter.
  • Women join a chapter by making a tax-deductible donation of $1,000.
  • Each chapter pools its funds to award $100,000 grants to nonprofit organizations in the Chicagoland area.

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What We Value

  • Ensuring that 100% of membership dollars donated go directly to fund the awarded grants.
  • Awarding high impact, transformational grants.
  • Funding in five focus areas: Family, Education, Health, Sustainability, and Culture.
  • Providing ways for our members to gain first hand knowledge of the nonprofits in our community.

Our Grant Process
  • Letters of Inquiry are due by  December, 3 2014.
  • Applications are assigned to and reviewed by only one chapter.
  • Chapter grant review committees select one finalist from each of the five focus areas.
  • Finalist organizations present their grant request to Impact 100 Chicago members at each chapter Annual Grant Award Celebration in June. 
  • Chapter members vote to select the grant recipient(s).
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Do you live in a south, west or north suburban area and are interested in starting your own chapter? Click here to learn more about this exciting and rewarding opportunity.


Please join us and bring a friend or two to learn all about Impact 100 Chicago. The three current City Chapter grantees, BUILD, Embarc and Night Ministry will speak, giving us an update on how they've been impacted by our grant. It's a great way to introduce your friends to Impact 100 Chicago and to show them how meaningful our investment in Chicago is.

Sunday, November 9, 2014
2:00-4:00 PM
Night Ministry Offices
4711 N. Ravenswood Ave.
Chicago, IL 60640-4407
Street parking available
Laura Davis Sherman 
Kristen Pettit Grube
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