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2013 Grant Recipients

Both organizations will receive $100,000 to fund their project. To learn more about these and other past grant recipients view Local Impact.

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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 Greater Chicago 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 were due by 12/6/2013.
  • 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.

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