About Us

Our Mission

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 $1000.
  • Each chapter pools its funds to award $100,000 Impact 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

  1. Letters of Inquiry are due by December 3, 2014.
  2. Applications are assigned to and reviewed by only one chapter.
  3. Chapter grant review committees select one finalist from each of the five focus areas.
  4. Finalist organizations present their grant request to Impact 100 Chicago members at each chapter Annual Grant Award Celebration.