Who We Are

Our Values

  • We are a 501(c)(3) public corporation that awards high impact, transformational $100,000 grants.
  • We ensure that 100% of our membership donations are used to fund grants in our community.
  • We provide our members with a trusted philanthropic process and the flexibility of engagement in that process.
  • We provide the opportunity for our members to gain first hand knowledge of local nonprofits.

Our Membership

  • Impact 100 Chicago is a women-only organization with members from all parts of the Chicagoland area.
  • We currently have two chapters. Women choose to join either the City Chapter or Suburban Chapter.
  • Women join by making a donation of $1,000 for the grant year.
  • Each chapter pools its funds to award $100,000 Impact Grants to non-profit organizations in the Chicagoland area.
Learn more about becoming a member

Our Grant Process

  • Applicants submit Letters of Inquiry (LOIs) in the fall of each grant year.
  • The LOIs are divided between the two chapters for review.
  • Grant review committees carefully review the LOIs and select applicants to submit full grant proposals.
  • The full grant proposals are reviewed by the grant review committees and finalists are
    selected.
  • The finalists make presentations at the Grant Award Celebration, the membership votes and the grants are awarded.
Learn more about applying for a grant

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