Become a Member

Impact 100 Chicago welcomes women to join or renew their membership on an annual basis. All membership dollars received before December 31, 2020 will be awarded at the Grant Award Celebration in the spring of 2021. If you have any questions regarding membership, please contact us at

How To Join

  • Joining is easy and can be done either through one full membership payment or through equal monthly installments. Please note that if paying through monthly installments, your membership will need to be paid in full by December 31, 2020 to ensure member participation in the current grant cycle. Select your preferred payment schedule by clicking on the appropriate button below.
  • Make a tax-deductible donation of $1,000 or more, depending on your membership level. One hundred percent of your $1,000 membership donation will go to fund the transformational grants that will be awarded in the spring of 2021. Donations in multiples of $100,000 are awarded as Impact Grants. Remaining grant funds are divided equally among non-winning finalists and awarded as Merit Grants.
  • We are a 100% volunteer organization. If you are able to donate an additional $100 for our Membership Plus level, this will be used to offset our operating costs. If you are able to donate an additional $250 for our Membership Gold level, $100 will offset our operating costs and $150 will supplement our Merit Grants.

Join Now – One Single Payment

Join Now – Four Equal Monthly Payments

Please Note:  We can only accept Visa and MasterCard for online payment.  If you would like to pay by check, please mail your check to:

Impact 100 Chicago
P.O. Box 607
Palatine, IL 60078

Member Involvement

  • Once you join, your level of involvement is entirely up to you. You can simply join and cast your vote at the annual Grant Award Celebration, or you can become actively involved on any number of committees.
  • Volunteer committees conduct thorough assessments of the grant applicants and put forth finalists. The entire membership meets to hear presentations by each of the finalists and votes to select the grant recipients at the Grant Award Celebration.
  • Membership in Impact 100 Chicago is a one-year commitment. Memberships are renewed on an annual basis. Members must be 18 years of age or older.

Sponsor a Member

  • We welcome Impact 100 Chicago supporters to sponsor women who may not be able to make the $1,000 membership contribution. Donors may choose to sponsor a particular person or someone from our list of potential members looking for a sponsor. For more information, please contact us at

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