Become a Member

Membership in Impact 100 Chicago is renewed on an annual basis. All membership dollars received before the end of the 2016 calendar year will be awarded at the Grant Award Celebrations in the spring of 2017.  If you have any questions regarding membership, please contact us at

How To Join

  • Choose to join either the City Chapter or the Suburban Chapter. In order to facilitate participation in the grant giving process by our members living in different part of the Chicagoland area, Impact 100 Chicago currently operates two chapters.  If you have any questions regarding which chapter would best suit your situation, please contact us at

Join City Chapter
Join Suburban Chapter

  • Make a tax-deductible donation of $1,000 in the 2016 calendar year. One hundred percent of your $1,000 membership donation will go to fund the transformational grants that will be awarded in the spring of 2017. Each chapter pools their membership funds in multiples of $100,000 to award as Impact Grants. Excess funds are divided equally among non-winning finalists and awarded as Merit Grants. We are a 100% volunteer organization. If you are able to add an additional $100 to your donation (total $1,100), your additional $100 will be used to offset our operating costs.

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.
  • Applicants are divided between the two chapters and each chapter conducts a simultaneous review process of their applicants. Volunteer committees conduct thorough assessments of the applicants and put forth finalists. The entire chapter membership meets to hear presentations by each of the finalists and votes to select the grant recipients at their chapter’s 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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