Our goal is to provide high-impact grants that reach under-served populations, raise the profile of lesser known non-profits, and highlight unmet needs in the region. Each year, total funding is determined by the number of women who join as members and donate $1,150. $1000 from each member is completely dedicated towards grants, and $150 supports the core mission of Impact100 Philadelphia. Grant finalists are determined through a detailed process of proposal review and evaluation by members, and the grant recipients are chosen by a vote of the membership at the Impact100 Philadelphia Annual Meeting in June. On June 6, 2016, Impact100 awarded a total of $380,000 in five grants: three of the finalists received project grants of $100,000 each, plus an operating grant of $6,667, and two finalists received operating grants of $30,000.
New to the 2016-2017 grant cycle, Impact100’s $100,000 grant will now fund a grantee’s work in support of its core mission instead of funding only “new or expanded projects”. This “core mission support” could be for primary programs or services, or necessary improvements to infrastructure, or other initiatives to strengthen the nonprofit in its work in the Greater Philadelphia region. Consult the Core Mission FAQ section for more information.
Applying for a grant starts with a Letter of Inquiry. We recommend that you read through each section of the Grant Applicants menu before proceeding. Visit the Eligibility Criteria & Funding Priorities page for more details. To read about organizations that have received our grant, visit the Grant Recipients page.
Impact100 Philadelphia is a member of Philanthropy Network Greater Philadelphia.