Impact100 Philadelphia engages women in collectively funding high-impact grants that address unmet needs in the Philadelphia region and raise the profile of smaller nonprofit organizations.  Through this work, our goal is to make our community more just, equitable, and healthy for everyone. 

Over 13 years Impact100 members have contributed over $4 million to 63 local non-profits.

Volunteer-Driven Organization

Since our founding in 2008, Impact100 Philadelphia has been led by member volunteers who are committed to efficient processes and using environmentally friendly electronic communications wherever practical. For the past two grant cycles, we have successfully operated virtually, keeping both our grantees and members safe, yet fully engaged.  

Impact100 Board of Directors

Core Mission Grant Program

Nearly 200 member volunteers served on one of five Focus Area Committees to evaluate grant proposals and conduct virtual site visits. Each Committee selected one finalist to present to our membership. All members received information on the finalists and had the opportunity to vote electronically before the Annual Meeting.  On June 4, 2021 we announced the result and amount awarded to each finalist. 

2021 Community Awards

Generous contributions to our grant pool from members, over and above their normal membership, and from other supporters made it possible to pilot this initiative, modeled on trust-based philanthropy. The Community  Awards process launched in early February with the goals of being broadly inclusive of our nonprofit community and supporting a more diverse group of smaller nonprofits addressing emerging and/or critically important needs,  while eliminating the burden of proposal-writing.  

Sixteen member volunteers served on the pilot Community Awards Committee (CAC). From an initial list of 21  possible issue areas, they identified 9 for deeper review through independent research and outreach to nonprofit,  funder and community contacts. The committee conducted a member survey so that the full membership’s input could be included. Ultimately the CAC selected three issues to focus on: Education/Job  Training, Food Insecurity/Hunger, and  Gun Violence.  

In the second phase of its work, the CAC  identified 24 candidate organizations,  honed that list to 8 for deeper review,  and ultimately selected our 3 Community  Award Finalists to receive one award of  $10,000 and two awards of $5,000.  

This work has given our membership a  deeper awareness of our region’s needs,  and an even greater passion for our collective grants. 

Thank You to Our Grant Volunteers!

Focus Area Committee Chairs
Alice Berman
Deb Crisfield
Nia Daye
Amy Eisen
Kelly Haun
Mary Broach (Community Awards)

Focus Area Team Leaders
Tamara Banko
Sandy Colatrella
Nora Elmarzouky
Darlene Hemerka
Nancy Levitt
Mariette Mooyman
Marcia Pelberg
Inella Ray
Samantha Semanek Renninger
Kathy Schlesinger
Amy Silverman
Leanne Wagner
Jill Ruedy Welch
Jean Wintz-Dabney

Financial Review Panel Co-Chairs
Barbara Renninger
Denise Rinear  

Financial Review Panel Members
Karen Batchelder
Kate Farrell
Deborah Glass
Jennifer Heller
Melanie Marein-Efron
Kathleen Moore
Julie Moore
Sheri Ozard
Mary Elizabeth Pfeil
Jocelin Reed
Carol Rosenblat
Maggie Tighe
Barbara Wolf

Thank You to Our Supporters!

Friends Donors
Chris Cox & Nancy Neill
Michelle Hong
MKM Foundation

Matching Gifts Donors
Johnson & Johnson

Membership Sponsors
Betsy Bowden
Chamber of Commerce of Philadelphia
MKM Foundation 

Guest Speakers who Donated their time to Educate our Members
Kevin Ahmaad Jenkins
Stephanie Taylor

Corporate Supporters
Bryn Mawr Trust
Independence Blue Cross - Annual Meeting Sponsor