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Impact100 Philadelphia Awards $382,500 in Funding to Five Area Nonprofits

Last night, Impact100 Philadelphia voted to award $382,500 in grants at their eleventh Annual Meeting. At the Crystal Tea Room in the historic John Wanamaker building, Impact100 members heard presentations from five grant finalists and cast their votes for those organizations that received Core Mission Grants and those that received unrestricted funding. Three $100,000 core mission grants and two $41,250 operating grants were at stake.

Representing the collective giving of 398 women, the 2019 grants raised Impact100 Philadelphia’s total giving to over $3.1 million dollars since its founding in 2008. Impact100’s 2019 grant recipients are as follows:

Core Mission Grants of $100,000

Youth Sentencing and Reentry Project launched in 2014 to disrupt the way that sentencing advocacy and reentry planning is provided to youth charged in the adult criminal justice system in Philadelphia. They seek to refine and scale our reentry program, which connects youth charged as adults, and adults who were sentenced as children to life without parole (“juvenile lifers”), to structured supports and services.
The Education Law Center’s mission is to ensure access to a quality public education for all children in Pennsylvania. They pursue this mission by advocating on behalf of the most vulnerable students — children living in poverty, children of color, children in the foster care and juvenile justice systems, children with disabilities, English learners, LGBTQ students, and children experiencing homelessness.
Musicopia’s unwavering mission for 45 years is to provide opportunities for children to experience, learn, perform, and appreciate music, focusing on building sustained partnerships with school districts and providing equitable access to music programming for low-income youth attending under-resourced schools.

Unrestricted Operating Grants of $41,250

Prevention Point’s mission is to promote health, empowerment and safety for communities affected by drug use and poverty. Located in Kensington, PPP is on the frontline of the battle against opioid overdose and death in Philadelphia and the country as the largest syringe service program in the country.

The mission of the Neighborhood Gardens Trust (NGT) is to acquire and preserve community gardens and shared open spaces to improve quality of life in Philadelphia’s neighborhoods.175,000 Philadelphians live within a five-minute walk of a garden served by NGT. By providing secure land access and insurance, NGT empowers residents who care for these spaces to do so for generations to come.