FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 17, 2017
Allison Schapker, Communications Chair
IMPACT100 PHILADELPHIA ANNOUNCES 2017 GRANT FINALISTS
TOTAL GRANTS AWARDED SINCE FOUNDING IN 2008 SURPASS $2.3 MILLION
FIVE PHILADELPHIA NONPROFITS COMPETE FOR $360,000 IN GRANTS
Tweet: @Impact100Philly awards $360,000 to 5 area nonprofits & will select winners at our Annual Meeting on June 5. Register at http://ow.ly/YgfS30bNZyL
Philadelphia, PA — Impact100 Philadelphia announces five finalists who will compete for grant awards totaling $360,000.00. Three organizations will receive a Core Mission grant of $100,000.00. Core Mission grants provide funding for new or expanded primary programs, necessary improvements in infrastructure and/or other initiatives that will strengthen the work of the nonprofit. The two remaining finalists will each receive a general operating grant of $30,000.00.
Members and friends of Impact100 will gather on Monday, June 5th at the Crystal Tea Room in Philadelphia to hear finalists present their case for funding and members will cast their vote for grantees. Since its founding in 2008, Impact100 Philadelphia has become the leading women’s collective giving grant-maker in the region, having awarded over $2.3 million to small, local nonprofit organizations.
The 2017 Finalists are:
- Arts & Culture: Philadelphia Young Playwrights
- Education: Interim House
- Environment: National Audubon Society, Audubon Pennsylvania
- Family: The Attic Youth Center
- Health & Wellness: Community Volunteers in Medicine
Finalists were selected through a rigorous vetting process that began with a review of an initial 170 applicants for funding
“Presented with so many significant funding opportunities, the goal of our review process is to determine where our grant making will have the greatest impact for both the nonprofit and the people they serve.” Impact Co-President, Mary Grace Tighe explains.
Co-President, Claudie Williams adds, ” at this time of great uncertainty surrounding government funding, we see, perhaps more than ever, the importance of Impact100 Philadelphia’s mission – women philanthropists collectively pooling their monies to provide large, private dollar grants to nonprofits in our region.
Impact100 Philadelphia is a 501(c)(3) public charity made possible by women seeking to transform lives through the power of giving as one. For more information, please visit www.impact100philly.org