Celebration was in the air Tuesday night at the Carriage House at the Howard Steamboat
Museum. Impact100 Southern Indiana announced that they had raised $116,000 to fund a grant
to be awarded later this year to a nonprofit organization serving Clark, Floyd, and Harrison
$116,000 is the largest grant to be funded by Impact100 Southern Indiana to date. In its previous
five years, the women-founded, led, and focused nonprofit, has raised $457,000.
The organization’s model is to bring together 100 women, each donating $1,000, to fund a
$100,000 grant. The organization is all-volunteer. 100% of donations go into the grant. This
year, 116 women contributed $116,000. The women who contribute also evaluate grant
applications and vote to decide which nonprofit receives the grant.
The focus of the Impact100 grant can be in any one of five focus areas: arts and culture,
education, family, health and wellness, or the environment. The nonprofit must propose a project
that serves unmet needs in the community within Clark, Floyd, and Harrison counties, provides
transformational change, and can be completed within two years.
Organizations interested in applying for the grant can log onto www.impact100si.org for details
about helpful training sessions for the application process, guidelines, the independent review
process, timelines, deadlines, and information about Impact100 Southern Indiana.
The process will culminate at the Annual Awards Celebration on Thursday, November 3 when
three finalists will present brief overviews of their proposed projects, and members will vote to
decide on the recipient.