The Women’s Foundation of Southern Indiana hosted an Impact Announcement Event on Tuesday, June 4th at Ivy Tech. The group was thrilled to announce that, through member contributions, they will be able to grant $106,000 to a deserving local nonprofit this year.
This is the third year for Impact 100 Southern Indiana. In its first year, the group raised $50,000 and in its second year the group reached its goal of $100,000. The money is raised by women who become “members.” One hundred percent of members’ donations then go to a local nonprofit. This year’s grant is made possible by the contributions of 138 women who joined the effort this year as members.
The group announced that a Request for Proposals for a grant in the amount of $106,000 is now available at the Impact 100 Southern Indiana website www.impact100si.org. Nonprofits serving women and children in Clark, Floyd and/or Harrison counties are eligible, and additional details are contained in the RFP on the website. There will also be three information sessions for nonprofit organizations in the coming week. These sessions will be held on June 10th at 5:30 p.m. at Clarksville Branch, Jeffersonville Township Public Library; June 12th at noon at the Community Foundation of Southern Indiana; and June 14th at noon at the Harrison County Community Foundation. There is an RSVP required and details are located at www.impact100si.org/events.
Impact 100 is an international model that empowers women to dramatically improve lives by collectively funding significant grants that make a lasting impact in our community. The group is comprised of women who want to make a difference by donating $1,000 individually or as a member of a group. By pooling our resources to create one large grant, we hope to make a transformational impact for a nonprofit in our community. Impact 100 Southern Indiana is a component fund of the Community Foundation of Southern Indiana.