About Impact 100 TC

Answers to All of Your "What's" and "Why's"

Our Mission Statement
IMPACT 100 Traverse City will collectively fund transformational grants in the areas of environment/preservation, education, arts & culture, family and health & wellness in the five county area including Grand Traverse, Antrim, Leelanau, Benzie and Kalkaska.

What is Impact 100?

Impact 100 is a successful global philanthropy model created by Wendy Steele in 2001 in Cincinnati. Her concept is simple and powerful: Gather a group of dynamic women together to each give $1,000, with the goal of significantly impacting one local organization.

There are now more than three dozen Impact 100 chapters around the world that have given away more than $43 million to worthy non-profits. Impact 100 Traverse City is one of 12 new chapters scheduled to launch in the next 2 years.

How Does It Work?

The goal is to begin with at least 100 women. Each woman gives $1,000 to become a voting member. This money goes into a grant fund that is given away in our five county region through grants of at least $100,000 each. Grants can be awarded in Education, Arts & Culture, Family, Environment, or Health & Wellness.

This is going to be big, but we have even bigger plans. Our ultimate goal is to gather at least 500 members, so we can give away one $100,000 grant in each of the five focus areas.

Why Do We Need Impact 100 in Traverse City?

Impact 100 Traverse City will not only significantly impact our community, it will also provide a unique experience to its members.

The grant application process is very structured, completely transparent and open. Impact 100 members assess the grant applications and ultimately vote on the grant recipients.

How Do We Do What We Do

Impact 100 is run entirely by members who volunteer their time and resources. 100% of the membership donation is awarded to the grant recipients. All donations to Impact 100 are tax-deductible.

What Impact 100 is NOT:

A franchise. A staffed organization. An affiliated membership.

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