The Impact 100 Model
Created by Wendy Steele
The Basic Model
At least 100 women each donate $1,000.
100% of member’s donations are given directly to charity.
Grants distributed in increments of $100,000.
No time commitment required from members, but participation is encouraged.
Applications solicited in each of five Focus Areas:
Arts & Culture, Education, Environment & Recreation, Family, and Health & Wellness
Committees review applications, perform site visits and choose finalists in each category, who present at the Annual Meeting:
Finalists present their projects, members vote, & grants are awarded.
Impact 100 was designed to be inclusive.
It was designed to encourage philanthropy, empower women to see themselves as philanthropists and overcome the objections women had to community involvement.
It was also designed for transformational grant making, with a minimum grant size of $100,000.