Impact 100 Model

Started in Cincinnati in 2001 by Wendy Steele, Impact 100 empowers women to dramatically improve lives by collectively funding significant grants that make a lasting impact in their local communities. There are currently over 60 chapters around the world.

The Impact 100 model is readily available to all communities who wish to implement it. It is designed for transformational grant-making within local communities, with a minimum grant size of $100,000.

At least 100 women
come together

Each woman
donates $1,000

is donated to a
local charity

*For Impact 100 Indian River, the membership contribution is $1,100:
$1,000 goes towards grants, while $100 helps cover administrative expenses