Welcome to Impact 100 Greater Indianapolis

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Want to see what we’re excited about right now? Go to our #GivingTuesday page to learn how to Give the Gift of Scholarship.

Want to know more about our scholarship program? Read the blog We Are Now Accepting Applications to Our Scholarship Program.

Are you a nonprofit and want to apply for one of our grants? Read the blog on the Opening of Our Grant Process.

Want to learn about who we are and what we do? Go to the About Us page.

Want to learn about the grants we’ve given and the organizations we have funded? Go to our Follow the Impact Page or get even more detail in a printable form by opening our Giving Report.


How to Get Involved

Make a yearly membership contribution

Make a donation to our Administrative funds (Impact 100 Greater Indianapolis does not have paid staff, and all administrative costs are paid through donations specified for that purpose (note that 100% of the membership contribution goes to our grant pool))

Attend programs and events (see Key Upcoming Dates on this page)

Read our blog

Sign up for our newsletter (click here to see past issues)

Latest News

Congratulations to Our 2016 $100,000 Grant Recipient, The IMPACT Program to Curb Runaway and Human Trafficking of Young Girls!

Impact 100 Greater Indianapolis awarded a $100,000 grant to the IMPACT Program to Curb Runaway and Human Trafficking of Young Girls, a collaboration between Ascent 121 and Lutheran Child & Family Services, at their annual dinner. The grant winner was announced following a live vote by Impact 100 members.



The IMPACT Program serves teen survivors of human trafficking. Ascent 121 and Lutheran Child & Family Services will increase capacity to help more survivors by hiring additional therapists and will provide expert training for their clinical staff. Additionally, they will make improvements to their residential unit with fresh paint, colorful carpeting and some additional furniture in order to make their surroundings more conducive to recovery. Lastly, the program will seek to engage the community by hosting a Human Trafficking Awareness Summit, bringing together thought leaders and experts to offer keynote addresses and workshops to better understand the issue.

IndyFringe (Arts and Culture focus area), Art With a Heart (Education focus area), and Dove Recovery House (Health and Wellness focus area) each received residual grants in the amount of $18,333.


Key Upcoming Dates:

Now: Letter of Inquiry Form Available
The 2017 Letter of Inquiry Form is now available to interested nonprofits. These nonprofits should also plan to attend the December 8 Nonprofit Information Meeting. For more information, read the blog on the Opening of the 2017 Grants Process). Completed Letter of Inquiry forms are due back to Impact 100 Greater Indianapolis on January 13, 2017 by 5:00 pm, and must be submitted electronically to grants@impact100indy.org.


Now: Scholarship Application Available, Due December 9
Women 36 and under who are interested in a career in the not-for-profit sector, especially in the areas of fundraising and grant-making, and live in  Marion, Hamilton, Hancock, Shelby, Johnson, Morgan, Hendricks or Boone County are encouraged to apply for a 2017 Impact 100 Membership Scholarship. Impact 100’s outreach to young women who are interested in philanthropy is an important component of the organization, helping us meet the organization’s goal of promoting our program to younger women in order to seed future philanthropists. Learn more by reading the Scholarship blog post about this program. Questions should be sent to impact100indy@gmail.com, with the subject line referencing Impact 100 Scholarship.


Tuesday, November 29: Giving Tuesday BrewHAHA at Blind Owl Brewery
Giving Tuesday is the first Tuesday after Thanksgiving, and it’s a great time to celebrate those who give. Come to learn more about Impact 100 or to meet up with old and new friends. Our last BrewHAHA was an exciting event with tornadoes raging, keeping many people away. There should be no excuse this time! Event is from 4:30-6:30, Blind Owl Brewery, 5014 E 62nd (corner of 62nd and Binford).


Wednesday December 7, Impact 100 DIY Holiday Party
This year’s party is more than just a gathering—we’ll have Board Member Andi Cohen of Eat Your Heart Out Catering giving demonstrations on creating appetizers for your holiday party and Board Member Cathy Simmons of CS Accoutrements doing demonstrations on creating a holiday centerpiece. And, there will be a special table for new members to ask questions and meet other new members. This promises to be a great party, so don’t be late for this one: 5:30-7:30pm, Outside the Box, 3940 E 56th


Thursday, December 8: Nonprofit Information Meeting
Nonprofits in Central Indiana (Marion, Hamilton, Hancock, Shelby, Johnson, Morgan, Hendricks, and Boone Counties) are invited to attend an informational meeting to learn more about our process, focus areas, nonprofit eligibility requirements, and our grant calendar. The meeting will take place on Thursday, December 8 at the Glendale Library, 6101 N. Keystone Avenue, 46220, 2:30-4:30 pm. You must RSVP to grants@impact100indy.org to attend.


Friday, January 13, 2017, at 5pm: Completed Letters of Inquiry Due
The 2017 Letter of Inquiry Form are due January 13, 2017 by 5:00 pm.  All Letters of Inquiry must be submitted electronically to grants@impact100indy.org.


More Upcoming Events

Watch this calendar for more information on  upcoming events.

Email us at info@impact100indy.org for more information on any of these events.



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If you are a central Indiana nonprofit (located in Marion, Hamilton, Hancock, Shelby, Johnson, Morgan, Hendricks or Boone counties), and would like to be on our Nonprofit Mailing List, please fill out our Interested Nonprofit Form. This email list will be used to announce our annual Nonprofit Information Session and the annual due date for our Letter of Inquiry (LOI). You will also have the option to be added to our monthly newsletter list. Not a nonprofit but want to be on our newsletter list? Click here.