2022 Grant Calendar Announced
First Step: Submit a Letter of Intent (LOI)

Impact 100 Greater Indianapolis is a charitable women’s giving circle dedicated to awarding high impact grants to nonprofits in our community in the areas of Arts, Culture & Preservation; Education; Environment & Animal Welfare; Family; and Health & Wellness. Our intent is to award high impact grants totaling $100,000 or more to at least one nonprofit in our community. Click here to learn more about the Impact 100 Change Maker Grant, including the timeline of events.

Click here to access the Letter of Intent (LOI) submission form.

Information sessions for interested non-profits will be held on December 2 and December 3 at 3:00pm. Content is identical so attend only one session. Sign up for one of the Information Session at https://bit.ly/3A47O93.

FAC Signup for 2022 Members Now Open!

Members of Impact 100 Greater Indianapolis are not required to participate on an FAC, but most women have found it to be one of the most rewarding aspects of being an Impact 100 member. Even though we have to hold most meetings virtually this year, we will not change our basic process. Any member, including those who are part of a shared membership, can join a FAC and shared member groups do not need to serve on the same committee.

It’s important to submit your preferences BY JANUARY 7 so the committees can be finalized before their first meetings later in January. Click here to go to the FAC Sign-up Form.  To help you make your selection the details can be found here (this information is also provided on the FAC Sign-Up Form). Members Only!

We are currently accepting applications for 2022 Scholarship Memberships through December 6, 2021. This opportunity is open to Central Indiana women who are early in their not-for-profit careers. Scholarship Members enjoy the benefits of full membership while enriching our grants process with fresh perspectives and not-for-profit expertise. 

Click here for more information on the Impact 100 Scholarship Program, including eligibility requirements.

Video Clips: 2021 Scholarship Recipients Kennedy Weaver and Bailey Peycha on Their Scholarship Experience

2022 Scholarship Application Form is available here.

The High Cost of Evictions

On November 10, 2021, Impact 100 Greater Indianapolis presented The High Cost of Evictions, an online panel of experts to educate our members on the eviction crisis in Indiana and on the impact of homelessness on families and children. Click here to learn more!

Impact 100 Greater Indianapolis
Receives A 2nd National Spotlight Award
for Innovative Grant Making!

Impact 100 Greater Indianapolis was recognized for their 2018 Change Maker Grant to Trinity Haven to provide safe, affirming housing for LGBTQ youth experiencing housing instability. In April of 2021, during the pandemic, Trinity Haven celebrated the grand opening of the home. The grant was transformational for the giving circle and the community because it was their first grant focused on the needs of the LGBTQ community and Trinity Haven is Indiana’s first residential and host homes program addressing the needs of LGBTQ young people who are at risk for homelessness. 

Read more about our Spotlight Award here.

Trinity Haven update on the impact of the 2018 Change Maker Grant.

Hungry for more Follow the Impact updates?

Click here to see our 2020 Giving Report with an overview of all previous grant recipients and other historical information.

Mental Health Challenges in the Time of COVID-19

On November 10, 2020, we hosted a virtual panel of local experts who shared information and resources to strengthen our community, improve mental health outcomes, and promote mental health during this stressful time. Those who logged into the virtual meeting, and those who have viewed the video of the event, learned about the crises and trends facing youth in school, college students, the homeless, and all of us. 

Click here to watch the virtual panel video.
Click here to read the blog summary of the event.

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Latest News

Inside INdiana Business – Impact 100 Names Change-Maker Finalists

Why Is It Important for Women to Share Giving with their Family? The Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy study “Women Give 2018” confirmed that parental giving matters. During this season of giving, we thank Impact 100 Greater Indianapolis members Barb and Laura for sharing with FOX59 News how shared experiences can be powerful for reinforcing philanthropic values for daughters. See their interview by clicking here: https://fox59.com/2018/…/05/link-between-parents-and-giving/

What is a Giving Circle and how does it work to provide support for philanthropies? As age and culture demographics shift in the United States, studies show that the way Americans approach charitable giving is changing, too. WFYI’s No Limits looks at the growing trend of Giving Circles with Impact 100 Vice President Karen Holly, New Member and 2017 Change-Maker Grant Recipient Volunteers of America representative Sara Pugh, and Founding Member Jenna Spurrier.

2021 Member Survey Results One of the most prominent findings was that most of our members learned about Impact 100 through other members – friends, families, and associates. This means each member is a crucial part of increasing our membership so we can increase our impact and reach our goal of $240,000 in grants for 2022.

Other survey results should make members comfortable encouraging friends and family to join Impact 100: 95% of our members are satisfied or very satisfied with our giving circle. That’s an amazing vote of confidence!

Nonmembers are invited to come to our events and bring a friend. If you’re wondering what type of woman is a good fit for Impact 100, the survey further shows our most satisfied members value learning about local nonprofits, participating in our grants process, knowing where their money goes, and tracking the impact of our grants. If you fit the “profile” of an Impact 100 member, or if you know someone who does, now is the time to join us.

Key Upcoming Dates:

Click here for our most recent newsletter (and all the old ones, too).

June 29: Our Annual Celebration! Again in 2021, our Annual Celebration was virtual, via video. Go to our Annual Celebration page to learn more!


December 2 & 3, Nonprofit Information Meetings (identical content – attend only one): Nonprofits in Marion, Hamilton, Hancock, Shelby, Johnson, Morgan, Hendricks, and Boone Counties are invited to attend an informational meeting to learn more about our process in person or via Zoom on December 2 or 3 at 3:00 pm. Click here to RSVP.


December 6, Scholarship Applications Due: Women in Central Indiana who are early in their not-for-profit careers are asked to apply for a 2022 Scholarship Membership. Full details and the Application Form are available here.


January 7, 2022, FAC Signup Closes: 2022 Members must signup for their FAC choice by this date. Click here to access the FAC SIgnup Form.(Members Only!)


January 13, 2022, LOIs due by 5pm: We recommend you attend one of the December  Nonprofit Information Sessions (see above). Click here to access the LOI Form.


February 19, 2022Nonprofits notified if their LOI has been approved by a Focus Area Committee. Those with approved LOIs will be sent a link to the 2022 Grant Application form.


March 18, 2022, Full Grant Applications due by 5pm: (Nonprofits asked to submit a full grant application must do so by 5pm March 18. (Note: unsolicited grant applications are destroyed without review).


April 25-May 6, 2022, Nonprofit Site Visits: Nonprofit “Site” may be done virtually if it is unsafe to visit the sites in person.


May 12, 2022, The Focus Area Committees announce their Change Maker Finalists


June 2022: Annual Awards Celebration with Presentations by the 2022 Grant Finalists, followed by the Membership Vote and the announcement of the 2022 Change-Makers! (meeting may be held virtually, with more information to be announced as it is available)


Invitations to our events are sent out a few weeks prior to the event, and each invitation provides a method to RSVP. To ensure you are on our invitation list or ask questions about our events, please send an email to impact100indy@gmail.com




It’s time to start recurring payments towards a 2022 Membership! Click here to learn more and to sign up for recurring payments. If you have questions about setting up recurring payments, please contact us.

Check Out Our Impact!

Click here to see our annual Giving ReportThis report provides the information you expect to see in an annual report along with information on our grants since our first one in 2006. It’s the best way to understand who we are and the types of programs we support.

Thank You, Donors!

The Hirons Public Relations and Advertising Agency  was instrumental in creating our Finalists Videos. You can find out more about our other 2021 Virtual Dinner Sponsors on our Donor Recognition Page.

The Celebration dinner is normally our biggest fundraiser, and our members and donors are helping us recover by donating what would have been the cost of a dinner registration, $60/person. Each donation is matched dollar-for-dollar by The Emily Fund! Easily donate by going to our Kindful Donate Your Dinner page. All donors will be recognized on our Donor Recognition page.

Special Donors

Thank you to the Management Team at Thurston Springer Financial for their long-term and continuous donation of financial advice and services.

Also, thanks to Thurston Springer Financial for providing the Impact 100 Greater Indianapolis Board of Directors a place to meet (when we are allowed to meet face-to-face again).

Click HERE to see all the donors who have recently supported Impact 100 Greater Indianapolis.

Stay Connected with Impact 100

Click HERE to get on our Newsletter list. Our newsletter is available to all and is a great way to keep up-to-date with our grants, grant recipients, members, and events.

Click to HERE to get on our Nonprofit Mailing List (Greater Indianapolis Area Nonprofits Only) 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).

Impact 100 Greater Indianapolis is a Proud Member of:

  • Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce
  • Philanos – Philanos is an international women’s philanthropy organization, click here to see a list of other Philanos members
  • Global Impact 100 – click here to see a list of other Impact 100 organizations