So Close!

Want to see us give two $100,000 Change Maker Grants in 2020?

The 2020 Grant Pool is awfully close to $200,000, which would mean TWO $100,000 Change Maker grants in 2020. Two nonprofits could implement their program to make an impact on the Indianapolis community!

Every little bit helps! You can contribute to the 2020 Grant Pool using the Impact 100 Online Donation Form. The online form is for credit card donations only, contact us at impact100indy@gmail.com if you would like to donate using another method (check, stock, etc.).

Successful New Member Welcome at Rock Steady Boxing

The Welcome/Orientation for all new members, including the “Follow the Impact” program provided by the great team at Rock Steady Boxing, was well attended on January 12th by both new and rejoining members, including several founding members.  It was educational, emotional, and energizing! 

The outstanding program provided by our 2010 Changemaker was led by Amy DiStaulo, President of Rock Steady Boxing, and Kristy Rose Follmar, Program Director (and one of the boxers essential to the organization’s origin). Both made it clear they believe RSB would not be where they are today without the $100,000 grant from Impact 100 Greater Indianapolis. Two boxers participating in the program, Kristi and Guy, shared the inspirational stories of their initial diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease, and how the program eventually allowed them to believe and live the “yes, you can!” power that has changed their lives. The meeting ended with the incredible demonstration of RSB’s non-contact boxing in the ring and drills with staff and boxers in the gym.

It was a great way to introduce new members to the Power of Giving as One.™

FYI: Rock Steady Boxing is always looking for good volunteers to help in the classroom, fundraising and for other events around the gym. For more info on how to volunteer please contact: hqgym@rocksteadyboxing.org or 317.288.7035.

Impact 100 2019 Change Maker

Congratulations to Kennedy King Memorial Initiative!!! They are this year’s recipient of a $100,000 grant which they’ll use to support a cultural visitors center to educate and support individuals and groups as they work to address issues of inequality and injustice.

In addition to the $100,000 grant awarded to Kennedy King Memorial Initiative, the other four finalists each received a grant for $23,712! That’s the impact of Women Giving as One!! These four finalists are:

Press coverage of this year’s winners has been good:

Impact 100 Recognized as Indiana Philanthropy Association’s Philanthropic Group of 2018

Impact 100 Greater Indianapolis was named as the 2018 Outstanding Philanthropy Group by the Association of Fundraising Professionals – Indiana Chapter. Board member Roberta Jaggers nominated us. Board member emerita Donna Oklak presented the award. Read President Terry Mumford’s remarks on accepting the award here.

Give While You Shop!

You can give to Impact 100 every time you shop at Amazon and Kroger. Click here for the details.

Want to Know More About Impact 100 Greater Indianapolis?

You can use the menus at the top and bottom of this page to explore this site, or you can use these links to skip to the information you are most interested in:

  • Want to learn about who we are and what we do? Go to the About Us page.
  • Want to catch up on our latest information? Check out our blog,
  • Interested in participating in membership activities? Send us a note at impact100indy@gmail.com.
  • New member? Review the New Member Orientation. A new Shared Member? Also review the Shared Member FAQs.
  • Nonprofit wanting to know more about our grants?  Go to our Grants Process page. If you are a central Indiana nonprofit and are not receiving emails from us, please fill out our Interested Nonprofit Form so you are always on top of our grant cycle.
  • Want to be on our newsletter list? Click here.
  • Want to learn about our giving history? Scan our Follow the Impact Page or review our Giving Report providing information on our grants since our first one in 2006.
  • Want to support our cause without a membership? Make a donation to help pay our operating costs (Impact 100 Greater Indianapolis does not have paid staff, and all operating costs are paid through donations specified for that purpose (note that 100% of the membership contribution goes to our grant pool))
  • What does the world think about us? Check our News and Notes page.
  • Impact 100 in Australia? Check out this YouTube video from Fremantle Impact 100.

Collectively we DO make a difference.

Latest News

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 Winner Volunteers of America representative Sara Pugh, and Founding Member Jenna Spurrier.


Impact 100 President Terry Mumford on Salvation Army’s Red Shield Radio Terry Mumford, President of Impact 100 of Greater Indianapolis, talks with representatives of the Salvation Army about The Power of Women Giving as One and how we are financially assisting organizations in Indianapolis (Sunday, October 22, 2017). Click here for the full radio show.


2019 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 2020.

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.

Help us increase our impact in 2020!

Key Upcoming Dates:

Upcoming Events


February 6: First Thursday Casual Lunch, noon, Sahm’s Place (2411 E 65th St) No reservations are required, and you can drop in for a few minutes or stay for lunch (Dutch treat). Casual Lunches are a great way to meet other members as well as an easy way to introduce others to Impact 100.


February 9, 2-4pm: Member Social at Pier 48 Fish House & Oyster Bar Join us for a winter Sunday afternoon. Friends and family welcome. Click here for more information and to RSVP.


March 5: First Thursday Casual Lunch, noon, Location to be announced No reservations are required, and you can drop in for a few minutes or stay for lunch (Dutch treat). Casual Lunches are a great way to meet other members as well as an easy way to introduce others to Impact 100.


2020 Grant Applications due, March 19, 2020, 5pm. Only organizations moving who pass the LOI stage will be asked to submit a 2020 Grant Application. UNSOLICITED GRANT APPLICATIONS are NOT accepted. Please review our processes here.


March 19-20: 2020 Women in Business Retreat, Alexander Hotel Presented by the Central Indiana Women’s Business Center and featuring speakers Dr. Allison Barber (President/COO, Indiana Fever) and Gwendolyn Rogers (Cake Bake Shop). The two-day experience provides opportunities for professional development in an effort to help connect all women, at all levels. Click here for more information and to register.


April 9: First Thursday Casual Lunch, noon, Location to be announced No reservations are required, and you can drop in for a few minutes or stay for lunch (Dutch treat). Casual Lunches are a great way to meet other members as well as an easy way to introduce others to Impact 100.


2020 Change-Maker Finalists Announced, May 11, 2020


March Lunch & Learn:  We’re working on an opportunity for members and others in our community to learn more about the needs in our community. More details and RSVP link coming soon.


March 6: International Women’s Day! A global day celebrating the social, economic, political and cultural achievements of women. How you celebrate is up to you, but be confident Impact 100 will celebrate the impact we have had through our giving circle and The Power of Women Giving as One™


April Follow the Impact at the Kennedy King Memorial (our 2019 Change-Maker) More details and RSVP link coming soon.


May 7: First Thursday Casual Lunch, noon, Location to be announced No reservations are required, and you can drop in for a few minutes or stay for lunch (Dutch treat). Casual Lunches are a great way to meet other members as well as an easy way to introduce others to Impact 100.


May 13, 5:30-7:30pm: Art, Wine & Cheese Gathering presented by Indiana Artisan in Carmel Friends and family welcome. More details and RSVP link coming soon.


2020 Change-Maker Finalists Reception, May 20, 2020 (Invitation only)


15th Annual Awards Celebration, June 9, 2020, 5pm.  It’s never too early to get our annual awards celebration on your calendar! We’ll be back at The Willows on Westfield again this year.


Invitations will be sent out a few weeks prior to each of these events, and each invitation will provide a method to RSVP. To ensure you are on our invitation, list, send an email to impact100indy@gmail.com


It’s time to start recurring payments towards a 2021 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.




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


Click here to see our annual Giving Report!

This 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.



A BIG THANK YOU to our Annual Awards Celebration Sponsors and Underwriters!


2019 Dinner Sponsors

Financial Partners Group: Platinum Sponsor

Bright Ideas in Broad Ripple: Silver Sponsor

The Emily Foundation: Silver Sponsor

REI Real Estate Services, LLC: Silver Sponsor

BAF Corporation: Bronze Sponsor

Eskenazi Health Foundation: Bronze Sponsor

MCH Commercial: Bronze Sponsor

Street Outreach Animal Response: Bronze Sponsor



2019 Dinner Patrons

Athletic Annex

Nicky Blaine’s Cocktail Lounge




Special Donors

Wickliff Auctioneers has been the sponsor of all three of our Giving Tuesday Treasure Hunters Auctions. Their support has helped us with our successful scholarship program.






Schwab Charitable was the sponsor for our 2020 Membership Kick-off. We appreciate their contribution to our scholarship program, as well as their support for our kick-off.



Watermark CPA is a sponsor for our follow-the-impact events. We thank them for their contribution to our scholarship program and our outreach efforts.





Management of 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.



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


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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:

  • Catalist (formerly Women’s Collective Giving/Grantmakers Network) – click here to see a list of other Catalist members
  • Global Impact 100–click here to see a list of other Impact 100 organizations
  • Indiana Philanthropy Alliance