Important Update

All of us are in uncharted waters right now and we’re experiencing things we’ve only imagined. Information about COVID-19 is changing by the hour and we are making changes as needed to ensure the safety of our members and the community we serve.

  • We have postponed the due date for grant applications to April 2 to allow those nonprofits selected to submit a grant application more time to deal with their day-to-day issues without our deadline being a burden.
    Reminder: We only accept grant applications from those whose LOI was selected and these organizations were contacted in February. Unsolicited applications are destroyed without review.
  • Focus Area Committees (FACs) are contacting their committee members with updates on meeting dates/times and how to attend remotely as needed.
  • We have suspended social events through May 10, and all events after May 10 are to be considered tentative until the social distancing order has been lifted. You can keep updated on our events by here on our website or by sending an email to impact100indy@gmail.com


It’s Our 15th
Annual Celebration Dinner!

Planning continues, and a registration link is coming soon!


Want to see us give more than $200,000 in Change Maker Grants this year?

The 2020 Grant Pool has reached $200,000, meaning TWO $100,000 Change Maker grants in 2020! Two nonprofits will be able to implement their programs to make an impact on the Indianapolis community.

Every little bit helps! Help us ensure the other three finalists receive a monetary grant by making a contribution to our #acheckforallfinalists initiative. You can help by making an a non-membership donation to the 2020 Grant Pool using the Impact 100 Online Donation Form. or use our Kindful Donation Form. These forms are for credit card donations only, so contact us at impact100indy@gmail.com if you want to donate using another method (check, stock, etc.).


Valiant Women of the Vote
March Lunch & Learn

On March 11th,
Liz Ellis, Executive Director of the Propylaeum, was our guest speaker for a presentation on “Valiant Women of the Vote” and Indiana’s role in the passage of the 19th Amendment of the Constitution guaranteeing women the right to vote. 



Follow the Focus Event
at Pier 48 a Success

Thanks to our members and guests who braved the winter storm to Mix and Mingle on February 9 for our Follow the Focus event at Pier 48 Fish House & Oyster Bar. Jenna Spurrier, a founding member of Impact 100, shared her story of meeting women at a friend’s home to discuss the idea of a Giving Circle to benefit the Indianapolis Community in 2003. Jenna is very passionate about Impact 100, and the over 50 non-profits we have assisted with not only new programs, but also sustainable, growing programs over the past 15 years. She noted, Impact 100 ensures each membership contribution goes completely into the grant pool, which is very different from many other organizations. Impact keeps administrative costs to a minimum, and our organization is completely run by volunteers. Jenna feels the best way to keep our membership strong and growing is for everyone to talk about Impact 100 Greater Indianapolis with women you meet daily, and with women you may have known for years.

Share, Share, Share your passion for Impact 100, and the great work we continue to do since 2005.


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


2020 Grant Applications due, April 2, 2020, 5pm. Only organizations whose LOI passed to this stage and have been requested to submit a 2020 Grant Application can submit an application. UNSOLICITED GRANT APPLICATIONS are NOT accepted. Please review our processes here.


We have suspended social events through May 10, and events scheduled after May 10 are to be considered tentative until the social distancing order has been lifted.


April 2: First Thursday Casual Lunch  CANCELLED


April 28: Follow the Impact, Indy Urban Acres  CANCELLED


May 6, 5:30-7:30pm: Indiana Artisan Gifts by Indiana Artisan in Carmel CANCELLED


May 7: First Thursday Casual Lunch  CANCELLED


May 12: NEW THIS YEAR!! Impact 100 Big Reveal! Meet the 2020 Five Finalists at the Kennedy King Memorial (the 2019 Change-Maker), 1702 Broadway Ave.  More details soon. Bring a friend so they can learn more about 2021 membership, and the transformative grants awarded by the women of Impact 100. RSVP link coming soon.


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. Bring a friend so they can learn more about 2021 membership, and the transformative grants awarded by the women of Impact 100.


Rock the Boat for Impact 100 Social, White River Yacht Club, July (final date and time to be determined)  It’s never too early to get the summer social on your calendar!


Healthy Harvest at Indy Urban Acres, August 12, 2020. Visit of our 2015 Change Maker, includes a brief tour, 2-hour (4-6pm) volunteer opportunity on the farm, and at 6pm the opportunity to make a Flower Arrangement/meet and mingle for all. Stay for all or part of this program. This is an outdoor event. Please dress accordingly. More information and a RSVP link will be available closer to the event.


Watch for our September Membership Kick-Off!!!


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

Thanks to Pier 48 Fish House & Oyster Bar for sponsoring the “Focus of a Founding Member” event on February 9, 2020


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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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