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 email@example.com if you want to donate using another method (check, stock, etc.).
Valiant Women of the Vote
March Lunch & Learn
Join us March 11, 11:30am, at The Indianapolis Propylaeum to learn about the “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.
Liz Ellis, Executive Director of the Propylaeum, is our guest speaker. Lunch is $15 per person and includes a choice of one of the following:
- Chicken Caesar Salad with Tomato Basil Soup,
- Vegetarian Wrap with Fresh Fruit,
- Bang Bang Chicken Wrap with Chips.
Learn more about the historic Propylaeum at www.thepropylaeum.org
Impact 100 Initiates
First Thursday Lunch
Impact 100 Greater Indianapolis just initiated the First Thursday Lunch in February. This lunch is an opportunity FOR ALL MEMBERS, to meet other wonderful women of Impact 100 in a casual setting. There is no speaker, or RSVP needed just bring yourself, and a guest if you choose, to meet and get to know better your fellow philanthropists. Currently, restaurants are chosen by location and availability. We are planning an 11:30a-12:30p timeframe for each, with a variety of locations to serve our vast membership. This lunch is Dutch-treat, so you can order what you like, and stay as long as your schedule allows.
Please join us!
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:
- Education: Elevate Indianapolis
- Environment & Animal Welfare: Paws & Think
- Family: Family Promise of Hendricks County
- Health and Wellness: NeuroHope of Indiana, Inc.
Press coverage of this year’s winners has been good:
- Read the full press release by clicking here.
- Read the Indianapolis Star article by clicking here.
- View the Fox 59 segment by clicking here.
- View the WISH-TV 8 segment by clicking here.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 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.
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:
March 5: First Thursday Casual Lunch, noon, Burgerhaus, 335 W 9th St D, 46202 Parking is available in the garage attached to the restaurant of the 9 on Canal building, and bring your parking ticket into the restaurant and your parking will be validated at no charge. 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. Bring a friend so they can learn more about 2021 membership, and the transformative grants awarded by the women of Impact 100.
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™
March 11, 11:30am-12:45pm: Lunch & Learn at The Indianapolis Propylaeum In honor of Women’s History Month, the Women of Impact will learn about Indiana’s role in guaranteeing women’s right to vote. Bring a friend so they can learn more about 2021 membership, and the transformative grants awarded by the women of Impact 100.. Register and order your lunch in advance here.
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. Bring a friend so they can learn more about 2021 membership, and the transformative grants awarded by the women of Impact 100.
April Follow the Impact at the Kennedy King Memorial (our 2019 Change-Maker) More details and RSVP link coming soon. Bring a friend so they can learn more about 2021 membership, and the transformative grants awarded by the women of Impact 100.
May 6, 5:30-7:30pm: Indiana Artisan Gifts and Gallery presented by Indiana Artisan in Carmel Bring a friend so they can learn more about 2021 membership, and the transformative grants awarded by the women of Impact 100.. 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. Bring a friend so they can learn more about 2021 membership, and the transformative grants awarded by the women of Impact 100.
2020 Change-Maker Finalists Announced, May 11, 2020 (via email and press releases)
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. Bring a friend so they can learn more about 2021 membership, and the transformative grants awarded by the women of Impact 100.
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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.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
Nicky Blaine’s Cocktail Lounge
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).