Announcing the 2018 Impact 100 Change Makers:
Brookside Community Development Corporation
Trinity Episcopal Church 

Impact 100 Greater Indianapolis is proud to announce two 2018 Change-Makers, each receiving  $100,000 grants: Brookside Community Development Corporation and Trinity Episcopal Church Trinity Haven.

Brookside Community Development Corporation will use its funding to expand its after school program offerings, creating the Brookside Community Play Education and Employment Academy. The academy will serve at-risk middle and high school students from the Near Eastside of Indianapolis, instilling hope through education and employability. The program will help students discover passion areas, improve socio-emotional development, build character and leadership skills, provide adult mentor relationships, boost academic performance, and equip students with employment opportunities.

Trinity Episcopal Church will use their grant to launch Trinity Haven, a welcoming transitional home for LGBTQ youth. Currently, there is not a single residential program specifically for LGBTQ youth in the entire state of Indiana. Trinity Haven will use the Impact 100 funds in partnership with Indiana Youth Group (IYG) to offer acceptance, support, and evidence-based programming that help its residents develop skills needed to thrive in the world.

This year marks the 13th anniversary of Impact 100 in Indianapolis. The winners were announced following finalist presentations and a vote by Impact 100 members at the Annual Awards Celebration on June 12. To date, the organization has awarded over $2.1 million to more than 50 local nonprofits. You can learn more about previous winners in our Giving Report.

In addition to the two $100,000 grants, three additional finalists each received grants of $5000:

  • Earth Charter Indiana: In 2017, Earth Charter Indiana’s Youth Power Indiana program was integral in the adoption of climate recovery resolutions in three Indiana cities, making Indiana a national leader in youth-led climate and civic action. They strive to build on their unique model to inspire more Central Indiana cities, and propose a series of Youth Summits to build community and collaboration between participants. Outcomes include increased youth leadership skills and civic engagement along with safer, cleaner communities.
  • Kennedy King Memorial Initiative: The legacies of two fallen human rights leaders, MLK and RFK, require us to push for candid conversations to address issues of division and injustice in our society. The Kennedy-King Memorial Initiative will create a Visitor’s Center on the hallowed Dr. MLK Park Campus to unite stakeholders in bold dialogue and purposeful action.
  • NeuroHope: NeuroHope is an outpatient physical therapy clinic providing longer-term therapy and wellness programs at affordable rates for individuals recovering from neurologic injury after insurance has expired (spinal cord, brain injury, stroke). Their goal is to launch an Occupational Therapy program to provide affordable access to activities of daily living and quality of life goals to better complete the continuum of care for patients in need following hospital discharge.


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Impact 100 Council Information on Global Impact 100 Giving

The Impact 100 Council has announced the 2017 statistics on Impact 100 giving:

  • Since 2002, Impact 100 chapters have awarded more than $55 Million in grant money directly to nonprofits.
  • 2017 marks the first time Impact 100 chapters have given away over $10,000,000 in one year.
  •  Impact 100 is known for the size of our grants. The median grant awarded across all chapters is $142,000
  • More than 17,000 women have been impacted through membership in on of 52 Impact 100 chapters.
  • Since 2007, the number of Impact 100 chapters has more than quintupled.

Read the Council’s February 2018 newsletter with more information.


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Miss the September 19, 2017 Panel Discussion on the Opioid Crisis?

WFYI and SideEffects taped the panel discussion and you can see it here!


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Updates on 2017 Winners:

Volunteers of America of Indiana is using the $100,000 grant to expand VOA’s Fresh Start Recovery Center, a unique residential addiction treatment center focusing on helping mothers involved with the Department of Child Services recover from addiction and have healthy children. They have received news from a major funding source that our grant, along with others, is being matched TWO TO ONE!!! This makes our $100,000 worth $300,000 tpwards VOA’s work fighting the opioid crisis. The VOA program is unique because it provides residential beds for children under 5, thus allowing mothers and children to remain together while mother receives residential treatment. Click here to learn more  and here to see the Volunteers of America September update.

The other four finalists, who each received residual grants of $15,000, have also updated us on their activities since June:

Collectively we DO make a difference.


Latest News

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


See our Impact 100 2018 Grant Pool Press Release to learn more about the grants we will give in 2018.


Impact 100 Past President Beth Thomas and Volunteers of America representative Sara Pugh on Fox 59. Beth and Sara discussed Giving Circles.. click here to see the full interview.


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.


2017 Survey Results Our membership survey results are in. 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 2018.

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 double our impact in 2018!

Key Upcoming Dates:

Upcoming Events

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.

Tuesday, September 25, 5:30-7:30pm: Membership Kick-Off and Meet the 2018 Grant Winners, at Nora Library Community Room, 8625 Guildford in Indianapolis.

Thursday, October 25, 5:30-7:30pm: Follow the Impact of the 2012 $100,000 grant to Jameson Camp, at Blind Owl Brewery, 5014 E 62nd St in Indianapolis.

Tuesday, November 27, 5:30-7:30pm: The Second Annual Treasurer Hunters Auction supporting our Scholarship and Community Outreach Programs, at Wycliff Auctioneers, 12232 Hancock Street in Carmel.

Wednesday, December 12, 5:30-7:30pm: Our Annual Holiday Party at The Hatch, 6161 N Hillside Avenue in Indianapolis.

Mark Your Calendar NOW! June 18, 2019 is the 14th Annual Impact 100 Greater Indianapolis Dinner and Awards Celebration, where we the 2019 Members will vote to select the 2019 Change Makers. The winners of our Change Maker grants will be announced after the votes are counted.

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!

2018 Dinner Sponsors

Financial Partners Group: Platinum Sponsor

PNC Bank: Gold Sponsor

The Emily Foundation: Silver Sponsor

REI Real Estate Services, LLC: Silver Sponsor

2018 Dinner Underwriters

BAF Corporation

Bright Ideas in Broad Ripple

Eskenazi Health Foundation

Ice Miller, LLP


The Paul and Alba Orzeske Charitable Fund



Special Donors

The Watermark Group provides Impact 100 with accounting and tax preparation support.





Lamar Advertising donated two digital billboards to help Impact 100 celebrate our 2018 Change Makers! Thanks, Lamar!




Big Thanks to JKS Investment 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.


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Impact 100 Greater Indianapolis is a Proud Member of:

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