Eleven women will join the 2021 grant process as part of the Impact 100 Young Philanthropists program. The program allows women early in their not-for-profit careers to enjoy the benefits and responsibilities of full membership, while enriching the Impact 100 Greater Indianapolis grants process with fresh perspectives and technical expertise.
The 2021 Impact 100 Young Philanthropist recipients are:
- Lauren Curry, Indianapolis Movement Arts Collective
- Kim Ferguson, Foundation for Lutheran Child and Family Services
- Madison Gonzalez, Morning Light, Inc.
- Claire Jagla, Teach for America Indianapolis
- Chelsea Miller, Rock Steady Boxing International HQ
- Elizabeth Nash, Big Car Collaborative
- Bailey Peycha, Arts Council of Indianapolis
- Julia Roberts, Williams Randall Advertising
- Samantha Tarlton, Kappa Delta Pi
- Kennedy Weaver, Violence Free Living
- Shamira Wilson, Self-Employed
From now until May, the young philanthropists will join Impact 100 members on grant review committees to evaluate proposed projects and applications submitted by greater Indianapolis area nonprofits, followed by site visits and the selection of one finalist from each of five focus areas (FACs).
It costs $1,250 to underwrite each scholarship, and the costs are paid through donations from members and others in the community who understand the importance of ensuring the next generation of philanthropists understand philanthropy from both sides of the equation. Members can make a gift to fund scholarships when completing their membership form, while nonmembers (and members who have already completed their membership form) can use our online donation form and select Scholarship as the designation for the funds.