Annual Celebration

This year’s Annual Awards Celebration is now a Virtual Awards Celebration, allowing us to celebrate our grant recipients without putting our members and guests at risk. 

On June 29th, at 7 pm, we will send an email with a video link to our full mailing list. This video will bring our members and supporters up-to-date on our 2020-21 accomplishments, our scholarship program, and Family Promise of Hendricks County (our 2020 Change Maker).

To learn more about our Finalists, the video will include a short video from each Finalist describing their proposed project. The email will include links to the full seven-minute presentations for anyone who would like to see them. We’ll also include an overview of the process used to select the Finalists so viewers can understand how our Focus Area Committees selected them. 

Most importantly, the video will announce the recipient of the 2021 $100,000 Change Maker Grant.

We need your Enthusiasm, Energy and Excitement as we select the 2021 Change Maker!

Dear Impact 100 Members and Loyal Supporters,

For our 16th Annual Change Maker Award, we have five outstanding Change Maker Finalists. After voting closes at Noon on June 28, we will announce our Impact 100 2021 Change Maker at 7pm on June 29! At that time, Impact 100 will send an email with the 2021 Virtual Annual Celebration Video, and will also be utilizing Facebook Live and YouTube to post links to the video. The link to the Celebration Video will not be available until it is after our 7pm start time.

We need your help to share this exciting evening with our supporters – and beyond. A great way to do this is through a Watch Party.

What is a Watch Party? Technically, a Watch Party is simply pulling a group of people together to watch a video. Since Indianapolis has eased COVID restrictions, you can hold your Watch Party in person on your front porch, in your backyard, or even inside your home to watch the Virtual Annual Awards Celebration Video. Or you can have a Virtual Watch Party to watch the Annual Celebration videos together in real time on Facebook, Zoom and other platforms in real time. Through your technology of choice, you can interact with one another in the same moment. We’ve put together everything you need to know to set up a Zoom Watch Party here.

Not sure who to ask to your Watch Party?

  1. Are you part of a Focus Area Committee? Host a Watch Party with your Finalist and FAC! Invite your FAC Finalist, their Board, and other members of your FAC.
  2. Are you part of a Shared Group?  Pull your Shared Membership together to see if your Change Maker choice was awarded $100,000.
  3. Are your kids or family around?  Wouldn’t it be great to watch the Annual Celebration together and share your love of philanthropy with your family? It should be fun to see which is their favorite.
  4. Do you have family, neighbors, coworkers or others you’ve want to learn more about Impact 100 and this year’s Finalists? Invite them to share this special event with you!

If you hold a Watch Party, please take a few photos or a video of your Watch Party, share video of your party celebrating the grant recipient, and share your congratulations to all our Finalists, via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or other social media.

Thank you for your support of Impact 100 Greater Indianapolis.  If you have any questions, please reach out to us at

Julianne Robinson
Impact 100 Membership Chair

2021 Donate Your Dinner

We won’t be able to gather together in-person for our Celebration dinner this year, but that doesn’t mean we can’t work together to help our community. We welcome donations of what would have been the cost of a dinner registration, $60/person, to support Impact 100.

Click here if you would like to “Donate Your Dinner” and see your donation get doubled!

Click here to request more information on hosting a Virtual Table at the Virtual Celebration Dinner.

Each donation will be matched dollar-for-dollar by The Emily Fund! Dinner Donors will be recognized on our website at

Announcing the Finalists for the
2021 Change Maker Grants

Impact 100 Greater Indianapolis is excited to announce that our five focus area committees have completed their work and selected their Change Maker Finalists:

To find out more about each finalist organization, click on their name to go to their website, or watch our Big Reveal video where they introduce themselves and their proposed projects.

Thanks to the
2021 Annual Celebration
Sponsors and Donors

Gold Sponsors
The Emily Fund

Silver Sponsors
Nicky Blaine’s Cocktail Lounge
REI Real Estate & Investments

Bronze Sponsors
BAF Corporation
Eskenazi Health Foundation
Terry and Lew Mumford

Patron Sponsors
Your name and website link could be here!

Videographer for the “Big Reveal”
PJ Wilson, Beyond Above Media

A Note on our Granting History

In 2021 we will award over $167,000 to Indianapolis-area nonprofits. This brings the total amount of grants we have distributed to local nonprofits since 2006 to $2.7 million!  To learn more about who has received the previous $2.3 million in grants, visit our Follow the Impact Page or review our Giving Report.