In September of 2001, an idea to promote philanthropy among women formed in the mind of Wendy Steele… and it all started in Cincinnati, Ohio.
With the help of Wendy’s close friends and business associates, that idea became the nonprofit organization operating as IMPACT 100 Cincinnati. The original notion: Impact 100 would consist of at least 100 women members, each contributing $1,000. These funds would be pooled and fully donated as transformation grants of no less than $100,000 to nonprofit organizations serving Greater Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky and Eastern Indiana.
In 2019 we will be awarding four grants of $109,000 and after doing so, we will have awarded more than $5.12 million dollars to local nonprofit organizations, funding 47 breakthrough nonprofit initiatives!
Our membership, avid volunteers, and supporters consist of 10,000+ tri-state women who care deeply about the needs of our community in Greater Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky, and Eastern Indiana.
Impact 100 members report a 99% satisfaction rate with their Impact 100 experience, and 100% recommend membership to their friends or colleagues.
Our members range in age from their late teens to their 80’s, have widely diverse personal and professional career choices (employed full-time or part-time, retired, working at home), and come from 80 zip codes in Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana and beyond. We continue to actively seek members to expand the diversity of our members reflecting our communities and nonprofits who support any of our five Focus Areas below: