Young Philanthropist Scholarship Program2019-01-10T10:51:40+00:00

Young Philanthropist Scholarship Program

This program, made available through the generosity of donors, is a means for encouraging younger members of our community to experience women’s collective giving.  It specifically targets those individuals with an interest in philanthropy that would initially struggle to fund a new membership on their own but feel capable of doing so in 4 years.

Scholarship applications for 2020 membership will be open from January 1st–April 30th of 2019. For any questions please contact Laura Menge at

Applicant Criteria

Candidates must meet the following criteria:

  • NOT be current or former members of Impact 100. (Those whose memberships have been sponsored previously are eligible)
  • Be at least 18 years of age and under 40 years of age on December 31 of year of application.
  • Express an interest in philanthropy.
  • Be willing to contribute for four years toward becoming a Half Member ($500). The contribution by each member should be a minimum of:
    • Year 1: $125,
    • Year 2: $250,
    • Year 3: $375,
    • Year 4: $500 – Half Member 
    • Half or Full Membership by Year 4 is the expectation of scholarship recipients.
  • Participate in a committee (i.e. Recruiting, Membership, Communications, Marketing, or Focus Area Committee) all three years.
  • Attend the following as possible to more deeply understand the Impact 100 model: Young Philanthropist Orientation (May), Annual Awards Celebration (September) and a Nonprofit Information Session (October/November).
  • Complete a yearly report survey of their experiences.

Young Philanthropist Scholarship members are encouraged to annually attend other membership and signature events, including Meet the Finalists, Giving Tuesday, & Membership Announcement.

How can you help this program?

  • Share: Do you know a co-worker, relative or neighbor who would make a great candidate? Please pass this opportunity along.
  • Shop: All monies generated from AmazonSmile and Kroger affinity programs are used to help fund the scholarships. Please continue to support these programs at no cost to you. Click here for more information.
  • Donate: We welcome donations to the scholarship fund. To contribute please visit our donation page.

For more information contact Laura Menge at

Young Philanthropist Scholarship Application

  • Candidates must agree the following criteria and expectations should they be a scholarship recipient:

  • Candidates must answer the following questions and include a letter of recommendation:

  • Impact 100's five focus area committees review the grant requests from local nonprofits. The Focus Areas include Health & Wellness, Culture, Education, Family, and Environment, Preservation, & Recreation.
  • Accepted file types: pdf.
  • Applications must be submitted by April 30, 2019

    Applicant form may be completed online or completed and emailed to
    Applicants will be notified of their scholarship status by May.