As of April 17, 2020 1:17pm

Will 100% of our membership dollars go to the local nonprofit community?

Yes. All donations will be distributed to address the most pressing needs in the Greater Cincinnati Region, which includes the following counties: Hamilton, Butler, Warren, Clermont, and Brown counties in Ohio; Kenton, Campbell, Boone, and Grant counties in Kentucky; Dearborn and Ohio counties in Indiana.

Does the COVID-19 Regional Response Fund (RRF) activated by GCF & UW charge any administrative fees?

No.  100% of donations go to the organizations the fund supports.

Where is the Fund held?

The fund is held and at Greater Cincinnati Foundation.  There are no fees associated with the management and distribution of these funds to our community.

What will Impact 100’s donation and the matching dollars support?

The first wave of emergency response funding will support organizations providing resources directly to the most vulnerable members of our community as well as those at the front lines of combating the virus.  In this first phase, the fund is prioritizing nonprofit organizations that are providing basic needs and safety of families and communities most impacted by COVID-19 (such as food insecurity, housing/ shelter, childcare/ eldercare, and supports for medical workers).

As the fund grows, the Regional Response Fund plans to provide direct funds to support the emerging need to stabilize critical services and/or support community organizations in the short term and offer solutions for longer-term recovery efforts. Resources will remain fluid as community needs and challenges evolve; we will constantly be in touch with the nonprofit community, government agencies and individuals that are directly impacted.

More FAQ’s can be found here:

Will we know who receives Impact 100’s funds?

No. Leveraging trusted partnerships, the Fund will provide support for local nonprofit organizations, both large and community-based addressing critical needs of our community. ​

In addition to providing critical financial support, the Fund creates coordination among regional leaders and funders to assess and locate the greatest needs, then orchestrates the most effective allocation of support. Resources will remain fluid as community needs and challenges evolve. Stories about the funds impact in the community can be found here:

Which organizations have received funds from the RRF?

See for an updated list of all organizations supported, including some of Impact 100’s grant recipients:

  • City Gospel Mission
  • Women’s Crisis Center
  • Vincent de Paul
  • Freestore Foodbank
  • La Soupe

How will this impact our current grant applicants?  Our the current grant applicants aware of this change?

Current Common Grant Applicants have received this message from Impact 100 in regard to the decision and subsequent changes.

Do Members still get to determine grants?

Yes, Impact 100 member voices are critical in the 2020 Grant Recipient selection this fall when we will award four grants of $100,000 each!  We hope to have finalists selected prior to the July 4th holiday.

Why did we not offer these funds to past grant recipients?

Per the initial research, Impact 100 is not in an operational position to activate a parallel grant process to the current process underway.  City Gospel Mission, Women’s Crisis Center, St. Vincent de Paul, Freestore Foodbank, and La Soupe are past Impact 100 grant recipients who have also received funds from the Regional Response Fund.

How can Impact 100’s $68,000 be doubled?

By offering a 1:1 matching grant, Impact 100, Greater Cincinnati Foundation, United Way of Greater Cincinnati and other partners can share the opportunity for their contribution to be matched.  If a donor makes a contribution of any amount (up to $68,000), that will be matched by Impact 100’s $68,000, producing a potential $136,000 to the most pressing needs in our tri-state region.

It’s with great excitement that the initial $250,000 match for the fund was met on the morning of 4/15, opening up more opportunity to catalyze citizens to give through the Impact 100 match!

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Is there a way to open the fund for additional contributions?

The Regional Response Fund is open for community contributions of all sizes at  We hope you will join us in sharing this opportunity with friends and family to support our region!