Impact 100 Announces $404,000 for 2022 Grants 

21 years of collective women’s giving topping more than $6 million! 


(Cincinnati, OH – January 25, 2022) – Impact 100 announced it will award four $101,000 transformational grants, for a total of $404,000 to area nonprofit organizations this fall. The vetting process of grant applications has begun and will culminate in an evening of celebration on September 20th where Impact 100 members will award four local nonprofit charities $101,000 each. Post-award, Impact 100 will have contributed more than $6 million dollars funding 59 breakthrough nonprofit initiatives in the 10-county Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky/Southeastern Indiana area.  

A charitable idea founded in Cincinnati, Impact 100 started with 100 women donating $1,000.00. Over the last two decades, Impact 100 has grown to be a premier women’s collective giving philanthropic movement in Greater Cincinnati and beyond. With 100% of its donations given out via transformational grants, the organization has, to date, supported more than 55 inspiring non-profits, dramatically impacting issues like homelessness, food security, at-risk youth, unemployment and so much more. With over 50 chapters across the US and in Australia, Impact 100 is a proven model for transformational community giving.  

“As we begin our third decade of giving, we are inspired by the passion, commitment, and dedication of our members through the years,” said  Kathy Thornton, president of Impact 100.  “The last two years have been challenging in many ways and it is a testament to the enduring generosity and commitment of our members that four area nonprofit organizations will receive a $101,000 transformational grant this coming September.”  


“Joining Impact 100 means connecting with women who want to support positive change in our local community. Members are drawn together by a passion to help tackle important community issues. The end result is a collective approach to identifying community needs, exploring ways to help, and funding organizations working to bring about change. They also enjoy making professional and personal connections with other members from many diverse backgrounds. Learn about the benefits of becoming a member and join us in making transformational change,” said Nancy Keyser, Membership Co-chair and vice president of Impact 100. 

Impact 100 members will review each of the grant applicants from the 10-county region applying for one of the four $101,000 grants. Finalists will be selected after a rigorous vetting process. Impact 100 members will select the final grant recipients at the annual awards celebration on September 20th. The 2021 grant recipients included: Kennedy Heights Art Center, RefugeeConnect, Breakthrough Cincinnati, and Seven Hills Neighborhood Houses. To learn more about Impact 100, or for information on this year’s 2022 grant application process, visit