Impact 100 Announces $413,000 for 2021 Grants 

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

(Cincinnati, OH – January 26, 2021) – Impact 100 announced it will award four $103,25transformational grants, for a total of $413,000 to area nonprofit organizations this fall.The vetting process of grant applications has begun and will culminate in an evening of celebration on September 23rd where Impact 100 members, and guests, will award four local nonprofit charities $103,250 each. Post award, Impact 100 will have contributed more than $6 million dollars funding 55 breakthrough nonprofit initiatives in the 10-county Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky/Southeastern Indiana area. A charitable idea founded in Cincinnati and started with 100 women donating $1,000 20 years ago, 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 51 inspiring non-profits, dramatically impacting issues like homelessness, food security, at-risk youth, unemployment and so much more in the 10-county Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky/Southeastern Indiana area. With over 50 chapters across the US and in Australia, Impact 100 is a proven model for transformational community giving. As we celebrate our 20th anniversary, we are inspired by the passion, commitment and dedication of our members through the years,” said  Annemarie Henkel, co-president with Sharon Mitchell of Impact 100.  Last year was challenging in many ways and it is a testament to our members that four nonprofit organizations will receive transformational grants in September. Please join us if you have a desire to work collectively to support and learn about our community nonprofit partners.” 


Impact 100 members will review each of the grant applicants from the 10-county region applying for one of the four $103,250 grants. Finalists will be selected after a rigorous vetting process from the five key impact areas of Culture, Education, Environment Recreation and Preservation, Family and Health & Wellness. Impact 100 members will select the final grant recipients at the annual awards celebration on September 23rd. 2020 Impact 100 grant recipients included: Changing Gears, The Gateway Community and Technical College Foundation, New Life Furniture Bank, and Women Helping Women. To learn more about Impact 100, or for information on this year’s 2021 grant application process, visit 




About Impact 100 

Founded in Cincinnati by Wendy Steele, Impact 100 was born out of a desire to make a greater impact by collectively pooling the philanthropic donations of area women into a significant, $100,000-plus grant. The name, Impact 100, comes from the initial goal of 100 women contributing $1,000 to award a $100,000 grant to a community organization. Impact 100 has grown into a movement with chapters in 40+ U.S. cities and two foreign countries. Together, the organizations have awarded more than $25 million in grants. The Cincinnati chapter alone has awarded over $5 million in grant money locally and is a 2019 Recipient of the BBB Cincinnati Torch Award. To learn more about Impact 100, visit