Impact 100 celebrated its 18th consecutive year of awarding transformational grants at its Annual Awards Celebration this evening. After presenting to nearly 500 members, guests, and nonprofit partners at Music Hall; NEST Community Learning Center, Activities Beyond the Classroom/Fourthwall Youth Studios, St. Vincent de Paul Charitable Pharmacy, and Cincinnati Works, received the highest number of votes, each securing a grant of $109,000.

  • To learn about each grant recipient & their projects please check out the Executive Summaries on the “Member’s Only” password protected page, or read the press release.
  • To support the efforts of all of our finalists, please review their wish lists

It was a jam-packed evening full of celebration & major announcements like these:


Impact 100 Day – $5 Million Grantmaking Milestone

City of Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley attended the event and presented the organization with a proclamation declaring September 12 “Impact 100 Day” and a key to the city in honor of its dedication to social change with the milestone accomplishment of donating more than $5 million to regional nonprofits. Wendy Steele, Founder, Impact 100, joined for the occasion.

2019 Torch Award Winner

Mayor John Cranley also unveiled Impact 100 as a winner of the BBB Center for Ethics Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics for upholding the highest standard in ethics and integrity. The other four winners are: Deviant Designs, Inc., Ace Exterminating, Basement Doctor, and Camp Joy, to be honored at the upcoming Torch Awards event on Friday, October 18 at Sharonville Convention Center.  The Torch Awards for Marketplace Ethics is Greater Cincinnati’s only ethics-centered awards program.  Read More Here. Or, join us at the Torch luncheon!

The Impact 100 Legacy Society Unveiled

At this year’s Annual Awards Celebration, Impact 100 unveiled the Impact 100 Legacy Society. The Impact 100 Legacy Society recognizes those generous donors who make a gift through their estate plans, ensuring Impact 100 is able to invest in our community for generations to come. Learn More Here.

Be sure to check our Impact 100 Cincinnati’s Facebook page for photos, video, press & more of our 2019 Annual Awards Celebration. Thank you to all who joined us for such an incredible evening!