The year 2021 was Impact 100’s 20th birthday and we took the opportunity to double down on equity in grant making. This year we launched several equity in grant making initiatives such as:
Equity in Grant making trainings with the FACs: These trainings deepened our understanding of what is to be an equitable grant maker. Our members and FAC chairs truly embedded these trainings into their grant review process.
Equity in Grant Making Forum: Local Philanthropists in Action: Local philanthropic organizations such as Greater Cincinnati Foundation, United Way and bi3 shared their equity journey with our members. It was powerful to hear from the other leaders in the region.
Next Step Awards: We launched the Next Step awards, where we gave out smaller yet impactful grants to grassroots level non-profits in the region. These smaller grants allowed us to connect with much smaller organizations in the region.