We are a community of women who seeks to transform lives in the Greater Owensboro Area.

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We are women from all walks of life who have come together to make a collective and significant difference in our community. Impact100 Owensboro exists to empower women to award large grants that transform lives.

Sept/Oct 2022 Newsletter

The 2022 Impact100 Grant Finalists have been announced and we couldn’t be more pleased with the candidates! To the members of Impact100, now is the time to educate yourself to vote. You will see that we have five agencies vying for two grants of $100,000 each. And we have four agencies vying for two residual grants of $27,500 each.

The site visit information is on the Events page of this website. The two-page summaries of the Projects and site visit information is listed on the FINALIST page of our Members’ Only website. We are hoping you’ll both attend the site visits and read the two-page summaries for each finalist in order to make an educated decision at the Annual Meeting.

July/August 2022 Newsletter

From our President: …We all know that a thermometer reads the conditions of the room, while a thermostat reacts to the conditions around it. And, quite frankly, we need both.

When it comes to philanthropy, and how you want to contribute to the long-term goals of an organization, do you find yourself more commonly setting your own tone for the contribution, or reacting to others around you? In Impact100 you have the opportunity to do both. Each of our members has seen the need for collective local giving and has committed the funds to make it happen (thermometers). And several of our members have volunteered to serve on Focus Groups to determine the best of the best of our applicants (thermostats).

Impact100 Focus Groups vet the applications of local nonprofits who are vying for our $100,000 grants and residual grants. The women who make up these groups analyze the applications for characteristics such as viability, sustainability and feasibility as well as make onsite visits to see the dreams of our applicants from their perspective in an effort to bring forth the best of all the grant projects from each Focus Group.

Women have the power to transform their communities through collective giving. That’s where we come in.

The Impact100 Model

The Impact100 model is designed to empower women to see themselves as philanthropists and overcome the barriers women have historically faced in this arena. The model is designed for transformational grant-making within our local community, with a minimum grant size of $100,000.

At Least 100 Women
Come Together
Each Woman Donates
$1,000 (full) or $500 (half)
Donated to a Local Charity