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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.

May/June 2022 Newsletter

From the President: Last month I had the pleasure to celebrate with our members by announcing the results of our membership drive and the total dollars collected to be awarded later this year. It’s been three years since we’ve had a BIG REVEAL live and in person and our ladies were ready to be together! We thrive on collaborating and feeding off the energy of our peers. And if you enjoy that, I encourage you to sign up and participate in a focus group this summer.

New members: mark your calendar for our New Member Reception on May 24 and be on the lookout for your invitation in the mail. We look forward to meeting you and sharing some valuable information with you at the event.

The Impact100 Owensboro online grant application is now open. We are so excited to read about the amazing programs and ideas from our area nonprofits. We encourage you to dream big and think outside the box. This is your time to shine! Applications for all grants are due by 5 p.m. on June 3.

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