NextGen’s Mission

Impact100 Next Generation will strive to cultivate a new generation of informed and passionate philanthropists and provide an opportunity for young women to become invested in the Impact100 Owensboro model of transforming lives in the Greater Owensboro area through high-impact and lifelong giving.

NextGen is designed to:

Empower young women through mentoring with Impact100 members.
Create a sense of community among the young women through engagement with local nonprofits.
Create a philanthropic spirit of giving back to the community with both time and money.

How it Works

NextGen is a grant making initiative for young women in the Owensboro community. The only requirement is to be a young lady currently in the 8th – 12th grade! **NEW: If you were a member of NextGen in high school, you may continue your membership through-out your college years.

  • Each lady donates $100.
  • Depending on how many members we have determines the grant award amount, i.e. 100 NextGen members means we would award a $10,000 grant. 
  • Over the summer ladies review grant applications from local nonprofits, choose three finalists, and then perform site visits. 
  • Finalists present projects at the Annual Meeting and NextGen members vote on which finalist they would like to award the grant.
  • 100% of the ladies’ donations are given to a local nonprofit.