Impact 100 Chicago to Grant Over $480,000 to Chicago-Area Nonprofits

By: Impact 100
Published: May 22, 2015

Finalists named for funding from leading women’s philanthropy

 The Suburban and City chapters of Impact 100 Chicago, a philanthropic women’s organization, have named the finalists for over $480,000 in transformational grants that will be awarded to Chicago-area nonprofits at ceremonies in May and June. Finalists will make presentations at the award dinners, followed by a vote of Impact 100 Chicago members.

This year’s grants are a new record for Impact 100 Chicago, now in its 5th year of grant making to nonprofits. Distinctive among Chicago-area philanthropies, Impact 100 Chicago pools the resources of its women members, who determine the winners by vote at the annual award dinner.

Finalists for a $100,000 grant from the Suburban Chapter of Impact 100 Chicago are:

Albany Park Theater Project

Beyond the Ball

Demoiselle 2 Femme

Inner-City Muslim Action Network

Youth Organizations Umbrella (Y.O.U.)

The winner will be announced at the Grant Awards Celebration dinner on June 2 at Arlington Park, Arlington Heights. The runners up will each receive an $18,000 Merit Grant.

“We are honored to be named a finalist by such an extraordinary network of philanthropic women,” said Seth Green, Executive Director of Y.O.U. “Impact 100 is a network that truly enriches our region and we are deeply grateful for their transformational approach to philanthropy.”  

About Impact 100 Chicago: Impact 100 Chicago is a women-only organization with members from all over the Chicago area comprising two chapters, the City Chapter or Suburban Chapter. Women join by making a donation of $1,000 for the grant year. Each chapter pools its funds to award Impact Grants of $100,000 to nonprofit organizations in the Chicagoland area.  In the fall, nonprofits submit a letter of inquiry.  The applications are reviewed by committee members and the finalists are selected.


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