IMPACT 100 Greater Peninsula
Empowering women to transform lives in our community.
We are women from all walks of life who have come together to make a collective and significant difference in our community. Impact 100 Greater Peninsula exists to empower women to award large grants that transform lives.
We realize $1,100 is a “stop and think” gift. For many of our members, $1,100 represents sacrifice and intentional budgeting to make a charitable gift of this size. That is by design. The goal is for each member to feel fully invested in and connected to their giving, and the transformational grants that result from it.
Time commitment is flexible - no required meetings or committee services. You may choose to volunteer and engage at a deeper level and attend as many events as you wish.
Impact 100 women learn together about community issues through at least two annual events and are invited to other educational, volunteer, and social opportunities throughout the year.
To date, Impact 100 has granted over $500,000 to local nonprofits and is transforming women's giving on the Greater Peninsula. These communities include Newport News, Hampton, Poquoson, James City County, Williamsburg, York County, Gloucester, Isle of Wight and Smithfield. The grant application specifies the areas or categories in which the nonprofit(s) can apply. The grant recipient will be selected by a vote of the Impact 100 Greater Peninsula membership after a detailed grant proposal review process.
We seek to fund projects that:
1. Have a long-term positive impact and foster change within the area of application
2. Are programmatic and/or capital in nature
3. Are new programs or expansions or improvements of existing programs that can change the way an organization or a community operates
4. Can demonstrate specific measurable goals towards creating impact.
Become a Friend of Impact 100 Greater Peninsula. Consider supporting us to be a part of this inspiring process. You can become a Friend of Impact 100 Greater Peninsula by empowering our work through financial donations, in-kind donations, sponsorship of memberships, and volunteer opportunities.
We are a volunteer-run organization, so we couldn’t do this without the generous support of contributors like you. Please note, non-membership financial donations do not provide contributors with voting rights.