Welcome to Impact 100 Richmond

Impact 100 Richmond, a grassroots donor education and grant-making initiative, unites women’s ideas and actions through philanthropy. We are women giving together to create lasting and positive change. We seek to improve the lives of women and their families by transforming a local nonprofit through a significant, collective financial investment. Our strategy is well-researched, yet simple: at least 100 women give $1,100 each to create one or more $100,000 grants – with $1,000 of their gift funding the grants that support the important work of our grant recipients and $100 going to Impact 100’s sustainability fund to support our ongoing operations.

We are thrilled to announce our finalists for the two grants we will give away at The Big Give 2016 – marking $1,000,000 invested in the Richmond community by Impact 100!

Arts & Culture: Virginia Repertory Theatre

The largest professional theatre in Virginia, Virginia Repertory Theatre seeks to launch the FIELD (Family Involvement in Early Literacy Development) program, which is designed to assist low-income parents in preparing their children (ages zero to five) to be reading-ready prior to entering school.

Education: Peter Paul Development Center

Peter Paul Development Center supports residents in the east end of Richmond and educates its students by equipping them to serve as positive contributors to their family, community and society. Funding would help complete the Center’s 5,000 square foot capital expansion campaign, nearly doubling the number of children served through the onsite academic program.


project:HOMES is dedicated to improving the quality of housing and living conditions for low income, elderly and disabled homeowners. The organization seeks to pilot the “Church Hill High Efficiency Affordable Homes” project to standardize green construction in affordable housing, starting with the construction of three new, high efficiency homes in Church Hill.


The mission of ChildSavers is to guide the community’s children through life’s critical moments with mental health and child development services. The proposed project will build a trauma-informed child care community by providing training, support and mentoring to child care providers in the Southside of Richmond, where it is estimated that 60% of youth will be affected by trauma by the age of 16.

Health & WellnessShalom Farms

Shalom Farms grows and distributes fresh produce to the underserved areas of metro Richmond. Funding will help Shalom Farms relocate to a larger, more accessible farm that would triple production, distribution and educational opportunities to those with limited or no access to fresh foods.