Impact 100 Richmond partners with the Community Foundation for a greater Richmond to facilitate a comprehensive grantmaking process that fulfills our goal of supporting transformational change for our community. We hope to make it possible for an exciting, visionary concept to become an enduring initiative that transforms the lives of women and children in the Richmond community.
Since 2009, Impact 100 has invested over $1,000,000 in our local nonprofit community, targeting transformative projects that are aimed at improving the lives of many area families.
While the financial investment of our members demonstrates our external impact, internally, our members are learning more about the needs of our communities through educational programs and a volunteer-leg grants review process. As women, we get to be empowered by this information, and by having a direct voice in making a difference in these areas of need.
Our Transformational Grant Criteria
Impact 100 Richmond seeks to fund transformational projects that:
Grant Review Committee Focus Areas
Arts and Culture: Projects that develop and enrich the community and/or the lives of women, children and families through the expressive arts or enhanced cultural opportunities.
Education: Projects that further the educational process or improve access to education for children and/or adults.
Environment & Sustainability: Projects that restore, preserve, revitalize or enhance physical or natural surroundings, including indoor and outdoor recreational facilities and other buildings or structures.
Family: Projects that strengthen and enhance the lives of children and families.
Health & Wellness: Projects that improve the mental and/or physical well-being of people.
Our Grantmaking Process
The Impact 100 grants review season runs from February to May. Each year, Impact 100 Richmond receives dozens of grant proposals, which are carefully reviewed and vetted by our member volunteer grant review committees, also referred to as GRCs. Finalists from each of the five focus areas are selected to present at our annual Big Give event. Following our Finalist presentations, our members use an on-the-spot voting system to determine the grant recipients. Throughout the grants review season, our committees work closely with The Community Foundation to implement a professional and seamless grant process.