With our collective giving model, Impact100 TC aggregates each member’s donation into nonprofit grants. As an all-volunteer organization, we do not have staff or office-related costs. Additional funds are necessary to operate the organization.
We welcome sponsorships from businesses – local, state and national – to support our giving activities, which range from website management to member recruitment and events.
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Join our group of women who care deeply, dream wildly, and believe that, together, we are an unstoppable force for good.
Grant Donation (Tax Deductible*)
Grant Donation (Tax Deductible*)
Join a group of organizations that are dedicating funds or resources to advance the Impact100 TC vision.
There are a variety of ways to get involved with Impact100 TC beyond memberships. We rely on our partners to support programming, special events, and scholarships.
Applicants must submit a Letter of Intent (LOI) to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applicants may submit only one application per year. Impact100 Twin Cities will acknowledge each LOI received. Following review of the Letters of Intent, Impact100 Twin Cities will invite selected applicants to submit a Full Proposal.
Applicant organizations will be notified whether or not they have been selected to complete a Full Proposal. Full Proposals are by invitation only. Full Proposals must be emailed to email@example.com. We will acknowledge each Full Proposal received. Following a review of the Full Proposals, certain applicants will be selected for site visits.
Impact100 Twin Cities Grant Review Committee representatives will contact applicants to schedule site visits. The objective of the site visit is to complete a due diligence review and investigate and resolve any final questions. Site visits will generally last 60-90 minutes and should include the Executive Director, Project or Program Manager, Chief Financial Officer or Financials representative, and a Board Member (if possible).
The Grant Review Committee will present Impact100 Twin Cities membership with their recommended proposals for voting. Voting will be based on our one woman, one vote model. The winner of the grant will be announced. An Impact100 Twin Cities Nonprofit Relations Committee member will work with the grant recipient to complete a Grant Agreement prior to therelease of any funds. Impact100 Twin Cities may distribute project or program grants in installments, depending on the nature of the project or program. Impact100 TC grantee recipients must submit periodic reports on the project or program to Impact100 Twin Cities as specified in the Grant Agreement.
Impact100 TC prioritizes regional nonprofits serving unmet needs in our community. If you're interested in applying for a grant, please click the links below to download a PDF with important info.
Grant Eligibility Requirements
Letter of Intent Directions
Grant Application Directions
Click here to sign up for our Non-Profit InformationalSession on Oct. 11.
Impact100 Twin Cities focuses our grant-making against the five domains of social determinants of health, as defined by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Healthy People.
For more information about the social determinants, please visit the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services site here.
Impact100 TC is on a mission to unlock the collective power of women to create sustainable change in the Twin Cities. We’re creating a space for badass women to unite and meaningfully engage with local nonprofits, each year investing in grant-making that we believe can have a transformational impact in our community.
The Impact100 model was founded in 2001 by Wendy Steele, who saw an opportunity to expand and encourage women’s roles in philanthropy. Wendy launched the organization with a goal of empowering women to see themselves as activists by utilizing large grants to directly impact their communities. Impact100 chapters have given more than $120 million in grants and now has over 60 chapters worldwide and growing.
The Twin Cities chapter was launched in 2023 by Morgan Kennedy and Brianna Springer, who both felt the pull to invest in our city, promote social change and support underserved populations through authentic connection, personal and professional growth, and a little fun along the way!