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Value Statement

We believe in the collaboration and empowerment of diverse women to lead transformational change in their communities.

Vision Statement

Impact100 unites women across the globe to fund solutions to the most pressing problems facing humanity.

In 2001, with the idea that philanthropy should be a party with an open invitation for all to attend, Wendy Steele brought her idea for an innovative pass-through foundation to some key women in her community.  With their support, she launched and led Impact 100 which brings transformational grants to the communities it serves across five focus areas: Arts & Culture, Education, Environment, Family, and  Health & Wellness. This was in Cincinnati, Ohio. By 2003, the national media had learned about this innovative approach and People Magazine featured the organization and its founder in their widely read publication. From there, the news spread, and the Impact 100 model began to be replicated around the country. By the end of 2021, Impact100 organizations had given away more than $105 MILLION to people in need. And it is still growing...


Impact100 was designed to remove the traditional barriers to giving and provide a unique experience to the donor. An experience so compelling, it would forever change lives. A significant grant (of at least $100,000) means transformation for the grant recipient as well.


If you want to start an Impact100 or support the global Impact100 movement, please contact us.


Impact100 Council Mission Statement: 


Impact100 is a collective force for good; uniting and empowering women to give together, creating transformational impact, locally and globally.

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Impact100 Global (www.impact100global.org) supports all Impact100 Chapters to encourage growth, sustainability, and expansion around the world. Connect with us to increase your impact and transform your community.