1. Cincinnati, Ohio
  2. Pensacola, Florida
  3. Austin, Texas
  4. Baldwin County, Alabama
  5. Chicago, Illinois - Suburban
  6. Chicago, Illinois - City
  7. Indianapolis, Indiana
  8. Garden State, New Jersey
  9. Las Vegas, Nevada
  10. Northwest Florida
  11. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  12. Owensboro, Kentucky
  13. Palm Beach County, Florida
  14. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  15. Richmond, Virginia
  16. San Antonio, Texas
  17. ​Sonoma, California
  18. Vero Beach (Indian River), Florida
  19. Westchester, New York
  20. Western, Australia
  21. Melbourne, Australia
  22. Fremantle, Australia
  23. South Australia

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: 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 2017, Impact 100 organizations had given away more than $55 MILLION to people in need. And it is still growing...

Impact 100 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.

This as a loose affiliation - any organization is able to adopt the Impact 100 model without paying a fee or "registering" the non-profit with a parent organization in any way. The list below includes the Impact 100 organizations we know about. If you want to start an Impact 100 or you know of one we have missed, please contact us.

  • Impact 100 Nashville, Tennessee
  • Impact 100 Annapolis, Maryland
  • Impact 100 Ft. Lauderdale, FL
  • Impact 100 Crawford Couty, MO
  • Impact 100 Kansas City, Missouri

Impact 100 Cities in Development: 

What is Impact 100?

When Everybody Gives, the world benefits.

What are you waiting for?

  • Impact 100 Montgomery, Alabama
  • Impact 100 Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Impact 100 Louisville, Kentucky
  • Impact 100 Naples, Florida
  • Impact 100 Essex County, New Jersey
  • Impact 100 Hobart, Australia
  • Impact 100 Sarasota, Florida
  • Impact 100 Macomb County, Michigan
  • Impact 100 Petoskey, Michigan

Impact 100 Cities


Impact 100 Global Advisory Council supports all Impact 100 Chapters to encourage growth, sustainability and expansion around the world. Connect with us to increase your impact and transform your community.


24. Queensland, Australia (Women & Change) 

25.  Greater New Orleans, Louisiana

26. Yampa Valley, Colorado

27. Fairfield County, Connecticut

​28. Greater Milwaukee, Wisconsin

29.Jersey Coast, New Jersey

30. ​Palm Beach (North), Florida

31. Detroit, Michigan

​32. Denver, Colorado

33. Oakland County, Michigan

34. Redwood Circle,(Santa Rosa), California

35. Sydney, Australia

​36. Newport News, Virginia

37. Boston, Massachusetts

38. Ozark, Missouri

​39. Sydney North, Australia

40. Traverse City, Michigan

41. East Bay, California

42. Martin County, Florida