What is Impact100 Philadelphia?
Impact100 Philadelphia is a collective giving organization that engages women in philanthropy and funds high-impact grants to nonprofits in the Philadelphia area.
Impact100 Philadelphia membership is open to individuals who identify as women and are at least 21 years of age. An annual membership donation is required to become a member of Impact100 Philadelphia. There are two membership options:
- General Membership requires an annual donation of $1,150.
- Young Philanthropist Membership, available to women 21-35 years old, requires a reduced annual donation of $575.
How can I become a member of Impact100 Philadelphia?
To join, or for more information about joining, click the JOIN button and select to pay online or by check.
Can I use a credit card or bank ACH transfer to pay my membership?
Yes. To make a credit card or bank ACH membership donation, click the JOIN button and select the Pay Online option.
Can I make my membership donation with installment payments?
Yes. Installment payment options are available both when paying online or by check, but payment in full must be received by December 1 in order to participate in the grant review process and vote on grants awarded the following June. All installment payments are nonrefundable donations. Click the JOIN button and select the Automatic Installments option.
Do you accept gifts of stock?
Yes. To make a stock donation, please email us at email@example.com and we will send you a stock donation form.
Can I pay my membership with a Donor Advised Fund (DAF)?
Yes. Impact100 Philadelphia is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization and accepts payments from DAFs. Our tax id number is 80-0177821. In accordance with IRS regulations, we estimate that members may receive $50 of goods and services at events. Members should check with their DAF and, if needed, may send a separate check for $50 for this portion of their membership or pay this portion of their membership online by clicking the DONATE button.
When can I join?
Anytime! We welcome new memberships throughout the year, but payment in full is due by December 1 in order to participate in the grant review process and vote on grants awarded the following June. Women making installment payments may participate in Impact100 Philadelphia events but will not have voting rights until the following grant year.
How long is my membership valid?
Each paid-in-full membership donation provides voting membership for the next calendar year. The membership year runs from January 1 to December 31.
Do potential members need to be “invited” to join?
Absolutely not. Membership is open and inclusive. JOIN online today.
Are donations to Impact100 Philadelphia tax-deductible?
Yes. Impact100 Philadelphia is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Our tax id number is 80-0177821. Contributions are tax-deductible for the year in which they were made. In accordance with IRS regulations, we estimate that members may receive $50 of goods and services at events.
How does Impact100 Philadelphia allocate my membership donation?
For General Memberships, $1,000 goes directly into the grant pool and $150 goes to support the essential program and operating expenses of Impact100 Philadelphia. For Young Philanthropist members, $500 goes directly into the grant pool and $75 goes to support the essential program and operating expenses of Impact100 Philadelphia.
I want to give more than the required membership donation. Do I get more than one vote?
No. Although additional gifts are most welcome, our founding principle is “one woman, one vote.” Every member gets one vote regardless of the size of her donation.
Can I designate how my additional membership gift is used?
Yes. Additional gifts may be applied toward operating expenses or the Founders Fellows Program. Click on JOIN to see these two options listed on the membership form.
If my/my spouse’s employer has a matching program, will you accept this donation?
Yes, you can double your impact! We gratefully accept employer matching gifts. Donations matching your membership contribution play an important role as they are applied toward program and operating costs. Please submit a matching request for your donation to your or your spouse’s employer. Some employers will also provide matching donations for retirees.
What role is there for me if I don’t want to become a member?
You can become a Friend of Impact100 Philadelphia. Donations of any amount are accepted via check, credit card, bank ACH transfer, or stock transfer. Although they do not provide voting rights, these donations help cover program and operating expenses that are essential to accomplishing our mission, growing our membership, awarding grants, and assuring our sustainability. Please click the DONATE button if you are interested in supporting Impact100 Philadelphia.
Where can I get a copy of Impact100 Philadelphia’s IRS Form 990, governing documents, or conflict of interest policy?
To request copies of any of these documents, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also obtain the official registration and financial information of Impact100 Philadelphia from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling (717) 783-1720 or (800) 732-0999.
Who may apply for the Impact100 Philadelphia grants?
Any Philadelphia-area nonprofit organization that meets our eligibility requirements may apply in one of five Focus Areas: Arts & Culture, Education, Environment, Family, and Health & Wellness. Click on Apply for a Grant to get detailed eligibility criteria, application procedures, and important dates.
How are grant recipients selected?
There are five Focus Area Committees made up of Impact100 Philadelphia members who choose to participate in the grant review process. These committees evaluate the applications, conduct site visits, and select finalists. Committee members attend training sessions to learn how to evaluate grant proposals. Each Focus Area Committee has Financial Review Panel representatives who are responsible for assessing the financial stability of each applicant.
After each Focus Area Committee selects its finalist, all Impact100 Philadelphia members receive executive summaries and the full proposals of the finalists. The finalists make presentations at our Annual Meeting in June and members vote on which organizations receive our $100,000 core mission grants and smaller operating grants. The grant awards are announced at the end of the Annual Meeting. Members who are unable to attend the Annual Meeting may vote by absentee ballot.