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FAC Participation

Every year Impact100 Philadelphia members report that one of the most meaningful aspects of their experience is service on a Focus Area Committee. This year over 200 members are signed up to read grant proposals, analyze financial data, meet with nonprofit leaders in our community, and visit dozens of worthy organizations. It is a wonderful...

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And so, the process begins!

Impact100 Philadelphia has hit the ground running with the start of our grants review process. While many of us were toasting the New Year, our Grants Co-Chairs Toby Gang and Renee Applegate sorted through hundreds of letters of inquiry from nonprofits in the Philadelphia area and divided them among committees of Impact100 Philadelphia readers. These...

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Kate Houstoun: A giver with an entrepreneurial spirit

Having lived in the city most of her life, Kate Houstoun was drawn to Impact100 Philadelphia when she moved to the suburbs and hoped to meet women who shared her commitment to fighting poverty in the region. The Wyndmoor resident loves the “messiness” that comes with collective giving. “Collective giving is beautiful,” said Kate, “but...

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2018: A Year in Review

As we turn the final page of the 2018 calendar, Impact100 Philadelphia is proud that we are truly an organization for all seasons. Our members have cooked, sorted, observed, collected, analyzed, engaged, served, contributed, visited, learned, planted, and supported people and local nonprofits throughout the entire year. Here are some of our favorite highlights: Last...

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Philadelphia Inquirer Spotlights Giving Circles

http://www2.philly.com/columnists/philanthropy-go-fund-me-giving-circles-charity-20181207.html

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Impact100 Philadelphia Named “Every Day Philanthropist” by Philanthropus LLC

What does philanthropy mean? The actual word origin is from the Greek term philanthropia: “kindliness, humanity, benevolence, love to mankind” (from gods, men, or things). For centuries, this word implied a lofty sense of both mission and participation. Philanthropy seemed to be the stuff of foundations and trusts. Average citizens with middle-of-the-road finances have always...

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Impact100 Philadelphia Celebrates Giving Tuesday 2018 with CVIM and Cradles to Crayons

Since 2012 “Giving Tuesday” has become an important part of the American philanthropic calendar. Impact100 Philadelphia was proud to participate in this new tradition on November 27 this year with speakers from 2017 grant recipient Community Volunteers in Medicine (CVIM) and another popular local charity, Cradles to Crayons. Denise Maher, Director of Development for CVIM,...

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WCGN Conference Report Oct. 21-23, 2018

WCGN We The Women Conference Report  

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Impact100 Philadelphia Everyday Philanthropist

Impact100 Philadelphia was profiled on Philanthropos’ website! Impact100 PhiladelphiaEveryday Philanthropist

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Interim House: Life-Changing Post-Addiction Support

Rachel’s path to addiction began when she was 13 years old and her doctor prescribed Percocet for menstrual cramps. In the years that followed, the suburban Philadelphia teenager’s life spiraled into addiction to Xanax, PCP, and then heroin. “At the beginning, I was functional,” says Rachel, her voice shaking. “Then I lost my house and...

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