Impact100 Metro Detroit Announces $200,000 in Grants for 2020!

The women of Impact100 Metro Detroit announced yesterday at their 5th Annual BIG REVEAL event at the Community House in Birmingham, that their members have donated $200,000 to be awarded to local nonprofits in Metro Detroit. For the first time in their five year history, Impact 100 Metro Detroit will award TWO $100,000 grants to local nonprofits from Metro Detroit.

Grant applications will be accepted from Jan 10, 2020 – Feb 7, 2020. Local nonprofits in Metro Detroit (Macomb, Oakland and Wayne counties) can learn more about how to apply for the Impact 100 Metro Detroit Grant at https://impact100metrodetroit.org/apply-for-a-grant/. Grant proposals are fully vetted by members and include financial reviews and site visits. The two grants will be awarded at the Annual Award Luncheon on May 19, 2020 at the Detroit Yacht Club. During the event, each non-profit finalist will present their transformational grant proposal. Voting by Impact100 Metro Detroit chapter members will occur immediately after the presentations. TWO $100,000 Grant Award Winners will be announced at the event.

Each year Impact100 Metro Detroit awards high-impact grants to a local charity that is headquartered in and serves Macomb, Oakland, and/or Wayne County. Each Impact100 member donates $1,000 toward a collective grant of $100,000, which is awarded to the nonprofit finalist who receives the most member votes. This year the organization, with 200 members, will award TWO $100,000 grants.

“The women of Impact100 Metro Detroit are thrilled to once again be fueling transformation in our community through local nonprofit heroes for not one, but two of our five nonprofit finalists,” said Amy Bouque, president, Impact100 Metro Detroit. “We are a diverse group of women who are passionate about caring for our hometown heroes where we live, work and play. Together we will multiply the good we do in this community and our grant process helps ensure that our money will go on to have a positive impact on many lives.”

Across the country, Impact 100 organizations empower women to join together to have greater impact through philanthropy. Impact100 Metro Detroit, the first such group in Michigan, has experienced growth each year and will have given away over $600,000. Their mission is to fuel transformation in Metro Detroit by uniting women to support local nonprofit heroes and award high impact grants. Membership for our 2021 grant year is available now. Visit www.impact100metrodetroit.org to learn more.

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