COLLECTIVE WISDOM & STRENGTH
Together we strive to transform ourselves and our community through philanthropy.
Who We Are
Impact 100 Wichita Falls is an organization of women who pool financial and creative resources together to make a substantial and lasting mark on charitable giving in the Greater Wichita Falls community. Our membership includes women of all ages and perspectives as well as professional and volunteer experiences. We are strengthened by our shared knowledge and leadership and work to grow our talents through direct engagement in the philanthropic process. Each of us is in a different spot on her philanthropic journey.
Our ultimate goal is to be the area’s preferred women’s philanthropic organization with 500+ diverse and engaged members that return year after year to provide significant support for the important work of nonprofit organizations in the Greater Wichita Falls community. More members lead to more grants that yield greater impact for more lives.
How We Work
At least 100 women give $1,000 each. 100% of this money goes into a grant fund that is given away in the Greater Wichita Falls community through grants of at least $100,000 each. Grants can be awarded in Arts & Culture; Education; Environment, Recreation & Preservation; Family; or Health & Wellness. The grants are selected based on a vote of the membership at the annual Grant Award Night in April. Each of our members has an equal voice in selecting these community partners. This is transformational giving…on your terms.
The Grant Process
Here’s a high-level overview:
The yearly membership drive formally kicks off in June and continues until the deadline announced by the Board of Directors.
Nonprofit agencies serving the Greater Wichita Falls community submit grant proposals for review to Impact 100 Wichita Falls.
The Impact 100 Wichita Falls committees review submitted grant proposals in each of the five focus areas: Arts & Culture; Education; Environment, Recreation & Preservation; Family; and Health & Wellness.
Agencies recommended by the Grant Review Committees as finalists are brought to the general membership at the annual Grant Award Night where members vote to select the grant recipient(s).
How We Accomplish This
Impact 100 Wichita Falls is a 501(c)(3), volunteer-led organization. Our members use their diverse skills and talents to accomplish our Mission.
Operational costs are covered by donations from sources other than members' $1,000 donations, as 100% of each Member's contribution is designated for grant funding.
How This Impacts Our Community & Our Members
Impact grants are meant to be transformational, enabling local nonprofits to pursue a dream that might otherwise not be possible. Nonprofits would potentially be able to provide services in a new way, provide more of the same kind of services, or expand their services to a new population.
By funding a high-impact grant, we can also make an extraordinary impact on our members. We strive to connect each member to this transformational experience, as she experiences what it means to be a catalyst for positive change in our community.