A newly formed Wichita Falls organization finds itself already able to make a tremendous impact on the community, as Impact 100 Wichita Falls announced it will award one $59,000 grant to a nonprofit organization in the greater Wichita Falls area.
The grant will be bestowed on May 28, 2020.
Impact 100, in its first granting year, is comprised of 59 women from the Wichita Falls area who pledged to give at least $1,000 toward the grant. Impact 100’s “Big Reveal” came Thursday evening when members learned the final number of women who joined the organization during the 2019 membership drive.
The concept of Impact 100 Wichita Falls is to provide funding for critical needs, new ventures, and innovative ways to solve social problems in the area.
“The power of women giving as one through high-impact grants allows us to have a profound influence on improving the quality of life in our service area,” said Paula Perkins, President of Impact 100 Wichita Falls. “Pooling our donations and working together to be strategic philanthropists, we are able to return 100 percent of our members’ donations to effect sustainable social change.”
The group hopes to increase its membership to as many as 1,000, paving the way for a $100,000 grant, with future plans of someday awarding more than one $100,000 grant in five focus areas: Arts & Culture; Education; Environment; Recreation & Preservation, Family; and Health and Wellness.
Nonprofit groups hoping to be awarded the grant should follow these details:
- Charitable 501(c)(3) organizations interested in applying for the first Impact 100 Wichita Falls grant will have until Friday, Feb. 28, to complete the online application.
- Interested nonprofits are encouraged to review the grant criteria and FAQs to determine eligibility before applying. That information can be found on the organization’s website www.impact100wf.org/grants.
- Eligible applicants are also encouraged to attend one of two informational workshops scheduled for Friday, Jan. 31, at Midwestern State University, in Room 129 of the Dillard College of Business.
- The sessions will be offered at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Reservations for the workshops are requested at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about Impact 100 Wichita Falls, or to become a member, visit www.impact100wf.org or follow us on Facebook or Instagram @Impact100wf.