Impact100 Wichita Falls announced it will award one $114,000 grant to a nonprofit organization in the greater Wichita Falls area in August 2022. The announcement came during Impact100’s BIG REVEAL event on Thursday, January 20th at Half Pint Taproom & Restoration Hall, when members learned the total number of women who joined the organization or renewed their membership during the 2022 membership drive.
What is Impact100?
Impact100 Wichita Falls is comprised of women from around the area with an interest in improving the community through strategic philanthropic investment. Each member has committed $1,000 to the grant. The concept is to provide funding for critical needs, new ventures, and innovative ways to solve social problems.
A little history
2020 was the inaugural granting year for Impact100 Wichita Falls with 59 women. The membership collectively voted to award the $59,000 grant to The Arc of Wichita County.
In 2021, Impact100’s membership grew to 81 and voted to award $81,000 to First Step, Inc. for their Battering Intervention and Prevention Program (BIPP) which aims to help first-time domestic violence offenders.
A bright future
Membership has expanded in 2022 to fund the first $100,000 grant. This milestone is projected to be one of many, as the organization aims to give multiple $100,000 grants within five focus areas: arts & culture, education, family, health and wellness, and environment.
“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 Impact100 Wichita Falls. “Pooling our donations and strategically making decisions together, we are able to return 100% of donations to effect sustainable social change.”
Charitable 501(c)(3) organizations interested in applying for the 2022 Impact100 Wichita Falls grant will have until Friday, February 25th 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 the nonprofit application workshop scheduled for Tuesday, February 1st at noon. Please rsvp to firstname.lastname@example.org for Zoom details.