Impact100 Westchester, a women’s collective giving organization engaging women in philanthropy, just completed its’ 8th grant cycle. With 306 members in 2021, Impact100 awarded $306,000 to Westchester nonprofits, including two Transformational Project Grants of $85,000 each, four $26,500 Core Mission Grants and $30,000 in Focus Area Awards to four organizations. The Focus Area Awards this cycle were awarded to nonprofits with programs addressing housing instability. Impact100 conducted a virtual event for the second consecutive year as a result of the COVID 19 pandemic.
Each of the six Grant finalists presented their projects to the 306 members of Impact100 at the Annual Meeting which was held virtually on Tuesday, June 8th, 2021. The event was led by Co-Presidents Samantha Schwam and Laura Stone. After the presentations, the membership voted and the grants were awarded. The Focus Area Award recipients were voted on by the Impact100 membership in April and were recognized during the annual event.
The two 2021 recipients of the $85,000 Transformational Project Grants:
– Hudson Link for Higher Education in Prison
– YWCA of Yonkers
The four 2021 recipients of the $26,500 Core Mission Grants:
– Hope’s Door
– Port Chester Carver Center
– Stem Alliance
– Westchester Medical Center Foundation
The 2021 recipient of the $15,000 Focus Area Award:
– Sheltering the Homeless is Our Responsibility
The three 2021 recipients of the $5,000 Focus Area Awards:
– Apropos Housing Opportunities
– Interfaith Council for Action
– Westchester Residential Opportunities
Since its inception in 2013, the organization has awarded $2.187 million to 53 different nonprofits serving Westchester County.