The Big Night is almost here! On Tuesday, April 19, Impact 100 Palm Beach County — the second largest chapter in the world, with 700 members! — will award multiple $100,000 grants to local nonprofits in the areas of Arts, Culture & Historic Preservation; Education; Environment & Animal Welfare; Family; and Health & Wellness.
This year, Impact 100 has a total of $700,000 to award to nonprofits. Finalists this year for each category are:
Arts, Culture & Historic Preservation: Benzaiten Center for Creative Arts, Inc — Hands Across Community; Young Singers of the Palm Beaches — South County Sings for Healing
Family: Friends of Foster Children — Kinship Care & Connections; Unicorn Children’s Foundation — Family Navigator Program
Environment and Animal Welfare: Marine Education Initiative — Sustainable Agriculture Initiative; Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League — Project Catsnip South County 2022
Education: PROPEL Inc. — Virtutor; Xcel Mentoring Network — Youth Training & Wellness Project
Health & Wellness: Love Serving Autism — Serving with HEART in South Palm Beach County; The Soup Kitchen, Inc. — Lift Up.
“For our Grand Awards this year, our goal was to have 700 members so that we could award as many $100,000 grants to local nonprofits as possible,” said Holly Schuttler, President of Impact 100 Palm Beach County. “We want to grant $700,000 in grants for the first-time in Impact 100 PBC’s history. With these influential grants, we can positively impact our community and help support even more nonprofit initiatives.”
This chapter of Impact 100 was launched just 10 years ago by Tandy Robinson, Lisa Mulhall and Cindy Krebsbach, and has morphed into a force to be reckoned with in the area’s philanthropic landscape. The idea is simple: Members pledge $1,000 each, nonprofits apply and present their cases, the list is winnowed down, and at one big ceremony, members vote for their choices in each category, and the grants are awarded. No elaborate black-tie events or gala planning — just a straightforward channeling of much-needed funds to local nonprofits with ideas and vision. Since its inception, Impact 100 Palm Beach County has awarded more than $4.5 million in grants.
The Grand Awards Celebration will be held at Lynn University, 3601 N. Military Trail, Boca Raton, from 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 19.
Grant applications for 2023 will open this fall. For more information about Impact 100 Palm Beach County, to join this chapter or to learn more about the grant application process, please call 561/336-4623 or visit impact100pbc.org.