SRQ Magazine | Spirit Of Giving December 2021

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STO RY O F GIVING

IMPACT100 SRQ IS ONE OF MORE THAN SIXTY CHAPTERS WORLDWIDE and joins its sister chapters in embracing the local collective giving model. Formed in 2018, Impact100 SRQ brings together a diverse group of women that annually funds transformational grants to local nonprofits in both Sarasota and Manatee Counties. The model is simple. At least 100 women, each give a $1,000 tax deductible donation, and together they collectively award grants in increments of at least $100,000 to local nonprofits in five focus areas: Arts & Culture, Education, Environment & Recreation, Family and Health & Wellness. Each member’s annual donation multiplies the power of giving and funds the innovative projects that make a high “impact” and a sustainable difference in our community. Impact100 SRQ has just completed its third giving year with 404 dedicated and passionate women who are committed to joining together to solve problems in our community. Since 2019, we have awarded 9 grants totaling an astounding $974,000 delivering durable initiatives that are transforming our community. Although it remains difficult year after year to narrow down our grant applicant finalists from so many deserving nonprofits in the community, the silver lining is that each nonprofit that submits a grant application receives greater visibility among hundreds of generous women who may individually consider lending their time, talent and treasure where needed.

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mpact100 SRQ empowers women to collectively fund transformational grants to local nonprofits in Sarasota & Manatee counties. Together, we make a sustainable impact one grant at a time. IMPACT100 SRQ AT A GLANCE: • We invite women of all backgrounds, diverse and dynamic, to join us in awarding life changing grants to local nonprofits. • We are a 100% volunteer organization which allows 100% of member dues to be awarded to local nonprofits. • Each grant awarded is minimum of $100,000. • By leveraging their individual donations, the women of Impact are creating lasting change in the Sarasota/Manatee community while developing member leaders who will continue to be instruments for positive change. • All local 501c3 public nonprofit organizations are invited to complete our Letter of Eligibility form as the first step in our grant application process. • A ripple effect is being felt throughout the community with more women learning about nonprofit needs and addressing them with their time, talent, and treasure. • One Woman – One Vote – One Mission. For women feeling inspired by the Impact100 SRQ mission, now is the time to join. The Membership Drive for the 2022 giving year is open until February 28th, 2022. If you would like to learn more about Impact100 SRQ and how to become a member please go to www.Impact100SRQ.org/membership.php

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