We support women by expanding the impact of their giving.
Across the country and across the globe women are taking their rightful place at the table where decisions are made. Nowhere is their presence more powerfully felt than in philanthropy, where women’s values and visions are reshaping our world. Registration for 2022 is now open.
What is Impact 100?
Impact 100 is a group of over one hundred local women who have committed to giving $1,100 for making a single transformative grant to a local nonprofit every year. These transformative grants will be game-changers for the recipient nonprofits. Over time, these nonprofits also will be game-changers for our city and region.
Why Impact 100?
Because, as Margaret Mead said, it really only takes a small group of committed individuals to change the world. In recent years, as women have stepped into their power—including their earning power—women’s giving circles have become influential change agents in communities across the country.
We believe it’s time for a women’s giving circle to transform some of the pressing issues facing the New Orleans region. By pooling our resources and focusing our efforts, we can be the change agents few of us can afford to be alone. Together, we can demonstrate the power of collaborative giving. $1,100 is your passport to Impact 100. To learn more information about Impact 100 please read the Q&A.
Women Making an Impact
Since its inaugural year, Impact 100 has granted out more than $1 million to nonprofits across the Greater New Orleans region.
In 2021, Impact 100 members granted $115,000. Four local nonprofits representing education (College Beyond), social services (Bastion), workforce (Hotel Hope), and youth development (Silverback Society) pitched their $100,000 ideas to the women of Impact 100 during an in-person pitch event. The winner, Hotel Hope, earned a $100,000 grant and each runner-up received $5,000 as well as pitch training and a profile video created by our nonprofit partner NOVAC.
The 2021 Impact 100 Winner was Hotel Hope, an organization that moves families from homelessness to self-sufficiency through a three-stage service model that involves providing crisis intervention services, residential stability, and help in achieving economic self-sufficiency. For more information about Hotel Hope please visit their website.
For more information about the other participating nonprofit organizations, please visit their websites below:
For membership questions or to learn more about Impact 100, please contact Natasha Walker via email firstname.lastname@example.org or via phone 504.620.5262.
Impact 100 2022 Membership
Victoria Adams Phipps
Vanessa Brown Claiborne
Gail Hester Louapre
Anita Marshall Jefferson
Halima Leak Francis**
Susan Moody Prieto
Mary Beth Reiling
Courtney Anne Sarpy
Penny Selber Autenreith
Jacqueline “J.C.” Tuthill
Kristin Van Hook Moore
Kristen van Meerveld
* 2022 Advisory Committee Members
** 2022 Advisory Committee Co-Chairs