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 2023 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
Impact 100, an initiative of the Greater New Orleans Foundation, awarded a $100,000 transformative grant to TrainingGrounds, Inc. Impact 100, a women’s giving circle now in its tenth year, is a group of over one hundred local women who commit to giving $1,100 for the purpose of making a single transformative grant to a local nonprofit. Recipient nonprofits will use the grant to deepen their impact and grow their network of supporters.
Since its inaugural year ten years ago, Impact 100 has granted out more than $1 million to nonprofits across our region.
On November 10, 2022, members heard presentations from the selected nonprofits. The women of Impact 100 voted to hear pitches from the categories of Education, Women & Girls, Youth Development, and Workforce Development. The membership heard pitches from TrainingGrounds, Inc., Daughters Beyond Incarceration, The Roots of Music, and Louisiana Green Corps. Each of the runners up received a $5,000 grant as well as pitch training and a profile video created by our nonprofit partner NOVAC – which can be viewed, along with each nonprofit’s pitch, on our YouTube page.
On November 14, 2022, staff members of the Greater New Orleans Foundation, alongside Villere & Co. and members of this year’s Impact 100 advisory committee, went to TrainingGrounds’ headquarters to notify the nonprofit that they were the $100,000 grant winner. View the winner notification video here.
Learn more about Impact 100's Previous Years
For membership questions or to learn more about Impact 100, please contact Dr. Kenneth St. Charles, Ph.D., Vice President for Philanthropy, at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 504.598.4663.
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
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To learn more about getting involved with our initiatives, get in touch with the Communications team.