Impact100 Fannin County was established as a 501c(3) nonprofit organization in the spring of 2022. Inspired by the Global Impact100 model, four women met over coffee and committed to bring this powerful organization to the women of Fannin County, Georgia. Membership in this organization is open to women of all ages and stages of life who desire to act as philanthropists and collaborators in serving their community. Our mission is to unite and empower our members to make an impact in Fannin County though membership-funded grants.
Together, we will make a sustainable impact in our community,
one grant at a time.
The Impact100 Model
The Impact100 model is readily available to all communities who wish to implement it. Designed to empower women to act as philanthropists and collaborators in serving their community, the Impact100 model is based on at least one hundred women coming together to donate $1000 each and awarding member-funded grants to local nonprofit organizations, with a minimum grant size of $100,000.
How It Works
The annual $1,000 donations of Impact100 Fannin County members are combined into a grant fund to be awarded to nonprofit organizations located within and serving Fannin County The number and size of grants awarded are dependent on the size of our membership, but our goal is to give a minimum grant of $100,000 each year. Grant categories and amounts are announced in the Spring at “The Big Reveal” event, which commences our grant cycle. Nonprofit finalists are chosen by our grant committees through a competitive application process, and grants are awarded based on a membership vote at our Annual Meeting in the Fall. Every member who gives $1,000 or more has one vote.