Spring 2024

 Exciting Beginnings: Impact100 Fannin’s Journey into 2024!

We are so excited for 2024, and Impact100 Fannin is off to a great start for our third year!

Over the last two years, Impacr100 Fannin has granted $264,000, to benefit the needs here in Fannin County. We had the privilege of awarding a trio of grants that will undoubtedly leave a lasting impact on the organizations and individuals they support. CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) and the Lake Blue Ridge Marine Detachment were each granted $25,000, empowering them to continue their vital work. And Open Arms Home for Children received our first ever $100,000 grant! We know these grants will provide meaningful support as the nonprofits continue their vital work in our community. We want to Thank all of our members for making this possible.  Your kindness and generosity is very much appreciated. 

At Impact100 Fannin, one of our core values is transparency. We take pride in ensuring that our members know how and where their money is going to be spent. 

We are excited to begin another year and look forward to making an even bigger IMPACT in 2024!

We would love for you to be a part of our organization and help us impact the needs here in Fannin County! For more information, please visit our website @impact100fannin.org or contact us at info@impact100fannin.org.
 Grant News! 
Your Impact100 Fannin Grant Committee has been busy updating documents required to support our 2024 Grant Cycle. These will be available on our website so be sure to check them out. Questions about what eligibility requirements interested nonprofits must meet are explained as well as key dates for 2024 and the actual Letter of Intent and Grant Application documents. It is a great place to find information!
As you recall, Impact100 Fannin awarded $150,000 in Grants in 2023.  Thus far, we are excited to announce that the Lake Blue Ridge Marine Detachment has received $17,076.91 for the purchase of an equipment trailer and tools! We will keep you up to date as our other Grant recipients request funds and they are disbursed. There is a robust request, review and disbursement process required before Grant funds are released. Currently, only the Marines have requested funds. Each nonprofit who is awarded Grant funds has two years to expend their awards.  The Grant Committee and Governance Committee works hand in hand with our Treasurer to provide oversight for disbursement of the Grant funds.
We look forward to continuing to support our amazing 2023 Grantees, Open Arms, Georgia Court Appointed Special Advocates “CASA”, and the Lake Blue Ridge Marine Detachment as they implement their exciting plans to help Fannin County residents.
The next big news from the Impact100 Fannin’s Grant Committee will come on June 4th when at the Big Reveal, we will announce the amount of our 2024 Grants!  Keep an eye out for details regarding this event. An evite will be sent to all members. Since all our Grants are funded exclusively by membership, please renew yours soon and spread the word to other women who may want to join our mission to unite and empower women to make an impact in Fannin County.  We can do so much more together!

Thank you!

The Grant Committee
Kandy Key. Membership Chairman

Membership Open for 2024! Our 2024 Membership drive opened on January 1st. Signing up is convenient and easy – you may register on our website at www.impact100fannin.org and send a check to Impact100 Fannin at:
PO Box 1774
Blue Ridge, GA 30513.
Alternatively, you can bring a check to any Impact100 event and give it to a board member. If you would like to pay with a credit card, you may do so when you sign up online. Note that credit card payments incur an additional fee. Checks are preferred.  Impact100 Fannin offers two membership options tailored to accommodate varying levels of contribution and support for our organization’s endeavors. First, it only takes a donation of $1000 to become a member of Impact100 Fannin. The second option is called Member Plus where you may contribute an amount over $1000 with the additional funds dedicated to keeping our organization running and go toward operating expenses.Our Friends of Fannin County program additionally solicits donations from sponsors, in which many local businesses and generous individuals have contributed. These funds are very carefully allocated by your Board to cover operating expenses. If you have questions about the Member Plus designation and the use of funds, please reach out to any of your Board members. We invite you to explore our website www.impact100fannin.org where you can register, learn about grant eligibility criteria, access our directory and explore exclusive member resources through our members-only section, along with much more.  Thank you!

The Membership Committee
Cindy Glueckert, Membership

Event News
Thank You to our Hosts: Old Toccoa Farms, Blue Jeans Pizza, General Ledger and the Arts Center for hosting our first events of 2024!We are deeply grateful for your generosity and commitment to our organization’s mission.Mark your calendar for our upcoming events:

March 18th – The Blue Ridge Art Center – 5:30pm-7:30pm – Presenters will be Dale Greene and Jim Brumbelow with the Lake Blue Ridge Marine Detachment and Erin Bradburn, Executive Director of the North Georgia Mountain Crisis Network. The presenters will bring our membership up-to-date on the impact our grant has had on their organization.

April 15th – Bear Claw Winery – 5:30pm-7:30pm

May 21st – Blue Ridge Community Theater – 5:30pm-7:30pm –  Grant Committee will provide a full review of the Grant process and discuss focus areas. 

Nonprofit Session Dates – (Note these are information sessions for all non-profits who have held its IRS 501(c)3 non-profit status for a minimum of 3 years): 

April 16th and April 30th – Fannin County Family Connection – 10:00am to 1:00pm 

Non-profit Fair – June 4 – Old Toccoa Farm – 5:30p – 7:30p – This fair provides an excellent opportunity for Fannin County non-profits to showcase their programs to the Impact100 Fannin membership.

Events Committee
Connie Stinson, Events Chairman

 Expressing Gratitude to Our Exceptional Impact100 Fannin Benefactors, Patrons and Sponsors!
 As we reflect on the incredible strides we’ve made together in the past two years, we want to take a moment to express our deepest gratitude to our valued sponsors. Your generosity has been the cornerstone of our success, and we are immensely thankful for your unwavering support.The impact of your contributions reaches far beyond the tangible, touching the lives of individuals and organizations in our community. Your commitment to making a difference has empowered us to fulfill our mission and create lasting positivity. In recognizing the pivotal role you play as sponsors of Impact100 Fannin, we want you to know that your support is not just financial; it is a catalyst for transformation. Your belief in our vision fuels our passion, and together, we are creating a community where meaningful impact thrives. Once again, a heartfelt thank you for your dedication and support!

T.J. Mahoney & Associates Inc.

Echelberger Construction, Inc.
Adeles Kitchen at Mercier Orchards
Studio Trimble
Century 21 – Troy Shirbroun
Tree City Nursery

Kevin Painter Insurance
Char Stacy / Ansley Realty
Steve Stacy Roofing
Beardslee Custom Homes, Inc
Dennis Shepherd Electric, Inc.
Grace Villeneuve
Jean Tenhelzen
Matthew & Sue Ellen Crossfield
Sarah Isenberg