The Big Reveal!

On June 4, Impact100 Fannin hosted their highly anticipated Big Reveal at the OTF Tavern. The evening began with a vibrant Nonprofit Fair, featuring 25 local nonprofits. Members had the opportunity to engage with each organization, learning about their missions and discussing both past achievements and future plans. The event was a resounding success, with members thoroughly enjoying the chance to connect with these inspiring nonprofits.

The highlight of the night was the announcement of the 2024 Grant Awards, which will total an impressive $160,000. Impact100 Fannin will distribute three grants: one for $100,000 and two for $30,000 each. This remarkable achievement is thanks to the generosity and dedication of our 160 community-loving members.

With these grants, Impact100 Fannin will have awarded a total of $424,000 to benefit the needs of Fannin County. And in January 2024 in recognition of its exceptional service and dedication to the community, Impact100 Fannin was honored with the prestigious “Heart of the Community” award by the Blue Ridge Fannin County Chamber of Commerce. This accolade serves as a testament to the organization’s unwavering commitment to fostering a stronger, more resilient community.

We extend our heartfelt thanks to our members for making this incredible impact possible!

Revonda Rich
President Impact100 Fannin

Grant News! 

With the close of membership, the 2024 Grant cycle has begun! Thanks to the generosity of our 160 members, we are excited to have the opportunity to award three grants. One will be for $100,000 and two additional grants of $30,000 each. This means since the inception of Impact100 Fannin in 2022, we can award a cumulative total of $424,000 to local nonprofits! That will definitely make a huge IMPACT in our community!

The first step in the Grant cycle is the Letter of Intent (LOI). This went live on our website for all interested nonprofits on June 6th. The final day for submission of an LOI is June 20th. Once received, the Grant Review Committee will meet to evaluate the LOIs and determine if all are eligible to move forward to the full Grant Application. We are looking forward to seeing what our nonprofits are seeking this year! The grant process will continue through the summer. Our next milestone meeting will be on September 24th when all members are invited to meet our nonprofit finalists, watch their informative videos and participate in a question-and-answer session.

In the meantime, oversight of our 2023 Grant awards is ongoing. Thus far we have distributed $17.076.91 to the local Marine Detachment in support of their work in the community. At our recent Big Reveal, we were able to see the beautiful trailer they now own to store and transport work tools. We have also distributed $4668.69 to CASA as they recruit and train volunteers to support children in Fannin County who the court identifies as in need of this special advocacy. We are having an IMPACT!

Thanks to all our members who make our grants possible! Also thank you to the Grant Review Committee as they prepare to do the challenging work of reviewing the LOIs and full Grant
Applications. We could not do what we do without their dedication! 

The Grant Committee
Carolyn Kibler, Membership Chairman

Event News

July 4th Blue Ridge Old Timer’s Parade

According to the Chamber of Commerce, the 4th of July is a time for joy, celebration, and patriotism. What better way to display our joy and patriotic spirit than walking in the Old Timer’s Parade on the 4th of July?

Please help us represent Impact100 Fannin in the parade. All you need to do is bring candy to pass out along the parade route to all the eager little hands anticipating your arrival. The parade starts at 10 a.m., so we ask you to arrive by 9:30 and dress in your Red, White and Blue! If you can participate, please let me know at the email address below. 

Summer 2024
This summer we will be holding two Gatherings. These are not formal meetings, just a social time to get to know your fellow members. The dates will be posted on the Impact100 website shortly. We will also send out an email or Evite to let you know the dates.

September 24
Meet the Finalists

Once the grant review process is completed, we will invite the finalists for the grants to a meeting with the members and present a 5-minute presentation and video of the grant specifics being requested. This meeting will be held at the Blue Ridge Community Theatre and is such an important meeting for all members to attend. Please go ahead and put this on your calendar. We do not want you to miss this meeting!

October 8
Annual Meeting
State of the Union and Voting


This is a big night for the members of Impact. You will hear all the details about the business of Impact100, where we stand financially and our future plans.

Your membership allows you to vote for the finalists in the Grant Process. You’ve met them and heard their specific needs. Now you get to decide for whom you will cast your vote. Please do not miss this opportunity. This meeting will be held at Old Toccoa Farms.

October 21
Evening of Impact


The evening will be the culmination of our year’s work. Our grants will be awarded and we celebrate. The Impact of the evening is palpable!

You will be humbled and honored to be a part of this wonderful organization as the recipients of our grants accept their award.
The Arts Center.

All meetings will be held 5:30pm – 7:30pm

Thank you!
Events Committee
Connie Stinson, Events Chairman

connie@connietstinson.com

WE WANT TO THANK OUR MEMBERS!

Dear Members of Impact100 Fannin,

Instead of shining the spotlight on just one member this month, we want to celebrate each and every one of you who make up the heart and soul of Impact100 Fannin. Your dedication and generosity have been the cornerstone of our organization’s success in helping those in need in Fannin County.

Every donation, big or small, has contributed to our ability to make a tangible impact over the past three years. No matter which nonprofit is selected for Impact100 grants, your contributions have transformed lives and strengthened our community in ways that ripple far and wide.

We want to express our deepest gratitude to YOU. It is because of your kindness, your commitment, and your belief in the power of collective giving that Impact100 Fannin continues to thrive. Each one of you is a vital part of our mission, and together, we have achieved remarkable milestones that have touched countless lives.

As we look back on the past three years, we are filled with pride and inspiration by what we have accomplished as a united force for good. The IMPACT we have made would not have been possible without YOU. So, today and every day, the spotlight is on you—our dedicated members—who embody the true spirit of philanthropy and community service.

Thank you for your unwavering support and for making a difference where it truly matters. Together, we look forward to continuing our journey of making Fannin County an even better place for all who call it home.

Expressing Gratitude to Our Exceptional Impact100 Fannin Benefactors, Patrons and Supporters!

As we reflect on the incredible strides we’ve made together in the past three 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.

Special thanks to the following for supporting us another year:

  1. Echelberger Construction, Inc.
  2. Tree City Nursery 
  3. Char Stacy / Ansley Real Estate
  4. Steve Stacy Roofing
  5. Grace Villeneuve

Special Thanks to new Supporters:

  1. John and Janice Louw
  2. Matthew & Sue Ellen Crossfield
  3. Sarah Isenberg 

Once again, a heartfelt thank you to ALL of you for your dedication and support!