Impact 100 Greater Indianapolis has announced the five finalists for a $100,000 grant. They include WFYI and Ted Green Films, OASIS Indianapolis and Lutheran Child and Family Services of Indiana.

May 14, 2015

News Release

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Impact 100 Greater Indianapolis (www.impact100indy.org) today announced the five finalists who will compete for a $100,000 high-impact grant at the tenth annual Impact 100 dinner held on June 9, 2015 at The Willows on Westfield Event Center, 6729 Westfield Boulevard, Indianapolis. Each finalist will deliver a seven-minute presentation to the Impact 100 membership during the annual dinner. Proceeding the presentation phase, Impact 100 members will cast their live vote and the $100,000 grant winner will be announced.

This year’s finalists include:

– Arts and Culture: WFYI and Ted Green Films to produce “Attucks: The School that Opened a City”

– Education: OASIS Indianapolis for Hi-Impact Tutoring

– Environment: Indianapolis Parks Foundation for Indy Urban Acres Flower Farm

– Family: Lutheran Child and Family Services of Indiana for The IMPACT Program to Curb Runaway and Human Trafficking of Young Girls

– Health and Wellness: Gennesaret Free Clinic for The Health Recovery Program for Homeless Women – An Urban Oasis for Healing and Health.

Members of Impact 100 Greater Indianapolis have collectively given $184,000 in 2015. One hundred percent of these funds will to be presented during the annual dinner. In addition to the $100,000 grand prize, each additional finalist will receive a $21,000 residual grant.

“I am humbled to be a part of a circle of so many well-informed and generous women. We are creating a community of givers, and I cannot wait to see what this year’s finalists bring to the table,” said Karen Holly, Board President of Impact 100 Greater Indianapolis.

This year marks the 10th anniversary of Impact 100 in Indianapolis. To date, the organization has awarded over $1.4 million to local nonprofits. Previous grantees include: Social Health Association of Indiana (2014); Tindley Collegiate (2013); Jameson Camp, Inc. (2012); Outside the Box, Inc. (2011); Rock Steady Boxing (2010); Outreach, Inc. (2009); Herron High School and Horizon House (2008); Indy Reads and Craine House/Fairbanks (2007) and Wishard (2006).

Women may become members of Impact 100 Greater Indianapolis by making an individual membership donation of $1,000. Syndicate memberships are also available for small groups of women who wish to pool their money together for the $1,000 donation. These funds are used exclusively for the purpose of grant making in one of five focus areas: arts & culture, education, environment, family, and health & wellness.

About Impact 100 Greater Indianapolis:

Impact 100 Greater Indianapolis is a 501(C)(3) charitable women’s giving circle dedicated to awarding high impact grants totaling $100,000 or more to at least one nonprofit in the greater Indianapolis community in the areas of arts & culture, education, environment, family and health & wellness. The organization seeks to fund critical needs, new ventures, and innovative ways to solve social problems and to create a more civil and respectful climate in our community. Impact 100 Greater Indianapolis has a minimum of 100 members, each donating $1,000 per year to fund the grants. For more information about Impact 100 Greater Indianapolis, visit www.impact100indy.org or follow us on Twitter @Impact100Indy.

Source: Impact 100 Greater Indianapolis

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