From Ann Vaughn, President

We always say that Focus Area Committees are at the heart of what we do, so it's incredibly exciting to have our members off to the races with their dedicated, thoughtful grant review.

It's in these committees that our members get to know each other, get to know our community, and bring their rich and diverse life experiences to bear on a rigorous review process.

It's also where we take action. Women join Impact100 because they want to lift up nonprofits and make transformational change. As Black History Month comes to a close, our Board and our members have taken time to reflect on the structural inequities and racial injustice in this country. But it's clear that reflection is no longer enough. As we continue educating ourselves and each other about systemic racism, we must also take action.

I want to thank all of our members who have volunteered for FAC committees. Our collective decision-making is putting incredible projects and programs into motion. Let us be proud of our reflections, and prouder of our actions.

Grant Process Update
Our five Focus Area Committees are beginning to review our 2022 grant applications!

Impact100 DC members who have joined one of the FAC committees (Arts & Culture, Family, Health & Wellness, Environment, and Education) will spend the next several weeks assessing nonprofit applicants.

Finalists will be announced on June 9, 2022. Here's a reminder of our timeline:
Meet our 2022 Fellows
Impact100 DC’s Fellowship program is designed to provide a path to membership for women who want to make an active contribution and currently need financial support to join.

We are committed to ensuring the Impact100DC Community is filled with unique voices and perspectives. The Fellows program aids in our ability to fulfill that commitment, while supporting a woman’s philanthropy journey.

This year, we have two fellows: Lavontte Chatmon and Lauren DiSilvio. Please read Impact100 DC member Joan de Pontet’s profiles of these two talented and accomplished women.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Black Lives Matter Plaza, photo credit: Ted Eytan
The Impact100 DC Board continues to make conversation and education about systemic racism and racial injustice a focus.

Here are some of the articles we found most helpful this month:

We're interested in more than reporting out our conversations we'd like you to contribute as well. If you have resources you'd like us to feature in the next newsletter, please fill out the survey below.
New Opportunities to Support our 2021 Finalists
We continue to believe in and support the work of our incredible 2021 finalists (Free Minds Book Club, Audubon Naturalist Society in partnership with the Urban Studio, Generation Hope, and Bridges to Independence).

Learn more about how you can support their work directly, including registering for the Arlington Bunny Hop on April 23 when registration opens on March 1. The Bunny Hop will benefit Bridges to Independence.
Our Membership Directory is Live!
Our password-protected member portal is available!

Members can take advantage of our new Membership Directory, which includes contact information for Impact100 DC members that have opted in and given permission. Members can get the password for the directory in our "The Impact100 DC Membership Directory is live!" email from February 4 or by emailing [email protected].
Call for tech support...
Impact100 DC is looking for IT support across our digital platforms, including Google Suite, our membership database, Zoom, Constant Contact integrations, and orientation to these platforms for new Board members.

Do you have the expertise and an interest in making an in-kind donation of services? Or: Do you have an idea of where we might find this kind of support? We are open to a variety of ideas and solutions. Email our President – Ann Vaughn – at [email protected].

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