Mind the Core!
The Impact100 Philadelphia grants process continues next week with over half of our members participating in a second round of Team Meetings, following site visits to 30 organizations. With new insights and information gained from the site visits, Team Meeting discussions will focus on how our core mission grants can support these organizations.

Three years ago, after careful study, Impact100 Philadelphia made a strategic decision to switch from funding only new or expanded projects, to funding primary programs, services, necessary infrastructure, and other intiatives that support a nonprofit's core mission. "Through our research, the strategic planning committee quickly realized that Impact100 Philadelphia should be empowering the nonprofits to tell us where the $100,000 grant should be applied in order to take the organization to the next level. We shouldn’t be limiting them by only funding projects or programs. Strong infrastructure plays a significant role in amplifying a nonprofit’s effectiveness and should be a part of the funding equation," says Emily Biscardi, past Impact100 Board member. Emily recently presented a webinar on the importance of core mission grants to members of Catalist, a national organization of women's collective giving.
  • Apr. 16 - Today! Lunch & Learn, 12-1pm at WeWork, 1601 Market St., Philadelphia. For prospective members.
  • May 23 - Bridges to Peace Tour, 12:45-2pm, Langhorne. Open to all.
  • Jun. 3 - Save the Date! Annual Meeting, 6-9pm at Crystal Tea Room, Center City.
  • Jun. 12 - Lunch & Learn, 12-1pm at Kismet Manayunk, 4230 Main Street, Philadelphia. For prospective members.
Did You Find Your Match?
At our Spring Education program on April 3rd, we were delighted to turn to some of our favorite experts - the nonprofit leaders who have received funding from our organization - to Impact100 Philadelphia members, guests, and representatives of 13 nonprofits gathered at Bryn Mawr’s Ludington Library for a special “Volunteer Speed Dating” event. We learned how we can volunteer our time to serve organizations committed to progress and change in the Philadelphia vicinity. We were also gratified to hear that our nonprofit partners have improved the quality of life for women, men, children, teens, and seniors in our community, and proud of our contribution to that process. Each organization welcomes Impact100 Philadelphia members and friends for volunteer engagement events. For a complete list of nonprofit participants and contact information, click HERE .

Impact100 Philadelphia’s Programs Committee is responsible for various educational events throughout the year. If you are interested in serving on this committee, click HERE .
Member Spotlight: Ameera Sullivan
What makes a neighborhood? After decades of decline, how can residents work to change the trajectory of their community? Impact100 Philadelphia Founders Fellow Ameera Sullivan answers those questions through her work at Strawberry Mansion High School, The Butterfly Project, and Temple University. Her work and her neighborhood were featured recently in the Philadelphia Inquirer .

Ameera Sullivan graduated from Temple University’s College of Liberal Arts in 2011 with a degree in Psychology and received her Master’s Degree (dual certification) in School Counseling from Eastern University in 2014. She also serves as a Director-At-Large for the Temple University Young Alumni Board (TUYA). Ameera loves her job as the Head Counselor at her alma mater, Strawberry Mansion High School. She is a candidate for the License of Professional Counseling Certification. In 2015 she started her own nonprofit organization, The Butterfly Project, which serves teenage students in Philadelphia, and sponsors Caterpillars To Butterflies, a women's support group that operates in the summer months. She lives in Philadelphia with her two daughters.