See You There!
The Impact100 Philadelphia 2019 Annual Meeting is just days away. We’re looking forward to meeting, mingling, and connecting with Philadelphia’s finest philanthropists – our members! – on Monday, June 3 at the Crystal Tea Room in Center City. You won’t want to miss it. ( RSVP here – the deadline is today, May 28! ) It’s thrilling to hear from the five finalist organizations first-hand. Every 2019 member of Impact100 Philadelphia has a vote. If you’re a member, come and exercise yours. This is YOUR moment. Members, please refer to the email you received on May 22 for everything you need to know about the finalists and voting in person or by absentee ballot. Thanks to Independence Blue Cross for generously sponsoring our 2019 Annual Meeting.
UPCOMING EVENTS and IMPORTANT DATES
  • May 28 - Deadline to register for the Annual Meeting
  • May 30 - Deadline to submit an absentee ballot
  • June 3 - Annual Meeting, 6-9pm at Crystal Tea Room, Center City.
  • June 12 - Lunch & Learn, 12-1pm at Kismet Manayunk, 4230 Main Street, Philadelphia. For prospective members.
  • June 13 - Covenant House Service Day, 9:30am-1:30pm. Open to members and guests.
How Are Our Grantees Are Vetted
Every year, Impact100 Philadelphia members owe a debt of gratitude to our Financial Review Panel. As much as our Focus Area Committee team members dig, probe, question, and analyze on our site visits, the examination by our specially trained Financial Review Panelists is fundamental to Impact100 Philadelphia’s fiduciary responsibility to our members: to award grants to nonprofits who are viable, growing, worthy recipients of our funds. Our “vet” is both qualitative and quantitative. For every site visit, every explanation of a creative initiative that meets a critical need in our community, there is an Impact100 Philadelphia member reviewing the balance sheet to make sure the organizations we consider pass muster financially.

LaSalle University’s Laura Otten explains why it is important to understand nonprofits, their mission, board, and finances from top to bottom. Click HERE to read more.
Community Wish List
This year marks the eleventh time Impact100 Philadelphia will award large grants to local nonprofits. We are proud of the funding we provide, but recognize that we are not able to deliver grants to the hundreds of worthy organizations that apply for them. Impact100 Philadelphia values the entire nonprofit community in our region, and seeks to make our members aware of how we can help meet needs in addition to funds. We established a Community Wish List so nonprofits can tell our members about specific requests. This link is featured on our website, and we update it regularly.

We want all local organizations, especially those who we have read about and visited, to solicit our help for goods and services by emailing admin@impact100philly.org for inclusion. Please note, when organizations are under active consideration for funding from Impact100 Philadelphia (our grant cycle is January - June), we will put your wish list participation on “hold.” We salute all of our friends in the nonprofit community for their work which makes our region better. We hope to hear from you.