Impact 100 Announces Transformational Grants

Now in its 17th year, Impact 100, a Cincinnati based giving circle, recently awarded over $400,000 in grants at its annual awards celebration.  Madison Wealth Advisor, Julie Albright, CFA, CFP, attended the event along with team members Kati Őri, Kim Corney and Sheila Zenni. Julie has been a member of Impact 100 for five years. She was part of the grant review committee for Education proposals this year, and also serves on the Finance and Endowment Committees.

                                       L – R: Julie Albright, Sheila Zenni, Kim Corney, Kati Őrì

Over 400 Impact 100 members and guests packed Music Hall to hear presentations from each well-vetted grant finalist. Members then voted for grant recipients through a first-ever digital voting process. Four deserving organizations were chosen to receive $104,000 each from Impact 100 while a local foundation anonymously supported the funding of two additional grants. This latest grant cycle brings the Impact 100 investment in tristate charitable nonprofits to $4.6 million since its inception.

Madison is proud to support Impact 100 and congratulates the six 2018 Grant Recipients!

  • Outdoor Adventure Clubs of Greater Cincinnati-Targets at-risk youth
  • La Soupe – Addresses food insecurity
  • Venice on Vine – Offers mobile training for adults with barriers to employment
  • Wave Pool – Welcome project for refugees and immigrants
  • Welcome House of Northern Kentucky – Homeless street health & hygiene
  • City Gospel Mission – Play and learn for young children


To the left are four of the six grant recipients. Grants are awarded to nonprofit organizations working within the following focus areas: Culture; Education; Family; Health & Wellness; and Environment. Each grant helps to fund significant, transformative projects over a three year period.

If you are interested in learning more about Impact 100, please visit their website at or ask Julie to share her experiences.