Impact 100 Supports COVID-19 Relief Fund
Since its founding in 2001, Cincinnati’s Impact 100 has been dedicated to bringing “women together, changing lives.” Members pool their funds and each year make transformative grants of no less than $100,000 to nonprofit organizations doing life changing work in the community.
In addition to its traditional grant giving, Impact 100 recently donated $68,000 to Cincinnati’s COVID-19 Regional Response Fund and leveraged the donation as a 1:1 matching opportunity for the community. This was a one-time donation and a deviation from its normal mode of grant making due to the unprecedented regional crises resulting from the pandemic.
“Impact 100 was founded on the principle of caring for and giving back to our … community. We have a long, rich history of being generous to the communities we serve. We believe this response holds firm to our founding principles of empowering women through philanthropy, creating transformation and 100% of member dollars reaching the community all the while being present and an active participant in mitigating the devastation this crisis is having on the most vulnerable of us within our community,” says Sarah Grace Mohr, President and Impact 100 Board Member.
The COVID-19 Regional Response Fund is focused on getting flexible resources to community-based organizations that are supporting families who have been severely affected by the coronavirus outbreak. Those organizations can meet immediate needs related to food insecurity, housing and shelter, medical needs, childcare, and elder care.
To learn more about the COVID-19 Fund and to read stories of the positive impact this support has had on the individuals and families in Cincinnati, visit www.covid19regionalfund.org. And to learn more about Impact 100, please visit https://impact100.org/about/. Madison is pleased to be able to help support both of these deserving organizations.