Scene Magazine Article – January 2019

A dynamic group of local philanthropists committed to high impact strategic grant making, is pleased to announce that it has reached its first goal of raising $100,000 from 100 committed women!

Sarasota and Manatee County women have banded together in record time under a growing philanthropic movement that will deliver meaningful change in the Suncoast area. Currently, membership is at 107 women with aspirations to double its membership by February 28th.

“We are women from all walks of life, united for a greater good, with a clear understanding of the power of collective giving,” said Jane Watt, president of Impact 100 SRQ. “This is just the beginning of our grassroots journey to give multiple $100,000 grants annually. We encourage women in our community to join us as we reach for the next 100 women for a second grant opportunity in 2019.”

The idea behind Impact 100 SRQ is simple:  Encourage 100 women to donate $1,000 each, then pool those resources into one big grant of $100,000 for a qualifying non-profit in Sarasota and Manatee Counties. Impact 100 SRQ has no paid employees or staff, so 100% of each member’s annual contribution of $1,000 is awarded to non-profit organizations in grants of $100,000 or more. Operational costs are kept to a minimum and funded voluntarily by members and corporate supporters.