SRQ Magazine Article – January 2019

Impact 100 SRQ Reaches Goal, Looks to Double Membership

Impact 100 SRQ, a new group of local philanthropists committed to high impact strategic grant making, has announced that it has reached its first goal of raising $100,000 from 100 committed women. Sarasota and Manatee County women have banded together under this growing philanthropic movement that aims to deliver meaningful change in the Suncoast area. Currently, membership is at 107 women, with aspirations to double its membership by February 28. 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 is awarded to nonprofit organizations in grants of $100,000 or more. Operational costs are kept to a minimum and funded voluntarily by members and corporate supporters.

Impact 100 SRQ is hosting several upcoming events for women interested in becoming a founding member or supporter, which can be viewed at the link below.