Impact100 Nashville Announces Semi-Finalists for $203K Grants to Local Nonprofits

Grant Awardees to be Announced during Virtual Voting Event and Celebration on November 4th

Sky view of Nashville, TN (Photo by: Tanner Boriack | Unsplash).
Sky view of Nashville, TN (Photo by: Tanner Boriack | Unsplash).

NASHVILLE, Tenn., – Impact100 Nashville, an organization that empowers women to make transformative changes in their community, announces today it has selected eight semi-finalists to compete for two grants of $101,500 each. The semi-finalists are the following local nonprofit organizations: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee, Bridges of Williamson County, End Slavery Tennessee, Mending Hearts, Inc., Nashville Conflict Resolution Center, Native American Indian Association of Tennessee, Our Place Nashville and Tennessee Kids Belong. Impact100 Nashville members will select the grant winners during their virtual Voting Event and Celebration on Thursday, November 4, 2021, at 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. CST.

Impact100 Nashville is a women’s giving circle that was founded in 2014 and has awarded $570,000 to worthy causes in the community since its inception. Impact100 Nashville is one of more than 60 chapters in different cities across the United States. The basic structure for each chapter is simple—at least 100 women each donate $1,000, forming $100,000 grants that are given annually to deserving nonprofit organizations within their community. Individual chapters of Impact100 Global have collectively granted more than $105 million to fund local nonprofits in their communities.

“The collective impact we have on our community is directly related to the number of women who get involved with our powerful organization,” said Michele Herlein, chairwoman, Impact100 Nashville. “We are accepting members for 2022 and welcome women who are interested in using our collective financial and social power to make a difference in the community. With 203 women this year we are giving away two grants over $100,000. Next year we want to give away $300,000.”

Impact100 Nashville’s 2020 grant was awarded to the Raphah Institute, a nonprofit that helps communities heal from social harm by confronting and solving its root causes. Grant funding helped the organization effectively strengthen its program that focuses on using restorative practices as an alternative for resolving felony cases in juvenile court.

“This grant has created the opportunity for us to significantly increase the number of people we serve through our restorative justice diversion program,” said Travis Claybrooks, founder, and CEO, Raphah Institute.

Impact100 Nashville’s 2021 grant winners will be announced during their virtual Voting Event and Celebration on Thursday, November 4, 2021, at 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. CST. Members and guests are welcome to attend this online event and may register here.

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