Tell me more about Impact100:

Impact100 Westchester is a women’s collective giving organization made up of 340+ dynamic, caring women.  As of the end of our 7th year, we have awarded over $1.8 million to 42 local nonprofits.  Our goal is to identify unmet needs in the region and provide transformational grants to Westchester nonprofit organizations.


Our membership model and grant cycle overview:


Important note: If you are a grant writer or employee of a nonprofit organization that applies for an Impact100 grant during a given grant cycle, you may not participate on any Grant Review committee (Transformational Project and Core Mission) or Finance committee, nor may you attend any first round site visits open only to Grant Review committee members.


Why become a member?

  • multiply your dollars:  we dramatically increase our power to address unmet needs when we pool our funds.
  • address significant needs in Westchester County: although Westchester is very affluent, 10% of our neighbors live in poverty.
  • you decide how involved you'd like to be:  join a committee, participate in an educational session, be part of a day-of-service or just attend the Annual Meeting.
  • meet like-minded, dynamic women: through our work evaluating nonprofit applications as a group, our connections with each other deepen and naturally lead to lasting professional relationships and friendships.

We have awarded over $1.8M to local nonprofits. Click for image for details:

Our membership has grown. With more members, our grant fund grows and we are able to make a bigger Impact:



How do we award the grants?

  • Nonprofit organizations submit Letters of Inquiry each grant cycle.
  • Grant Review Committees evaluate the Letters of Inquiry in order to invite a smaller group of organizations to submit Full Proposals for further discussion and in depth evaluation. 
  • Once site visits are concluded, committees choose finalists to present their applications to the full membership for their vote at the Annual Meeting in June.


More about Impact:

Laura Stone, Co-President

Impact100 overview

Sam Schwam, Co-President

Information about our Grantees

Dawn Hoesterey, VP Membership

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Benefits of membership

Debra Berman, Member

A member's perspective

Sharon Douglas, Founder

Why I started Impact100 Westchester

Yonkers Partners In Education, Grantee

The impact of a Transformational Grant

We fund a wide range of important needs in our community:

Impact in the News...
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Our Annual Meeting Program:
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