WICHITA FALLS, Texas (TNN) - Impact 100 Wichita Falls revealed on Thursday that they will be awarding a $59,000 inaugural grant to a non-profit organization in the greater WF area on May 28.
Each of the 59 women representing the organization donated the minimum of $1,000 each for the grant.
“The power of women giving as one through high-impact grants allows us to have a profound influence on improving the quality of life in our service area,” said Paula Perkins, President of Impact 100 Wichita Falls. “Pooling our donations and working together to be strategic philanthropists, we are able to return 100% of our members’ donations to effect sustainable social change.”
This group empowers women to use philanthropy to improve the lives of those around them.
On Thursday, they celebrated all the women in Texoma who are uniting to make this happen, because while they know one woman can make a difference, together they can make an impact that changes lives.
Impact 100 Wichita Falls is planning to up the grant amount to $100,000 in the future and to, one day, be able to give out multiple $100,000 grants to different focus areas: Arts and Culture, Education, Environment, Recreation and Preservation, Family and Health and Wellness.
Charitable organizations interested in applying for the first Impact 100 Wichita Falls grant will have until Friday, February 28th to complete the online application.
Impact 100 is encouraging interested non-profits to review the grant criteria and FAQs to determine eligibility before applying. That information can be found on the organization’s website.
The organization is also encouraging applicants to attend one of two informational workshops scheduled for Friday, Jan. 31 at Midwestern State University, in Room 129 of the Dillard College of Business. The sessions will be offered at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Reservations for the workshops should be requested by emailing email@example.com.