Who We Are

Indian River Impact 100 is a membership organization of over 400 women committed to improving Indian River County in significant and meaningful ways. Each member makes a $1,000 annual contribution and

100% of dues raised go directly to high impact grants.

Our goal is to offer women an opportunity to participate in high impact grant making, rather than traditional, transactional charitable giving. By pooling our resources together we are able to provide four $100,000 grants to local non-profits each year.

Once a member, the only requirement is to cast a vote, either in person at the Grant Awards and Annual Meeting or by absentee ballot – no additional volunteer work is necessary unless the member chooses to join one of the seven committees such as Grants, Membership and Events. 

These are the many reasons that Impact 100 is a success in our community:

  • Giving women the opportunity to pool their resources and participate in a higher level of grant-making.

  • Empowering every woman with a vote for the final grant awards.

  • Providing an opportunity to learn about community needs.

  • 100% of every membership dollar directly to the grant awards.

  • Donations stay in Indian River County and benefit local nonprofits.

  • The opportunity to actively participate in the Impact 100 community by volunteering, visiting local non-profits to see the work they do and attending events.

Our History

Indian River Impact 100 grew out of a previous initiative known as “Women and Philanthropy” which existed to inspire and educate philanthropically inclined women. The Steering Committee and five women, who made up the Leadership Team, launched Indian River Impact 100 in December 2008.

Instead of forming a separate nonprofit organization, the Indian River Impact 100 Fund was established at the Indian River Community Foundation, which was the charitable giving vehicle through which the Fund would be administered. High impact grants were awarded in increments of $100,000 or greater.

In the inaugural year, the original goal was to recruit 100 women to each give $1,000 to the fund. By the end of the 2009 membership drive, 205 women were members, which allowed for two high impact grants totaling $102,500 each. By 2019, the membership grew to 425 women with a cumulative total of $4,143,000 being awarded via 62 grants to area nonprofits.

In July 2019, Indian River Impact 100 achieved a significant milestone by becoming their own independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and ceased being a fund of the Indian River Community Foundation.

Our Mission

We are women who collectively impact the lives of individuals and our community through transformational giving.

Our Focus Areas

  • Education
  • Enrichment and Environment
  • Family
  • Health

One Woman, $1000, One Vote.

Our Mission

We are women who collectively impact the lives of individuals and our community through transformational giving.

Our Focus Areas

  • Education
  • Enrichment and Environment
  • Family
  • Health

One Woman, One Check, One Vote.

Join

Click here to join online and pay via credit card, electronic check or mail in check.

Thank you to our sponsors.

Carmen Stork

Rick and Mary Ellen McCarthy 

Cindy Gallant

A Copy of the Official Registration and Financial Information May Be Obtained From the Division of Consumer Services by Calling Toll-free (800-435-7352) Within the State. Registration Does Not Imply Endorsement, Approval, or Recommendation by the State of Florida.

Impact 100 Indian River

We are women who collectively impact the lives of individuals and our community through transformational giving.

Email: info@impact100ir.com
Registered Charity: CH-59372

PO Box 643425
Vero Beach, FL  32964
772-207-1001