Impact 100 Greater Indianapolis is a charitable women’s giving circle dedicated to awarding high impact grants to nonprofits in our community. We seek to fund critical needs, new ventures, and innovative ways to solve social problems in order to create a more civil and respectful climate.

Review our work through our Annual Giving Report
or the Interactive Impact Map showing where our grantees are located.

Impact 100 Greater Indianapolis is excited to announce that our five focus area committees have completed their work and selected their Change Maker Finalists (pictured below at Tuesday’s Big Reveal):

To find out more about each finalist organization, click on their name to go to their website.

Members should note that Finalist written summaries and budgets should be sent via email on May 25th.

Save the date for June 11, 2024, when we will hold our in-person Annual Awards Celebration, at The Heirloom Indianapolis. We’ll introduce the five finalists for the $100,000 Change Maker grant, they’ll have seven minutes to introduce their program, the 2024 Members will cast their vote for the program of their choice, and we will announce which of the five finalists will be our 2024 Change Maker and receive the $100,000 high impact grant. The other four finalists will each receive a Community Support Grant (amount of the grant will be announced when we announce the 2024 Grant Pool).

We’ll have activities to add to the excitement and are accepting donations to raffle and door prizes. You can learn more about the Awards Celebration here or click here to purchase tickets.

Proceeds from these events go to support Impact 100’s “Friend” fund, which helps us keep the ticket cost to the event down and supports operating costs and overhead expenses. These funds ensure that 100% of each membership donation goes directly to the annual Impact 100 Greater Indianapolis grant pool.

Your presence and support, members and guests alike, made all the difference. Thank you for allowing us to share how powerful empowering women in our community can be with Impact 100 Greater Indianapolis. 


Impact 100 has been an important part of the Indianapolis community since 2006, along with our annual goal of delivering more than $100,000 to nonprofits in the Greater Indianapolis community. Through our grants we have proven that collective giving works, and that a group of inspired women can accomplish much more than any one of us can alone. Visit our Membership Page for more information.

The Impact 100 Leaders of the Future Scholarship program has been an important pipeline for developing new members and future leaders for Impact 100. We are proud to announce the 12 women receiving this year’s scholarship membership:

  • Leili Abdi, Master Student, IU School of Philanthropy, Research Asst. Global Philanthropy Environment Indices 
  • Paradise Bradford, Free Leading and Pretty Passionate Hands 
  • Danielle Drake, Greater Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce 
  • Caroline Durava, We Bloom
  • Oriana Fuenmayor, IUPUI Student, Intern at Domestic Violence Network 
  • Erica Henry, Master student IU School of Philanthropy 
  • Twanda Jones, MPA Student, Defense Finance/Acctg, The Comfort Home Place 
  • Mary Lechner, Teenworks 
  • Natalie Matthews, Cathedral High School
  • Sally Root, Indianapolis Art Center 
  • Madeline Sersic, IU McKinney School of Law 
  • Priti Tailor, Enrolled in 2024 Leadership United Program w/ United Way of Central Indiana

Click here to read about their dream projects.

You can learn more about the Scholarship program, including eligibility requirements here.

Meet Our 2023 Change Maker!

Unconditional Indy is our 2023 Change Maker, and will use the $100,000 grant to fund “Expanding Bridges” – a holistic housing assistance program for women who have transitioned out of sex work and the adult entertainment industries. Four nonprofits each received an unrestricted Impact 100 Community Support Grant of $13,000, and you can learn more about them by reading our blog posting on the 2023 grant recipients.

For an update on how the 2023 grants have been used by the nonprofits receiving them, read our blog here.

2024 Annual Awards Celebration Sponsors

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors


2024 Annual Awards Celebration Patrons

Our patrons supported the event through cash or in-kind donations to our Cookie Auction, Baskets, and Wine and Spirits Pull.