Impact 100’s Core Values for Grantmaking


We approach decision-making with open minds, respect for the ideas of others, and with fairness. We are ethical in our actions and accountable for them.


We strive for the highest possible outcomes in all our actions. We educate ourselves to ensure that we are employing “best practices” and that our decisions are made objectively.


We value discussion and spend the necessary time to work through all decisions, giving consideration to all possible paths.


We expect everyone to participate, and value the individual strengths that each member brings to the process. Once a consensus has been reached, we believe all members should fully embrace the decision.


We foster kindness and benevolence in our interactions and relationships. The humane consideration of every member of our community is at the heart of our philanthropic endeavor.


We strive to be diverse, equitable, and inclusive in our leadership, membership, grantmaking, and community partners. We do not discriminate based on race, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity/expression.

Our commitment to these principles makes our giving circle stronger.