Wendy Steele, Founder of Impact 100, is Keynote Speaker at Grant Awards Celebration
Denise Belizar
Special to TCPalm


Impact 100 Martin will award a $100,000 Impact Grant and $50,000 in additional grant monies to nonprofit organizations serving Martin County at its second annual Grant Awards Celebration.

The celebration will begin at 9 a.m. April 11 at Piper’s Landing Yacht & Country Club in Palm City. Reservations for the breakfast event, which is $25 for Impact members and $50 for guests, can be made online at www.impact100martin.org.

On April 11, nonprofits selected as finalists via Impact 100 Martin’s grant award process will present their proposals for initiatives that will make a profound difference in Martin County. Following the presentations, Impact 100 Martin members will cast their votes for the $100,000 Impact Grant recipient. The additional $50,000 will be split among the remaining finalists.

Impact 100 Martin, established in 2017, is part of a rapidly growing international collective giving movement created and founded in 2001 in Cincinnati by Wendy Steele, who received the 2014 Jefferson Award for Public Service for her work in philanthropy.  She will be the keynote speaker at the Grant Awards Celebration.

Impact 100 empowers women to dramatically improve lives by collectively funding significant grants that make a lasting impact in their communities. The concept is simple:  At least 100 women each donate $1,000, with 100 percent of the donations given directly to charity. Impact Grants of $100,000 are awarded to the nonprofit organizations and programs where they will have the most transformative impact.

Major sponsors for Impact 100 Martin’s second annual Grant Awards Celebration are:  Wong Family Foundation, HBKS Wealth Advisors/HBK CPAs and Consultants, PNC Bank and The Arati Hammond Real Estate Team.

To learn more about becoming an Impact 100 Martin sponsor, contact Genevieve George at 772-287-4110 or ggeorge@hbkswealth.com.

Impact 100 Martin is a giving circle within The Community Foundation Martin-St. Lucie.  Women interested in joining Impact 100 Martin or sponsoring a member should contact Robin Cartwright of The Community Foundation Martin-St. Lucie at 772-288-3795 or download a membership application at www.impact100martin.org.