The nonprofit Impact 100
donates time, effort and resources to help the community. On Sept. 12, the organization gave $101,000 to four local groups focusing on impact areas that include: culture; education; environment, preservation and recreation; family and health and wellness.
One of those groups, the NKY Community Action Commission
, will use its award to help fund the Lincoln Grant Scholar House
, a home located in Covington for single parents pursing college education. The Scholar House provides an affordable living option as well as childcare and free workshops designed to help single-parent families escape generational poverty.
Impact 100 was started in Cincinnati in 2001 by Wendy Steele, with the goal of promoting philanthropy among women. The thinking was, if 100 women each donated $1,000, a grant of $100,000 could be awarded to a nonprofit community organization.
The nonprofit has since gone global, now with more than 30 chapters in the U.S. and two in Australia. Locally, Impact 100 has raised more than $400,000 annually, enough to give $100,000 grants to four recipients every year.
This year's recipients were selected from a pool of more than 100 nonprofit candidate groups.
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