Founded in 2017, Impact Grants Chicago connects, engages and inspires women to improve our community by collectively funding $100,000 grants to Chicago nonprofits that are dedicated to addressing the challenges facing our city. Impact Grants Chicago is one of more than sixty Impact 100 chapters worldwide and joins its sister chapters in embracing the local collective giving model. The model is simple. At least 100 women each give a $1,000 tax deductible donation, and together they collectively award grants in increments of $100,000 to local nonprofits.


Congratulations to our 2022 $100,000 Impact Grant recipients!

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September 27, 2017

Events Update

January 22, 2023 Update

The Impact Grants Chicago Book Club
February 8, 2023
6:30 p.m.

Margaret's Village Project Valentine
February 11, 2023
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Recruit Volunteers for Grant Awards Celebration Zoom Information Session
February 13, 2023
6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Please click "Read More" to see more information on upcoming events and to register.
September 26, 2017

Membership Update

September 20, 2022 Update

We are accepting membership, corporate and individual memberships for our 2022/23 grant cycle. Please sign up today and begin your impactful journey. The deadline to join if you would like to be on a Grant Review or Financial Review Committee is 12/31/22. Sign up today and check this off your to-do list..

Please click on "Read More" for more information about membership in Impact Grants Chicago.

September 25, 2017

Nonprofit Update

September 14, 2022 Update

Impact Grants Chicago hosted our first Grant Applicant Information Session for new and returning Impact Grants Chicago applicants on September 13. The session offered an overview of the Impact Grants Chicago funding model and grant application process, strategies to prepare a strong application, and a Q&A session. Materials from the session are now available.

2021/2022 corporate sponsors

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connecting women for collective impact