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

September 26, 2022 Update

Fall Foliage Walks
Impact Grants Chicago is offering Pop Up Walks in different neighborhoods so you can connect with other members, see the beautiful fall foliage and get some exercise at the same time. Please bring a friend who may be interested in learning about our organization!

Walk the North Branch Trail through LaBagh Woods. This walk will be led by Cara Pollard, our Director of Membership Engagement.

September 30, 2022
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Meet at the Irene Hernandez picnic grove

October 7, 2022
9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Meet across from the Park Bait Co at 600 W. Montrose

Volunteer with Chicago Furniture Bank
Join a group of Impact Grants Chicago members for a volunteer shift at Chicago Furniture Bank, one of our 2022 grantees! Friends are welcome.

October 12, 2022
9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
4801 S. Whipple Street, Chicago 60632

Prospective & New Member Information Session: Women, Wine and Wise Philanthropy
All potential members, new members and any members who want to bring a friend who might be interested in joining Impact Grants Chicago

October 13, 2022
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Dearborn and Delaware (address will be sent after sign up)

Impactful Conversation with CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) of Cook County
Members and their guests are invited to join us for an Impactful Conversation with CASA of Cook County, one of our 2022 grantees.

October 18, 2022
10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
225 W. Washington, Suite 1120
Chicago, IL 60606

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.

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