2020/21 event highlights

Fall Kickoff – September 2020

Our Fall Kickoff featured our favorite Emoji, Kristen Pettit Grube, President of Impact Grants Chicago, who welcomed everyone to our 2020/21 Grant Cycle. To view the video, please click below:


Impactful Conversation – Connections for Abused Women and their Children

On September 30, Impact members and guests tuned in for our first ever Zoom Impactful Conversation with Stephanie Love-Patterson, the Executive Director of Connections for Abused Women and their Children. Stephanie shared the challenges CAWC has faced during the pandemic and how our Impact Grant has been critical in helping them address some of those challenges.

Impactful Conversation – I Grow Chicago - October 2020

On Tuesday, October 20, Impact members and guests participated in our Impactful Conversation Live Webinar with 2020 $100,000 Impact Grantee I Grow Chicago. Sol Anderson, I Grow Chicago’s Executive Director, discussed their mission to grow the Englewood community from surviving to thriving through community connection. Sol also shared how important our Impact Grant was in enabling them to provide critical services and supplies to the community during COVID-19. To view the Impactful Conversation with I Grow Chicago on video, click below:


Lunch and Learn – “Rising to the Challenge: Nonprofits during COVID-19” - November 2020

The panelists discussed the importance of leadership and communication; and identified best practices for their organizations, which they intend to continue post-pandemic. They also stressed how the Impact Grants Chicago $100,000 Impact Grant has been crucial in their ability to address the immediate needs caused by COVID-19. To watch the Lunch and Learn webinar on video, please click below:

2021 Virtual Grant Awards Celebration - May 25, 2021

This year's Grant Awards Celebration was held virtually and broadcast on YouTube Premiere. Our president, Kristen Pettit Grube presented an overview of our grant year and process and introduced our eight finalists, each of whom made short presentations. At the conclusion of the event, members were invited to cast their votes, which were added to previously received absentee votes. The Grantees were revealed in a celebratory video on May 26, which you can see below. To view the event, please click below:


2021 Grant Awards Grantee Reveal - May 26, 2021

This year's Grant Awards were revealed in a celebratory video on May 26 . Watch as our President, Kristen Pettit Grube, announces each of the 2021 Grantees. Please click below:

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