Impact Grants Chicago offers a variety of sponsorship opportunities for women who want to get involved, including sponsorships targeted for member diversity, younger members and those who require financial assistance.
Please contact our Membership Director at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or to discuss the options available for the current year.
Member Sponsorship Program
Impact Grants Chicago offers a Member Sponsorship Program to support women who would like to be involved with Impact Grants Chicago but who may not be able to fully fund a membership on their own.
The Member Sponsorship Application for the 2022-23 grant review cycle is now closed. The application will reopen for the next grant review cycle in fall of 2023.
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Linda J. Havlin Leadership Legacy Sponsorship Fund
The Linda J. Havlin Leadership Legacy Sponsorship Fund provides memberships to young women with leadership potential. This sponsorship fund was created in memory of Linda Havlin who was a pioneer and leader in business and philanthropy as well as a mentor to many throughout her life. Linda was a Founding Member of Impact Grants Chicago.
Through this program, five Linda J. Havlin Leadership Legacy Sponsorship recipients will work with a Grant Review Committee during the grant review cycle (January – May). Two of Linda’s close friends and long-term members of Impact Grants Chicago will serve as mentors to the group. The goal of this approach is to support sponsorship recipients in finding meaning in the important work done by Impact Grants Chicago and ultimately be inspired to continue in philanthropic causes.
The application for the Linda J. Havlin Leadership Legacy Sponsorship is closed for the 2022-23 grant review cycle.
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We also offer a program for corporations to sponsor their women employees as members. Please see our Corporate Member Sponsorship page for more details.