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Impact100 Philadelphia announced last night the winners of its ninth funding cycle.
The local chapter of the national funding network is a women-only giving circle that awards five awards annually — three core mission grants and two general operating grants — to Philly-area nonprofits working in arts and culture, education, environment, family, and health and wellness.
This year’s winners of the $100,000 core mission prizes:
And the winners of the $30,000 general operating prizes:
Winners are chosen by a vote of its 360 members, who have each contributed $1,000 to the funding pool.
This grant cycle marks the first time Impact100 has awarded core mission grants instead of programmatic grants, a sign of trust-based grantmaking.
“Instead of having us tell the nonprofits, ‘This is the best use of [our] money, we’re empowering them and letting them tell us where the money is best used,” grants co-chair Emily Biscardi told us last year.
In the past year, Impact100 has also revamped its Founders Fellowship program.
According to a press release, the group has given over $2.3 million since 2008.-30-
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