Impact 100 Palm Beach County invites women who want to make a big impact on their community to join them by March 31st to be part of an organization that is dedicated to awarding high-impact grants to nonprofit groups that rely on donations to further their missions. This impact will be felt by thousands in Palm Beach County when Impact 100 Palm Beach County women gather at Lynn University’s World Performing Arts Center* on April 19, 2016, to award grants to five non-profit organizations in southern Palm Beach County during the Fifth Annual Grand Awards Ceremony. All women who join the organization by March 31, 2016, are eligible to vote in the selection of organizations which have applied for grants. At the Grand Awards ceremony, women who have made a $1,000** donation to become an annual member, will pool those donations together to make $100,000 grants to deserving charities in the categories of education, environment, arts and culture, family and health and wellness. During the event, each of the finalist nonprofits will have the opportunity to describe their project, their vision and what the high-impact grant would mean for their organization and the community. After the presentations, Impact members vote and those with the most votes will receive a grant of $100,000 each. Last year, there were 436 members, allowing them to give away four $100,000 grants to Best Foot Forward of Boca Raton, The Soup Kitchen, Inc. of Boynton Beach, Florida Fishing Academy of Lake Worth and Pathways to Prosperity of Boynton Beach. In addition, the runners up, Boca Helping Hands of Boca Raton and Flamingo Clay Studio of Lake Worth, were each awarded $18,000 grants. A progressive leader in philanthropy by women, Impact 100 promotes “The Power of Women Giving as One,” seeking to advance high impact giving and action by bringing individual women together and making a singular local impact. “The goal of Impact 100 is to make it possible for a visionary idea to become a reality in a way that impacts the local community,” stated Co-President Susan Duane. “In our four-year history, Impact 100 Palm Beach County has awarded $1,124,000 to 19 non-profits to make positive changes in Southern Palm Beach County, south of Lake Worth Road. Our goal for the fifth year, is 500 members and $500,000 in transformational grants.” Impact 100 is operated as a charitable component fund at the Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties. The Foundation also assists with the annual grant-making process. All women who would like to be a part of this powerful “giving circle” are warmly welcomed! Membership deadlines on March 31, 2016. To join, or to learn more about Impact 100 Palm Beach County visit http://www.impact100pbc.com/ or contact 561-336- 4623 or firstname.lastname@example.org.