Impact100 Philadelphia, a collective giving organization, has announced the five finalists for its 2012 grant awards totaling $242,000. Two of the five finalists will be selected to receive $100,000 project grants at the group’s annual meeting on June 4th. The remaining $42,000 will be awarded as operating grants to the other finalists.
The finalists and projects chosen for 2012 are:
Representing the combined giving of 242 women, the $242,000 total grant funding is a nearly 50% increase over 2011. With the 2012 grants, Impact100 Philadelphia will have awarded a total of $656,000 to local nonprofits since 2008.
This year, an initial pool of 203 applicants submitted letters of inquiry and 39 of these were invited to submit full project proposals. Following a detailed review of the proposals, including site visits to 18 organizations, committee volunteers selected a finalist for each focus area.
Last year, Impact100 Philadelphia members selected five area nonprofits to receive $164,000 in funding: a $100,000 project grant to the West Philadelphia Alliance for Children (WePAC) and general operating grants to the Community Arts Center (CAC); Concern for Health Options: Information, Care and Education (CHOICE);, Northwest Philadelphia Interfaith Hospitality Network (NPIHN): and Urban Tree Connection.
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