Impact100 Philly Announces 2012 Nonprofit Grant Recipients, Increases Funding by Nearly 50%By Shannon Collins |
Last night, at World Cafe Live, five nonprofits were given a significant boost thanks to the collective power of 242 local women.
Impact100 Philadelphia members gathered to award $100,000 each to two Philadelphia-area nonprofit organizations, with an additional $42,000 awarded to three other organizations.
Members heard from presentations from the five grant finalists and cast votes to determine the recipients of $242,000 in funding. Representing the combined giving of 242 women donors, the grant funding for 2012 was nearly 50% over last year.
Here’s a look at who won:
$100,000 Project Grant Recipients
- The After School Activities Partnership (ASAP) will support:
- Safe, stimulating after school enrichment activities in chess, debate and Scrabble for students in the Philadelphia school district from kindergarten through 12th grade.
- The creation of 10 new chess teams to participate in the Philadelphia Scholastic Chess League and 15 new debate teams to participate in the Philadelphia Scholastic Debate League.
- The Village of Arts and Humanities will support:
- CRED Youth Arts Magazine and related educational programming.
- The engagement of 20 – 30 young adults in writing and producing 10,000 copies of the magazine, which will feature 400-600 works submitted by artists and writers in the region under the age of 25, three times per year.
$21,000 Operating Grant Recipient
- The Women’s Center of Montgomery County will support:
- Medical Advocacy for Child Victims of Domestic Violence will identify and assist 100 children who are exposed to domestic violence and in many cases experience abuse and neglect themselves.
- The training of 250 pediatric healthcare providers at Holy Redeemer Hospital to identify and refer victims to an on-site medical advocate for support.
- Norris Square Neighborhood Project will support:
- The Urban Garden Program, which will address the “food desert” in Norris Square and to provide healthy, affordable, culturally appropriate local food.
- More than 4,000 people will benefit from the expansion that will include a tripling of its garden plots (to 75 in total).
- Enhancing programs and events for families about gardening, nutrition and cooking.
- Urban Tree Connection will support:
- The Environmental Youth Leadership Program, which will empower 25 at risk youth, ages 14-18, in West Philadelphia’s Haddington neighborhood, with environmental education and hands-on experience.
- Will occur over a nine-month period (three seasons) and include training in the following areas: farm management and production, preparation of farm produce for sale, set up for markets and handling of cash flow.
Since 2009, Impact100 Philadelphia has awarded a total of $656,000 in grants to Philadelphia-area nonprofits with this year marking the first time two $100,000 grants were possible.
According to Co-President Ellan Bernstein, the grant application and review process introduces Impact100 members to nonprofit organizations that are addressing unmet needs in our region.
“Many of our members subsequently have become involved on a personal level with these organizations as donors or volunteers,” said Bernstein.
Nonprofit organizations interested in applying for the next round of Impact100 grants can visit their website to review eligibility requirements. The 2013 grant cycle will begin with a January 2013 deadline for initial letters of inquiry.blog comments powered by Disqus