HOUSTON (November 2021) – Impact100 Houston announces $188,000 raised for local non-profit organizations, finalists announced at its first Annual Awards Celebration
The Houston Chapter of Impact100 announced that its members raised $188,000 in the organization’s inaugural year. A historical feat, the chapter nearly doubled its initial membership goal and will use the funds raised to provide grants to five local nonprofit organizations.
The mission of Impact100 is to recruit at least 100 women, who each donate $1,000. The chapter exceeded this goal earlier this summer with 188 recruited members.
“I know I speak for the entire membership base when I say, we are so honored to be able to bestow these funds to such incredible organizations in the Houston area,” said Jessica Graham, president of Impact100 Houston. “Our members are passionate about giving back, and what an inspiration it has been to be a part of such an incredible group of women.”
During its first Annual Awards Celebration on Nov. 3, Impact100 Houston granted the $188,000 in grants to the following five nonprofits, listed in order of grant recipients. Members of Impact100 heard from each nonprofit and voted on the distribution of the grant funds, with one organization receiving $100,000 — the original fundrasing goal of the Chapter.
$100,000 Grant Recipient
Family: Angela House
Angela House provides trauma-informed rehabilitative services in a safe, homelike atmosphere structured for the unique needs of formerly incarcerated women. Since 2002, the program has provided individual and group therapy, referrals for medical and mental health care, dental and vision care, job readiness training, twelve-step-recovery groups, as well as emotional and spiritual support.
$22,000 Grant Recipients
Environment: SPARK School Park Program
The SPARK School Park Program works with schools and neighborhoods to develop community parks on public school grounds. Since 1983, SPARK has built over 200+ community parks throughout the Houston/Harris County area.
Education: The Chinquapin School
Chinquapin is Texas’ only private college preparatory boarding school that serves academically motivated students in grades 6 through 12 from under-resourced communities and schools in greater Houston. Since 1969, Chinquapin has prepared motivated students from Houston’s under-resourced communities and schools for college.
Arts & Culture: Theatre Under the Stars
Theatre Under The Stars, Houston’s non-profit home for musical theatre, is dedicated to enriching lives through innovative musical theatre, inclusive educational curriculums, and dynamic community engagement. TUTS was created in 1968 to serve the Greater Houston community through producing timeless classics and creating/developing new and innovative musical theatre.
Health & Wellness: Kid’s Meals
Since 2006, Kids’ Meals has been making and delivering free, healthy meals directly to the homes of hungry children. Since its inception, we have given more than 8.5 million free meals to food-insecure children in 43 Houston-area zip codes. Kids’ Meals is a first-responder to children ages 5 and under facing debilitating hunger due to extreme poverty.
“We cannot wait to see these organizations thrive with these grant funds,” shares Graham. “Each finalist category is a vital part of our community and deserves a chance to reach their goals without financial burden.”
Impact100 Houston is a 501c3 nonprofit organization that exists to empower women to award large grants that transform lives in their local communities. If you are interested in becoming a part of Impact100 Houston or learning more about the organization, visit https://impact100houston.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org.