HOUSTON (November 2023) – Impact100 Houston awards $245,000 to local non-profit organizations at its third Annual Awards Celebration
The Houston Chapter of Impact100 celebrated its third Annual Awards Celebration on November 8th, awarding $245,000 in grants to five Houston-area nonprofits selected through the chapter’s member-led grant review process.
“Each year we reach deeper into the community and learn more about the incredible organizations serving the Houston area, and we are grateful to get to introduce many of them to a new audience,” 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 third Annual Awards Celebration on Nov. 8th, Impact100 Houston granted the $245,000 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 two organizations each receiving $100,000, and three organizations receiving $15,000 each.
$100,000 Grant Recipient
Family: RaiseUp Families
The mission of RaiseUp Families is to stabilize families in their homes before an eviction occurs, then provide them with skills and resources to become self-sufficient so their children can focus on their education, giving them the opportunity for a better life.
$100,000 Grant Recipient
Health & Wellness: Houston reVision
Houston reVision works to break the cycle of isolation among the most profoundly disconnected youth. By connecting one youth at a time to caring adults, positive peers, and a program that works, they offer disconnected youth the opportunity to re-vision hopeful pathways.
$15,000 Grant Recipients
Arts & Culture: Art League Houston
The mission of Art League Houston (ALH) is to connect the community through diverse, dynamic, and creative experiences that bring people together to see, make, and talk about contemporary visual art.
Environment: Children’s Environmental Literacy Foundation
The Children’s Environmental Literacy Foundation (CELF) launched in 2003 with the mission to establish sustainability as an integral part of every child’s K-12 learning experience.
Education: Girls Inc. of Greater Houston
Girls Inc. of Greater Houston’s mission is to inspire girls to be strong, smart, and bold by providing trusting mentoring relationships, a girls-only environment, research-based curriculum, and hands-on learning.
“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.”
The mission of Impact100 is to recruit at least 100 women, who each donate $1,000. In its third year of operation, the chapter garnered 245 recruited members to support its grant operations. Membership for 2024 is now open at https://impact100houston.org/membership/.
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 email@example.com.