How can I become a member of Impact100?

To join, or for more information about joining, visit the Membership page.

Can I make my membership donation with installment payments?

Yes. Installment payment options are available, but payment in full must be received by October 31st in order to participate in the grant review process and vote on grants awarded in November. All installment payments are nonrefundable donations.

When can I join?

In 2021, our inaugural year, we are offering an extended membership deadline. Membership payments must be initiated before June 1st to participate in the 2021 grant review process and vote on grants awarded in November.

How long is my membership valid?

Each paid-in-full membership provides voting rights for one grant cycle. The first membership year ends December 31, 2021.

Are donations to Impact100 Houston tax deductible?

Impact100 Houston launched in October 2020 and its 501(c)(3) charitable organization status is pending. Based on the timeline shared on the IRS website, we anticipate receiving Impact100 Houston’s 501(c)3 status by April 2021. Once approved, the status will be retroactive and apply to all donations received since Impact100 Houston’s incorporation date in August 2020.

However, please note that Impact100 Houston is unable to guarantee when the IRS will approve its 501(c)3 status. We recommend you consult with an accountant if you have any further questions.

I want to give more than the required membership donation. Do I get more than one vote?

Although additional gifts are always welcome, each Member is limited to one vote per person per year. But you can prepay your membership for subsequent years and/or sponsor others to join.

If my employer or my spouse’s employer has a matching program, will you accept this donation?

Yes, you can double your impact. We gratefully accept employer matching gifts. Donations matching your membership contribution play an important role, as they are applied toward program and operating costs. Please submit a matching request for your donation to your or your spouse’s employer. Some employers will also provide matching donations for retirees.

What role is there for me if I don’t want to become a member?

We welcome “Friends of Impact 100” and are thrilled when an individual, corporation or foundation wants to help us through monetary donations or in-kind service donations. Although they do not provide voting rights, these donations help cover program and operating expenses that are essential to accomplishing our mission.