Impact100 Houston Press Release

HOUSTON (November 2020) – A newly formed chapter of the women’s collective giving group, Impact100, has made its debut in Houston and is bringing local female leaders together to make a big difference for area non-profits.

Founded in 2001, Impact100’s goal is to raise at least $100,000 in donations from its annual members in order to provide transformational grants to local charities each year. The idea is simple: at least 100 women come together, pledge $1,000 and, at the end of the year, they vote to determine where those funds will be donated based on grant applications. Through Impact100 chapters worldwide, thousands of women have joined together to donate almost $80 million to strengthen their local communities. Houston’s thriving philanthropic community is the ideal location for an Impact100 chapter, and the chapter is committed to serving as a powerful force for good, helping to unite and uplift the city during these challenging times.

“Women have the power to transform Houston through collective giving. We are so inspired by the generous spirit and fierce determination of our members. They are women from all walks of life who are united by their passion to create meaningful change in the community, and Impact100 is the vehicle for that change,” shares Impact100 Houston President, Jessica Graham.

For the Impact100 Houston chapter, areas of focus for potential grant recipients include: arts and culture, education, family, health and wellness, and environment. The timeline for awarding grants is November 2021, and non-profits interested in applying for funding can do so online in early 2021.

Impact100 Houston founding board members include a variety of local women leaders eager and excited to make a difference in the community through giving. Co-founded by Jessica Graham, Alexandra Inman and Karina Amanullah, the chapter is currently recruiting members who are passionate about the opportunity to be a part of this unique organization. Founding board members include Veta Bryd-Perez, Tanya Easter, Megan Hotze, Kristin Lenoir, Valerie Ly and its newest member, Jayne Johnston.

For more information on Impact100 Houston, visit or contact Megan Hotze at