OUR MISSION To create positive change in the greater Richmond region through high impact, transformational grantmaking.
OUR MEMBERSHIP 300+ diverse women of all ages representing Richmond, Henrico, Chesterfield, Hanover, Goochland and Powhatan
Collectively fund each year at least one $100,000 transformational and a $25,000 place-based grant with other women in Richmond to help local nonprofits meet critical needs, launch new projects and foster innovation.
Serve as philanthropic role models in the community
Develop leadership skills through volunteer opportunities
Become better informed about local issues through hands-on opportunities and Impact 100-hosted events
Make more informed decisions about personal giving
Expand your network through relationships with other members who share your love of Richmond
Since 2009, granted $1,685,000 in transformational grants to 21 local nonprofits and $50,000 to our neighborhood catalyst grant recipient Greater Fulton.
Touched more than 1,000 women members of all ages and backgrounds (including educators, homemakers, small business owners, business professionals and young women growing in their careers) and sustained a significant number of our founding membership
Created a ripple effect in Richmond, inspiring a local, girls-giving circle (Girl Power Grants for grades 6-12) and two niche collective giving organizations (Ujima and Sister Fund)
Hosted dozens of educational events exposing members and prospective members to social issues in Central Virginia.
Grown and thrived with dedicated member-volunteers
ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP CONTRIBUTION Navy Voter=$1,100 & Teal Voter=$600. $100 of your donation supports our daily operations and membership development. Both membership levels have the same benefits. 100% of your contribution is a charitable donation.
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES As a volunteer-driven organization, we rely on member expertise to move us forward. We offer many ways to get involved and are sensitive to busy schedules. So, if you're good at numbers, social media, recruitment, event planning, or have another specific talent to offer, please consider volunteering your time.
GIVING SEASON TIMELINE September: Season kick off and start of our annual membership campaign October:Big Kick, typically includes a presentation centered on current philanthropic endeavors in RVA. January:Big Learn, where members hear from local leaders about a timely and relevant issue affecting our region. February: Grants review season begins March/April: Grants review committee meetings and selection of nonprofit finalists May:Big Give, where we celebrate our nonprofit finalists, vote and award at least one $100,000 grant
GRANT FOCUS AREAS Arts and Culture, Education, Environment, Family and Health and Wellness