June 2021

Congratulations to Fiver Children’s Foundation, the recipient of Impact 100 NYC’s first ever $100,000 Innovation Grant. Fiver is a comprehensive youth development organization that makes a 10-year commitment to children from underserved communities throughout New York City and central New York. The proceeds from our Innovation Grant will be used to build a SERVE cabin at their Poolville, NY summer facility that will serve 11th and 12th graders as they prepare to embark on their college process.


We also want to acknowledge each of our other three finalists who fill a critical need in NYC and provide incredible services to our community. We are thrilled that we were able to award each of these organizations a $15,000 general operating grant to help further their missions.

(From Left to Right)

Front Row: Emily Ades, Hope Buerkle, Mindy Wigutow

Back Row: Jennifer Kasmin, Dalia Darwish, Amanda Cavaliero

Thank you to the 147 founding members who made our first year and our first Big Give an enormous success. Because of your generosity and the work that you did, Impact 100 NYC was able to give out a total of $147,000 in grants. We are a community of incredible women who heard a call and rose to the challenge. In just one year, we’ve already made a meaningful impact on four NYC nonprofits. Imagine what we can do next year. If you want to re-watch the Big Give, or share it with a friend, you can do so HERE.

Looking for other ways to support our four grantees, Fiver Children’s Foundation, George Jackson Academy, Reaching-Out Community Services, and Youth Represent? Each organization has provided us with a wish list detailing their ongoing needs as well as other ways in which you can get involved with their organization and make a difference. You can find them HERE. Make sure to put your name and “IMPACT 100 NYC” in the gift notes so they know it came from our great organization! 

While we’ve just finished our 2021 grant process, there is still plenty of work to do. Looking for ways to get involved, here is this month’s ask:

The Technology Committee is responsible for addressing the evolving technology needs and digital operations and assisting in the development of an annual IT plan, evaluating software and services, recommending procedures for database development, and managing the website and grant software.  Information technologists, Project Managers, Content Creatives and all digital enthusiasts please let us know…. technology@impact100nyc.org.

Have a teen who is passionate about social causes and driving change in NYC? nextgen is up and running. nextgen offers teens the opportunity to learn about the needs in our community, how to review grant applications, and how to give thoughtfully to nonprofit organizations. For their first act of kindness, they made 168 sandwiches for One Sandwich at a Time. nextgen teens intend to award a $10,000 grant to an NYC based nonprofit of their choosing and also find other opportunities to support causes in NYC through volunteering and engagement. Follow them @impact100nycnextgenor email amanda@impact100nyc.org for more info.

Our members only Facebook group is up and running! Look for us at Impact 100 NYC Member Network. Impact 100 NYC members come from all five boroughs and a diverse array of personal and professional backgrounds. Yet, we have one common interest: build a community of philanthropic women working together to generate transformational change in our city. To foster our community, this group provides a forum to share relevant information, ask Impact 100 NYC-related questions, stay up-to-date on events and activities, and to connect with other members. 

We kindly ask members to respect the group by limiting posts to Impact 100 NYC, its philanthropic initiatives, events calendar and community services; professional endeavors and opportunities (e.g. needing resources, seeking work, offering services, posting jobs); general philanthropy; and New York City (events, finds, recommendations).  Thank You!