New giving circle in Louisville: Impact 100

Impact 100 Louisville, a new Louisville-based nonprofit, is bringing women together to transform lives through collective giving. Their membership model is simple: 100+ women donate $1,000 to create a $100,000+ grant that will benefit at least one local nonprofit.  And their concept is compelling; to date, 191 women have raised $191,000 to transform lives in Jefferson County.

The Community Foundation of Louisville is excited to support projects like Impact 100 Louisville that encourage and grow local philanthropy throughout the community. Giving circles have the power to create great change by bringing people together around a common goal and pooling resources for greater impact.

“Impact 100 Louisville is based off of a national model that has raised more than $80 million dollars in communities around the country,” said Anne McKune, Director of Philanthropy at the Community Foundation of Louisville. “When we learned that there was a local group of women working to create something similar, we knew we wanted to help them be successful.”

Impact 100 Louisville gives women the opportunity to allow their philanthropic gifts to go further through collective giving. With 100% of each donation going directly to the selected nonprofit(s) – separate dollars are raised to cover administrative costs – they are making more of an impact together than most could have made alone.

Impact 100 Louisville is excited to announce that their grant cycle is now open, and they are accepting Letters of Interest (LOI) from local nonprofits. This opportunity is open to all qualified nonprofit organizations within Jefferson County who are seeking funding to benefit programs in the following areas:

  • Arts & Culture
  • Education
  • Environment & Recreation
  • Family
  • Health & Wellness

If you are interested in becoming a member and supporting the 2021 grant cycle of Impact 100 Louisville, or if you are a local nonprofit interested in submitting an LOI, visit If you have any questions regarding the LOI requirements, please email