Impact100 SRQ Announces 5 Grant Finalists For 2021

On November 6th, Impact100 SRQ will award four grants of $101,000 each to nonprofits in Sarasota and Manatee Counties that have been selected by its members. To read the complete executive summary for each initiative go HERE.

Arts & Culture: Sarasota Orchestra. Initiative:  On the Road “Parks and Partners”. The proposed initiative will expand and enhance a program initiated during the pandemic to provide free, live, classical musical performances in local parks to reach new audiences, including families with young children.

Education: Girls Inc of Sarasota County. Initiative:  Girls Inc. Gym Renovations. The proposed initiative will renovate its 40-year-old multi-use gym used for sports, non-sports programming and facility-wide assemblies that needs significant maintenance repair.  

Environment & Recreation: Crowley Museum & Nature Center Inc. Initiative:  Equal Access Immersive Outdoor Classroom.  The proposed initiative will replace the boardwalk that was destroyed during Hurricane Irma to enable access to the swamp area and resume its ecological and other environmental focused programming.

Family: HOPE Family Services, Inc.Initiative:  HOPE Family Services Children’s Counseling Center.  Theproposed initiative will build a children’s counseling center on the campus that will enable counselors to provide services to children who are victims of domestic violence in a dedicated, child-friendly, safe environment.  

Health & Wellness: Resilient Retreat, Inc. Initiative:  Home for Healing and Transformation: Creating a Treatment Room for Trauma Care.The proposed initiative will build a treatment room to provide trauma care services to survivors in its facility that is being constructed as part of a large capital project.  

“Impact100 SRQ entered its third giving year with 404 dedicated and passionate women who are committed to joining together to solve problems in our community. Although it remains difficult year after year to narrow down our grant applicant finalists from so many deserving nonprofits in the community, the silver lining is that each nonprofit that submits a grant application receives greater visibility among 404 generous local women who may not have known the organization and its needs, and who may individually consider lending their time, talent and treasure where needed,” said Jane Watt, President of Impact100 SRQ.

For women feeling inspired by the Impact100 SRQ mission, now is the time to join. The Membership Drive for the 2022 giving year is open until February 28th, 2022. If you would like to learn more about Impact100 SRQ and how to become a member go HERE.


Impact100 SRQ is one of more than sixty chapters worldwide and joins its sister chapters in embracing the local collective giving model. Formed in 2018, Impact100 SRQ brings together a diverse group of women that annually fund transformational grants to local nonprofits in both Sarasota and Manatee Counties.  The model is simple. At least 100 women each give a $1,000 tax deductible donation, and together they collectively award grants in increments of at least $100,000 to local nonprofits in five focus areas: Arts & Culture, Education, Environment & Recreation, Family and Health & Wellness.  Each member’s annual donation strengthens the power of giving and funds the innovative projects that make a high “Impact” and sustainable difference in our community. To learn more about Impact100 SRQ and how to become a member, visit the Impact100 SRQ website.

Dianna Manoogian
Impact100 SRQ
(617) 633-6100

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