Impact 100 Greater Indianapolis Names 2023 Change Maker

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Yesterday, Impact 100 Greater Indianapolis, a charitable women’s giving circle, hosted its 18th Annual Awards Celebration. At the event, Impact members voted to select Unconditional Indy as the 2023 Change Maker and awarded the nonprofit $100,000 for its Expanding Bridges program. Unconditional was one of five nonprofits that presented their projects to Impact 100’s membership.

“Unconditional is honored to be the 2023 Change Maker. With this funding, we are able to provide wrap-around transitional care and housing stability to women who have left the adult entertainment and sex industries. We are excited to see all the lives this will empower,” said Unconditional founder and executive director, Sarah Daniel.

Over its 18-year history, the members of Impact 100 Greater Indianapolis have granted more than $3.01 million to nonprofits in Central Indiana. Impact 100 Greater Indianapolis president, Julianne Robinson, shared some comments about the impactful change provided by Impact 100.

“Our Annual Awards Celebration is much more than just an evening in community with others – it is an evening where we can change the trajectory of a local nonprofit. All of our finalists have amazing missions, and they truly embody what it means to be a Change Maker in Indianapolis. Congratulations to all our finalists and our Change Maker, Unconditional!”

The following finalists each received $13,000 in community support grants:

To date, 21 local nonprofits have received $100,000 in high-impact grants and 58 have received unrestricted, community support grants as a result of Impact 100 Greater Indianapolis’ collective giving. Previous Change Makers include: NeuroHope of Indiana (2022); NeighborLink Indianapolis Foundation (2021); Family Promise of Hendricks County (2020); Kennedy King Memorial Initiative (2019); Brookside Community Development Corporation and Trinity Episcopal Church (2018); Volunteers of America of Ohio & Indiana (2017); The IMPACT Project (a joint project between Ascent 121 and Lutheran Child and Family Services) (2016); Indianapolis Parks Foundation for Indy Urban Acres Flower Farm (2015); LifeSmart Youth (2014); Tindley Collegiate (2013); Jameson Camp, Inc. (2012); Outside the Box, Inc. (2011); Rock Steady Boxing (2010); Outreach, Inc. (2009); Herron High School and Horizon House (2008); Indy Reads and Craine House/Fairbanks (2007); and Wishard/Eskenazi (2006).

Membership in Impact 100 Greater Indianapolis is secured through an individual donation of $1,000. Shared memberships in which two to four women pool their money to share one vote are also available. Membership funds are used exclusively for the purpose of grant-making, with more than 200 women collectively giving $152,000 to the 2023 grant pool.

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About Impact 100 Greater Indianapolis

Founded in 2006, Impact 100 Greater Indianapolis is a 501(C)(3) charitable women’s giving circle dedicated to awarding high impact grants totaling $100,000 or more to at least one nonprofit in the greater Indianapolis community in the areas of arts, culture and preservation; education; environment and animal welfare; family; and health and wellness. The organization seeks to fund critical needs, new ventures, and innovative ways to solve social

problems and to create a more civil and respectful climate in our community. Impact 100 Greater Indianapolis has a minimum of 100 members, each donating $1,000 per year to fund the grants. For more information about Impact 100 Greater Indianapolis, visit www.impact100indy.org or follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

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