IMPACT100 hosted its final event of the year on Thursday evening, April 23, 2020. This was the group’s first-ever virtual event in its 14 years of raising funds for local nonprofits. Though the group missed celebrating together in person, they were joined on their Zoom call by local musician Steve Boynton whose entertainment helped make it a festive occasion.
With the generous support of IMPACT100’s Season 14 sponsors and 105 contributing members, the group was able to award $11,500 in grants to the following organizations:
REPS Reaching Everyone Preventing Suicide was generously awarded $5500. The funding will support their crisis support and counseling services.
The group selected REPS as the top grant award recipient because they recognized the increased need to provide mental health support and services in our communities, especially due to the evolving COVID19 crisis.
Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains received $2400 to support the SHEP-Sexual Health Educator Program.
Young Tracks Preschool & Child Care Center was awarded $2200 for funding of their initiative to increase home visits for their students.
Friends of the Yampa received $1400 in support of its Youth River Camp and Dinosaur National Monument Volunteer programs.
Mindy Marriott, Executive Director of Reaching Everyone Preventing Suicide (REPS), thanks IMPACT100 for its support, “[with it] REPS is able to provide increased crisis prevention and support to those in our community who need it, thus furthering our mission to preserve, protect, and promote life.”
IMPACT100, “The Next Generation of Giving,” is founded on a simple concept: 100 local individuals each donate $100 to collectively make an impact to raise $10,000 to grant back to the community. The goal is to mobilize the next generation of philanthropists through creating a relatively low cost opportunity to engage in charitable giving, while also having fun and learning about the work that nonprofits are doing in our community. IMPACT100 aims to inspire the next generation to support initiatives that help make our community a better place.
Each season IMPACT100 hosts four social events. The generous sponsors who support IMPACT100 cover 100% of the expenses for these events which feature wonderful venues, dinner and drinks, catered by Big Air Catering, and an opportunity to gather with friends and peers for a good cause.
Attendees at the kickoff event at Bella Vista in September nominated nonprofits to be considered for funding. The IMPACT100 steering committee subsequently met to review the nominations and determine the nonprofits to be interviewed for the opportunity to be one of the four presenters of the year. Following the interviews, the committee reconvened to narrow the nominees down to four finalists. Two of these presented at an event in November, held at Perry Mansfield Pavilion. The other two finalist organizations presented at the February event, hosted by the Steamboat Art Museum.
There is no cost to attend an IMPACT100 event, though only paid members are given a vote at the final event, and 100% of each member’s $100 tax-deductible donation goes directly to support the local community. At the virtual final voting event on April, IMPACT100 members voted on the nonprofits to receive funding this year, which determined the final grant awards.
Since its inception in 2006, IMPACT100 has granted over $165,000 to over 40 local nonprofit organizations.
Thank You to IMPACT100’s Season 14 Sponsors:
- Craig-Scheckman Family Foundation
- Glas Deffryn Ranch – Pam and Steve Williams
- Russ and Carol “Shine” Atha
- Gary and Sandy Neale
- Moving Mountains
- Bella Vista
- Sam Jones with All Season Financial Advisors
- Kathryn Pedersen with Fidelity Mortgage
- The Law Office of Jill Brabec
- Ken Burns with Advanced Copier Solutions
- Paul and Nicole DeCrette with The Crooked Key
- Cindy MacGray with Steamboat Sotheby’s International Realty
For more information about IMPACT100, visit: yvcf.org/donors/impact100