Metro Detroit nonprofit organizations invited to compete for $135K grant

As metro Detroit’s non-profit organizations plan for a productive and transformative new year, one’s outlook stands to shine even brighter.

The Birmingham-based and women-led Impact100 Metro Detroit has announced the opening of its annual Grant Award program.

One local charity will receive a $135,000 grant this May.

Eligible non-profits must serve Macomb, Oakland, and/or Wayne counties. In addition to being a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit, the organization must be in at least its third full fiscal year of operation and, "Looking to fund a project in human services, education, arts and culture, environment or urban revitalization," within the tri-county metro Detroit region, according to a release.

Applications are accepted Jan. 9 through Feb. 6, 2019. Three finalists will be selected for a final pitch event this May.

"This year, Impact100 Metro Detroit will be giving away its largest grant to date at $135,000 and we know that there are many organizations in this area who could do a lot of good with that money," says Amy Anger, president, Impact100 Metro Detroit.

"By coming together with our members and a local nonprofit, we will multiply the effects of our members’ individual donations to make a real impact on this community."

Impact100 is a national organization that aims to empower women through acts of philanthropy. The metro Detroit chapter started with five members just four years ago and has since grown to include more than 130 women among its ranks.

Members fund the annual grant program, with each contributing $1,000 to the pool.

This is the fourth year of the program and the $135,000 is the group’s largest award total yet.

Previous grant winners include The Empowerment Plan, Downtown Boxing Gym Youth Program, and Maggie’s Wigs for Kids of Michigan.

To apply for the grant, visit Impact100 online.

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