The Count Is In!
We are thrilled to announce that, once again, we have the membership strength to award FOUR $100,000 Impact Grants this year at Grant Award Night in October. Here are the final results of the 2017 membership drive:
• 443 Total Memberships
- 171 New
- 272 Returning
• 530 Total Members (including individual and Shared Members)
• 3 Non-Voting Contributors
• Total 2017 Grant Pool - $446,000
What an amazing demonstration of what we can do when we flex our collective generosity, and how exciting to know that we will soon be leveraging this strength for the good of our community.
Thank you to all the women who have joined us for the first time and for those loyal members who renewed their support once again. And finally, a BIG thank you to our members who referred their friends to Impact San Antonio. Impact San Antonio is primarily a grassroots effort built on women telling other women about this compelling form of philanthropy. You greatly contributed to this year’s successful results.
See the 2017 roster of new and returning members who will be making a profound impact this year.
Grant Cycle Progress
Now that we’ve wrapped up our membership recruitment for the 2017 grant cycle, here’s what’s next:
• Non-profits serving Bexar County and the surrounding counties have already applied for our $100,000 grants in one of our five focus areas:
- Arts and Culture
- Health and Wellness
• Member volunteers identify finalists
- Agencies and Applications Team volunteers review applications, making sure they meet our technical requirements.
- Grant Review Committees evaluate each application, conduct site visits, and identify non-profit finalists in each focus area.
• Finalists will present their projects to the voting Membership on Grant Award Night.
• Membership selects the top four agencies to receive our $100,000 Impact Grants, and the balance of the funds will be equally distributed as Support Grants.
• Member volunteers serve as liaisons for each of the grant recipients to ensure the grants are executed as expected.
And Then We Start All Over Again
It’s not too soon to begin to think of friends you would like to refer to Impact San Antonio next year’s DRIVE FOR FIVE grants.
Double Your Impact and "Tell a Friend"
We’ve made it easy to tell your friends about Impact SA.
- Use this easy Tell a Friend email template to spread the word
- Join us on Facebook and share our posts with your contacts
Members, Mark Your Calendars!
We have some great events coming your way where you can connect with other like-minded and like-hearted women of Impact.
• Wednesday, October 25th – Grant Award Night
Whitley Theological Center
• Saturday, November 18th
9:30 - 12:00 pm
Impact SA Celebration! Members and Agencies, Making a Difference Together (Formerly the Annual Member Appreciation Brunch) at the Blood and Tissue Foundation. This will also be our Annual Member Meeting where we will celebrate our accomplishments as we review the 2017 Annual Report.
Why Impact SA? Watch and share this 3 minute video.
Looking Back On A Great Event
This year’s Impact San Antonio Education Event was truly historic. In recognition of San Antonio’s 300th Birthday, we featured Trailblazing Women who built our great city – past, present, and future.