Impact100 Oakland County’s goal is to provide high-impact grants that reach under-served populations, support nonprofits, and highlight unmet needs in our community. Through grant-making, we invest in nonprofits financially and by partnering with them to familiarize ourselves with their programs, services, and the communities they serve. In return, our partners assure us our process allows them to think bigger and more strategically about the work they do and the impact they have.
2023 Member Reveal
4 Grants of $82,000
We’re thrilled to announce our highest giving year yet! With 328 members we’ll award 4 grants of $82,000 to nonprofits serving Oakland County. Nonprofits are encouraged to THINK BIG and submit a Letter of Intent by May 4th.
2022 Grant Recipients:
Urban League of Detroit & Southeastern Michigan, Gary Burnstein Community Health Clinic, & Ennis Center for Children
3 Grants of $100,000
Another year of growth! With 300 members, on November 2nd we awarded three grants of $100,000 each to: Urban League of Detroit & Southeastern Michigan for establishing a College Club program in Pontiac; Gary Burnstein Community Health Clinic to employ a Health Management coach for two years; and Ennis Center for Children for their Fostering Creativity Program for children suffering with trauma. Congratulations!
2021 Grant Recipients:
Haven, Eton Academy & HOPE Hospitality and Warming Center
3 Grants of $91,000
We were excited to see membership grow between 2020 and 2021! With 273 members, we awarded three grants of $91,000 to nonprofits serving Oakland County. These impactful grants went to: Haven to support survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault; Eton Academy for its Post-Pandemic Learning Initiative; and HOPE Hospitality & Warming Center to fund a Peer Advocate.
2020 Grant Recipients:
DAPCEP, Families Against Narcotics & Oakland Livingston Health & Human Service Agency
3 Grants of $85,000
Three grants in the amount of $85,000 each were awarded on November 12th to: DAPCEP (Detroit Area Pre-College Engineering Program) for its STEM educational programming; Families Against Narcotics for its interventional COMEBACK Quick Response program; and Oakland Livingston Human Service Agency (OLHSA) for its Gigabytes for Grandparents program.
2019 Grant Recipients:
Crossroads for Youth, Kids Kicking Cancer & Friendship Circle
3 Grants of $102,000
Our 306 members awarded a $102,000 grant each to Crossroads for Youth, Friendship Circle, and Kids Kicking Cancer. Crossroads for Youth’s project with Teacher’s Pet pairs troubled youth with hard-to-adopt shelter dogs in order to heal both children and animals. Friendship Circle’s UMatter Program empowers teens to eliminate mental health stigmas and suicide through friendship and community. Kids Kicker Cancer’s Caring for the Caregiver Program supports caregivers of young cancer patients through therapeutic, expressive and educational sessions.
2018 Grant Recipients:
Common Ground, Rainbow Connection & Huron-Clinton Metro Parks
3 Grants of $90,000
Membership increased to 270 Members in 2018 from 201 in 2017. Three $90,000 grants were awarded to Common Ground, Rainbow Connection & Huron-Clinton Metro Parks. Common Ground, a 24-hour crisis services agency dedicated to helping youths, adults, and families in crisis, used the grant funding to support their Text and Chat Crisis Helpline for an entire year. Rainbow Connection, a wish-granting organization, used the funds for a new initiative to assist Oakland County families experiencing financial crisis. Huron-Clinton Metro Parks used grant funds to engage low-income students in STEM-based sustainable agriculture program.
2017 Grant Recipients:
Beyond Basics & CARE House of Oakland County
2 Grants of $100,500
Membership doubled from 2016 to 2017. With 201 members, we were able to award two $100,500 grants. The recipients were Beyond Basics to support its Pontiac Literacy Suite program, an intensive one-on-one tutoring program for 55 students at Whitman Elementary School and CARE House of Oakland County to support its Nurturing Parenting Program. This program, promotes healthy parenting skills by strengthening familial bonds and expanding open, empathetic communication.
2016 Grant Recipient:
Variety the Children’s Charity
In our inaugural year we were thrilled to have 100 members. A $100,000 grant was awarded to Variety the Children’s Charity to fund weekend meals for Pontiac elementary students who are at risk of weekend hunger with nutritious. These meals were given to children after school on Friday by an Oakland County Sheriff, helping to foster a healthy relationship between the students and law enforcement.