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.

2020 Impact:

$255,000

Award:

3 Grants of $85,000

Details:

2020 Membership closed on April 1st and on May 15th we announced 255 members for this giving year. We’ll award three grants of $85,000 each to nonprofits serving Oakland County at our Annual Awards Ceremony in November. Members will vote LIVE after finalists are selected by the grant review committees. Join us for our Meet the Finalists Webinar on October 15th for a reveal of our 2020 finalists!

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Past Recipients

2019 Grant Recipients:

Crossroads for Youth, Kids Kicking Cancer & Friendship Circle

Awarded:

3 Grants of $102,000

Details:

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

Awarded:

3 Grants of $90,000

Details:

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

Awarded:

2 Grants of $105,000

Details:

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

Awarded:

$100,000

Details:

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.