IMPACT100 Sydney North is a community of people seeking to transform lives in Sydney by awarding high-impact grants. We are volunteers of all ages and backgrounds, pooling our resources to make a lasting impact on the quality of life in our city.
IMPACT100 is a simple idea that democratises philanthropy. 100+ members x $1,000, each have 1 vote to decide where to give $100,000. Our grants go to grassroots charities with big ideas and great potential. Donations are fully tax-deductible, and 100% of membership donations go to fund transformational grants to local not-for-profits.
Each year members choose which projects to fund from a well-researched shortlist. We look for projects that meet a compelling need, demonstrate high impact and make a measurable difference. We give to charities in the Greater Sydney region. While many of our members live in Sydney’s north, we have members throughout NSW as well as interstate. Everyone is welcome to join.
Impact100 Sydney North aims to provide high impact grants that reach under-served populations, raise the profile of deserving but lesser-known not-for-profit organisations, highlight unmet needs, and increase involvement in philanthropy across Australia.
In 2017 IMPACT100 Sydney North awarded its inaugural $100,000 primary grant to fund the Barbershop Project by Information and Cultural Exchange, helping young men at risk, as well as three $10,000 grants to Orange Sky, batyr and Aurora. In 2018 we awarded our second primary grant to SHINE for Kids for the Rise Education Program helping children with incarcerated parents. Three $10,000 grants were awarded to Dandelion Support Network, The Pyjama Foundation and SISTER2Sister. We are set to award similar amounts at the end of 2019, bringing the total of our direct grants to $390,000.
Additionally, members have given up to $200,000 to IMPACT100 Sydney North charities through direct donations, volunteering and the provision of pro bono assistance. Our finalists benefit from the endorsement of IMPACT100 Sydney North and raised public profiles, potentially attracting additional funding and support. We know the ripple effects of our work are enormous.
Join a community of extraordinary people who want to achieve a social impact beyond what they could alone. The more members we have, the more we can give. There are so many needs, but together we have the power to accelerate change.
IMPACT100 Sydney North is a sub-fund of the Australian Communities Foundation (ACF). Donations are made through their secure payment page, and ACF will issue your tax receipt.
For further details, visit their website.
Tina Jackson, Chair firstname.lastname@example.org
0419 277 752
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