Impact100 WA gathers at least 100 people to donate a minimum of $1000 each annually and then pools their contributions to make large impact grants to WA-based projects that are collectively chosen by the donors at an annual Grant Awards dinner.
Donations are fully tax-deductible and the whole $1000 donation goes directly toward the grants.
Our grant strategy includes making at least one Primary Grant of $100,000 each year. We want to have an extraordinary impact with this Primary Grant being a game changer, empowering the receiving organisation to dream bigger.
The grant recipients and the WA community, of course! But also, our donors will experience the satisfaction of being involved in engaged philanthropy within WA, knowing that their contribution becomes part of a transformational grant, funding projects within local communities and improving quality of life.
Successful grant recipients also benefit from raised public profiles, potentially attracting additional funding. Any organisation unsuccessful in attracting an Impact100 WA grant may find new avenues of funding as a result of undergoing the review and selection process.
Donors can be as hands-on or hands-off as they like and they all have the opportunity to be involved in the grant decision-making process.
Impact100 WA is not only about responding to community needs, it is equally about providing educational opportunities to our members. Presentations by applicants and not-for-profit leaders will offer rare insights into the communities around us, thereby encouraging further engagement as donors, volunteers or mentors.
‘To give away money is an easy matter and in any man’s power. But to decide to whom to give it and how large and when, and for what purpose and how, is neither in every man’s power nor an easy matter.’
Aristotle, Greek philosopher 384-233 BC.