Impact Connection

February, 2024

Welcome to this month's Impact Connection filled with upcoming events, grant information, nonprofit news and leaders making a difference in our community!

Upcoming Events, News and More!

It's Grant Review Time!

Five Focus Area committees are busy reviewing a record number of grant applications this year. We are grateful to our many volunteers. Through their hard work, we know we will bring forward the best projects for our membership to vote on at our Big Give this coming May.

February 21, 5 - 7 pm

Member Happy Hour

Join us at the Firebird Tavern in Troy! Meet fellow members, learn more about who we are and what we do, and be sure to bring a friend who might want to get in on the fun.

Firebird Tavern

4845 Rochester Road, Troy


May 22, 5 - 8 pm

The Big Give

Save the date! Join us for dinner, finalist presentations, and member voting at our signature event of the year. Registration and guest tickets will be available soon. Mark your calendar today.

San Marino Club

1685 E. Big Beaver Road, Troy

Join or Renew Your Membership Today

Our Impact grows as our membership grows. Many 2023 members have renewed for 2024, but there is still time to do so if you haven't had a chance. Haven't been a member before? Join us today! When women's hearts align, we are catalysts for transformation in our community.

Not sure if you've renewed for this year? Reply to this email and our membership administrator will help.

Renew Now!

Nonprofit News

The WAVE Project Launches New ADA Shower Van

2023 grant awardee The WAVE Project proudly announced the launch of its new ADA compliant van. Those with disabilities, whether they are homeless or unable to use the shower in their own home due to mobility issues, can now get the help they need. Watch the video below. Impact100 Metro Detroit is proud to have been a big part of this project, and we are thrilled that our logo is displayed on the van. Thank you, WAVE Project, for all that you do! Click the link below to watch the launch video.

Watch the Video

Dutton Farm Greenhouse Update

Dutton Farm, also a 2023 grant awardee, has made tremendous progress on their greenhouse. They announced its arrival on their Facebook page back in the fall. At that time had just arrived from the UK in pieces. Here's what they said at the time: 'It’s home! What a stunning addition to the farm. We can’t wait to get our hands into the soil and grow fresh vegetables to share with our community. Thank you Hartley Botanic and Impact100 Metro Detroit for bringing this dream to life!" Now fully assembled, the greenhouse is well on its way to completion.

Nonprofit News Briefs

LifeBuilders Completes New Community Kitchen

Here's what they said. "We are absolutely thrilled to share some exciting news from the heart of our mission here at LifeBuilders in Detroit. After months and months of delays the kitchen in our newest building has been completed, inspected, and is now ready to play a crucial role in nourishing both body and spirit." Visit their website.

Downtown Boxing Gym Receives National Award

From their website: "The Downtown Boxing Gym is thrilled to announce we have received a 2023 Library of Congress Literacy Award. The “American Prize” is awarded to one organization in the United States each year for making a significant and measurable contribution to increasing literacy levels in the U.S. The prize includes a cash award of $50,000." Visit their website.

Accent Pontiac Announces Benefit Concert

On March 10, 2025, Accent Pontiac will host its annual fundraising concert. This year's concert is "Music for the Soul". It will be held at the Flagstar Strand Theater in Pontiac. Purchase tickets on their website.

Hope Against Trafficking Hosts Kentucky Derby Fundraiser

This Pontiac-based nonprofit provides a safe haven for victims of human trafficking as they begin to rebuild their lives. Impact100 Metro Detroit members have spent time with the organization and appreciate all that they do. Their annual fundraiser is coming up on May 4, 2024. Tickets available here.

Impact100 Metro Detroit |
Facebook  Twitter  Instagram  Linkedin