Irene Meehan was instrumental in founding Impact 100 Baldwin County in 2008 after she read about similar organizations in Cincinnati and Pensacola. That year 82 members joined and Impact 100 awarded a single grant of $82,000. Eight years later, in 2015, Impact 100 will award four grants of $96,000 each, bringing the total given to non-profits serving Baldwin County to over 1.75 million dollars.
We fund the grants by pooling the $1,000 donations from each of our members. Our goal is to reach 500 members each year, enabling us to give five $100,000 grants, one in each of the five focus groups.