Impact100 Metro Detroit is celebrated its sixth Big Give event May 26, awarding more than $250,000 in grants to local nonprofit organizations.
Kelly Walsh, a Grosse Pointer and incoming president of Impact100 Metro Detroit, said this year’s event marks the biggest grant awards since its inception in 2016.
Impact100 Metro Detroit’s mission is to give high-impact grants that fuel transformation in Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties.
Walsh was introduced to Impact100 Metro Detroit when she was invited to a past Big Give event.
“It was very powerful,” Walsh shared.
Since attending her first event she became a member, sat on the board and is preparing to serve as president for the 2022 Big Give year.
The ‘Big Give’
Each year nonprofits are welcome to submit grant applications to Impact100 Metro Detroit in early February.
Through a selection process, members evaluate the projects based on if they highlight an unmet need and have an innovative, permanent and measurable impact on the community.
Uniquely, each member is allotted a vote to select the winners of the grants.
One membership equals one vote.
“We take this responsibility very seriously,” Walsh said.
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