Five finalists announced for Impact 100's $250k grants
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich., (WPB/WGTU) -- A women's philanthropic group in Traverse City more than doubled it's goal for giving in the area.
Impact 100 Traverse City is the local branch of a nationwide group that awards grants to non-profit organizations in their communities.
Each woman pays $1,000 to be apart of the group of at least 100 women to raise $100,000 for the non-profit of their choice.
The local chapter had 255 women join the group, raising $255,000 that they've chosen to split between two organizations.
The group has narrowed their search down the five finalists they will choose from.
The finalists are Crooked Tree Arts Center-Traverse City, the Inland Seas Education Center, Preserve Hickory, Disability Network Northern Michigan and PEACE Ranch.
Each non-profit had to submit a plan to Impact 100 describing what they would do with the $127,500 if they received it.
Impact 100 is holding it's annual meeting on Nov. 8. The finalists will present their proposals and members will vote for who receives the grants.