AnchorOur History

Impact100 Global Veterans was established in the winter of 2021 when the founding board of veteran women built the infrastructure and enlisted the assistance of other amazing veteran women globally to make the dream of Impact100 Global Veterans a reality. Since its inception, Impact100 Global Veterans has empowered a diverse group of veteran women of all ages, stages in life, income levels, and backgrounds to come together to fund transformational grants of $100,000 to veteran focused organizations within the 50 United States and its territories. Impact100 Global Veterans is focused on awarding its first grant to a deserving non-profit in 2023. Through collaborative philanthropy, our mission is to build a dynamic and diverse membership of generous veteran women who accelerate positive social change in their communities.

For more information about how Impact100 started, see our council story.


Together, we will make a sustainable
Impact in our community, one
transformational grant at a time.

AnchorThe Impact100 Model

The Impact100 model is readily available to all communities who wish to implement it. The model is designed to empower women to see themselves as philanthropists and overcome the barriers women have historically faced in this arena. The model is designed for transformational grant-making within local communities, with a minimum grant size of $100,000.

At Least 100 Women Come Together

Each Woman Donates $1,000

$100,000 is donated to a Local Charity


Focus Areas

Arts & Culture

Cultural programs, participation in the arts, arts education.


Conservation and preservation of natural resources; environmental justice; parks and recreation; agricultural sustainability; environmental education and climate action.

Health & Wellness

Improvement of people's mental and/or physical well-being.


Educational opportunities for children and/or adults, especially those that address lingering educational disparities affecting our community.


Strengthening and enhancing the lives of children and families, including seniors.


How It Works

The annual $1,000 donations of Impact100 Global Veterans members are pooled into a grant fund to be given away to nonprofit organizations serving Veteran communities within the 50 United States and its territories Global Veterans area. The number and size of grants awarded are dependent on our membership, but our goal is to give incremental grants of $100,000 each year. Grant categories and amounts are announced in the Spring at The Big Reveal event, commencing our grants cycle. Nonprofit finalists are chosen by grant committees through a competitive application process, and grants are awarded based on a membership vote at our annual meeting. Every woman who gives $1,000 or more has one vote



Pollyanna Neely


J. Kanisha Armintia

Finance Director

Dionne Archibald

Technology Resource Committee

Nicole Hughes

Friends of Impact/Donor/Sponsor Director

Yvette Bell

Grant Review Committee Director

Dolores Buie

Grant Review Committee - Education

Kimberly Davis

Events Committee Director

Fannette Brown - Griffin


Tevra E. Foy

Volunteer Director

Nichelle A. Gautier

Board Development Director

Tara Hill

Sharmine M. Jones

Grant Review Committee - Health and Wellness

Brenda Lee McCall

Technology Resource Committee

Kimberly A. Napoleon

Kelley Peak

O'Donna Pittman-Hall

GRC - Education/Events Committee

Barbaraet Rembert

Jolanda Rose

Membership Committee Director

Sherry Simmons-Coleman

Regina Smothers

Community Investment Review Committee Director (CIRC)

Eyamba A. Sowers

GRC - Health & Wellness Committee 

Cindy Villavaso

Technology Resource Director