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FALL 2020 Membership Newsletter

Our 2020 Grant year is underway! 

We look forward to joining Supportive Living Inc at their ribbon cutting ceremony for the Neuro Wellness Center on October 10th. It is always wonderful to see first hand what was made possible by our generous members.  With a commitment to improving the life of brain injured citizens, SLI has grown in scope to provide four residential facilities with a wealth of physical, cognitive and social programs. Filling the gap for a community that is often forgotten, SLI reminds us that brain injury can happen to anyone, at any time.  We admire SLI’s commitment - not only to care for and enrich lives, but to include research and internship opportunities in the scope of their services.  

Looking back to the 2019 grant year, we reflect on all the non profits that we worked with.  

Charles River Conservancy has literally transformed the banks of the Charles River and continues their commitment to clean water, volunteerism and to create usable parkland in Boston and Cambridge.  Pack a picnic lunch and spend an afternoon strolling the Charles, you will be amazed at the abundance of wildlife. 

Boston CASA transforms lives of area foster children by providing CASA’s (Court Appointed Special Advocates) who volunteer to be a stable force in the mission of finding safe and permanent homes for children.  As the school year begins, we are reminded of how important stability is in the success of children.

Looking forward, we have some fun social events planned.

On September 25th,we are excited to be a part of The Norwood Space Center’s Pop UP Business Trunk Show.  We LOVE The Space Center, and we are excited to be expanding in the Neponset Valley area. Art, small businesses, microbrew beer and civic minded fun people - what’s not to like?  They are a unique collaborative community. “We are passionate about community. The Norwood Space Center (NSC) is a community of small business owners, entrepreneurs, artists, creatives, performers and collectors.”  We urge members, prospective members, friends and neighbors to stop by and say hello!

In October we will head north to Merrimack Valley.  In the next few weeks we will post the details about the where and when on our Facebook and Instagram accounts. 

Speaking of Social Media, this year we will add MeetUp to our outreach effort.

Keeping with the startup spirit, our hope is to onboard a local college intern eager to dig in and experience the thrill of growing and shaping a philanthropic organization.

On November 6th we will host our Impact 100 Holiday Social in the loft of the popular Hub Pub in Boston. Please join us for a casual gathering from 6 - 9pm.

We are excited about the upcoming grant year.  Please spread the word about Impact 100 Boston to help grow our membership. As our aim is to be as impactful as possible, and we look forward to expanding our circle.


2019 grant application process information. 

As you may know, we received 44 LOIs this year! The 3 committees have met and have narrowed down our applicants to 9. They are as follows:


Supportive Living - enhancing life after brain injury 

Boston Area Gleaners - harvesting surplus farm crops, preventing waste & nourishing local families 

The Family Van - increase access to health care in Boston's most underserved communities 


UTEC - ignite and nurture the ambition of our most disconnected young people to trade violence and poverty for social and economic success 

Boston CASA - advocates appointed by the juvenile court to represent children in complicated abuse and neglect cases

Jeremiah Program - transforming families from poverty to prosperity 2 generations at a time


Boston Philharmonic - providing musical instruction and access to free concerts to Boston area youth

Artists for Humanity - provide under-resourced urban youth with keys to self-sufficiency through paid employment in art & design

Charles River Conservancy - dedicated to the stewardship, renewal, and enhancement of the parklands along the urban Charles River

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Summer 2017 updates Membership Newsletter

Click here to read the Impact 100 Boston Summer 2017 Updates Newsletter.

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Summer 2017 Membership Newsletter

Click here read the Impact 100 Boston Summer 2017 Newsletter.

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the latest update from our 2018 grant recipient, A Little Easier Recovery:


Dear Robin,

We just wanted to give you a quick update. We are very excited to tell you that we went ahead and added the prosthetic pocketing (like a bra component) to the Jacki to slide in under the existing reimbursement code called the “L” code, or more specifically L8015 that covers ‘External breast prosthesis garment, with mastectomy form, post mastectomy’

This way we can get this Jacki into the hospitals for all the women enduring a mastectomy. The code reimburses at $58.21 and we are in the process of figuring out all our new additional costs to the garment.

We designed the “new” improved Jacki and sent the prototype to our manufacturer in China for samples and costs. Next we have to do a one-sheet for the “L” code application (see attached).

We hired Cathy Fox, the reimbursement specialist, to streamline the application process.

We will keep you posted as we make further progress.

Your funds are helping us achieve the reimbursement status and our ultimate goal to help all who need the Jacki, without financial burden.

Thank you so much! Your grant is having a huge impact on both helping the patients now, and future patients as well.

We cannot thank you enough. 

All our best, Cathy & Maureen

Cathy McGrath~Founder A Little Easier Recovery 

Maureen Cardinal~Executive Director



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Impact 100 Boston awards The Second Step first annual transformational grant.

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  • Family Reach, Boston

  • Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless, Boston

  • The Second Step, Newtonville


Impact 100 Boston Board members meet with Founder Wendy Steele


Impact 100 Boston 2017 Grant Year Kick-off Night

The Second Step purchases a new van with Impact 100 Boston Grant