Grants to Beyond Basics and CARE House of Oakland County

Oakland County, MI – October 25, 2017 – Impact100 Oakland County, a woman’s philanthropic group, announced that it has awarded $100,500 grants to Beyond Basics and CARE House of Oakland County. The member-based organization selected the two nonprofits from more than 50 applications at its Annual Meeting held on October 24. Both grants will support each nonprofit organization’s work serving Oakland County.

Beyond Basics will use its Impact100 Oakland County grant to support its Pontiac Literacy Suite program, an intensive one-on-one tutoring program for 55 students at Whitman Elementary School. The program’s goal is to bring each student to his/her academic grade level in reading. The program has been successfully implemented in other schools, bringing students to their grade’s reading level in about six weeks.

CARE House of Oakland County will use its Impact100 Oakland County grant to support its Nurturing Parenting Program. This program, designed for families with children ages 5-12, promotes healthy parenting skills by strengthening familial bonds and expanding open, empathetic communication. The program seeks to create a strong community by creating good parents, preventing children from becoming victims of abuse and neglect.

“Beyond Basics and CARE House of Oakland County are two outstanding nonprofits doing important work in our community. These projects will help deliver services that are critical to people in Oakland County,” said Ginny Fischbach, Impact100 Oakland County President. “Our 201 members this year made this happen. And as we continue to grow, we will be able to award even more grants to projects that will impact the community. That’s the real power of collective philanthropy.”

About Impact100 Oakland County

Impact100 Oakland County is an organization of women committed to improving their community by providing substantial grants to nonprofit organizations to benefit residents of Oakland County. The first chapter of Impact100 was founded in 2001 in Cincinnati, Ohio. There are now more than 40 chapters of Impact100 across the U.S. Impact100 Oakland County’s objective is to have a minimum of 100 members who each donate $1,000 annually. One hundred percent of the membership proceeds are returned to the community in the form of grants. For more information, visit