Impact Las Vegas is modeled on Impact 100, an organization created in Cincinnati Ohio in 2002. There are now more than 35 Impact organizations in cities throughout the US and 5 in Australia. These organizations have given grants totaling more than $45,000,000; improving their communities and empowering and educating women in the process.
Impact Las Vegas started as a wish to mean more; to make a bigger difference in the community than one woman could do alone. Maureen Romito, a Las Vegas resident for more than thirty years, founded Impact Las Vegas in 2012 after hearing about and meeting with Rebecca Powers, the founder of a similar and highly successfully organization, Impact Austin. Maureen was joined in the founding by Helen Brom and Dori Johnson. Impact Las Vegas is incorporated as a nonprofit in the State of Nevada. Recognition by the IRS as a 501 (c)(3) tax-exempt, nonprofit organization was granted on February 21, 2013.