Application Process


How do we determine our nonprofit’s eligibility for an Impact 100 grant?

  • Only tax-exempt organizations under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code may apply
  • View other Eligibility Requirements


What are the steps to apply for a grant?

  • Attend our Grants Workshop in the spring
  • Submit a Letter of Intent (Complete and submit HERE)
  • Submit a Grant Proposal (a link to the online application portal will be sent to all who submit a Letter of Intent)


How are applications reviewed?

  • Focus group committees, composed of volunteer members of Impact 100, read the applications, debate the merits of each, make site visits and narrow their choices.
  • Finalists are selected from each focus area by the focus group members, who then write Executive Summaries of the proposals. The summaries are mailed to the entire membership of Impact 100 prior to the Annual Grant Awards Meeting.


How are grants awarded?

  • Representatives from each of the finalist organizations make a short presentation to Impact 100 members at the Annual Meeting.
  • Each Impact 100 member votes at the annual meeting, or by proxy or absentee ballot, to determine the grant recipients.
  • The votes are counted, and grant recipients are named at the close of the Annual Grant Awards.

Integrity shines through every corner of the organization and that matters to me.

Ann Miller, member since 2008