Eligibility & Funding Priorities

Review the following eligibility requirements to be sure that both your organization and your proposal meet the criteria for a grant from Impact100 Philadelphia. Consult the Grant FAQ section for more guidance.

Organizations eligible to apply for the Impact100 grant must be:

  • Tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, independent of a financial sponsor (local affiliates may apply under the 501(c)(3) of the national organization).
  • Located in and serve residents of the counties of Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery or Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  • In possession of at least 3 full years (36 months) of independently prepared, audited or reviewed financial statements.
  • Not a recipient of an Impact100 Philadelphia $100,000 grant in the past three grant cycles.

Priority will be given to organizations that:

  • Have annual operating budgets above $500,000 and below $5,000,000.
  • Target under-served populations.
  • Highlight unmet needs in the region.
  • Are led by a staff and board that reflect the diversity of the populations they serve.
  • Will have a high impact on beneficiaries or communities.

Applicants should:

  • Explain why receiving a Core Mission grant from Impact100 at this juncture would have an especially significant impact for their organization.
  • Plan to use Impact100’s grant for programs, services, necessary infrastructure, or other initiatives that support the organization’s core mission.
  • Plan to expend funds within 24 months.
  • Have a mission and programs or services that focus on one of these areas:


Arts and Culture:
cultural programs, participation in the arts, arts education

educational opportunities for children and/or adults

improvement, preservation, revitalization or awareness of public spaces, facilities, or natural resources

strengthening and enhancing the lives of children and families including seniors

Health & Wellness:
improvement of people’s mental and/or physical well-being


Grant funds may not be used for:

  • Debt reduction, operating deficits, interim or bridge funding, or endowment funding.
  • Individuals or private foundations.
  • Activities that are religious or political in nature.
  • Fund drives, annual appeals, fundraising events, or general capital campaigns.