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.
- 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.