Our Letter of Inquiry application closed December 11, 2020.
By mid-September each year, deadlines and dates for the upcoming grant cycle are posted in Important Dates.
Step 1. Letter of Inquiry Application
Applicants are encouraged to carefully review Impact100’s Eligibility and Funding Priorities before applying. If they decide to apply, they must submit a Letter of Inquiry via Slideroom by the December deadline. (See the Letter of Inquiry questions in this PDF.)
Step 2. Invitation to Submit a Full Proposal
Impact100 reviews all Letters of Inquiry and notifies applicants if they have been selected to submit a Full Proposal. All applicants are notified of this decision, typically in January.
Step 3. Full Proposal Application
Applicants invited to submit a Full Proposal complete an online application by the February deadline. The application includes a Financial Summary Form. (See the Full Proposal application questions in this PDF.)
Step 4. Site Visit
After reviewing all Full Proposals, Impact100 Focus Area Committees notify applicants if they have been selected for a site visit. All applicants are notified, even if not selected.
Step 5. Selection of Finalists
Each Focus Area Committee selects a Finalist by mid-May. A packet of information about each Finalist is shared with Impact100 members.
Step 6. Selection of Grantees
Impact100 members vote by individual ballot in late May. The voting results determine the year’s grant recipients.
Step 7. Payment of Grant Funds
Core Mission grant recipients complete a formal grant agreement prior to the release of funds. Impact100 distributes grants in installments, depending on the nature of the proposal.
Step 8. Reports and Evaluation
Grantees submit periodic reports to Impact100 as specified in the grant agreement.
A Request to Grant Applicants
Please do not call or contact Impact100 members, as all members are asked to maintain the confidentiality of the grant process.
A Grant Applicant Information Session is held in the Fall to walk through our funding priorities and the application timeline. This is a great place to clarify questions before the application goes live. Please request to be added to our mailing list.
Questions about the application process only may be emailed.