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Grant Process

Step 1. Grant Application

Eligible non-profit organizations submit a grant application to the specified location and within the deadline.  The application must specify one of five focus areas that will be served: Culture, Education, Environment & Recreation, Family or Health & Wellness. Grants of $100,000 and the Residual grant allow for significant impact on an agency’s service to the Greater Owensboro area.

Step 2. Review of Applications

IMPACT 100 Owensboro members are selected and trained to chair a focus group.  That member and a volunteer committee of other IMPACT 100 Owensboro members review and evaluate the grants.  After research, site visits and other necessary due diligence, each focus group may select a finalist in August.

Step 3. Selection of Finalists.

The finalists are announced in August.  A two-page Executive Summary of the application, prepared by the finalists, is submitted to the entire membership along with a schedule for site visits.

Step 4. Selection of Grantee

Each focus group’s selected non-profit organization is represented at the IMPACT 100 Owensboro Annual Meeting.  Members listen to presentations from the finalists and have the opportunity to vote preferentially, regardless of their involvement on a specific focus group, for their choice to receive a $100,000 grant.  As membership grows, more than one $100,000 grant will be awarded.  Residual grants from remaining money beyond the $100,000 funds will also be awarded as a grant beginning in 2019.  The grant from the Next Generation of high school-age members is also awarded at the Annual Meeting.

Step 5. Reports and Evaluation

All organizations selected to receive grants shall execute performance contracts and shall submit a final report to IMPACT 100 Owensboro.