Application Process

Impact100 Owensboro awards grants to nonprofits in our community in the Focus Areas of Arts & Culture, Education, Family, Health & Wellness, and Environment & Recreation. Applicants may apply for grant funding of $100,000 or a smaller Residual Grant in a focus area that supports their mission, programs, or services. We recommend reading our eligibility criteria before proceeding.

Focus Areas

Arts & Culture

Initiatives that cultivate, develop, and enhance the cultural, artistic and historic climate of the Greater Owensboro area.


Initiatives that further the educational process or improve access to education for children and/or adults in the Greater Owensboro area.


Initiatives that strengthen and enhance the lives of children and families living in the Greater Owensboro area.

Health & Wellness

Initiatives that improve the mental and/or physical well-being of people living in the Greater Owensboro area.

Environment & Recreation

Initiatives that will restore, preserve, revitalize or enhance the facilities, surroundings and/or recreational opportunities of the Greater Owensboro area.

Eligibility Requirements and Guidelines
  • Defined as a tax-exempt public charity under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code
  • Organizations serving Greater Owensboro Area
  • Proof of good standing and current registration with State of Kentucky Secretary of State
Grant FAQs
  • How should I submit my application?
  • Can our organization submit applications in more than one Focus Area?
  • The funding we need for our proposal is more than the $100,000 grant Impact100 offers. Can we submit a proposal for more than the $100,000?