Grant Eligibility Guidelines

Organizations eligible to apply for an Impact100 Owensboro 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 Greater Owensboro Area.
  • Proof of good standing and current registration with State of Kentucky Secretary of State.

Organization Requirements:

  • Must submit a proposal for a project or program that is implemented in or serves residents of the Greater Owensboro Area. The NextGen grant application must include a benefit to young people in our community.
  • Cannot discriminate based on religion, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation or gender.
  • Must demonstrate sustainability and community support, which may be evidenced by public donations, volunteerism, and utilization of the organization’s facilities and/or programming.
  • A past recipient of an Impact100 Owensboro $100,000 grant (individual recipient or collaborative partner) cannot apply for the $100,000 grant for the following 3 grant cycles. For example, a recipient of $100,000 in the year 2020 could not apply in 2021, 2022, or 2023. They would be eligible to apply for the $100,000 grant again for the 2024 grant cycle. Past $100,000 grant recipients may apply for the Residual and/or NextGen grant without waiting.
  • A past recipient of an Impact100 Owensboro Residual Grant may apply the following year for any of the grants.
  • A past recipient of an Impact100 NextGen Grant may apply the following year for any of the grants.

Application Guidelines:

  • An agency may submit only one grant per year to Impact100 for EITHER the $100,000 grant OR the Residual Grant.  The Next Generation (NextGen) grant is a separate grant and can be applied for within the same year as the $100,000 or Residual Impact100 grants, but the Grants must be completely separate, individual projects and cannot be contingent upon each other nor overlap in any way.
  • A proposal must be for the full grant amount. The project’s total budget may exceed the grant; but if so, the grant application must indicate how the remaining funds will be secured.
  • An organization must expend the grant within 24 months of award.
  • Any portion of the grant funds used for Endowment purposes by the agency shall remain in principal for at least six years.
  • The project may be a new program, an expansion or modification of an existing program, or a collaborative effort of several agencies.
  • The grant recipients must sign a contract with Impact100 Owensboro which spells out the agency’s responsibilities for disbursement of funds.

Grants will not be provided for:

  • General operating expenses or overhead (i.e. if your agency provides books, the Impact100 Owensboro grant cannot be used for books; current staff salaries; utilities; etc.)
  • Partisan, legislative, political, or religious activities.
  • Repayment of previously incurred debt.

As we continue to grow and evolve, Impact100 Owensboro reserves the right to change its eligibility criteria without notice at any time.