How should I submit my application?

Applications are submitted online. Please click on “Apply for Grant”.

Can our organization submit applications in more than one Focus Area?

Each organization may submit only one grant application per year, and will rank their application in three Focus Areas.  Out of a desire to be fair to all applicants, we do not provide advice about selecting a 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?

Yes. You will be able to identify the additional funding sources for your proposal on the form.

The funding we need for our proposal is less than the $100,000 grant Impact100 offers. Can we submit a proposal for less than the full amount?

No, applicants must plan to expend the full $100,000 grant.

Will you consider a proposal from a group of organizations collaborating on a project or program?

Yes. One of the collaborating organizations must be the “lead organization,” applying on behalf of the collaboration. The lead organization must be willing to take on all the potential rights, responsibilities, restrictions, and liabilities of the grant if it is received.

Do you give grants to proposals that expend the funds over a period of years?

No, Impact100 Owensboro seeks proposals that expend grant funds within 24 months.

What if our organization does not have to complete a 990?

Submit a copy of the IRS form 990-N (E Post Card) if Form 990 is not required. If your nonprofit has only existed for one year and cannot submit two years’ 990 forms, submit the past year’s form.

Do small or new nonprofits have a chance of winning a grant?

Yes. Grants have been awarded to small, medium, and large-sized nonprofits. Applications are evaluated on the strength of the organization, the strength of the project, the project’s sustainability, and the transformational impact of the project on the community.

If a nonprofit is a religious organization can it apply for a grant?

Possibly. Our funding cannot be used to advance faith-based programs (e.g. build a chapel) but can be used by a faith-based organization to address social issues that are non-denominational.

Do we need to provide refreshments, hand-outs, or demonstrations for the site visit members?

Any amplifying information, such as brochures, drawings of plans or reports are appropriate. Refreshments, CDs/DVDs, mementos, promotional items, or gifts are highly discouraged.

Will the grant be paid in a lump sum?

Impact100 Owensboro requires invoices for all money spent as indicated in the grant request. After the invoices are reviewed for accuracy, payments are made at that time. No funds are disbursed in advance.

If we are not chosen to be a grant recipient, will someone let us know how we can improve our application?

No, we cannot provide specific feedback to any applicant. The reason for this is that the committee members that review your grant will change each year. If we were to provide feedback from this year’s site visit team, next year’s site visit team might have a totally different perspective. If you were to make changes based on the opinions of these ladies alone, it might have no relevance whatsoever to a different group of ladies reading and evaluating your grant next year.

If we submit a proposal this year that is not funded, how soon can we resubmit the proposal?

You may apply again the following year.

If we submit a proposal and are awarded a grant, how soon can we apply again?

Individual organizations that receive the $100,000 Impact100 Owensboro grant cannot apply for the following 3 years. Past recipients may apply for the residual and/or NextGen grants without waiting. Organizations that apply but are not selected as finalists, or are finalists who do not receive the Impact100 Owensboro grant, may reapply the following year.