Grant FAQs

Find out almost anything you need to know about applying for a grant.

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

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.

You may apply again the following year.

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

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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. Outreach and/or ministry programs of a church must provide documentation of the sponsoring church’s 501c3 and show direct affiliation with the sponsoring 501c3.

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

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.

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, 0r 2023. They would be eligible to apply for the $100,000 grant again for the 2024 grant cycle. Past recipients may apply for the Residual and/or NextGen grant without waiting. Organizations that apply but are not selected as finalists, or are finalists who do not receive the Impact100 Owensboro $100,000 grant, may reapply the following year.

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.