How should I submit my application?

Applications are submitted online. See your Chapter’s Grants page to apply.

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

No, each organization may submit only one grant application per year and must choose the one Focus Area in which the proposal will be considered.

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 seeks proposals that expend grant funds within 24 months.

Will the grant be paid in a lump sum?

Impact100 disburses the grant money as a one-time payment or as an installment payment, depending on what they deem to be the most fiscally responsible. A grant applicant may request either type of payment in the application.

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 grant cannot apply for the following 3 years. Organizations that apply but are not selected as finalists, or are finalists who do not receive the Impact100 grant, may reapply the following year.