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Welcome Nonprofits Serving Indian River County!
Impact 100 Indian River recognizes and supports the important work being done by nonprofit organizations focused on improving the lives of people in Indian River County. The women of Impact 100 annually pool their individual $1,000 grant fund donations to award grants of $100,000. These large grants help nonprofits with big ideas to move our community toward achieving our vision of a community where every person has the opportunity to thrive. Each year the total number of grants we award is determined at the end of February and is based on our total membership on that date.
We are here to help you successfully navigate the application process, including visioning support, grant writing workshops, nonprofit information sessions, and streamlined online application tools and resources.
Is your organization eligible? Review the Grant Eligibility Guidelines and Financial Requirements for Applicants. Refer to the Resources section below for all downloadable documents.
Do you need more information? We recommend that your organization:
- Schedule an appointment with the Visioning Committee to brainstorm ideas, better understand our high-impact grant process, and develop collaborations.
- Register and attend the Impact 100 Grant Writing Workshop in May.
- Register and attend the Impact 100 Nonprofit Information Session in September.
The 2023-24 grant application will be available online June 1 through November 1. Grant applications must be submitted by 5 PM on November 1.
To ensure quality and fairness, Impact 100 utilizes a three-step review process.
- Administrative Review: Grant eligibility requirements and required financial documents are reviewed. A nonprofit is notified if their organization or project is not eligible for an Impact 100 grant (December).
- Grant Panel Review: Impact 100 member volunteers evaluate each grant application that passes the administrative review and conduct a Site Visit (December-February).
- Finalist Selection Panel: Applications recommended by the Grant Panels are reviewed, discussed, and voted on by a separate panel to determine the grant finalists for that year (March).
All Grant applicants are notified by phone in March after the finalist selection panel meeting to learn if their project has been selected as a finalist. For those not selected as finalists, a follow-up meeting with the Visioning Committee is available upon request.
The Finalists are publicly announced by Impact 100 at the Meet the Finalists reception (March). Finalists are given an opportunity to provide a brief overview of their project and to respond to members’ questions during the reception.
The Finalists submit a 5-minute video of their project to be made available to all members of Impact 100 prior to the voting. In addition, the written project summary copied from your grant application will be provided to membership prior to voting.
All Finalists are invited to speak for three to five minutes at the Impact 100 Annual Meeting (storytelling style without technology). Once all the presentations are complete, members vote, online and paper ballots are counted, and the $100,000 Impact 100 grants and merit awards are announced and celebrated. Professional photos are taken, and press releases are published shortly after the conclusion of the meeting.
Following the Annual Meeting, each awardee is assigned a liaison from the Impact 100 Community Partners Committee who will review requirements and funding, and will coordinate with them throughout the two-year award period. These awardees are now Community Partners of Impact 100.
See Further with our Visioning Team
Outreach to the Indian River Nonprofit Community
Do you have an idea for an Impact 100 grant? We would love to talk to you! As Indian River Impact 100 enters its 16th year of providing high-impact community grants, we continue to identify needs and ideas that have the potential to seed future grant proposals in the areas of Arts and Culture, Children and Families, Education, Environment, and Health and Wellness.
Our Visioning Committee works directly with nonprofit leaders to cultivate ideas and develop collaborations for potential Impact 100 grant proposals.
A member of the Visioning Committee is available to work with any local nonprofit in the following ways:
- Explain Impact 100’s grant goals, guidelines, and application process.
- Explore and finetune ideas for an Impact 100 grant proposal.
- Suggest other nonprofit organizations which may be a potential collaborator on a proposal.
If you would like a representative of the Visioning Committee to contact you, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.