Grant FAQs

We realize you may still have questions about Impact100 Indian River’s grant process. Below are frequently asked questions about applying for an Impact100 IR grant.

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Members of the Visioning Committee are available to work with any local nonprofit in the following ways:

  • Explaining Impact 100’s grant goals, guidelines, and application process
  • Exploring ideas an organization may already have for an Impact 100 grant proposal
  • Suggesting other nonprofit organizations which may be interested in collaborating on a proposal

Yes; however, the project must serve the residents of Indian River County and its board must include Indian River County residents. All funds must be expended in Indian River County or must be for the exclusive benefit of Indian River County residents.

Impact 100 has no set number of finalists. The Finalist Selection Panel meets in early March and evaluates the grant panel review teams’ recommended grants, then votes to determine the finalists.

If you are expanding an existing program to serve additional people and create a bigger impact in the community, equipment costs are considered. However, if the equipment purchase is replacing existing equipment and the program stays the same, then this would be a general operating expense which is not funded.

Renovations alone do not; however, if renovations are required as part of a proposed project that has a transformational impact on the community, they will be considered.

Impact 100 does not fund general operating expenses or overhead. Only salaries that specifically pertain to a grant and/or grant implementation are considered.

All grant applicants are notified by phone after the finalist selection panel meeting. All non-finalists will receive a notification that they were not selected as a finalist. A follow-up meeting with the Visioning Committee is available upon request.

The Community Partners (CP) Committee contacts the new grant recipients soon after the Annual Meeting and schedules a transition meeting between the grantee and Impact 100 to discuss the contract terms of the Grant Award Agreement, define the grant payment terms, and be introduced to the CP Coordinator who serves as the Impact 100 point of contact for the grantee. All Interim Reports and financials submitted as part of the terms of the Agreement are reviewed by a Grant Oversight Team, who are members of the CP Committee, to ensure that funds are being used as stated in the Agreement and as submitted in the grant proposal request. The contract will define payment terms, which will conform to the grant’s budget as voted on by the Impact 100 membership. The CP Committee administers the grant in conformance with the contract and approves the disbursement of funds upon grantee’s submission of receipts for payment and/or invoices for payment.

The CP Coordinator establishes a partnership with the grantee by staying in regular contact with them throughout the two-year project cycle. Grantees submit monthly reports and periodic reports, as outlined in the contract. The CP coordinator monitors the ongoing progress of the grant. New grant recipients also participate in the annual panel discussion open to members and non-members and updates about the grant recipients’ projects are posted on social media.

Changes can occur to the terms of grants for various reasons. When changes are requested by the grantee, they are reviewed by CP Committee members, who determine if the requested changes are eligible for approval. Most changes are minor and remain in the spirit of the grant application. These changes can be approved by the CP Committee with the submission of a revised budget. Changes to the budget over a certain monetary amount require Impact 100 board approval.

For more information regarding Impact 100 grants, please email [email protected] or call 772-207-1001