Impact100 provides high-impact grants that support a nonprofit organization’s core mission. Our goal is to reach underserved populations, raise the profile of lesser known organizations, and highlight unmet needs in the Philadelphia region. Impact100 grant funds may be spent on necessary infrastructure, staff salaries, primary programs or services, or other expenses that strengthen an organization and enhance its ability to do its core work.
A central question in our application is Why now? We ask applicants why this juncture in particular is the time that a $100,000 core mission grant will have a large impact on the organization.
Each year, our grant funding is determined by the number of women who join Impact100 by December 1. In mid-December, we announce the grant funding to be awarded the following June.
Our application process begins with Letters of Inquiry due in December. Applicants apply for a $100,000 core mission grant in a Focus Area that aligns with their mission, programs or services. Our Focus Areas are: Arts & Culture, Education, Environment, Family, and Health & Wellness.
Applications are reviewed by Focus Area Committees from January to April. In mid-May, grant finalists are announced and then grant recipients are determined by a vote of the membership.
We recommend that applicants review Impact100’s eligibility criteria carefully, and consider attending our Grant Applicant Information Session in the fall. All Important Dates are updated annually over the summer.