Eligibility

Organizations eligible to apply for the Impact100 NWF grant must confirm the organization is:
  • Defined as a tax-exempt public charity under Section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code for a minimum of 1 year
  • Providing services to, or collaborating with an organization(s) providing services in Walton and/or Okaloosa counties
  • Registered with the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, unless the organization is exempt
 
Projects eligible for the Impact100 NWF grant must: 
  • Serve residents of, and expend funds fully in Walton and/or Okaloosa counties 
  • Be a new program, expansion of an existing program, or a new or expanded collaborative effort of multiple nonprofit organizations
  • Have a total project budget for the full Impact100 grant amount
  • Utilize all funds within the next two calendar years 
 
Applicant may indicate no more than 2 of the 5 Focus Areas served by the proposed project. 
  • Arts & Culture: initiatives that cultivate, develop, and enhance the cultural, artistic and historic climate of Okaloosa and/or Walton counties
  • Education: initiatives that further the educational process or improve access to education for children and/or adults in Okaloosa and/or Walton counties
  • Environment, Recreation & Preservation: initiatives that restore, preserve, revitalize, or enhance the facilities, surroundings and/or recreational opportunities in Okaloosa and/or Walton counties
  • Family: initiatives that strengthen and enhance the lives of children and families living in Okaloosa and/or Walton counties
  • Health & Wellness: initiatives that improve the mental and/or physical well-being of people living in Okaloosa and/or Walton counties 

Impact100 of Northwest Florida does not fund the following: 
·       General operating expenses or overhead 
·       Debt reduction 
·       Grants to individuals 
·       Endowment or memorial funding 
·       Interim or bridge funding 
·       Partisan, legislative, or political activities 
·       Fraternal, sectarian, and religious organizations whose projects primarily benefit their members or adherents, or where the project is a religious activity 
·       Private foundations 
·       Legal expenses incurred in any action by or against the organization 
·       General construction or renovation unrelated to a specific project 
·       Projects that unlawfully discriminate based on age, race, national origin, ethnicity, gender, disability, sexual orientation, political affiliation, or religious belief 
·       Fund drives or annual appeals 
·       General capital campaigns or projects within them 
·       Advertising unrelated to the project