Grant Process

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1. Attend the Nonprofit Workshop & Social in mid-April
The workshop and social is a nonprofit event for all nonprofit organizations serving Okaloosa and Walton Counties.

2. Submit Letter of Intent to Apply by noon on April 30.
Applicants must submit a Letter of Intent to Apply. In preparation to submit the Letter of Intent, each organization should confirm they meet all requirements by: 

  • Providing a copy of the Dept. of Treasury letter affirming the organization's status as a tax-exempt public charity under Internal Revenue Code Section 501 (c)(3). Religious institutions must have a separate tax-exempt entity, not under the umbrella of the body of worship, to apply.
  • Registering with the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. (www.freshfromflorida.com)

Only nonprofits that have submitted a Letter of Intent by the deadline can submit a grant application for the current year. The Letter of Intent must be submitted online. 

The Letter of Intent will be accessible from April 1 to April 30 every year. View Sample Letter of Intent

3. Grant Application due June 15 at noon
Upon approval of the Letter of Intent, the nonprofit will receive a link to the Grant Application. Once submitted, Impact100 NWF will check to ensure the application is complete and notify the applicant that it was received. View Sample Grant Application

4. Focus Area Committees
A committee for each focus area consisting of Impact100 members will meet in July and August to review the grant applications. Every organization will receive a virtual site visit by members of the committee during August. The grant application information is evaluated based on the strength of the organization the project's sustainability and the impact in the community. Two finalists from each focus area will be selected.

5. Finalist "Reveal" Press Conference in October (TBA) 
Finalists will be notified by phone. All other applicants will be notified by phone and, if not reached via phone, email prior to the press conference.

6. Finalist Presentation and Selection in November

Summaries of the finalists projects will be provided to voting members of Impact100 NWF. Each grant finalist will tape a five-minute presentation for the Impact100 NWF members. Impact100 members will vote by individual ballot. The winning projects will be selected by membership vote and announced at the Annual Meeting.

7. Reports and Evaluation
Prior to the release of grant funds, each recipient must complete the Impact100 NWF Grant Agreement Form. Grantees must submit quarterly reports on the implementation and progress of the project to Impact100 NWF Board of Directors. When the project is complete, or funds are fully expended, the grantee must submit a final report.

8. Wish Lists
All qualified applicants will have an opportunity to submit a wish list of items that could benefit their organization. Wish lists will be posted on the Impact100 website for one year, giving possible donors an opportunity to fund applicant's wishes.

For any questions about the grant process contact us at grants@impactnwf.org