Overview for Nonprofits

Each year, Impact100 NWF funds projects with high potential for community impact. Grant funding comes from member contributions and each IMPACT 100 member will vote to select the funded projects.

We pool the $1,000 required membership donation from each of our members to award grants of $100,000.

Membership donations are collected through the end of April. The exact number of grants is revealed at our membership announcement event in May. The number of grants available in each focus area is determined by the number of members we have as of May 1st each year.

Nonprofit organizations begin the grant application process by submitting a Letter of Intent to Apply (LOI) prior to May 1st. LOIs are reviewed to verify each organization’s eligibility to apply for a grant. Grant applications are accepted through mid-June. Organizations may select up to two  of the five focus areas: Arts, Culture & History; Education; Environment, Recreation & Preservation; Family; or Health & Wellness.

During July and August, IMPACT 100 members serve on committees that evaluate the grant proposals. The committees select finalists in each of the five focus areas.

In November, we invite all members to cast a vote to determine the winning grant recipients. The winners are announced at the end of our Annual Meeting.

View Nonprofit Forms for information and Grant Calendar Key Dates for key dates.