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 April 30. 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 April 30th each year.

Nonprofit organizations begin the grant application process by submitting a Letter of Intent to Apply (LOI) no later than May 15, 2024.  LOIs are reviewed to verify each organization’s eligibility to apply for a grant. Grant applications are accepted through July 15, 2024. Organizations apply in one or two of the five focus areas.  Focus areas are:

  • Arts & Culture
  • Education
  • Environment, Recreation & Preservation
  • Family
  • Health & Wellness

During September and early October, IMPACT 100 members serve on committees that evaluate the grant proposals. The committees select a maximum of two finalists in each of the five focus areas.  Those finalists are notified in October of their status and introduced to Impact100 members at the Finalist Reveal Event, “Meet the Finalists.” 

After the Finalist Reveal, those Finalists write a concise summary of their grant proposal and prepare a five minute presentation to deliver to membership at our Annual Meeting.

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.