Granting Philosophy

  • We seek to fund critical needs, new ventures, and innovative ways to solve social problems and to create a more civil and respectful climate in our community.
  • We believe that every member of our community should have access to a clean, safe environment, cultural enrichment, family services and quality education and healthcare.
  • We encourage all greater Indianapolis nonprofits with the vision and capacity to manage a gift of this size to apply.

Grant Overview

Impact 100 Greater Indianapolis solicits proposals in January of each year and selects grant recipients in June. We use a four-step grant application process led by volunteer Impact members in five focus areas. We do not accept grant requests outside of our annual review process.

Links to downloadable forms will be posted as they are finalized. Be certain to carefully review the four-step grant application process to fully understand how our grant process works and which forms nonprofits must complete by the deadlines indicated. Grant application documents are available for downloading within the four step grant application process section under the Grant Process.

Timeline for 2020-21 Impact 100 Greater Indianapolis Grants

  • December 7, 2020, 3:pm — Nonprofit information session via Zoom to provide overview of our processes and answer questions. You must RSVP to receive Zoom meeting information
  • January 8, 2021 – LOIs due by 5:00 pm (2021 LOI Form available here)
  • February 26, 2021: Advancing nonprofits notified and full grant application requested
  • March 25, 2021 – Full grant applications from selected nonprofits due by 5:00 pm (only application from nonprofits notified their LOI was advancing will be accepted; unsolicited grant applications will not be opened or reviewed)
  • Week of April 26-May 7, 2020 – Advancing nonprofit Site Visits
  • May 9, 2021 – Nonprofit Finalists are notified
  • May 12, 2021 – Nonprofit Finalists are publicly announced
  • May 19, 2021 – Finalist Reception
  • First week of June, 2021 — Impact 100 Greater Indianapolis Annual Awards Celebration: Dinner, Grant Presentations, and 2021 Change-Maker Grant Recipient Selection

Get On Our Nonprofit Mailing List

To receive information on our annual information session for nonprofits and information on the beginning of our grant cycle, please fill out our Interested Nonprofit Form.