Impact 100 Greater Indianapolis strives to award high impact grants of $100,000 or more to at least one nonprofit in our community in one or more of the five focus areas. The amount of funds we have to award will be determined in January of each year. We use a  four-step grant application process (Letter of Intent, Full Application, Site Visit and Finalist Presentation to Members) led by volunteer Impact members who winnow down the applicant pool in each of our focus areas. The recipient(s) will be announced at the Impact 100 Annual Membership Dinner in June.

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. Please contact us at if you have any questions or concerns.

Impact 100 Greater Indianapolis welcomes proposals from an organization classified as a public charity with tax-exempt status under Section 501(c)(3) and 509(a)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code for supporting organizations.

Timeline for 2020 Impact 100 Greater Indianapolis Grants

The Board made several decisions to assure that the grant-making procedures are able to continue, while remaining compliant with governmental guidelines , but also recognizing that nonprofits need more flexibility during this time.

  1. In keeping with the local and state guidelines, the five FACs have been conducting, and will continue to conduct, their grant analyses without in-person meetings.  Site visits will also be conducted virtually.
  2. To accommodate the new challenges faced by 2020 grant applicants, the deadline for submitting full grant proposals has been extended to May 15, 2020, and additional options have been provided for the content of those applications.  Those nonprofits who had already submitted their grant proposals will be allowed the opportunity to revise their proposals within this timeframe.
  3. Each FAC will select their Change-Maker Finalist in mid-to-late June.

December 5, 2019: Nonprofit Information Meeting
Nonprofits in Central Indiana (Marion, Hamilton, Hancock, Shelby, Johnson, Morgan, Hendricks, and Boone Counties) are invited to attend an informational meeting to learn more about our process. Glendale Library, 3:30-5:30 pm. You must RSVP here to attend.

January 9, 2020 – LOIs due by 5:00 pm. We recommend you attend the Dec 5 Non-Profit Information Session (see above). Click here to download the 2020 LOI Form: LOI 2020 Form.

May 15, 2020 – Full grant applications due by 5:00 pm (note: grant applications are accepted ONLY from nonprofits notified they have been selected to submit one after we have reviewed their LOI; all other grant applications will be destroyed without review).

End of May, 2020 – Nonprofit “Site” Visits–these will be done virtually if it is unsafe to visit the sites in person.

June 16, 2020 – Five Nonprofit Finalists Announced in a virtual meeting

July, 2020 – Annual Awards Celebration with Presentations by the 2020 Grant Finalists, followed by the Membership Vote and the announcement of the 2020 Change-Makers! (meeting will be held virtually, with more information to be announced as it is available)

This year’s FAC meeting schedule can be found here.