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 Celebration 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 2021 Impact 100 Greater Indianapolis Grants
December 7, 2020: 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 via Zoom on December 7 at 3:00 pm. You must RSVP to attend. If you missed this, you can still click here to get on our mailing list to receive an invitation to the December 2021 Nonprofit Information Meeting.
January 8, 2021 – LOIs due by 5:00 pm. We recommend you attend the December 7 Nonprofit Information Session (see above). Click here to access the LOI Form.
February 26, 2021 – Nonprofits notified if their LOI has been approved by a Focus Area Committee. Those with approved LOIs will be sent a link to the 2021 Grant Application form.
March 25, 2021 – Full grant applications due (note: unsolicited grant applications are destroyed without review).
April 26-May 7, 2021 – Nonprofit “Site” Visits–these will be done virtually if it is unsafe to visit the sites in person.
May 10, 2021 – The Focus Area Committees announce their Change Maker Finalist.
June, 2021 – Annual Awards Celebration with Presentations by the 2021 Grant Finalists, followed by the Membership Vote and the announcement of the 2021 Change-Makers! (meeting may be held virtually, with more information to be announced as it is available)
The 2021 FAC meeting schedule can be found here.