Focus Area Committee (FAC) Calendar

Important Dates for the 2020 Grants

  • September 26, 2019: LOI link open on website
  • November 15, 2019: FAC locations and times published, and members are given link to sign-up (members click here after November 15 to sign-up and make your FAC request)
  • December 5, 2019, 3:30-5:30p: Nonprofit Information Session, Glendale Library (nonprofits must RSVP here to attend)
  • January 6, 2020: Deadline for FAC member sign-up, final committee assignments will be made after the January 6 deadline (members click here after November 15 to sign-up and make your FAC request)
  • January 9, 2020: 2020 Letters of Inquiry/Intent (LOI 2020 Form) due at 5pm
  • January 21-23, 2020: First FAC meetings (committee orientation)
  • February 18-20, 2020: Second FAC meetings (review and select LOIs to submit grant applications)
  • March 19, 2020: Full grant applications from advancing LOIs due (unsolicited grant applications are not accepted and will be destroyed without review)
  • April 14-16, 2020: Third FAC meetings (review and select grant applicants for site visit)
  • Last week of April, 2020: FACs schedule Site Visits and fourth FAC meeting to select committee finalist
  • May 11, 2020: Impact 100 Greater Indianapolis 2020 Grant Finalists announced (date to be announced soon)
  • May 20, 2020: Finalists Reception for the five FAC finalists (date to be announced soon)
  • June 9, 2020: Annual Awards Celebration: Dinner, Finalists Presentations, and 2020 Change Maker Grants awarded

MEMBERS: Sign Up For a Focus Committee Before January 2020

Members Only: If you’d like to be on a committee, it’s important to submit your preferences now, so that committees can be finalized before their first meetings in January. Click here (coming soon) to go to the FAC Sign-up Form. For more information, read our blog on this topic.

Focus Area Committee Meetings Dates and Locations

The dates, times and locations for 2020 FAC meetings are below. If you are a 2020 member, use the FAC sign-up form to tell us which FAC you would like to join. Contact us at grants@impact100indy.org if you have any questions.

Arts, Culture & Preservation

The arts and culture committee will focus on charitable initiatives that cultivate, develop, educate, preserve, and enrich the theater, museums, both visual and performing arts and literary opportunities in Greater Indianapolis.

Meeting Days/Time: Tuesdays 5:30pm
Location: Cummins, 301 E. Market St., Indianapolis
FAC Chair: Melina Kennedy
FAC Co-Chair: Joli Heavin
Meeting Dates:
January 21 5:30-6:30pm
February 18 5:30-7:30pm
April 14 5:30-7:30pm
Fourth meeting to be determined by committee

Education

The education committee will focus on charitable initiatives that advance learning opportunities and improve education in Greater Indianapolis.

Meeting Days/Time: Wednesdays 11:30am
Location: Library Foundation Boardroom, Library Services Center, 2450 N. Meridian St, Indianapolis
FAC Chair: Barb Maurath
FAC Co-Chair: Caity Withers
Meeting Dates:
January 22 11:30am-12:30pm
February 19 11:30am-1:30pm
April 15 11:30am-1:30pm
Fourth meeting to be determined by committee

Environment & Animal Welfare

The environment committee will focus on charitable initiatives that (1) improve, enhance or restore the surroundings in the Greater Indianapolis area; (2) encourage research, public awareness and education relating to the environment; (3) promote conservation of our natural resources; (4) restore, preserve, revitalize or enhance recreational facilities, and/or (5) promote animal welfare.

Meeting Days/Time: Thursdays 6:30pm
Location: Broad Ripple Fresh Thyme, 6301 N. College Ave., Indianapolis
FAC Chair: Lizzie Conkle Knoll
FAC Co-Chair: Stacy Robinson
Meeting Dates:
January 23 6:30-7:30pm
February 20 6:30-8:30pm
April 16 6:30-8:30pm
Fourth meeting to be determined by committee

Family

The family committee will focus on charitable initiatives that strengthen and enhance the lives of children and families in Greater Indianapolis.

Meeting Days/Time: Thursdays 11:30am
Location: Girl Scouts Leadership & Learning Center, 7201 Girl Scout Lane, Indianapolis
FAC Chair: Debi Ladyman
FAC Co-Chair: Julianne Robinson
Meeting Dates:
January 23 11:30am-12:30pm
February 20 11:30am-1:30pm
April 16 11:30am-1:30pm
Fourth meeting to be determined by committee

Health and Wellness

The health and wellness committee will focus on charitable initiatives that improve the mental and/or physical well-being of people living in the Greater Indianapolis area.

Meeting Days/Time: Wednesdays 9:00am
Location: Harrison Center for the Arts, 1505 N. Delaware St., Indianapolis
FAC Chair: Paula Katz
FAC Co-Chair: Maureen Shiel
Meeting Dates:
January 22 9:00-10:00am
February 19 9:00-11:00am
April 15 9:00-11:00am
Fourth meeting to be determined by committee