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Impact 100 Grant

Grants to Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana Nonprofits in Eligible Counties
for Education, Culture, Family, Environment, and Health

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Foundation / Corporation

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Impact 100

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Deadline Date:

03/22/19 Noon


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Grants to Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana nonprofit organizations in eligible counties for innovative projects and programs that address community needs. A Letter of Intent must be submitted prior to the full proposal. Funding is intended to support programs in the following areas of focus: culture, education, family, health and wellness, and environment, preservation, and recreation.

Eligible Counties: Indiana – Dearborn; Kentucky – Boone, Campbell, Kenton; Ohio – Adams, Brown, Butler, Clermont, Hamilton, Warren

Focus Areas:

- Culture: Cultivate, develop, educate and improve the cultural climate
- Education: Further the ability to educate and improve education
- Environment, Preservation, & Recreation: Preserve, enhance, revitalize or restore facilities and surroundings
- Family: Strengthen and enhance the lives of children and families
- Health & Wellness: Positively impact the mental or physical health and wellness of people

The organization’s proposal for a program grant must:

- Outline a project or program that targets a specific population for a specific duration and with specific measurable goals to be achieved.
- Provide services in: Indiana – Dearborn; Kentucky – Boone, Campbell, Kenton; Ohio – Adams, Brown, Butler, Clermont, Hamilton, Warren.
- Use the full amount of Impact 100’s available grant.
- Plan to expend the grant funds within 36 months.
- Be programmatic, capital, start-up, technical assistance, or expansion.
- Be in one of the Impact 100 five focus areas. (Applicants must choose only one Focus Area under which it wishes to be considered.)

In addition, it must fulfill the following requirements:

- Community need expressed is fully understood through the request
- Other funding sources for sustainability and/or contingency plan noted
- Project or program innovative (transformational or impactful)
- Agency is uniquely positioned to address this issue
- Project is not significantly completed and awaiting funding sources

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 163511

Estimated Size of Grant:

Agencies may request a minimum of $100,000.

Term of Contract:

The period of time the money must be spent correlates directly with the project’s intended implementation timeline, but must not exceed three years.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Organizations that apply to Impact 100 must be an Incorporated 501(c)(3) or 509(a) public charity with a certificate or letter of status as a pdf.

The funding request must serves in one or more of the 10 counties in the Tri-State region.

The organization’s grant proposal cannot be accepted for:

Endowments, existing operating costs, partisan activities, completed projects, individual churches, indigent care subsidy, travel, loans, pass-through funds, or for individuals.

The Foundation does not fund overhead requests. Funding cannot be used to advance faith-based programs (e.g. build a chapel) but can be used by a faith-based organization to address social issues.

Pre-proposal Conference:

Nonprofit Applicant Workshop #1
October 3 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Interact for Health
3805 Edwards Road #500
Cincinnati, OH 45209 United States
More information:
To register:

Nonprofit Applicant Workshop #2
October 8 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Interact for Health
3805 Edwards Road #500
Cincinnati, OH 45209 United States
To register: More information:

Nonprofit Applicant Workshop #3
October 29 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Venue: Interact for Health
3805 Edwards Road #500
Cincinnati, OH 45209 United States
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Pre-Application Information:

Impact 100’s funding cycle runs from fall of the current year to fall of the following year.

Important Dates:

- Applicant Workshops: 10/3/18, 10/8/18, 10/29,18
- Nonprofit Panel: 11/7/18
- Letters of Intent Open: 10/3/18
- Letters of Intent Deadline: 12/13/18 Noon
- Membership Announcement - Total Dollars Available Revealed: Pending
- Notification of Common Grant Eligibility: 2/26/19
- Nonprofit Common Grant Training: 3/4-6/19 Pending
- Common Grant Application Deadline: 3/22/19 Noon
- Applicants Not Progressing to Site Visits Notified: 5/17/19
- Meet the Finalists - Finalists Announced to Community: 6/27/19
- Annual Awards Celebration and Finalist Presentations: 9/19 Pending

Steps to Apply:

- LOI: October – December - The first step for grant applicants is to submit an LOI using Impact 100’s online submission system. The Letter of Intent Online Submission Form is available in October.
- Grant Application: March - Organizations selected by Impact 100 to complete a grant application must submit their applications including all attachments via the Online Common Grant Application.
- Financial Review: April - The Community Investment Review Committee (CIRC) is responsible for taking an in-depth look at the grant applicant’s financials, prior to a site visit.
- Site Visit Candidate: April – May - Site Visit Candidates will be selected in each focus area. A Site Visit Coordinator from the Focus Area Committee will coordinate arrangements for the visit. Questions and concerns are addressed during the site visit.
- Grant Finalist: June – September - The highest ranking finalists are chosen as grant recipients.

Applicants must choose only one Focus Area under which it wishes to be considered. Impact 100 does not provide guidance as to which focus area is appropriate.

Each organization may submit only one grant application each year.

Applicants must wait three years to reapply if have been an Impact 100 Grant Recipient. Applicants must wait to reapply in 2022 if they are awarded a grant in 2018. 2015 recipients may not reapply until the 2019 grant cycle.

Guidelines continue to evolve, and Impact 100 reserves the right to change its criteria at any time. To stay up-to-date on current funding priorities and grant cycles, email the Foundation.

Any questions or comments regarding the grant application process are welcome. Please contact the Foundation Administration (see Contact Information below).


Application Process:

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

For up-to-date funding priorities and grant cycles, email:

For questions regarding the grant application process, email:

Rose Palmieri, Grant Review Coordinator

Impact 100
4010 Executive Park Drive, Suite 100
Cincinnati, OH 45241

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Indiana: Dearborn County;   Kentucky: Boone, Campbell, and Kenton Counties;   Ohio: Adams, Brown, Butler, Clermont, Hamilton, and Warren Counties