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Impact 100 Greater Indianapolis Grants

Grants to Indianapolis, Indiana Nonprofits for Education,
Environment, Health, Arts and Culture, and Family

GrantWatch ID#: 177299
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Impact 100 Greater Indianapolis



03/10/17 5:00 PM

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Grants to Indianapolis, Indiana nonprofits and charities for the environment, education, arts and culture, family, and health and wellness programming. Applicants must select one area of focus for their application. A Letter of Inquiry must be submitted by January 13.

Funding is intended to support critical needs, new ventures, and innovative ways to solve social problems and to create a more civil and respectful climate in the greater Indianapolis community. Grant applications will be accepted from nonprofits in the Greater Indianapolis area, including, Marion, Hamilton, Hancock, Shelby, Johnson, Morgan, Hendricks and Boone counties.

Impact 100 believes that every member of the community should have access to a clean, safe environment, cultural enrichment, family services and quality education and healthcare. All greater Indianapolis nonprofits with the vision and capacity to manage a gift of this size are encouraged to apply.

Arts and Culture

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


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


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.


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

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.

The finalists receiving the most votes in each target area will receive a grant for $100,000. All grant finalists that are not selected for the primary grant provided annually by Impact 100 Greater Indianapolis will receive an equal division of the residual funds or residual grant.

Awardees must plan to expend the funds within 24 months. Preference will be given to projects that call for funds to be spent within 12 months. Residual grants are provided to the finalist organizations on an unrestricted basis.

Your organization must meet the following grant criteria to be considered:

- Be a nonprofit 501(c)(3) and 509(a) public charity.
- Applicant organizations’ seat of operation must be based in Marion, Hamilton, Hancock, Shelby, Johnson, Morgan, Hendricks or Boone County in the State of Indiana or a recognized local chapter of a state or national nonprofit serving this region. The program must be implemented and serve residents of these eight counties and all monies must be expended here.
- The project must be a new program, expansion of an existing program or may be a joint effort of several agencies.
- Outline a project or program that targets a specific population for a specific duration and with specific measurable goals;
- Use the full amount of Impact 100 Greater Indianapolis’ available grant; and
- Plan to expend the funds within 24 months. Preference will be given to projects that call for funds to be spent within 12 months.
- Capital projects (equipment and building) must be clearly wrapped around a program serving the clients of the organization.

Types of programs not supp0rted:

- General operating expenses; debt reduction or operational deficits;
- Endowments or memorials;
- Bridge funding or interim financing;
- Partisan, political or legislative activities;
- General fund drives or annual appeals;
- Religious-focused or university-based projects where the grant is for the principle benefit of the organization’s own members or adherents;
- Private foundations;
- Legal expenses;
- No general advertising/marketing expenses promoting the agency;
- Fundraising activities or events;
- Athletic uniforms and sports gear
- Capital campaigns. Proposals must distinguish specific capital items that are wrapped around a program.

Other restrictions:

- An organization may submit only one application each year. An organization that has received a grant of $100,000 or more from Impact 100 Greater Indianapolis may not reapply in the following two years.
- An organization that has received an operating grant less than $100,000 may reapply at any time.

A grant information session will take place on Thursday, December 8 from 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm at

The Glendale Library
6101 N. Keystone Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46220

You must RSVP before attending.

Completed Letter of Inquiry forms are due back to Impact 100 Greater Indianapolis on January 13, 2017 by 5:00 pm, and must be submitted electronically. See Contact Information below for submission email.

The Four-Part application process is as follows:
1. Submit a Letter of Inquiry by January 13, 2017 by 5:00 PM.
2. Selected organizations will be notified and asked to submit a Full Grant Application, which is due on March 10, 2017 at 5 PM.
3. Site Visit: Each focus area will select two to three semifinalists and conduct site visits April 17-28, 2017.
4. Final Decision Process: Impact 100 members will be notified of the 2017 grant finalists starting on April 28. A public announcement will be made on May 1.

To view the Four-part application process in its entirety, see:

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

To RSVP for the Grant Information Session: tps://

Email for Letter of Inquiry submissions and for general questions:

General Contact Information:
Andy Cohen, Grants Committee Co-Chair
Impact 100 Greater Indianapolis
P. O. Box 40531
Indianapolis, IN 46240

Boone, Hamilton, Hancock, Hendricks, Johnson, Marion, Morgan and Shelby Counties of the City of Indianapolis

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