Apply for a Grant

Welcome! Thank you for your interest in applying for a grant from Impact 100. We combine members’ $1,000 or $500 contributions and invest in multiple high-impact grants to nonprofit programs selected by our membership, made up of women from neighborhoods throughout Greater Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky, and Eastern Indiana.

Nonprofit organizations should review eligibility and expectations below and consider applying for a grant within one of our Five Focus Areas.

Please note that Impact 100 utilizes a Letter of Intent (LOI) followed by the Common Grant Application. Refer to the calendar on the “Application Process.”  Organizations that apply to Impact 100 must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Incorporated a 501(c)(3) or 509(a) public charity with a certificate or letter of status as a pdf;
  • Identify a program or project clearly within Impact 100’s guidelines;
    • targets a defined population;
    • operates for a defined duration;
    • defined, measurable goals;
    • spends funds in the 10 counties in the regional Tri-State area;
    • utilizes full $100,000 grant.
  • Select the proper focus area under which a proposal will be considered.
  • Stay within the character limits outlined in the LOI and Common Grant.
  • Clearly state what we will do, how we will spend the grant monies, and why funding is requested.
  • Wait three years to reapply if have been an Impact 100 Grant Recipient.  For example, 2015 recipients may not reapply until the 2019 grant cycle.

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 Hamilton, Brown, Adams, Clermont, Butler, Warren, Dearborn, Kenton, Campbell, or Boone counties in Ohio, Eastern Indiana, and Northern Kentucky.
  • 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.
  • Choose only one Focus Area (outlined on the right) under which it wishes to be considered. Impact 100 does not provide guidance as to which focus area is appropriate.

The organization’s grant proposal cannot be accepted for:

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

While regranting funds to other non-profit organizations is not permitted, collaborating, partnering, or subcontracting with other non-profit organizations to achieve program goals is welcome.

Our 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

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Focus Areas

Cultivate, develop, educate and
improve the cultural climate.

Further the ability to educate
and improve education.

Environment Preservation, & Recreation
Preserve, enhance, revitalize or restore facilities and surroundings.

Strengthen and enhance the lives of
children and families.

Health & Wellness
Positively impact the mental or physical health and wellness of people.