Applications are to be submitted directly through our Grant Application Form.
No, each organization may submit only one grant application per year and must address the Focus Area described in the criteria.
No, our grant is non-bias and we do not fund with a gender lens. We are a women-funded community but all non-profits that meet the basic criteria are able to apply for the grant.
Once the grant amount is published to the community you are able to submit for the amount up to what has been announced. If the amount exceeds $100,000, then yes you are able to submit up to the annual grant amount.
Yes. One of the collaborating organizations must be the “lead organization,” applying on behalf of the collaboration. The lead organization must be willing to take on all the potential rights, responsibilities, restrictions, and liabilities of the grant if it is received.
No, Impact100 Orange County seeks proposals that expend grant funds within 24 months.
Impact100 Orange County will distribute the grant money as a one-time payment or as an installment payment, depending on what they deem to be the most fiscally responsible. A grant applicant may request either type of payment in the application.
It is our policy to not give direct feedback. Committee members change every year so advice other than general information presented on our website or at our Information Session for nonprofits would be misleading. However, if you have specific questions regarding the process that we can support you on we are here to help ensure all nonprofits have an opportunity to apply for the grant.
Yes, however you may want to consider collaborating with another nonprofit that has a proven financially stable track record. If you have not had an audit, our Grant Committee will require a justifiable reason as to why.
You are welcome to apply again the following year.
No, Impact100 Orange County grants are meant to be transformational and impactful for the focus community the nonprofit serves. While the definition of transformation varies among members, we cannot fund an organization initiative that does not intend expansion or services delivered in a new way. An appropriate funding request for Impact100 Orange County would be for services performed in a new way (innovation), more services of the same kind provided more often to their current population (deepening), or expanding their current service to a new population (expansion). Impact100 would expect the budget to reflect such, which could include additional staff and their resultant operating costs or other capital requests.
Our grant amount fluctuates every year based on the number of members we have for that year. Each time we accumulate 100 members, $1,000 donations, we are able to grant a minimum $100,000 award.
Yes. Impact100 OC is interested in your project budget and even though it is not officially approved, it must still be a realistic budget. Please note that the process asks you to confirm that the non-profit Executive Director and/or Board President are aware of the application. Grant recipients are responsible to spend all funds in the manner with which they applied for the grant.
Impact100 OC notifies all applicants at each stage of the application process, even if they are not invited to receive a site visit or become a finalist.
Any questions or comments regarding the grant application process are welcome. Please contact us at email@example.com.