Community Grant Application and Selection Processes


Application Process:

  1. The Impact 100 Leadership Team determines if monies are available for Community Grants and the amount to be disbursed.
  2. The Community Grants Committee determines number of grants and grant amounts for the current year.
  3. Members of Impact 100 Redwood Circle nominate nonprofit organizations for Community Grants. Applicants must be nominated.
  4. All qualifying nominee organizations are emailed an Invitation to Apply for Grant letter.
  5. The Community Grant Committee reviews and ranks applications according to established criteria. The top finalists are selected.  The number may vary year to year based on the funds available. Additionally, the number of finalists in each focus area will be determined based on the proportion of each.  However, the Community Grant Committee can adjust this proportionality with discretion to ensure the best proposals are put forward.
  6. A summary of each of the top proposals is sent to Impact 100’s full membership with a ballot.
  7. Members vote via email to determine the awardees.
  8. Awards are announced to the full membership and grantees. The award check is delivered to each grantee by the Impact member who nominated the nonprofit and a Community Grant Committee member.
  9. Grantees are invited to attend an awards event to be recognized by the full membership.

Grantee obligation:

Grant recipients provide a grant report/summary at the completion of their project/program.