Impact Grant Application and Selection Processes

$100,000 IMPACT GRANT

The application process consists of the steps described below.  The dates and deadlines referenced below for the yearly grant cycle are available HERE.  All Application Forms are available HERE.

  1. Impact 100 Redwood Circle members are asked to nominate organizations/programs for consideration for the Impact Grant.
  2. Those nominated are screened to ensure they are 501(c)(3) organizations and meet the minimum criteria
  3. Each nominated organization will be invited to submit a Letter of Intent (Click HERE for form).
  4. Impact Grant Committee members will review and score all LOI based on criteria created by the Committee in advance of the review and approved by the Leadership Team.
  5. Impact Grant applicants selected to move forward will be invited to submit a Full Proposal Application (FPA).
  6. Impact Grant Committee members will review and score all FPA based on criteria created by the Committee in advance of the review and approved by the Leadership Team.  Based on these scores, the Impact Grant Committee determines which applicants will be selected for site visits.
  7. All applicants will be notified via email if they are to continue to the next step in the selection process.
  8. Members of the Impact Grant Committee conduct site visits for each of the semi-finalists.
  9. Based on these visits and prior assessment of the LOI and FPA, finalists are selected and announced to the general membership prior to the annual meeting
  10. Finalists make a presentation to all members at the annual meeting
  11. All Impact 100 Redwood Circle members attending the annual meeting will vote in person at the meeting. Those not able to attend may vote in advance by email or assign a proxy to vote in her behalf.
  12. Vote results will be announced at the Impact 100 Redwood Circle annual meeting and the award will be made to the recipient at that time.

Grant Recipient Obligations:

  1. The nonprofit organization awarded a grant is required to complete the Impact Grant Agreement Form prior to fund distribution. Funds will be disbursed in full once the Agreement has been signed. Impact Grant funds will be disbursed over 24 months or as needed and according to the schedule submitted by the grantee as described in the Grant Agreement.
  2. Reports are due to Impact 100 Redwood Circle on a semi-annual basis, per the Grant Agreement. When the program is complete, or funds are fully expended, the grantee must also submit a final report.