How should I submit my application?

Applications are submitted online. Please click here for application details.

Can our organization submit applications in more than one Focus Area?

No, each organization may submit only one grant application per year and must choose the one Focus Area in which the proposal will be considered.

The funding we need for our proposal is more than the $100,000 grant Impact100 offers. Can we submit a proposal for more than the $100,000?

Yes. You will be able to identify the additional funding sources for your proposal on the form.

The funding we need for our proposal is less than the $100,000 grant Impact100 offers. Can we submit a proposal for less than the full amount?

No. The proposal must be for the at least the full amount of the grant award. However, please note that while grants are in the $100,000 range, in the past our grants have ranged from $85,000 to $102,000 based on membership numbers. The grant amount available in the current cycle is announced prior to the Letter of Intent application stage.

Will you consider a proposal from a group of organizations collaborating on a project or program?

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. The “lead organization” must meet all our financial requirements. While the collaborating organization must submit financial documents, they do not need an independently audited statement.

Do you give grants to proposals that expend the funds over a period of years?

No, Impact100 Oakland County seeks proposals that expend grant funds within 36 months.

Will the grant be paid in a lump sum?

Impact100 disburses 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.

What is the purpose of the LOI (Letter of Intent)?

The LOI stage is an opportunity for you to confirm your eligibility prior to investing time in the application process. Please carefully review these questions, particularly the financial section, in order to ensure your organization meets the requirements.