Calling All Oakland County Nonprofits – Impact100 Oakland County Nonprofit Outreach Info Session & Grant Writing Tips!

We will be hosting a zoom webinar for our nonprofit community to help enhance their grant writing skills. All are welcome!

What: Impact100 Oakland County Nonprofit Outreach Information Session & Grant Writing Tips

When: Wednesday, May 4th at 1:00pm EST

Where: Zoom Webinar Link

Our guest speaker, Elizabeth Anne Fritz-Cottle, LMSW (Fritz), is a professional grant writer and nonprofit consultant. She will review budget category language, offer suggestions on how to measure the success of your grant, and provide insights to strengthen the sustainability response of your application. With over 12 years of professional grant writing and consulting, Fritz will teach you how to diversify your grant portfolio. President of Impact100 Oakland County, Katherine DiClaudio Angel Lau and Lauren Combs, Co-Chair of the Nonprofit Outreach Committee, and Denise Prock, Co-Chair of the Grant Review Committee will discuss our organization, grant eligibility, timeline, and application process. We will leave plenty of time for Q&A.

Additionally, here is the general information on our timeline:

May 4th- Nonprofit Outreach Grant Writing Webinar at 1:00pm EST. This webinar is for all nonprofits interested in learning more about applying for a grant. Attendance is encouraged but not mandatory.

May 5th- Letter Of Intent (LOI) opens online. The initial LOI step is to confirm eligibility requirements are met as outlined on our website. Visit our website and, more specifically, our grants tab. We welcome nonprofits to begin this process as they continue to refine their project.

May 27- Letter of Intent deadline (midnight)

June 6th- Formal application process begins for nonprofits who have met the eligibility requirements

July 1st- Online application deadline(midnight)

September 14- All applicants notified of their status

Early November- Finalist present, membership votes for grant recipients at our annual meeting and awardees are announced

For those of you not familiar with Impact100 Oakland County, 100% of our membership dues are awarded each Fall as grants to nonprofit organizations with projects that have high impact and predominantly serve Oakland County. We have awarded over $1 million to local nonprofits since our inception in 2016.

Here are examples of projects from some of our past recipients:

2016- One $100,000 grant to Variety the Children’s Charity, working in concert with the Oakland County Sheriff’s Department, to help provide food for the weekend for children in a Pontiac School.

2017- Two grants of $100,500 each to Beyond Basics for literacy assistance and to Care House to help with child abuse prevention.

2018- Three $90,000 grants each to Common Ground to assist with expanded 24/7 coverage for its text and chat helpline; Huron-Clinton Metroparks Foundation to support its STEM through Sustainable Agriculture project; and The Rainbow Connection to provide Impact Kits for families experiencing financial needs due to their children’s health issues.

2019- Three $102,000 grants to Crossroads for Youth to pair troubled youth with hard-to-adopt shelter dogs in order to heal both children and animals; Friendship Circle to empower teens to eliminate mental health stigmas and suicide; and Kids Kicking Cancer to support caregivers of young cancer patients through therapeutic, expressive and educational sessions.

2020- Three $85,000 grants to (DAPCEP) Detroit Area Pre-College Engineering Program for it’s STEM engineering program; Families Against Narcotics for its interventional COMEBACK Quick Response program; and Oakland Livingston Human Service Agency(OLHSA) for it’s Gigabytes for Grandparents program.

2021- Three $91,000 grants to Haven to support survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault, Eton Academy for it’s Post-Pandemic Learning Initiative, and Hope Hospitality and Warming Center to fund a peer mentoring program.

Thank you for being a part of our Impact100 Oakland County community! We look forward to seeing you at our information session.

Sincerely, Impact100 Oakland County Nonprofit Outreach Committee