For a detailed timeline of the entire Impact100 grant cycle, please see the timeline on our grant page.
We welcome small, medium and large sized nonprofits to apply. Eligibility is determined by the strength of the project, the strength of the nonprofit organization, the impact of the project on the community and its sustainability. The nonprofit must also be in possession of 3 full prior years (36 months) independently prepared, audited or reviewed financial statements with at least 1 year (12 months) independently prepared audited financial statements. The nonprofit must have an operating budget of $250,000 or more.
Each organization may submit only one grant application each year.
You may apply again the following year.
When a nonprofit is awarded a grant, then the organization must wait three years before reapplication to Impact100OC for another grant. The three-year period for grant recipients to re-apply begins the year the grant is awarded no matter if the grant money is distributed lump sum or via installment payments. (Example Nonprofit X received a grant in 2018; Nonprofit X would be able to re-apply in 2021.)
When we do site visits, we are interested in all this information; however, in the initial steps of our review of the applications, these things are not taken into account so we will not accept these with the original application.
Impact100 Oakland County invests the grant money as a one-time payment or as a milestone payment (installments). A grant applicant may request either type of payment in the application. However, Impact100 Oakland County reserves the right to pay the grant in milestone payments if we determine it is more fiscally responsible to do so.
The period of time the money must be spent correlates directly with the project’s intended implementation timeline and must be expended within 36 months.
If a project application is a multi-agency collaboration, Impact100 Oakland County requires financial information from all collaborating partners during the grant application process. Please note each partner should submit complete financial data for three years as outlined in the grant application checklist.
Our grant amount will fluctuate every year based on the number of members we have for that year.
Yes, our online submission portal allows the ability to print completed LOIs and applications.
Yes. For the LOI, Impact100 Oakland County 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 final question on the LOI asks you to confirm that your Executive Director and/or Board President are aware of the application.
Impact100 Oakland County encourages all types of applications and if your program will change lives, we encourage you to submit it for consideration. Our committees have full control over who they choose as their finalist.
Impact100 Oakland County prides itself on its ability to maintain a level playing field amongst all applicants. In addition, due to the ever-changing makeup of membership and committee involvement, any advice given might actually be invalid and misleading into a next year. Therefore, we do not offer feedback and just ask you to attend the Grant Application Workshop.
Any questions or comments regarding the grant application process are welcome. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.