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Impact 100 Richmond

Impact 100 Richmond's mission is to advance transformative giving in the Richmond region by uniting women's ideas and actions through philanthropy. The goal is to change the lives of women and their families by granting a local nonprofit with a significant, collective financial investment.

Annually, at least one $100,000 grant will be awarded to a nonprofit in one of the following focus areas: Arts &Culture, Education, Environment, Family, and Health & Wellness. The grant recipient will be selected by a vote of the Impact 100 Richmond membership, after a detailed grant proposal review process.

Impact 100 Richmond seeks to fund projects that:

  1. Foster change and have a long-term positive impact
  2. Are programmatic and/or capital in nature
  3. Are new programs or expansions/improvements of existing programs that can change the way an organization or a community operates
  4. Can demonstrate specific measurable goals

Our Process

Grant Process

1. Review eligibility guidelines and attend an optional Pre-Proposal Information Session.

Organizations are strongly encouraged to attend a Pre-Proposal Information Session. These workshops review what it means to be transformational and how to apply to Impact 100 Richmond. Impact 100 members and previous Impact 100 grantees will share tips about how to be successful in the Impact 100 process.

Register for Dec. 5 info session

Register for Dec. 14 info session

For more information, please contact Kathleen Demro.

2. Submit a Grant Proposal
Applications must be completed electronically and submitted to The Community Foundation by February 20, 2018 at 5pm. Submit a grant application through our online system.

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3. Host a Site Visit
Each Focus Area Committee will select organizations that they would like to visit. If selected, you will be asked to host a site visit at your location.

4. Present to Membership
If your organization is selected as a finalist, you will be required to present to the full membership at The Big Give in May. This is your opportunity to share your story and how a grant from Impact 100 will transform your organization and those you serve.

Eligibility

To be eligible to apply for an Impact 100 Richmond grant, your organization must:

  • Be a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that serves the residents of the City of Richmond, and/or the counties of Chesterfield, Hanover, Henrico, Goochland, and/or Powhatan;
  • Have an operating budget of at least $250,000 (cash, excluding in-kind); and
  • Have been in operation at least 36 months prior to applying for an Impact 100 Richmond grant.

Please note: Two or more nonprofits can collaborate on a proposal, but the lead applicant must satisfy the eligibility requirements stated above.

We regret that we cannot accept applications from:

  • Individual religious institutions;
  • Private foundations

Grant Priorities

Preference will be given to programs and projects that positively affect women and children. Organizations must apply under one of the following focus areas. We recognize that many organizations and projects can fit into more than one category, but applicants must choose only one for their proposal. We recommend you consider which focus area best represents the emphasis of your project.

  • Arts and Culture
    Projects that develop and enrich the community and/or the lives of women, children and families through the expressive arts or enhanced cultural opportunities
  • Education
    Projects that further the educational process or improve access to education for children and/or adults
  • Environment
    Projects that restore, preserve, revitalize or enhance physical or natural surroundings to create a sustainable community
  • Family
    Projects that strengthen and enhance the lives of children and families
  • Health & Wellness
    Projects that improve the mental and/or physical well-being of people

We cannot accept applications to support:

  • Debt reduction or operational deficits;
  • Endowments or memorials;
  • Bridge funding or interim financing;
  • Partisan or political activities;
  • Legal expenses.

Grant Amount

Impact 100 Richmond will award at least one $100,000 grant annually.

Interested in joining Impact 100?  Become a Member

Submit a grant application for Impact 100 Richmond through our online system.

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