Focus Area Grant

In addition to our Transformational Project and Core Mission Grants, we will award a special Core Mission Grant of $15,000 in a specific focus area.  For 2020, the Focus Area Grant will be awarded to a nonprofit organization addressing Food Insecurity. 

There are two options to apply for the Focus Area Grant: 

1.     Apply directly for a Focus Area Grant or 

2.     Apply for a Transformational Project Grant.  If your Letter of Inquiry does not receive a request for a Full Proposal, apply for a Focus Area Grant.  You will need to submit a separate Focus Area Grant Application.

The Focus Area Grant Committee will determine the grant making process, including eligibility, application, proposal review, financial review, and selection. 

The committee will select 5 finalists and the Impact100 full membership will vote to select the grant recipient. The grant recipient will be announced late April and recognized at the Annual Meeting.

Eligibility Criteria – Organization must:

  • Be a nonprofit with a mission that is predominantly dedicated to serving Westchester residents
  • Be a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization
  • Be in operation for at least 24 months prior to applying for this grant
  • Maintain 2 years of CPA audited, or reviewed, financial statements (as required by NYS)
  • Have a minimum Total Revenue of $250,000

Other Considerations:

  • Nonprofits that submit an LOI for a Transformational Project Grant, but are not invited to submit a Full Proposal, will have the opportunity to apply for a Focus Area Grant in the same cycle.
  • An Organization that receives a Focus Area Grant from Impact100 Westchester MAY apply for a Transformational Project Grant the following year.
  • An organization that receives a Transformational Project Grant from Impact100 Westchester MAY NOT apply for a Focus Area Grant for 36 months after their last grant payment.
  • An organization that received a Core Mission (formerly “Operating”) Grant in the past MAY apply for a Focus Area Grant. 

Impact100 Westchester will not provide Focus Area Grants for:

  • Individuals or private foundations
  • Organizations that are religious, partisan, legislative or political in nature, such as advocacy work

How To Apply:

  • Application must be submitted by March deadline
  • Focus Area Grant Review Committee will evaluate applications
  • Members vote online, by anonymous ballot, to determine the grant recipient
  • Grant Recipient is announced late April
  • Grant Recipient is recognized at the Annual Meeting early June

Grant Payment:

Focus Area Grants do not require a Grant Agreement, may be used for any operating purpose consistent with the organization's mission and will be paid in full within two weeks of the Annual Meeting.

Important Dates for Focus Area Grants:

SlideRoom online application availableFebruary 19, 2020
Application & supporting documents due
March 23, 2020
Committee meets to review applications & vote for finalists
April 15, 2020
Finalists announced & Membership voting opens online
April 17, 2020
Membership voting ends
April 24, 2020
Grant recipient announcedApril 27, 2020
Annual Meeting: Grant recipient recognizedJune 2, 2020

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