How To Apply


Step 1. Attend Nonprofit Information Session and Workshops
    • Information session strongly recommended
    • Training session late-October/early-November
    • Optional workshops late-November/early-December; Project Pitch Day
Step 2. Submit Letter of Inquiry (LOI)
    • Web-based Grant Application system opens early November
    • Project Grant amount announced early January
    • LOIs must be submitted by mid-January deadline
    • Grant Review Committees evaluate LOIs
    • By mid-February, all applicants will be notified about whether or not they have been selected to proceed to the Full Proposal stage
Step 3. Submit Full Proposal, if selected
    • Web-based Grant Application system reopens for Full Proposal stage mid-February
    • Applicants selected to submit a Full Proposal must meet the March deadline
    • Finance Committee reviews Full Proposal applications
    • Grant Review Committees evaluate Full Proposals and select applicants for Site Visits
    • By early April, all applicants will be notified about whether they have been selected for a Site Visit
Step 4. Arrange Site Visit, if selected
    • Applicants selected for site visits will schedule dates/times for members to visit
    • Guidelines for site visits will be provided
    • Each Grant Review Committee selects one Finalist to present at the Annual Meeting
    • Early May, all Site Visit applicants will be notified about whether they have been selected as a Finalist
    • All Finalists will have the opportunity to host our members for a Site Visit prior to the Annual Meeting

Step 5. Present at Annual Meeting, if selected as a Finalist
    • Finalists present their projects to the full membership at the Annual Meeting late May
    • Presentation guidelines will be provided
    • Members vote by anonymous ballot to determine the grant recipients
    • Winners are announced at the end of the Annual Meeting
    • All Finalists receive either a Transformational Project Grant (e.g. $85,000) or a Core Mission Grant (e.g. $10,000)

Grant Payment and Follow-up

Payment of Grant(s)

Prior to the release of funds for each Transformational Project Grant, the recipient must sign a Grant Agreement. The Grant Agreement will be based upon the application and Project Budget Form with specific terms to be negotiated and agreed between Impact100 Westchester and the recipient.  Runners up will each receive an Core Mission Grant.  Core Mission Grants do not require a Grant Agreement, may be used for any legitimate operating purpose consistent with the organization's mission and will be paid in full within two weeks of the Annual Meeting.

Reports and Evaluation (for Transformational Project Grant award winners only)

Grantees must report periodically on the progress of their project to Impact100 Westchester as specified in the Grant Agreement.


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