Organizations eligible to apply for Impact100 SRQ grants must confirm the organization is:

  •  Defined as a tax-exempt public charity under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code
  •  Organizations serving Sarasota and/or Manatee counties
  •  Registered with the Florida Division of Corporations as a nonprofit corporation
  •  Registered with the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, unless the Organization is exempt.
  •  Be free of legal actions declared; including current and pending conflict.


Projects eligible for Impact100 SRQ grants must:

  • Primarily serve residents of and expend funds in Sarasota and/or Manatee counties
  • Be a capital project, a new program, or a clearly defined expansion of an existing program
  • Have a total project budget for the full IMPACT100 SRQ grant amount. Grant projects submitted with budgets over the Impact100 SRQ grant amount must show the ability to fund the entire project.
  • Expend funds within 24 months of the November award date
  • Be able to provide most recent Financial Statements for the last 2 full years prior to grant application submission.
  • Be designated by the applying nonprofit organization for one of the following Focus Areas:


Arts & Culture:  High impact programs or initiatives that cultivate, develop, and enhance culture and the arts in Sarasota and/or Manatee counties.

Education: High impact programs or initiatives that further the educational process or improve access to education for children and/or adults in Sarasota and/or Manatee counties.

Environment & Recreation: High impact programs or initiatives that restore, preserve, revitalize, or enhance the facilities or natural resources (including for recreational use); or improve the welfare of animals in Sarasota and/or Manatee counties, including those that encourage research, public awareness, and education relating to the environment and conservation of our natural resources.

Family:  High impact programs or initiatives that strengthen and enhance the lives of children and families living in Sarasota and/or Manatee counties.

Health & Wellness:  High impact programs or initiatives that improve the physical and/or mental health and wellness of people living in Sarasota and/or Manatee counties.


Impact100 SRQ will not provide grants for:

  • Debt reduction, operational deficits, interim funding, bridge funding or endowment funding
  • General operating expenses or overhead unless they are part of a new or expanded project to be funded by Impact100 SRQ. Detailed allocation of funds required.
  • Existing overhead expenses and ongoing salaries for existing staff.
  • Grants to individuals
  • Any type of arrangement whereby funds are held temporarily or in perpetuity and not expended within the 24-month period required by IMPACT100 SRQ.
  • Replenishment of previously existing endowment funds
  • Partisan, legislative, or political activity or any activity that could be controversial, divisive  or polarizing in nature.
  • Projects of individual churches, synagogues or other religious institutions will not be funded unless a separate tax-exempt entity that is not under the umbrella of the church, synagogue or other religious institution exists for receiving IMPACT100 SRQ funds
  • Benefits of the project or program must be available to any person, regardless of religious beliefs or practices
  • Benefits of the project or program must not be dependent on any person being required to participate in any religious activity, ceremony or service
  • Capital improvements or renovations to property for the grant project if the organization does not own or have a written lease or other valid written agreement of at least five years with the property owner/landlord.
  • Grant recipients of an Impact100 SRQ grant awarded in the last two grant cycles.

As we continue to grow and evolve, Impact100 SRQ reserves the right to change its eligibility criteria without notice at any time.