Participating on a Focus Area Committee (FAC) is at the heart of our mission and what sets Impact100 SRQ apart from other philanthropic organizations.

Our members donate and our members decide.

We are thrilled to be part of this with you! 

Arts & Culture

High impact programs or initiatives that cultivate, develop, educate, 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.

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.

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.

What Happens at Committee Meetings:

 

Impact100 SRQ members can volunteer on any one of the five committees.  FACs begin to review the grant applications in late May.  The FACs have weekly meetings from mid-June to mid-September, not every week, and are led by a Chair.  All committee members are expected to read the grant applications that have been submitted to their Focus Area as well as perform independent research on the nonprofit organization.  Three to four members from the committee will conduct a site visit to the nonprofit to gather information and report their findings back to the rest of their committee.  At the conclusion of this work, the committee will choose the finalist(s) for their Focus Area.  The nonprofits that are chosen as finalists will present their proposed initiative to our members at the Annual Celebration.   At the Annual Celebration, each member casts one vote.

Conflict of Interest –  Impact100 SRQ is committed to acting with integrity in all of our relationships and to selecting grant recipients through an honest and fair process.  All committee members are required to agree to our Conflict of Interest Policy and complete a disclosure form.  If a member serves on the Board, is an employee, or has a significant relationship with a nonprofit whose grant is being reviewed by one of our focus committees, we will ask the member to serve on a different committee.

 

Arts & Culture

Mondays 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Education

Tuesdays 8:00 am – 9:30 am

Environment & Recreation

Wednesdays 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Family

Thursdays 6:45 pm – 8:15 pm

Health & Wellness

Fridays 9:00 am – 10:30 am