Do you have a great sustainable project that will help Sarasota and/or Manatee Counties with 100% of the funds being used locally?
Impact100 SRQ advances philanthropy in Sarasota and/or Manatee counties by pooling together smaller donations of individual women to create a large grant(s) which will have a high impact in our community. We facilitate this by awarding $100,000 grant(s) to non-profits in the following five focus areas: Arts & Culture, Education, Environment & Recreation, Family and Health & Wellness. The grant recipient(s) are selected by a vote of all members at the annual meeting after a thorough proposal review process.
The grant application cycle opens each Spring. Non-profit organizations utilize an online grant platform and undergo a rigorous review process. Our Focus Area Committee (FAC) reviews all grant applications and performs site visits of selected proposed projects. Finalists are chosen from among this group and make presentations to the full membership at the annual voting meeting. Our $100,000 high impact grant(s) are awarded the same evening. The number of grants is determined each year by the number of Impact100 SRQ members.
Arts & Culture
High impact programs or initiatives that cultivate, develop, educate, and enhance culture and the arts in Sarasota and/or Manatee Counties.
High impact programs or initiatives that further education or improve access to education for children and/or adults in Sarasota and/or Manatee Counties.
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.