Impact 100 SRQ

How It Works

How the impact100 sRQ funding model works

Each year, Impact100 SRQ funds initiatives with high potential for community impact. Grant funding comes from member contributions and each Impact100 SRQ member will vote to select the funded initiatives.

We pool the $1,000 required membership donation from each of our members to award grants with a minimum amount of $100,000.

Membership donations are collected until late March. The exact amount of money available for grants is announced at our BIG REVEAL event in April. The number of grants available is determined by the number of members we have as of April 1st each year.

Nonprofit organizations begin the grant application process by submitting a Grant Application Eligibility Form. The Forms are reviewed to verify that each organization is eligible to apply for an Impact100 SRQ grant, and are due by July 8, 2024. Grant applications are due by July 17, 2024 at 12pm (Noon).  Organizations apply in one of the five focus areas: Arts, Culture & History; Education; Environment, Recreation & Animal Welfare; Family; or Health & Wellness.

From September through mid-November, Impact100 SRQ members serve on Focus Area Committees (FACs) that evaluate the grant initiative proposals. The Focus Area Committees select a finalist or finalists in each of the five focus areas.

Finalists are announced at our Meet the Finalists Event in early December.

All of our members are invited to cast a vote to determine the current giving year's grant recipients. We announce the nonprofit organizations that have been selected at our Annual Celebration Event in January.

Grant recipients are invited to partner with Impact100 SRQ for one initiative showcase event and one member event during the 24 months following the receipt of the grant.

Why Apply?

It's Not Who You Know At Impact100 SRQ!

It’s about the quality of your application, how well you describe your initiative and how it will make a difference in our community. All applicants - large, small, known, unknown - are given fair and equal consideration in the grant review process. Every grant application is viewed on its own merit and any reviewer’s bias is disclosed and managed accordingly.

Hundreds Of Impact100 SRQ Members Are Exposed To And Educated About Your Nonprofit's Mission Every Year
Many Impact100 SRQ members learn about your mission and programs for the first time through the application review process. This can lead to bringing new supporters – and potential donors – to your organization, even if you are not selected as a Finalists.

Site Visits Are A Key Component Of The Review Process
Our Impact100 SRQ members relish the opportunity to have in-person exposure to our potential grant recipients. It enhances their understanding of your mission and programs and increases their knowledge of the various needs in our

Grant Award Recipients Benefit From 24 Months Of Opportunities For Additional Support From Our Members
During this period, through a program called Impact In Action, we encourage nonprofits to offer Impact100 SRQ members multiple opportunities to share their time, treasure, and talent to support initiatives they have invested in.

We Offer Tools & Trainings For The Grant Application Process
Impact100 SRQ hosts Information Sessions and Zoom Office Hours for nonprofits to learn more about our model and mission, grant cycles, and application process. It is our goal to help every nonprofit in Sarasota and Manatee County know about us and have access to the tools necessary to submit the best application possible. See Resources.

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