Impact100 Greater Chesapeake

Grant Eligibility

Interested in Applying for the Impact 100 grant?

We're so glad that you're interested! Before submitting your application, however, we highly recommend thoroughly reading through the process, making sure you know to which of the categories your organization fits best, and confirming that your organization pre-qualifies using the information below. Once you've done all of that, feel free to submit your application - good luck!

All Organizations applying to Impact 100 Greater Chesapeake must be/have the following:

  • Tax-exempt public charity under Section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code
  • Based in or collaborating with organizations in Anne Arundel County
  • Be free of legal actions declared, including current or pending conflicts

Projects eligible to apply for the Impact 100 Greater Chesapeake grant must:

  • Serve residents of, and expend funds fully in Anne Arundel County
  • Be a new program, capital project, or expansion of an existing program or a new or expanded collaborative effort of several non-profit organizations
  • Have a total project budget for the full Impact 100 available grant
  • Expend funds within 24 months of the October award date
  • Designate one of the following focus areas: 1) Arts & Culture 2) Education 3) Environment, Recreation & Preservation 4) Family 5) Health & Wellness
  • Grant applicants must have a plan for sustainability

The following are deemed Ineligible:

  • Debt reduction, operational deficits, operating expenses or overhead. (note: The exception to this is the request for items of an operating or overhead nature that are a part of a new or expanded initiative or project to be funded by IMPACT 100. Salaries can be covered by grant funds as long as the salary is paid to someone with significant involvement in the grant initiative. A sustainability plan must be provided in the event the salary is required beyond the grant period)
  • Grants to individuals
  • Endowment funding
  • Interim or bridge funding
  • Faith-based projects or programs which require participation in activities of a particular faith, denomination or religion in order to benefit from the project or program.
  • Capital improvements or renovations to property for the grant project if the organization does not own or have a lease of at least five years.
  • Partisan, legislative or political activity