Impact100 Greater Chesapeake

Grant Process and Timeline

Where are we in the Process?


Interested in Applying for One of Our Transformational Grants?

We're so glad that you're interested! Before submitting your application, however, we highly recommend thoroughly reading through the process below, making sure you know which of the five focus areas 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!

Step 1:

Is your non-profit eligible?
View Eligibility Requirements

Step 2:

Submit your Letter of Intent
The Letter of Intent can be found here.

Step 3:

Attend a Request for Application (RFA) Workshop
Attending an RFA workshop is a mandatory step in applying for the Impact100 Greater Chesapeake grant.

There will be four workshops:

  • May 3 (1-3 pm), Odenton Library, Community Room
  • May 20 (6-8 pm), Indian Creek Upper School, SLR Room
  • May 31 (1-3 pm), Edgewater Library, Community Room
  • June 4 (6-8 pm), Glen Burnie Chamber of Commerce
Please RSVP using this google form.

Step 4:

Submit a Grant Proposal
Application is available here. The deadline for 2019 grant applications is June 30 at 11:59pm.

Step 5:

Applications are reviewed
Focus group committees, composed of volunteer members of Impact 100 Greater Chesapeake, review the applications including financial information submitted with the application, and perform site visits. Members from each focus group committee select finalist(s) for each of the five focus areas.

Step 6:

Non-profit finalists are announced!
Finalists are announced on October 1st via social media and a personal phone call. The Executive Summaries of the finalists selected (submitted within the grant application) are circulated to Impact 100 Greater Chesapeake members prior to the Annual Meeting where grantees will be selected by the entire membership.

Step 7:

Non-profit finalists are announced!
Grants are Awarded at the Annual Member Celebration!