Apply for an Innovation Grant
Impact 100 NYC recognizes that COVID-19 has forced nonprofits to make significant changes in order to adapt to the new environment. The Impact 100 NYC Innovation Grant is designed to support your efforts in pivoting an existing proven program or funding a new transformative initiative.
Impact 100 NYC’s goal is to provide high-impact grants that reach under-served populations, highlight unmet needs in our area and raise the profile of deserving but lesser known initiatives. To support this important work and allow organizations to “dream big,” Impact 100 NYC will annually award $100,000* grants to local nonprofits. Total funding will be determined by the number of members who contribute $1,000 each towards the grants. Excess membership funds will be divided among the other finalists of the grant process for general operating support. Grant finalists are determined through a detailed process of proposal review and evaluation by members, and the grant recipients are chosen by a vote of the membership at the Impact 100 NYC Annual Meeting in May.
Applying for a grant starts with a Letter of Inquiry. Letters of Inquiry will only be accepted online beginning in November and will be due in December. We strongly recommend that you read carefully through our Eligibility Criteria, Grant FAQs, Application Process and Important Dates before submitting an online application here.
*2021 will be Impact 100 NYC’s inaugural grantmaking year. Impact 100 NYC will strive to raise and award a $100,000 grant, but the actual amount will be determined when our membership is finalized in December.
Please review the following eligibility criteria to determine whether both your organization and your proposal meet the criteria for an Innovation Grant from Impact 100 NYC.
Preference will be given to organizations that:
Project or program must:
Preference will be given to projects or programs that:
Impact 100 NYC will not provide grants for:
Request to Grant Applicants: