Welcome Nonprofits Serving Indian River County!

We are women who collectively impact the lives of individuals and our community through transformational giving.

If you and your organization are interested in impacting Indian River County, review the information provided.  Utilize the resources we provide by attending the Grant Writing Workshop (May), the Nonprofit Information Session (September), and/or make an appointment with the Visioning Committee.

How do we achieve our mission?  Our members each contribute $1,000 (plus a small administrative fee) and these funds are pooled into $100,000 grants.  These grants address our five focus areas of Arts and Culture, Children and Families, Education, Environment, and Health and Wellness.

Each year, total funding available for grants is determined by the number of members who join Indian River Impact 100 by February 28th, 2023. Last year we had 483 members donate $1,000 and we awarded four nonprofits with $100,000 each to fund a high impact grant project. The outcome of projects funded by these grants lead to lasting change in the community. This is the power of collective giving!

Grant Application

The grant application for our 2022-23 funding year is now available. 
Applications are due on November 3, 2022 at 5 pm.
Access our 2022-2023 grant guidelines and application via the links above.

Nonprofit Information Session

 Each September, Impact 100 hosts a Nonprofit Information Session. Session participants receive guidance on how to set up and navigate our online grant application platform, gain an overview of what to expect from the Application/Site Visit/Grant Award process, and have the opportunity to ask any questions that they may have.

Watch the webinar from our 2021 session and download the PowerPoint presentation below. Included is Insight from a recent $100,000
Grant Recipient, Dr. Teresa Albizu, Executive Director of SafeSpace.

See Further with our Visioning Team

Outreach to the Indian River Non-profit Community

Do you have an idea for an Impact 100 grant? We would love to talk to you! As Indian River Impact 100 enters its fourteenth year of providing high-impact community grants, we continue to identify needs and ideas that have the potential to seed future grant proposals in the areas of Arts and Culture, Children and Families, Education, Environment, Health and Wellness.

Our Visioning Committee’s mission is to work directly with nonprofit leaders to cultivate ideas and develop collaborations for potential Impact 100 grant proposals.

A member of the Visioning Committee is available to work with any local nonprofit in the following ways:

  • Explaining Impact 100’s grant goals, guidelines, and application process

  • Exploring ideas an organization may already have for an Impact 100 grant proposal

  • Suggesting other nonprofit organizations which may be interested in collaborating on a proposal

If you would like a representative of the Visioning Committee to contact you, please click on the button below.

Is there anyone we can contact to help us with our ideas/concepts for a project?

Members of the Visioning Committee are available to work with any local non-profit in the following ways:

  • Explaining Impact 100’s grant goals, guidelines, and application process
  • Exploring ideas an organization may already have for an Impact 100 grant proposal
  • Suggesting other non-profit organizations which may be interested in collaborating on a proposal
Are we eligible to receive an Indian River Impact 100 Grant if we are not physically located in Indian River County?

Yes, however, the project must serve the residents of Indian River County. All funds must be expended in Indian River County or must be for the direct benefit of Indian River County residents.

How many finalists a year does Impact 100 choose?

Impact 100 has no set number of finalists. The Finalist Selection Panel meets in late February/early March and evaluates the panel review teams’ recommended grants. The panel then votes to determine the finalists.

If we need new equipment (e.g., computers, furnishings, sound equipment) for an existing project, does this qualify for a grant?

If you are expanding an existing program to serve additional people and create a bigger impact in the Community, equipment costs are considered. However, if the equipment purchase is replacing existing equipment and the program stays the same, then this would be a General Operating Expense which is not funded.

Do renovations qualify for a grant?

Renovations alone do not, however; if renovations are required as part of a proposed project that has a transformational impact on the community, they will be considered.

Does Impact 100 pay for salaries in grants?

Impact 100 does not fund General Operating Expenses or overhead. Only salaries that specifically pertain to a grant and/or grant implementation are considered.

How/when will we know if we are a finalist?

All Grant applicants are notified by phone after the finalist selection panel meeting.  All non-finalists will a receive notification that they were not selected as a finalist. A follow up meeting with the Visioning Committee is available upon request.

How does Impact 100 follow up on the implementation of the grant and ensure the funds are being used as agreed?

The Community Partners (CP) Committee contacts the new grant recipients soon after the Annual Meeting and schedules a transition meeting between the grantee and Impact 100 to discuss the contract terms of the Grant Award Agreement, define the grant payment terms, and be introduced to the CP Coordinator who serves as the Impact 100 point of contact for the grantee. All Interim Reports and Financials submitted as part of the terms of the Agreement are reviewed by a Grant Oversight Team, who are members of the CP Committee, to ensure that funds are being used as stated in the Agreement and as submitted in the grant proposal request. The contract will define payment terms, which will conform to the grant’s budget as voted on by the Impact 100 membership. The CP Committee administers the grant in conformance with the contract and approves the disbursement of funds upon the submission of receipts for payment and/or invoices for payment.

What relationship does Impact 100 have with its Community Partners after the grant has been fully implemented?

The CP Coordinator establishes a partnership with the grantee by staying in regular contact with them throughout the two-year project cycle. Grantees submit monthly reports and periodic reports as outlined in the contract. The CP coordinator monitors the ongoing progress of the grant. New grant recipients also participate in the annual panel discussion open to members and non-members and updates about the grant recipients’ projects are posted on social media.

What happens if the terms of the grant must be changed?

Changes do occur to the terms of grants for many reasons. When changes are requested by the grantee, they are reviewed by the CP Committee whose members make recommendations to the Impact 100 Board of Directors for approval. Most changes are minor and remain in the “spirit” of the grant application. These changes can be approved by the CP Committee with the submission of a revised budget. Changes to the budget over a certain monetary amount require Board approval.

Still have questions? Please contact us, we are happy to be of assistance.


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Thank you to our sponsors.

Rick & Mary Ellen McCarthy

Joanne Quaile

Anne Lanier

Cindy Galant

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Impact 100 Indian River

We are women who collectively impact the lives of individuals and our community through transformational giving.

Registered Charity: CH-59372
FEIN: 83-1598994

PO Box 643425
Vero Beach, FL  32964