Must be incorporated and approved by the IRS as a 501(c)(3). Government entities, private foundations and community foundations are not eligible to apply.
Must serve Martin County. Organization does not have to be located in Martin County but the proposed program/project must be for Martin County.
Must not be a $100,000 Impact Grant recipient within the last 3 years. Previous grant finalists who have not received the $100,000 Impact Grant are eligible to apply.
Applications accepted for all fields of interest. While there are no restrictions on focus areas this year, each organization may only submit one proposal.
Requested amount must be exactly $100,000. If more than $100,000 is needed, the portion to be funded by Impact100 Martin must be clearly defined and source(s) for the additional funding must be identified.
Program/project may be phased (up to 3 years) for completion if necessary. Full amount of the grant must be used within 1-3 years.
Proposal can be made for a new program/project, expansion of an existing proven program, or collaborative effort between two or more organizations to address a broader spectrum of the community.
Proposal should identify the opportunity for a significant, lasting change in one or more of the following: a service delivery model, the broader service delivery network, or a specific targeted critical problem or need in Martin County.
Program/project must demonstrate a meaningful, verifiable need as well as its feasibility and sustainability, and have quantifiable, measurable outcomes.
Program/project may include funding of program expenses (equipment, salaries, operating expenses and overhead directly related and necessary to the implementation of the program/project), capital expenditures/improvements, or a combination thereof. For capital expenditures/improvements, the applicant must own the property or have a lease with a minimum of 5 years remaining as of July 1 of the grant award year.
Grant Expenses NOT Funded
Debt reduction, operating deficits, interim/bridge funding or endowment funding.
Fund drives, annual appeals, fundraising events or general capital campaigns.
Reimbursement of previously incurred expenses, completed project.
General existing operating expenses, equipment, staff salaries and other overhead not specific to the proposed program/project.
Land or building purchases.
Pass through funds.
Grant to an individual.
Partisan, legislative, or political activities.
Projects of an individual church or religious organization for its own benefit