Organization Eligibility
  • 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.
Grant Eligibility
  • 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