Think Big

Impact100 Martin recognizes the important work being done by nonprofit organizations in improving the lives of people in our community. To support this work and encourage organizations to “THINK BIG”, Impact100 Martin annually awards at least one grant of $100,000 to a nonprofit that provides services for Martin County. Consistent with our mission, Impact100 Martin funds grants that have a positive, lasting change on the receiving organizations and the populations they serve.

Introducing Our 2021 Impact Grant Recipients

House of Hope

Feeding Families for Success: The proposed project will improve efficiency, safety and capacity to grow, prepare and distribute high quality, fresh foods and meals to nearly 7,000 clients and 24 food partners, at no cost to those served. It will create a more productive workspace and automate tasks such as dishwashing and food processing at the Nutrition Center.

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SafeSpace

The SafeSpace Outreach Center: The proposed project would allow SafeSpace to establish an outreach center to expand its outreach services and increase the number of participants served by renovating a garage space located on the emergency shelter property.

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Grants Process

The grants cycle begins in the fall, and ends the following April with the Grant Awards Celebration.

The Grants Committee, on behalf of the entire membership, accepts grant applications for all fields of interest with no restrictions on focus areas. The Grants Committee uses a grant application process with three phases:

  • Phase 1 – All nonprofit organizations serving Martin County are invited to submit a letter of intent (LOI) clearly articulating a compelling program or project that addresses a critical problem or need in Martin County and the intended impact.
  • Phase 2 – Organizations are selected to submit full grant applications and site visit presentation videos.
  • Phase 3 – Finalists are selected to present their proposals to the entire membership-at-large to vote on at the April Grant Awards Celebration. The organization(s) with the most votes receives the Impact Grant(s).
Grants Timeline

December 2021
Grants Information Session for Nonprofits Video Released

January 2022
Letters of Intent Due
Selection of Organizations to Submit Full Applications

February 2022
Full Grant Applications and Site Visit Videos Due

March 2022
Finalists Selected to Present Programs to Membership

April, 2022
Fifth Annual Grant Awards Celebration

May, 2022
Impact Grant Recipient(s) Sign Contract(s) on Deliverables and Funding Schedule.

Eligibility Requirements

The grant parameters are determined yearly by the Grants Committee, which consists of volunteer members of Impact100 Martin.

  • Organization eligibility
  • Grant eligibility
  • Grant expenses NOT funded
Grant FAQs
  • How do I know if the project has “high impact”?
  • Will startup or small organizations be considered?
  • Will multi-year funding requests be considered?
  • What is collaboration?