Impact 100 SRQ

Nonprofit Overview

Nonprofit Overview

Each year, Impact100 SRQ funds initiatives with high potential for community impact. Grant funding comes from member contributions and each Impact100 SRQ member will vote to select the funded initiatives.

We pool the $1,000 required membership donation from each of our members to award grants with a minimum amount of $100,000.

Membership donations are collected until the last day of February. The exact amount of money available for grants is announced at our BIG REVEAL event in March. The number of grants available is determined by the number of members we have as of March 1st each year.

Nonprofit organizations begin the grant application process by submitting an Eligibility Form. Eligibility Forms are reviewed to verify that each organization is eligible to apply for an Impact100 SRQ grant. Eligibility Forms are due by mid-April.  Grant applications are due at the end of April. Organizations apply in one of the five focus areas: Arts & Culture; Education; Environment & Recreation; Family; or Health & Wellness.

From June through September, Impact100 SRQ members serve on Focus Area Committees (FACs) that evaluate the grant initiative proposals. The Focus Area Committees select a finalist or finalists in each of the five focus areas.

Finalists are announced at our Meet the Finalists Event in mid October.

All of our members are invited to cast a vote to determine the current giving year's grant recipients. We announce the nonprofit organizations that have been selected at our Annual Celebration in November.

Grant recipients are invited to partner with Impact100 SRQ for one initiative showcase event and one member event during the 24 months following the receipt of the grant.

For more information:

Five Things Every Nonprofit Should Know

5 Things Every Nonprofit Should Know About Applying For An Impact100 SRQ Grant


It's Not Who You Know At Impact100 SRQ!

It’s about the quality of your application, how well you describe your initiative and how it will make a difference in our community. Hundreds of Impact100 SRQ members serve on our review committees and participate in our impartial review process. Every grant application is viewed on its own merit and any reviewer’s bias is disclosed and managed accordingly.

Hundreds Of Impact100 SRQ Members Are Exposed To And Educated About Your Nonprofit's Mission Every Year
Even if you are not selected as a current year grant award finalist or recipient, many Impact100 SRQ members learn about your mission and programs for the first time through the application review process. This can lead to bringing new supporters – and potential donors – to your organization.

Site Visits Are A Key Component Of The Review Process
Our Impact100 SRQ members relish the opportunity to have in-person exposure to our potential grant recipients. It enhances their understanding of your mission and programs and increases their knowledge of the various needs in our
community.

Grant Award Recipients Benefit From 24 Months Of Opportunities For Additional Support From Our Members
During this period, through a program called Impact In Action, we encourage nonprofits to offer Impact100 SRQ members multiple opportunities to share their time, treasure, and talent to support initiatives they have invested in.

We Offer Tools & Trainings For The Grant Application Process
Impact100 SRQ hosts information sessions and workshops for nonprofits to learn more about our model and mission, grant cycles, and application process. It is our goal to help every nonprofit in Sarasota and Manatee County know about us and have access to the tools necessary to submit the best application possible.

Download a copy of "Five Things Every Nonprofit Should Know"

Grant Process Timeline

Join our Nonprofit Database and stay informed!

You can join by emailing Nonprofit@Impact100SRQ.org or

Grants@Impact100SRQ.org

For more information about nonprofits and the training opportunities, contact nonprofits@impact100srq.org