Granting Philosophy

Impact 100 Greater Indianapolis is a charitable women’s giving circle dedicated to awarding high impact grants to nonprofits in our community. We seek to fund critical needs, new ventures, and innovative ways to solve social problems in order to create a more civil and respectful climate.

  • We seek to fund critical needs, new ventures, and innovative ways to solve social problems and to create a more civil and respectful climate in our community.
  • We believe that every member of our community should have access to a clean, safe environment, cultural enrichment, family services and quality education and healthcare.
  • We encourage all greater Indianapolis nonprofits with the vision and capacity to manage a gift of this size to apply.

Who is eligible? Visit our Eligibility page to understand who and what projects are eligible to apply for an Impact 100 Change Maker Grant.

Get on our NONPROFIT MAILING LIST by clicking here.

Grant Process Overview

Impact 100 Greater Indianapolis solicits proposals in January of each year and selects grant recipients in June. We use a four-step grant application process led by volunteer Impact members in five focus areas. We do not accept grant requests outside of our annual review process.

Links to downloadable forms will be posted as they are finalized. Be certain to carefully review the four-step grant application process to fully understand how our grant process works and which forms nonprofits must complete by the deadlines indicated. Grant application documents are available for downloading within the four step grant application process section under the Grant Process.

Timeline for 2023-24 Impact 100 Greater Indianapolis Grants

October 25, 2023: Link to complete a LOI (Letter of Intent) opens on our website and email sent to nonprofits on our contact list (sign up link for 2024 grants has expired, link for 2025 will be added once it’s available).

November 8, 2023: Link for 2024 Members to sign up to serve on a Focus Area Committee (FAC) opens on our website.

November 8 and 9, 2023: Nonprofit Information Session: Nonprofits in Central Indiana (Marion, Hamilton, Hancock, Shelby, Johnson, Morgan, Hendricks, and Boone Counties) are invited to attend one of two informational meetings to learn more about our process. Click here to sign up to receive an email with the RSVP information or click the link below to RSVP directly for the session you want to attend.

  • November 8, 6:30pm, via Zoom
    RSVP link: (expired)
  • November 9, 12:30pm, in person at Firefly Children & Family Alliance
    RSVP link: (expired)

December 15, 2023: LOIs due by 5:00 pm. We recommend you attend one of the November Nonprofit Information Sessions (see above).

February 12, 2024: Nonprofits notified if their LOI has been approved by a Focus Area Committee. Those with approved LOIs will be sent a link to the 2024 Grant Application form.

March 22, 2024: Full grant applications due at 5:00pm (note: unsolicited grant applications are destroyed without review).

April 14-27, 2024: Nonprofit “Site” Visits

May 13, 2024: The Focus Area Committees announce their Change Maker Finalists at The Big Reveal, an event open to all members and grant finalists.

June 11, 2024: Annual Awards Celebration with Presentations by the 2024 Grant Finalists, followed by the Membership Vote and the announcement of the 2024 Change-Makers! 

The 2024 FAC meeting schedule can be found here.

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To receive information on our annual information session for nonprofits and other information regarding our grant cycle, please fill out our Interested Nonprofit Form.