Focus Areas

Impact 100 will accept grant applications in five focus areas: Arts, Culture & Preservation; Education; Environment & Animal Welfare; Family; and Health & Wellness. Each grant applicant must select only one focus area for grant consideration. Impact 100 will not provide guidance on selecting the appropriate focus area.

Grant applications will be accepted from nonprofits in the Greater Indianapolis area, including, Marion, Hamilton, Hancock, Shelby, Johnson, Morgan, Hendricks and Boone counties.

The five Impact 100 Greater Indianapolis focus areas committees will consider projects from nonprofits that examine the following subject areas (although this list is not meant to be comprehensive):

Arts, Culture & Preservation

The arts and culture committee will focus on charitable initiatives that cultivate, develop, educate, preserve, and enrich the theater, museums, both visual and performing arts and literary opportunities in Greater Indianapolis.


The education committee will focus on charitable initiatives that advance learning opportunities and improve education in Greater Indianapolis.

Environment & Animal Welfare

The environment committee will focus on charitable initiatives that (1) improve, enhance or restore the surroundings in the Greater Indianapolis area; (2) encourage research, public awareness and education relating to the environment; (3) promote conservation of our natural resources; (4) restore, preserve, revitalize or enhance recreational facilities, and/or (5) promote animal welfare.


The family committee will focus on charitable initiatives that strengthen and enhance the lives of children and families in Greater Indianapolis.

Health and Wellness

The health and wellness committee will focus on charitable initiatives that improve the mental and/or physical well being of people living in the Greater Indianapolis area.

Meeting Schedule

This year’s FAC meeting schedule can be found here.

Focus Area Committee Meetings Dates and Locations

Participating in a focus area committee provides our members with unique insights into the challenges facing our community and the agencies that are working on solutions. FAC participation is not required, but our surveys consistently show that it is one of the most rewarding aspects of being an Impact 100 member. Any member, including those who are part of a shared membership, can join a FAC and shared member groups do not need to serve on the same committee.

Click here to go to the FAC Sign-up Form.

The due date for FAC sign-up is JANUARY 15, 2024. It’s important to submit your preferences by then so the committees can be finalized before their first meetings later in January. Use the information below to help decide which FAC you wish to join (this information is also provided on the FAC Sign-Up Form).