APPLY FOR GRANTS
We combine members' contributions and award high-impact
grants to local, worthy causes selected by our members.
Types of Grants
Impact 100 Wichita Falls grant awards are meant to be transformational, enabling an organization to pursue an endeavor that might otherwise not be possible. An appropriate funding request could be for services performed in a new way (innovation), more services of the same kind provided more often to the current population (deepening), or expanding current services to a new population (expansion). These types of grants might include additional staff and the accompanying operational costs. However, a sustainability plan should be a part of the grant proposal to demonstrate the continuance of such a program after grant funding is expended.
Specifically, Impact 100 Wichita Falls will grant:
Seed Money or Start-up Grants - Ideally, this type of grant would fund a new effort that aligns with the mission of the organization, with a sustainability plan in place after the start-up period.
Program Grants - The ideal program grant for Impact 100 Wichita Falls to consider will contain an element of innovation, deepening or expansion (see above).
Facility or Equipment Grants - Also referred to as capital or bricks-and-mortar grants, these grants help an organization purchase a physical asset that supports its mission and programs in a new or innovative way.
We do not fund:
General operating expenses or overhead
Debt reduction or operational deficits
Grants to individuals
Ongoing capital campaigns
Interim or bridge funding
Partisan, legislative or political activity
Projects that re-grant funds to other nonprofit organizations
To be eligible for a grant, an organization must be a 501(c)(3) IRS-designated nonprofit.
Nonprofit organizations located in Wichita, Archer, Clay and Wilbarger counties in Texas are eligible for a grant award. The grant funds must be expended in one or more of these same counties.
January 16 - Announcement of Grant Amount
January 17 - Grant Application Opens
January 27-February 7 - Attend a Grant Workshop
February 28 - Deadline for Grant Proposal
March - Site Visits
April - Grant Review Committee Work
May 28 – Annual Grant Award Night with Finalist Presentations
Grants Process FAQs
Our guidelines continue to evolve, and Impact 100 Wichita Falls reserves the right to change its criteria at any time. To stay up-to-date on current grant cycle information, please review the Grants Process FAQs which highlight a variety of areas inclusive of eligibility, applications, focus area committees, site visits, post-grant awards, and conflicts of interest.