Application Process

Step 1: Check Your Eligibility

 

Review eligibility criteria for your non-profit organization.

Step 2: Attend a Grant Workshop (January)

If this is your first time to apply for an Impact100 grant or if you would like a refresher on our process, attend a Grant Application Workshop in January. Attendees will be introduced to Impact100 Wichita Falls, learn about the five focus areas, review eligibility requirements and receive training for the online application process. Appropriate personnel to attend would be the person who will write the grant application at your organization, the finance person responsible for developing the proposal’s budget and/or the Executive Director.

For information about the next Grant Workshop email grants@impact100wf.org.

Step 3:  Submit a Grant Proposal (March)

 The entire application process is online. Please do not send documents by mail unless requested to do so. For any documents needed to accompany your application, you will have the ability to upload digital versions online.

Grant Application Online Portal

PLEASE NOTE: 2021 Grant Application Deadline: March 5, 2021

Step 4: Review Process (March – April)

  • Volunteer members of Impact100 Wichita Falls work in five focus area committees to review each application including financial documents.
  • Site visits are scheduled with applicants and conducted.
  • Committees meet and pick finalists in each focus area.
  • All applicants are informed of the status of their application and if they have been chosen as a finalist.

Step 5: The Big Give (June) 

Join us at our annual meeting as we announce the finalist in each of the five focus areas. The finalists will each give a brief presentation.  Guidelines for the presentation will be provided when finalists are notified. Impact100 Wichita Falls members will vote (one woman, one vote) to determine the grant award winner.

Step 6: Payment  

Prior to the release of funds, the grant recipient must sign a Grant Agreement. Impact100 Wichita Falls will distribute funds in a lump sum or installments, depending on the nature of the program or project and the Grant Agreement.

Step 7: Reports and Evaluation

Recipients of grant awards must report periodically to Impact100 Wichita Falls on the progress of their program or project as specified in the Grant Agreement.

Important Dates
Focus Areas

Arts & Culture

Cultural programs, participation in the arts, arts education

Education

Educational opportunities for children and/or adults, especially those that address lingering educational disparities affecting our community

Family

Strengthening and enhancing the lives of children and families, including seniors

Health & Wellness

Improvement of people’s mental and/or physical well-being.

Environment

Conservation and preservation of natural resources; environmental justice; parks and recreation; agricultural sustainability; environmental education and climate action.

Eligibility Requirements
  • Defined as a tax-exempt public charity under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code
  • Organizations serving [Chapter to insert location] counties
  • In possession of at least three full years (36 months) of independently prepared, audited, or reviewed financial statements
Grant FAQs
  • How should I submit my application?
  • Can our organization submit applications in more than one Focus Area?
  • The funding we need for our proposal is more than the $100,000 grant Impact100 offers. Can we submit a proposal for more than the $100,000?