Is the Applicant Information Session mandatory?
We currently do not have a 501(c)(3) determination letter and are going through the process of obtaining a 501(c)(3) designation; however, we are a program sponsored by a 501(c)(3) organization and we are using them as our fiscal partner. Do we qualify?
No. As a women’s collective grant-making organization, we are responsible for awarding the donations of many generous women. We are very diligent about doing thorough reviews to ensure our Innovation Grant winners are financially stable and sustainable. We require our applicants to meet all of our eligibility requirements. Your organization would need to operate under its own 501(c)(3) status for 36 months prior to applying for an Innovation Grant.
Our organization is exempt from paying sales tax in the state of New York and we have a certificate from the state. Can we use this to prove our nonprofit status in our LOI submission?
Our organization operates within the five boroughs of New York City; can we apply for a project or program outside of New York City?
Our organization lost funding for an existing program. Can we apply for an Innovation Grant for that program?
We are a faith-based organization. Can we apply?
Impact 100 NYC will not fund a project or program that restricts participation because of religion (i.e., participation in the project or program or use of the facility requires that you profess a certain faith), and/or is principally guided by or requires religious activities (i.e., the project or program is designed for the purposes of engaging or bringing others into a religion).
What types of projects or programs do you prefer to fund?
How can we make our Letter of Inquiry (LOI) rise to the top?
What types of expenses do you allow in a project or program budget?
When funding capital improvement projects, does Impact 100 NYC have specific requirements with respect to the ownership/leasing of the property?
Will more consideration be given to programs that affect more than one borough?
Must an organization serve only women to qualify for funding from Impact 100 NYC?
Between the time we submitted our LOI and were invited to submit a Full Proposal, our funding requirements and/or project needs changed. May we submit a new proposal in our grant application?
The funding necessary for our possible LOI project or program is less than the $100,000 Impact 100 NYC grant amount. Can we submit a proposal for less than the full amount?
The funding we need for our proposal is more than the $100,000 grant Impact 100 NYC offers. Can we submit a proposal for more than the $100,000?
What is the amount of each Innovation Grant?
Are there any grants awarded for less than $100,000?
How should I submit my Letter of Inquiry or Full Proposal?
Can our organization submit more than one Letter of Inquiry?
Do applicants have to apply in a specific focus area?
Whom can we contact to discuss our grant application?
What kind of communication can we expect from Impact 100 NYC during this process?
If our organization is not a grant recipient, will someone let us know how we can improve our application?
How does Impact 100 NYC decide who gets the grants?
After each committee selects its finalist, all Impact 100 NYC members receive information on the finalists for review. The finalists attend our Annual Meeting in May and make presentations about their projects. Members vote by individual ballot at the Annual Meeting (or by absentee ballot if they are unable to attend), and that vote determines the grant recipients. Grant awards are announced at the Annual Meeting.
Will you consider a proposal from a group of organizations collaborating on a project or program?
Your guidelines indicate you will not fund capital campaigns. Will you fund capital expenditures as part of a proposal?
If the project or program budget is not approved by the organization’s board by the Letter of Inquiry deadline, can the “draft” be submitted?
May I send additional materials with the Letter of Inquiry, such as brochures, annual report, videos or a letter of reference?
If an organization’s application is not accepted due to a specific problem or missing information, will the organization have an opportunity to fix the problem?
Once an organization receives a grant from Impact 100 NYC, can it reapply the following year?
If we submit a Letter or Inquiry and/or Full Proposal this year that is not funded, how soon can we submit another proposal?
How does Impact 100 NYC pay out the grant money?
What is the period of time in which the money must be spent?
If I am a grant writer, nonprofit employee or nonprofit consultant can I be an Impact 100 NYC member and participate on committees?
Can an organization get a list of the members of Impact 100 NYC?
What is nextgen and how does my organization apply for a nextgen grant?
Modeled on Impact 100 NYC's collective approach to philanthropic giving, nextgen aggregates individual donations of $100 into one grant and its members work together to select the nonprofit recipient. The goal is to bestow a grant of $10,000. Open to all eighth through twelfth graders in New York City, nextgen members will learn and practice grantmaking and fundraising, participate in community service, and meet like-minded do-gooders from across the city. Each nextgen member contributes time to grant committees to review applications, conduct site visits, and vote on the grant recipient. To apply for a nextgen grant, check the box on the Letter of Inquiry and provide a short answer to what your organization would accomplish with a $10,000 grant. An organization's interest in the nextgen grant does not affect its application for the $100,000 Innovation Grant.