Application Process

Impact100 Nashville awards grants to nonprofits in our community that address the focus area stipulated in our Eligibility Criteria. Eligible nonprofits may submit a Letter of Intent to apply for grant funding of up to $100,000. We recommend reading our eligibility criteria before proceeding.

Member volunteers review and score Letters of Intent based on 4 criteria before selecting a subset of organizations to complete a full grant application:

1. Overall mission, vision of organization
2. Meeting unique need in the community
3. Proposed use of grant dollars
4. Shows clear programming specific to the focus area identified each year.

Important Dates:

May 31st: June 18th: Open Call for Letter of Intent Submissions

July 26th: August 27th: Grant Applications Open for Selected Organizations

October 4th: October 21st: Site Visits for Semi-Finalists

November 4th: Voting Event for Finalists


Focus Areas

Impact100 Nashville will award a grant up to $100,000 to a non-profit organization that seeks to end the cycle of any debilitating condition — homelessness, poverty, addiction, hunger, illiteracy, human trafficking, recidivism, etc.  Specifically we are seeking to award this grant to the non-profit that offers creative and innovative services to its population to facilitate the transition out of a cyclical lifestyle and is able to show that results of their services ended the cycle for the population it serves.

Eligibility Requirements
  • Have annual operating budget above $500,000 and below $5,000,000
  • Defined as a tax-exempt public charity under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code
  • Organizations serving the counties in the greater Nashville area
  • 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?
  • Can we submit a proposal for more than $100,000?
  • Will you consider a proposal from a group of organizations collaborating on a project or program?