Organizations eligible to apply for an Impact100 Nashville grant must be:

  • Tax exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, independent of a financial sponsor (local affiliates may apply under the 501(c)(3) of the national organization).
  • Located in and serve residents of 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.
  • Past Impact100 Nashville grantees must wait 5 years from the date of their award before re-applying.


Priority will be given to organizations that:

  • Have annual operating budgets above $500,000 and below $5,000,000.
  • Target under-served populations.
  • Highlight unmet needs in the community.
  • Will have a high impact on beneficiaries or communities.


Grants will not be provided for:

  • Debt reduction, operating deficits, interim or bridge funding, or endowment funding.
  • Individuals or private foundations.
  • Activities that are religious or political in nature.
  • Fund drives, annual appeals, fundraising events, or general capital campaigns.
  • Funding proposals that utilize less than the full grant award ($85,000).


As we continue to grow and evolve, Impact100 Nashville reserves the right to change its eligibility criteria
without notice at any time.