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

Ending the Cycle Category Criteria

  • 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 at least one of the ten counties in the Nashville Economic Market area (Cheatham, Davidson, Dickson, Maury, Montgomery, Robertson, Rutherford, Sumner, Williamson, Wilson)
  • Past Impact100 Nashville grantees must wait 5 years from the date of their award before re-applying.
  • Able to submit independently prepared, audited financial statements for the past three fiscal years. If at least two years of audited financial statements are not available, must be able to provide details on why audited statements are not available (for example, organization is not required to have audited financials)
  • Submit federal income tax returns for the past three years
  • Have average gross revenue above $500,000 and below $5,000,000 over past three years.


Priority will be given to organizations that:

  • 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, or fundraising events.
  • Funding proposals that utilize less than the full grant award.


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