Grant Seeker FAQ
None. We have two key events a year; our fall event which opens Grant Season and our Grant Awards event in May. During the year we offer quarterly opportunities called Impact Intros where we invite potential Partners to learn more about Impact Giving. We also the opportunities to get to know our grant recipients by visiting the organizations or hearing updated presentations about a global partner.
You must have an Impact Giving Partner who has agreed to sponsor your organization. They will contact you directly.
During the 2014/2015 Grant Season, Impact Giving will be accepting Grant Applications from $10,000 to $40,000.
No. A strong application should have high impact and meet at least one of the five principles. For example, providing operating funds to a community organization may be a response to an urgent need, but not be a new innovative approach. This does not reduce its eligibility for funding. Sometimes the most viable need is operating support for an established organization or an innovative program; sometimes providing seed money to a new program will be the direction the committee chooses. Again, an organization should meet our standard of high impact and qualify within one or more of the stated principals.
No. We make grants to organizations for programming, capital and operating funds only.
We fund faith based organizations where the programs are available to the general public, broadly promoted and free from religious programming.
Yes. If your organization is a 501 © 3 in the United States and operates out of the country, a site visit will be arranged electronically, and or by phone. Live stream video, Skype and other electronic applications may be used.
Yes. We welcome organizations to submit a Grant Application again. An organization is eligible to receive funds for up to three consecutive years.
Yes. It is mandatory that an Impact Giving Partner sponsor your organization.
No, we do not provide funds for redistribution. We grant directly to nonprofit organizations chosen by our Partners.
Organizations will be contacted on May 6, 2015 by the Grant Chair to let them know if they have been selected this year as a Grant Finalist.
The Impact Giving Partners who will be sitting on Grant Committees and vetting the grant applications are required to attend this training. The training is for Impact Giving Partners only. Additionally, your sponsoring Partner is required to attend as it is beneficial for your organization to have a clear understanding of our grant making process. For more information, contact your Impact Giving sponsoring Partner.
No. You are limited to the word count on the application. Overage may disqualify your application.
No. All applications must be submitted electronically toGrants@ImpactGivingNow.org by 6:00 p.m. (PST) on the deadline given.