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Grant Seeker FAQ

Does Impact Giving support only projects relating to women?

No. We have two key events a year; our fall event which opens Grant Season and our Grant Awards event in June. 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.

How does my organization apply for a grant?

You must have an Impact Giving Partner who has agreed to sponsor your organization.  They will contact you directly.

What size of grant can an organization submit?

During the 2017/2018 Grant Season, Impact Giving will be accepting Grant Applications from $10,000 to $40,000.

Must organizations invited formal grant applicants meet all of Impact Giving’s standards?

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.

Are requests for capital projects considered?

Yes

Are requests for individuals or endowment funds considered?

No. We make grants to organizations for programming, capital and operating funds only.

Are requests from religious organizations considered?

We fund faith based organizations where the programs are available to the general public, broadly promoted and free from religious programming.


Are out of state and out of the country projects considered?

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.


If an organization was funded by Impact Giving in the past, can it be considered again?

Yes. We welcome organizations to submit a Grant Application again. An organization is eligible to receive funds for up to two consecutive years.

Is it necessary to have a partner in Impact Giving recommend or endorse my organization?

Yes. It is mandatory that an Impact Giving Partner sponsor your organization.


Are requests from other foundations considered?

No, we do not provide funds for redistribution. We grant directly to nonprofit organizations chosen by our Partners.


How do organizations learn the status of their Grant Application?

Organizations will be contacted on May 22, 2018 by the Grant Chair to let them know if they have been selected this year as a Grant Finalist.

Am I, or my Impact Giving Sponsor required to attend the Grant Training?

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.


Some of my answers can’t fit within the Grant Application, may I use more words?

No. You are limited to the word count on the application. Overage may disqualify your application.

With the holidays, will we be able to extend the grant application due date?

No. All applications must be submitted electronically to Grants@ImpactGivingNow.org by 6:00 p.m. (PST) on the deadline given.

Who can I contact for questions regarding the grant application?

If you have technical / formatting questions regarding the grant application or submission, please contact Kim.Fry@ImpactGivingNow.org. For general questions please contact our Grant Chair, Ann Owen at Grants@ImpactGivingNow.org.