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This year, a total of 3 projects will be awarded in the amount of $105,333 each

Please read the following guidelines before you begin your application.


Application Opens March 5, 2020 at 12:00 am Eastern time

Application Deadline April 19, 2020, 6:00 pm Eastern time (note the new deadline, extended from April 10)


In order to be eligible for a grant, applicants must be:

  • A tax-exempt public charity under Section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code
  • Based in Antrim, Benzie, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska, or Leelanau counties.
  • Free of legal actions declared: including current or pending conflicts


The award/reporting period for this grant program is 15 months, beginning November 1, 2020 and ending on February 1, 2022.  

Funding Schedule and Reporting Requirements: Applicants who are awarded a grant will receive their initial distribution (25% of the grant total) on November 1, 2020. The typical reporting/funding schedule for the rest of the cycle is as follows:

  • February 1, 2021 - first progress report due; second distribution (25% of the grant total) will be released after the report is received
  • May 1, 2021 - second progress report due; third distribution (25% of the grant total) will be released after the report is received
  • September 1, 2021 - third progress report due; fourth distribution (final 25% of the grant total) will be released after the report is received
  • February 1, 2022 - final progress report is due (note that if the funded project is not fully completed as of this date, grantees will be required to submit one more report following completion of the project)

The aforementioned are guidelines and may be adjusted at Impact's sole discretion depending on several factors, including but not limited to a grantee's particular situation. Each grantee will be required to sign a contract detailing their specific payment and reporting schedule before receiving funding.

Accommodations and Language Access: Grant funds may be used to support American Sign Language (ASL) interpreter services, language interpreters and translation services, or the purchase of adaptive equipment to support activities that help to ensure individuals with disabilities, Deaf and hard of hearing individuals and persons with limited English proficiency should have meaningful and full access to their programs. For example, applicants proposing to use grant funds to create website, videos and other materials must ensure that they are accessible to persons with disabilities.

Review Process: The grant application process will be competitive and all applications will be reviewed by Impact 100 Traverse City members that volunteer to be a part of one of five Focus Area Committees. Applications will be scored by the review teams according to the criteria set forth in this solicitation. 

Focus Area Committees: Focus Area Committees are comprised of volunteer members of Impact 100 TC. Committee members read and score the applications including financial information submitted with the application, and perform site visits to selected nonprofits. Members from each Focus Area Committee select finalist(s) for each of the five focus areas, which are:

  • Arts & Culture - Charitable initiatives that cultivate, develop, educate, and improve the cultural climate within those five counties. 
  • Education - Charitable initiatives that further the ability to educate and improve education within those five counties. 
  • Environment, Preservation, & Recreation - Charitable initiatives that preserve, enhance, revitalize, or restore facilities and surroundings within those five counties. 
  • Family - Charitable initiatives that strengthen and enhance the lives of children and families within those five counties. 
  • Health & Wellness - Charitable initiatives that positively impact the mental or physical health and wellness of the people within those five counties.

The five finalists chosen are announced at the Meet the Finalists event. Proposal summaries of the finalists selected are circulated to Impact 100 TC members prior to the Annual Meeting where grantees will be selected by rank voting from the membership. 

Representatives from each of the finalist organizations provide a short ten-minute presentation at the Annual Meeting. Presentation time is subject to change and confirmed at the Five Finalists Announcement.

Visit https://www.impacttc.org/grants/ for additional questions about the Impact 100 TC Grant Application Process.

If you have remaining questions that are not addressed either above or at the weblink, please email: grants@impacttc.org.  Do not email grant application-specific questions to Impact 100 TC members directly. Instead, please use the above email. Emails will only be answered via grants@impacttc.org.

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