Grant Process Update

We’re proud to announce our five finalists for our founding year $105,000 grant!

They are: Generation Hope, Access Youth, The Urban Studio in partnership with the Audubon Naturalist Society, Bridges to Independence, and Free Minds Book Club and Writing Workshop.

Congratulations to these organizations! We are so inspired by their incredible work in our community.

We will be announcing the grant recipient on September 23 at our annual award celebration. 

Meet the Finalists

Focus Areas

Arts & Culture

Cultural programs, participation in the arts, arts education


Educational opportunities for children and/or adults, especially those that address lingering educational disparities affecting our community


Strengthening and enhancing the lives of children and families, including seniors

Health & Wellness

Improvement of people’s mental and/or physical well-being.


Conservation and preservation of natural resources; environmental justice; parks and recreation; agricultural sustainability; environmental education and climate action.

Eligibility Requirements

Organizations eligible to apply for the Impact100 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 District of Columbia, Montgomery, Prince George’s, Arlington, and/or Fairfax Counties; or the cities of Alexandria, Fairfax, and Falls Church.
  • In possession of at least 3 full years (36 months) of independently prepared, audited or reviewed financial statements.
Grant FAQs
  • What if my grant request spans one or more of your focus areas?
  • Will you consider requests from small non-profits that are relatively new?
  • Can our organization submit more than one application per year?
  • Can we include brochures, news items, or our Annual Report in the application?
  • Will you fund current operating expenses?
  • If I have questions during the process, who can I call to discuss my application?

Nonprofit Workshops

We offered a workshop on January 13th to provide interested nonprofits with information about our organization and its mission, review the grant application, and answer questions about the application and/or process. These workshops are recommended for all prospective applicants, but are not required to file an application. Click here to join our mailing list and receive the latest news about the grant application process and how you can apply for next year’s grant.