We awarded $138,000 in 2022!

Congratulations to City Gate, our 2022 $100,000 grant recipient! We are thrilled to support their mission to engage and empower at-risk youth and families through their Gateway to Growth program. Gateway to Growth is a literacy intervention program designed for elementary-school students in DC’s Ward 8 who are impacted by poverty.

We also awarded four $9,500 grants to our remaining four finalists: The Urban Studio in partnership with the Audubon Society, Edu-Futuro, Gala Hispanic Theatre, and Tenants and Workers United. 

Meet the 2022 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?