Welcome to the resources page to support our Focus Area Committees and the process of reviewing grants.  Below you’ll find our recorded training and slide deck for Focus Area Committee participation.

Impact100 DC FAC training slide deck
Impact100 DC FAC training recording



MARCH 2021

March 1-6: Introductory FAC meetings 

March 8: Proposals deadline 

March 9-10: Focus Area Committee Chairs receive their apps

March 11-14: FAC Chairs assign applications to readers

March 11-25: Committee members read and score applications (2 weeks)

March 26-April 10: First round of application discussion; choose 1-3 top choices to move on (2  weeks)   


April 12: Grants Chair will email all applicants to share their status 

April 13-May 4: Second round of review including in-depth Finance review


May 5-21: Site visits (2 weeks)

May 24-June 7:  Final discussion; FACs vote on finalist


June 7: Grants Chair notifies remaining applicants 


General Focus Area Committee Resources

Latina’s tutorial on Submittable: Click here

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Resources

Articles and websites

Grant Making with a Racial Equity Lens, Grantcraft.org (pdf of article)

Race, Equity and Inclusion Action Guide, Annie E Casey Foundation (pdf of article)

CEO Action for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (videos, reading materials, podcasts: www.ceoaction.com 

PwC Blindspots: www.pwc.com/us/en/about-us/blind-spots.html

Harvard & PwC: www.outsmartinghumanminds.org

Project Implicit: www.implicit.harvard.edu


Podcast on Scene On Radio called Seeing White. The link is to just one episode of that series but the whole series is excellent. (Scene on Radio is the Peabody-nominated podcast from the Center for Documentary Studies (CDS) at Duke University.)


Video on Unconscious Bias from FAC training workshop: Blindspots


Caste: The Origins of our Discontent – Isabel Wilkerson

Between the World and Me – Ta-Nehisi Coates

How to Be An Antiracist Ibram X Kendi

White FragilityRobin DeAngelo

So You Want to Talk About Race – Ijeoma Oluo

Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You: A Remix of the National Book Award winning Stamped From the Beginning – Jason Reynolds and Ibram X Kendi