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2023 Grant Application

At Impact 100 Seattle, we aim to practice trust-based philanthropy (learn more at trustbasedphilanthropy.org), making the process as simple and clear as possible for applicants.  Please direct questions to elizabeth@impact100seattle.org at anytime.

 

Applications are due at 11:59 PM, Friday February 24, 2023.
 

As we evaluate applications, we consider how well each organization:

  • Addresses root causes of social inequities  

  • Focuses on underserved populations

  • Reflects the communities served in its leadership, staff, advisors, and board members

If your organization does not address root causes of social inequities for underserved populations or does not represent the communities you serve, we do not recommend that you apply for the Impact 100 Seattle Grant. 

Impact 100 is hosting an OPTIONAL Zoom session to answer questions for grant applicants on Tuesday February 7 at 12pm PT.  You can find information on the Impact 100 Seattle events page or here.

 

A few things before you begin:

  • This application will NOT save while you are working on it.  A blank Word template to draft your responses is available here.  You may download this instruction set here.

  • Questions do not have a word limit.  Please use as little or as much space as you need. We have found applicants generally answer the six questions in anywhere from two to four pages.  You may use the blank template as a guide.

  • Answers to all six application questions and contact information is required.

  • While this application may be completed from a mobile device, we recommend using a computer.

  • Applications are due by 11:59 PM, Friday February 24, 2023.

  • Everything you need to know to complete this application is included on this page.  However, we provide additional information on our Frequently Asked Questions page.  This will be updated as needed.

Need help or have questions?   Please email elizabeth@impact100seattle.org with questions regarding this application and our process.

Organization 

Required Organizational Criteria

Please answer the four criteria questions below.  Only organizations that can indicate "Yes" to all questions will be considered for the 2023 Impact 100 Seattle Grant.

1) Is the value of your revenue and in-kind gifts under $2.0M for the most recent fiscal year?

2) Is your organization either a 501(c)3, an affiliate of a 501(c)3, or fiscally sponsored?

3) Does your organization operate in and conduct the majority of its work in the Puget Sound region of Northwest Washington?

4) Is your organization secular and non-partisan in nature?

If you answered No to any of these questions, you are not eligible for our 2023 Impact 100 Seattle Grant.  Please stay in touch by signing up for newsletters as our criteria may change next year. 

Application Questions

Please answer all six of the required questions.  There are no word or character limits.

1.  What is your mission?
 

Please share your mission in a concise statement.  It will be used to introduce your organization to our members.  Following the statement, feel free to elaborate in more detail to help us appreciate your passion and purpose.

2.  What does your organization do?

Please detail the programs and services your organization provides and how these address social inequities for under-served populations.  If your organization is at an early stage, please share your aspirations. 

3.  What communities does your organization serve?  

Please describe the communities you serve today and aim to serve in the future, with an emphasis on underserved communities.  Be specific.  

4.  How do your staff, leadership, advisors, and board reflect the communities you serve?

We prioritize community representation so please clearly explain the composition of your organization.

5.  How is your organization addressing root causes of social issues and inequities in your community? 

Please provide at least one example of how your organization works to change policies, institutions, and structures that impact the communities you serve.

6.  How would this award impact your organization and the communities served?

We trust our grantee partners to use the funds as they see fit and ask for examples of impact to help us understand what the grant dollars would mean to your organization.

Is there anything you'd like to tell us that we haven't asked?

Additional Information

If you have a website, what is its URL?

Applicant Name

Contact Information

Additional Contact?

If available, please provide a backup contact in case we are unable to reach you.  This is not required.

What areas does your organization work in?
 

This is for reporting only and will not be shared with the review committee.  Check all that apply.

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When your application has been submitted, you will be taken to a Thank You page.  Not happening?  Verify all required fields are complete - they are outlined in red.  Thank you!

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