Impact100 Chicago awards grants to nonprofits in our communities in the focus areas of Arts & Culture, Education, Family, Health & Wellness, and Environment. Applicants may apply for grant funding of at least $100,000 in a focus area that supports their mission, programs, or services. Applying for a grant starts with a Letter of Inquiry. You must read and comply with our eligibility criteria before proceeding.
All stages of the grant review process are conducted entirely by current members of Impact100 Chicago.
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 communities
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.
Each Focus Area Committee ultimately selects a single finalist to compete for the $100,000 grant at our Annual Grant Award Celebration.