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.
Each Focus Area Committee ultimately selects a single finalist to compete for the $100,000 grant at our Annual Grant Award Celebration.
Defined as a tax-exempt public charity under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code
Operate and be headquartered in the greater Chicagoland area, outside the boundaries of the city of Chicago. Included counties are: Cook, DuPage, Grundy, Kane, Kendall, Lake, McHenry and Will County in the State of Illinois.
Be in operation as a 501(c)(3) public charity for a minimum of 36 months prior to applying for the grant.