Impact100 Chicago’s grant cycle occurs only one time per year. The 2022-23 grant cycle will begin in October 2022. Our online grant application system opens on October 3, 2022 for three weeks to accept applications.
Impact100 Chicago’s grant cycle includes a four-step grant application process. The field of applicants narrows at each step, and applicants will be e-mailed of their status at each stage. The timeline of each step is outlined below.
Please note: All applying nonprofits must operate and be headquartered outside the Chicago city limits.
The first step in the process is to submit a Letter of Inquiry.
Following member committee review of the Letters of Inquiry, certain applicants will be selected to submit a full grant application.
For your reference, we have prepared a list of questions to consider in completing the Full Grant Application. Click here to download the list: Full Grant Application Template
Following member committee review of the full grant applications, some applicants will be selected to participate in a site visit.
Following the site visits, each member committee will select a finalist to move to the final step in the grant application process.