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Impact100 Westchester. 100 women…one goal. Impact100 Westchester. Understanding the Grant Process. Mission Statement. Engage women in philanthropy Collectively fund grants to charitable initiatives in Westchester County, NY.

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impact100 westchester

Impact100 Westchester

100 women…one goal

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Impact100 Westchester

Understanding the Grant Process

mission statement
Mission Statement
  • Engage women in philanthropy
  • Collectively fund grants to charitable initiatives in Westchester County, NY.
  • Identify unmet needs in the region and provide transformational grants to Westchester not-for-profit organizations.
who we are
Who We Are
  • We are a group of women with a desire to make a difference and improve the lives of others living throughout Westchester County
  • Our organization is 100% volunteer driven
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Who We Are
  • Impact100 Westchester is a new 501(c)(3) women's collective giving group
  • There are currently 18 other Impact organizations throughout the US
  • We are not a national organization
  • Google other Impacts to see examples of grants that have been funded
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Impact100 Westchester

Grant Review Process

eligibility requirements
Eligibility Requirements

In order to apply you must be:

  • Tax exempt under section 501(c)(3)
  • Located within Westchester County
  • In operation at least 36 months prior to applying for this grant
  • In possession of independently prepared financial statements
  • Not a recipient of an Impact100 Westchester grant in the past 36 months
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Eligibility Requirements

Projects that will be considered must:

  • Serve residents of Westchester
  • Fully expend funds in Westchester
  • Be a new program, the expansion of an existing program, or a new or expanded collaboration
  • Have a total budget of at least the grant amount
  • Expend funds on the project within 15 months
organization funding priorities
Organization Funding Priorities

Preference will be given to charitable organizations that have:

  • Annual operating budgets between $300,000 and $5 Million
  • Limited access to large grants
  • Do not have the resources of larger nonprofits
  • Public recognition but are lesser known organizations
project funding priorities
Project Funding Priorities

Priority will be given to projects that:

  • Target under-served populations
  • Highlight unmet needs in the region
  • Provides a high impact to beneficiaries
eligibility guidelines
Eligibility Guidelines
  • The Agency must serve Westchester County, NY
  • Impact100 Westchester will not accept grant applications that are partisan, religion-based, indigent care subsidy, travel, fund drives and loans
  • Grant applications are not for debt reduction, endowment, capital, research or operating deficits
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Eligibility Guidelines

Projects must fit one of four focus areas:

  • Arts and Culture – Programs that develop, cultivate or enhance cultural and artistic opportunities
  • Education – Programs that improve learning opportunities for children and/or adults
  • Environment – Programs that foster the connection between people and their surroundings
  • Health & Wellness – Programs that improve the mental and/or physical well-being
how to apply
How to Apply

Step 1: Letter of Inquiry

  • Applicants must download, complete and submit a Letter of Inquiry by January 10, 2014
  • Form and detailed instructions are available at under

How to Apply

  • You will receive a confirmation email of receipt of your Letter of Inquiry
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How to Apply

Step 2: Invitation to Submit a Full Proposal

  • Impact100 Westchester will review all Letters of Inquiry and notify applicants if they have been selected to submit a Full Proposal
  • All applicants will be notified by mid-February
  • Maximum of 5 organizations per focus area
  • If invited, an email link to the Full Proposal will be sent to you
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How to Apply

Step 3: Full Proposal

  • Applicants invited to submit a Full Proposal will receive a link to the pdf
  • All Full Proposals must be submitted by March 3, 2014
  • Required Financials will need to be emailed separately to
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How to Apply

Step 4: Site Visit

  • Impact100 Westchester Focus Committees will review all proposals and notify applicants if they have been selected for a site visit
  • All applicants will be contacted
  • Site visits will take place in April
  • Allot 1½ - 2 hours per site visit
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How to Apply

Step 5: Selection of Finalists

  • One finalist in each focus area will be notified by mid-May
  • Guidelines will be provided via email for making 8 minute presentations to the Impact100 Westchester Membership Annual Meeting
  • The Annual Meeting will take place the first week in June, 2014
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How to Apply

Step 6: Finalist Presentation and Selection

  • Presentations will be made at the Impact100 Westchester Annual Meeting
  • All members present will vote by individual ballots at the meeting
  • Prior to the meeting, all members will be provided with an information packet
  • Absentee ballots will be available for members unable to attend
  • Ballots will be tallied and the winner will be announced at the Annual Meeting
  • An independent party will be tallying the ballots
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How to Apply

Step 7: Payment of Grant

  • Prior to the release of funds, the organization recipient must sign a Grant Agreement
  • Impact100 Westchester will distribute grants in installments pursuant to the Grant Agreement
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How to Apply

Step 8: Reports and Evaluations

  • Together, Grantees and Impact100 will mutually agree to a timeline and measurable metrics
  • Grantees will be required to submit interim reports on an agreed upon schedule in order to receive the remainder of the grant monies
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How to Apply
  • Contacting individual Impact100 Westchester members is prohibited
  • Members of Impact100 Westchester may not make the finalist presentation on behalf of an organization
  • Questions about the grant process can be emailed to
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Impact100 Westchester

Thank you

Good luck!

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