Fund Details
Impact 100 Big Give Grant
Award Amount

Brief Description:

Our Mission- Engage. Empower. Inspire

Impact 100 Greater Peninsula is a collaborative effort that champions the power of women working and giving together to improve our community. Our Mission is to provide transformative giving in the Greater Peninsula region through an annual collective financial investment. We welcome all women to participate and have their voice heard to make our community a better place to live.​ 


Impact 100 Grant Making: Grant Goals

  • Foster change and have a long term positive impact
  • Support programmatic or capital projects
  • Create new, expand existing or replicate model programs that can improve and strengthen how an organization operates or positively change a community
  • Demonstrate specific measurable outcomes and make a significant difference in the lives of people on the Greater Peninsula. Greater Peninsula is defined as Gloucester, Hampton, Isle of White, James City County, Newport News, Poquoson, Smithfield, Williamsburg and York County.
Each grant application should be SMART:

Specific – describe the audience being served, program objectives and goals
Measurable – explain how program success and impact will be evaluated including measurements that will demonstrate successful achievement of stated goals 
Achievable – must demonstrate the organization has the human and financial capital to achieve the stated goals
Realistic – describe how the program is within the scope of organization’s mission and can be reasonably accomplished
Transformative – show how the program will make an impact and measurable difference in the community, the organization and/or the lives of the organization’s targeted population

Impact 100 Grant Making:  Areas of Focus for Funding

  • Arts and Culture
Develop, cultivate and enrich the cultural and artistic community and/or the lives of individuals and families through the expressive arts or enhanced cultural awareness.

  • Education
Further the educational process, improve access to education for children and/or adults, or prepare children and adults for 21st century careers through real world learning opportunities

  • Environment/Recreation/Conservation
Create recreational opportunities or restore, preserve, revitalize or enhance physical facilities or natural surroundings to create a sustainable community 

  • Family
Strengthen and enhance the lives of children and families living in our community.

  • Health and Wellness
Improve the emotional, social, mental and/or physical well-being of people living in our community.

Eligibility Requirements:

Grant Application Eligibility Guidelines 

An organization must meet the following criteria to be eligible for an Impact 100 grant:
  • Be a nonprofit 501(c)(3) public charity that serves residents of the Greater Peninsula
  • Have an annual operating budget of at least $250,000, excluding in-kind contributions.
  • Have been in operation at least 36 months
  • Be able to provide copy of most recent Audited Financial Statements or Form 990
  • Utilize 100% of the funds awarded by Impact 100 in, and to benefit, the Greater Peninsula
  • Two or more nonprofits may collaborate on a transformative process and submit a joint application, but the lead applicant must satisfy the stated eligibility requirements.

  • Grants will not be provided for:

  • Debt reduction, operating deficits, interim or bridge funding, or endowment funding.
  • Individuals or private foundations.
  • Activities that are religious or political in nature.
  • Fund drives, annual appeals, fundraising events, or general capital campaigns.
  • Faith based organizations are eligible to apply only if the faith based organization is a part of collaborative grant application. Applications from religious organizations cannot be used to advance a faith-based program.
  • Private foundations are not eligible to apply and applications from a private foundation will not be accepted.
  • Grant applications that are requesting, or include, funding to support general operating expenses, debt reduction, operational deficits, endowments or memorials, bridge or interim financing, partisan or political activities, events and or legal expenses will not be considered.
  • Organizations previously awarded an Impact 100 Big Give Grant may not apply again for a minimum of two (2) grant cycles.

  • As we continue to grow and evolve, Impact100 Greater Peninsula reserves the right to change its eligibility criteria without notice at any time.

For questions on the grant process, please email Brooke Tiller at 

For technical issues with the application form only, please email 

Begin Accepting Applications Date:
Deadline Date (EST Time Zone) :
6/14/2024 11:59 PM