Grant Eligibility


Organizations must meet the following GRANT Criteria

  • Tax exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, independent of a financial sponsor (local affiliates may apply under the 501(c)(3) of the national organization).
  • Located in and serve residents of the counties in the greater Impact100 Greater Sacramento area (Sacramento, Yolo, Placer, El Dorado Counties).
  • Past Impact100 Greater Sacramento grantees must wait three years from the date of their award before reapplying.
  • In possession of at least three full years of federal Form 990 tax reporting (filed copies), Form 199 – State of CA Exempt Organization Annual Information Return, and most recent Annual Registration Renewal Fee Report to the Attorney General of California.
  • Many chapters require grantees to have operating budgets above $350,000 to ensure an organization can fiscally handle and sustainably manage a grant of $100,000. Our chapter has chosen to honor this by recommending that organizations have a minimum operating budget of $350,000, although all applications will be reviewed.
  • Grants must be spent within 24 months of being awarded. 


Priority will be given to organizations that

  • Highlight unmet needs in the community.
  • Will have a high impact on beneficiaries or communities.
  • Have the infrastructure to manage the grant.
  • Target under-served populations.


  • Arts and Culture
    • Including cultural programs, participation in the arts and arts education.
  • Education
    • Educational opportunities for children and/or adults, especially those that address lingering educational disparities affecting our community.
  • Environment, Preservation and Recreation
    • Including conservation and preservation of natural resources; environmental justice; parks and recreation; agricultural sustainability; environmental education and climate action; also includes non-domesticated animals.
  • Family
    • Including strengthening and enhancing the lives of children and families, seniors; also includes domesticated animals.
  • Health and Wellness
    • Including improvement of people’s mental and/or physical well-being.


Grants will not be provided for

  • Debt reduction, operating deficits, interim or bridge funding, loans 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.
  • Funding proposals that utilize less than the full grant award.


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