How To Apply

Before you apply, please make sure that you have thoroughly read the eligibility requirements. If you have any questions about the grant process, please email grants@impact100mke.org. We ask that you do not call or contact Impact100 Greater Milwaukee members to respect that our members adhere to confidentiality guidelines during the grant process.

Step 1: Letter of Inquiry
Please complete our online Letter of Inquiry and submit by the December date provided under Important Dates.

Step 2: Invitation to Submit a Full Proposal
Impact100 Greater Milwaukee reviews Letters of Inquiry and emails all applicants by the end of January regarding whether or not they are invited to complete a Full Proposal.

Step 3: Full Proposal
Applicants invited to complete a Full Proposal must submit all information by the February deadline provided under Important Dates.

Step 4: Site Visit
Impact100 Greater Milwaukee reviews Full Proposals and emails all applicants regarding whether or not they have been selected for an April site visit.

Step 5: Selection of Finalists
Finalists will be selected in mid-May and invited to make a presentation to the Impact100 Greater Milwaukee Membership at the Annual Awards Celebration in June. Guidelines for the presentations will be provided when finalists are notified.

Step 6: Finalists’ Presentations
Finalists (at least one in each Focus Area) present to the Impact100 Greater Milwaukee Membership at the Annual Awards Celebration held in early June.

Step 7: Selection of Grantee(s)
After listening to all Finalist presentations at the Annual Awards Celebration, the Impact100 Greater Milwaukee members vote by individual ballot. This vote determines the grant recipient(s).

Step 8: Payment of Grant
Prior to the release of funds, the grantee must sign a Grant Agreement. Impact100 Greater Milwaukee distributes funds in lump sum or installments, depending on the nature of the program or project and the Grant Agreement.

Step 9: Reports and Evaluation
Grantees must report periodically to Impact100 Greater Milwaukee on the progress of their program or project as specified in the Grant Agreement.