Application Process

Impact100 Houston awards grants to nonprofits in our community in the focus areas of Arts & Culture, Education, Family, Health & Wellness, and Environment. Applicants may apply for grant funding of at least $100,000 in a focus area that supports their mission, programs, or services. Applying for a grant starts with the Grant Request Form. We recommend reading our eligibility criteria before proceeding.

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Focus Areas

Arts & Culture

Cultural programs, participation in the arts, arts education

Education

Educational opportunities for children and/or adults, especially those that address lingering educational disparities affecting our community

Family

Strengthening and enhancing the lives of children and families, including seniors

Health & Wellness

Improvement of people’s mental and/or physical well-being.

Environment

Conservation and preservation of natural resources; environmental justice; parks and recreation; agricultural sustainability; environmental education and climate action.

Eligibility Requirements

Impact100 Houston invites nonprofits serving Harris County to apply for general operating, capacity building or program grants in five focus areas: education, family, health & wellness, environment and arts & culture. 

Organizations eligible to apply for an Impact100 Houston grant must be:

  • 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 Harris County.
  • In possession of at least three full years (36 months) of independently prepared, audited, or reviewed financial statements.

Priority will be given to organizations that:

  • Target under-served populations.
  • Highlight unmet needs in the community.
  • Have a proven impact on beneficiaries and/or communities.

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.

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

Grant FAQs
  • How should I submit my application?
  • Can our organization submit applications in more than one Focus Area?
  • The funding we need for our proposal is more than the $100,000 grant Impact100 offers. Can we submit a proposal for more than the $100,000?