Application Process

Impact100 Louisville 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 a Letter of Inquiry. We recommend reading our eligibility criteria before proceeding.

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Focus Areas

We seek projects and programs that will have a positive, long-lasting impact on our community. Successful applicants will have well-defined proposals with measurable goals.

Nonprofit organizations will receive grants in increments of at least $100,000 across five broad focus areas:

Arts & Culture

Projects and programs that cultivate, develop, educate and improve visual and performing arts and cultural institutions.


Projects and programs that improve the educational process and provide learning opportunities for children or adults, including those that address lingering educational disparities in our community.


Projects and programs that strengthen and improve the lives of children, families and seniors.

Health & Wellness

Projects and programs that improve physical and/or mental health and wellness and encourage research.


Projects and programs that promote, improve, or restore the surroundings and promote conservation of our natural resources.

Eligibility Requirements
  • 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 Jefferson Co, Kentucky
  • In possession of at least three full years (36 months) of independently prepared, audited, or reviewed financial statements.
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?