Impact 100 TC Grant Application Process

& A Timeline to Follow for Grant Applicants

Grant Application Process

Step 1

Is your Non-Profit Eligible?
View Eligibility Requirements

Step 2

Follow Application Process To apply For Grant

  • Attend a Grant Application Workshop in April:

    THE FIRST TWO SESSIONS ARE NOW FULL. There will be an additional Friday session on April 28th, from 10am-1pm
    Location: Traverse City Area Chamber of Commerce Building; 1st Floor Conference Room: 202 E. Grandview Pkwy, Traverse City, MI 49684

    In the session participants will be introduced to Impact 100 Traverse City, learn about our five focus areas, find out about eligibility requirements and be trained in the use of Slideroom, an electronic application vehicle. We are asking that organizations limit participation to one attendee. Additional representatives can be placed on a waiting list and may be able to participate based on available space. If you plan to attend, please respond that you'll be attending the Friday session and the attendee’s name, organization, email address and phone number before April 24 to grants@impacttc.org.

  • Submit a Grant Proposal
Step 3

Applications are reviewed:

  • Focus group committees, composed of volunteer members of Impact 100, read the applications, debate the merits of each, perform site visits and narrow their choices.
  • Finalist(s) are selected from each focus area by the focus group members who then write an Executive Summary of the proposal(s). This summary is mailed to the entire membership of Impact 100 prior to the annual meeting.
  • Representatives from each of the finalist organizations make a short presentation at the annual meeting.
  • Each Impact 100 member votes at the annual meeting, or by proxy or absentee ballot, to determine the grant recipients.
Step 4

Grants are Awarded at the Annual Member Celebration - November 8th, 2017!

2017 Grant Timeline Overview

April 28th

Non-profit information sessions (Grant Workshop)
THE FIRST TWO SESSIONS ARE NOW FULL. There will be an additional Friday session on April 28th, from 10am-1pm
Location: Traverse City Area Chamber of Commerce Building; 1st Floor Conference Room: 202 E. Grandview Pkwy, Traverse City, MI 49684

May 31st

Grant applications due by 11:59 pm EST

June

Grant Applications Reviewed

July/August

Impact TC Grant Committee will coordinate and complete site visits

September 27th

Finalists Selected – Meet the Finalists event at the Traverse City Golf and Country Club. 

October

Notify organizations
Executive Summaries Prepared

November 8th

Annual Awards Ceremony
Finalists present; members vote

December

Grant Award contract agreement sent to grantee; signed and returned to Impact 100