Since our inception in 2009, Impact 100 Richmond has invested $1.4 million in our local nonprofit community, targeting high-impact projects aimed at improving the lives of area families. We partner with the Community Foundation for a greater Richmond to facilitate a grant process that fulfills our goal of supporting transformational change for our community.
While the financial investment of our members demonstrates our external impact, internally, our members learn more about the needs of our communities through educational programs and a volunteer-led grants review process. We receive grant proposals by mid-February and select grant recipients in May.
New for 2018-19! $25,0000 Neighborhood Catalyst Grant
This year we launched a new, place-based grant. The Neighborhood Catalyst Grant represents a four-year investment in one Richmond city neighborhood. Members who were eligible to vote at the 2018 Big Give and new members who have made a pledge vote on one neighborhood in which we will invest $25,000 each year, across four years.
This year we voted on Greater Fulton. Becoming known for its resilience, this neighborhood was impacted by significant flood damage and poorly executed housing programs. Greater Fulton is seeing the results of its efforts to reduce crime, increase home ownership and spark economic development.
Our $100,000 Grant Criteria
We fund nonprofit projects that:
We award transformational grants in these five focus areas:
Arts and Culture: Projects that develop and enrich the community and/or the lives of women, children and families through the expressive arts or enhanced cultural opportunities.
Education: Projects that further the educational process or improve access to education for children and/or adults.
Environment & Sustainability: Projects that restore, preserve, revitalize or enhance physical or natural surroundings, including indoor and outdoor recreational facilities and other buildings or structures.
Family: Projects that strengthen and enhance the lives of children and families
Health & Wellness: Projects that improve the mental and/or physical well-being of people.