Impact 100 Richmond

There are presently no open calls for submissions.

Thank you for your interest in applying for the Impact 100 Richmond $100,000 grant. We are looking forward to going through the grant application process together. Our Grant Application aims to learn about your specific funding request, as well as your organization and the community need(s) it serves.

Since 2009, Impact 100 Richmond has awarded more than $2 million to local nonprofits, targeting high-impact projects that transform our local community. 

Transformational grants allow organizations to change themselves, or the community, by creating a new paradigm, expanding operations, developing a new project, or initiating a new service area, idea, or program. Transformational projects can also respond to the current environment, change the way a community thinks, or dare to shift consciousness. 

We fund specific nonprofit projects that:

  • Foster change and have a long-term positive impact;
  • Are new programs or expansions & improvements of existing programs that can change the way an organization or a community operates;
  • May be programmatic and/or capital (i.e. buildings) in nature; 
  • Can demonstrate specific, measurable goals.

All grants must meet the following criteria: (i) organization has a 501c3 status, an annual operational budget above $250,000, has been in existence for 36 months or longer, and currently is in good standing in the state where the entity was formed; (ii) project must serve needs in the City of Richmond and/or the surrounding counties (Chesterfield, Goochland, Hanover, Henrico, and Powhatan); (iii) funds should be utilized within 12-18 months, and (iv) the program should demonstrate sustainability following the use of Impact 100 funds.

Impact 100 Richmond DOES NOT provide funding to support a particular individual, a political campaign, a program that requires participants to be of a specific religion, or a program that excludes participants on the basis of sexual orientation. Please refer to our non-discrimination policy for additional details:

We award funding in five focus areas: Arts & Culture, Education, Environment & Sustainability, Family, Health & Wellness. We will review your materials in a committee structure designed to create a fair and impartial review.

Our intention is simple: we recognize your resources are valuable and don’t want to make this process harder than it needs to be! We are a group of committed Richmond-based volunteers who have spent the last year raising funds to make significant grant funding available in our community and could not do our volunteer work without your expertise. 

Grant Application Guidelines:

  • Application is due August 1
  • Please submit the following form, with all questions answered and all attachments provided.
  • Please be sure to write out any titles/phrases before utilizing an acronym.

Impact 100 Richmond supports programs that comply with our non-discrimination policy.  However, we recognize that organizations to whom we make grants may identify particular needs in the community and target programs or services to particular populations based on those needs; however, the programs and services must be open to all people within those targeted populations.  

Thank you for entrusting us with your ideas and vision, and please don’t hesitate to reach out via email to if you have questions along the way.

(Updated as of 6.1.23)