Nonprofit Eligibility Requirements

  • Nonprofits may submit applications for a capital project, a new program, or an expansion of an existing program.
  • Nonprofits must be recognized as tax-exempt organizations under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Local affiliates may apply under the 501(c)(3) of the national organization.
  • Nonprofits must submit the following documentation by the deadline selected by the Board of Directors:
    • A completed Letter of Intent.
    • A valid IRS 501(c)(3) designation letter.
    • IRS 990s from the three most current complete years for established nonprofits.
    • Available IRS 990s and 1023 forms for those without three years of 990s.
  • Nonprofits must submit a grant application for funding that is within $500 of the total grant amount being awarded this year.
  • Nonprofits need not be based in Mobile County, but the proposed project must be implemented in Mobile County and primarily serve the residents of Mobile County.
  • Nonprofits may submit only one application each year, either individually or as a collaborative proposal with other 501(c)(3) agencies.
  • Past Impact100 Mobile grantees must wait three years from the date of their award before re-applying.

Grants will not be provided for:

  • General operating expenses or overhead, unless applicable to the new initiative or project to be funded by Impact100 Mobile.
  • Debt reduction, operating deficits, interim or bridge financing, or endowment funding.
  • Individuals, grant writers, or private foundations.
  • Partisan, legislative, or political activity.
  • Fund drives, annual appeals, fundraising events, or general fundraising campaigns.
  • Projects/programs that require participation in activities of a particular faith, denomination, or religion or exclude people with differing beliefs.
  • Capital improvements or renovations to property the organization does not own or have at least a five-year lease or written agreement.

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