Organization Eligibility:

  • Be classified as a “Public Charity” with tax-exempt status under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code (Individual or private foundations are not eligible)
  • Located in Wayne, Oakland or Macomb county
  • Have at least three full fiscal years of financial statements, and at least two years of completed tax filings
  • Not be a recipient of an Impact100 Metro Detroit project ($100,000) grant in the past three grant cycles

Preference will be given to organizations that:

  • Have annual operating budgets of at least $300,000 and below $5,000,000
  • Are not affiliated with a larger national or regional parent organization
  • Have an innovative mission and approach in making a long lasting impact on our community.

Project Eligibility

  • Fit within one of the following focus areas: Arts & Culture, Education, Individual & Family Support, Health & Wellness and Revitalization, Recreation & Environment
  • Serve residents of and expend funds primarily in Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties
  • Be a new program, the expansion of an existing program, or a new or expanded collaboration
  • Have a total project budget of at least $100,000.
  • Expend the funds within 18 months of being awarded

Impact100 Metro Detroit prefers projects with the following characteristics: 

  • Target under-served populations
  • Highlight unmet needs in the community
  • Have a measurable and sustainable high-impact on beneficiaries
  • Allocate 15% or less of total grant funds to overhead/salary expenses for the project.

Grants will not be provided for:

  • Debt reduction, operating deficits, interim or bridge funding, or endowment funding.
  • Activities that are religious or political in nature.
  • Fund drives, annual appeals, fundraising events, or general capital campaigns.
  • Individuals or private foundations.


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