Grant Standard & Funding Principles

We Award Based on These Six Important Principles


High Impact & Transformation

Our Grants are awarded only to projects or programs which make a high impact by transforming lives, with obvious, significant change during the granting period.


Organizations that strive for self-reliance and are committed to lasting change.


Organizations that are results-oriented with specific achievable objectives.

Community Building

Organizations that demonstrate teamwork and collaboration among individuals and organizations with common interests.


Organizations that strive for original and courageous solutions, using new approaches to achieve their goals.


Organizations that make education a priority – for the recipients, the organization as a whole, and the community.

We Grant To:

  • Nonprofit organization with tax-exempt status under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
  • Organizations that are sponsored by an Impact Giving Partner.
  • Organizations that fit within Grant Standards.
  • Organizations that meet the needs of recipients who have the fewest resources.
  • Organizations demonstrating bold innovative ventures.
  • Faith-based organizations provided their programs are available to the general public and broadly promoted

We Do Not Grant To:

  • Individuals
  • Political parties, candidates, or partisan political organizations
  • Labor or fraternal organizations, athletic or social clubs or associations
  • Fundraising, marketing, advertising events or sponsorships
  • Organizations that redistribute funds to other organizations or individuals
  • Faith-based organizations if their programs require adherence to or acceptance of a particular religious belief, or require participation in a religious service or activity

Our guidelines continue to evolve. Our criteria may change without prior notice.