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Impact Las Vegas opens up 2017 funding to all local nonprofit organizations who have been in operation for a minimum of 24 months and have an operating budget sufficient to confirm the organization’s ability to manage the project or program.

For more information, see: http://www.impact-lv.org/grants

Who is eligible to receive a grant from Impact Las Vegas?

To qualify for an Impact Las Vegas grant, an organization must be classified as a “public charity” with tax-exempt status under Sections 501(c)(3) and 509 (a) of the United States Internal Revenue Code, operate within and provide services in Southern Nevada (or be a recognized chapter of a State, regional, or national nonprofit serving this area). The full amount of the grant must be used within 24 months to fund a project or program that targets a specific population for a specific duration and with specific measureable goals.

 

What types of grants will Impact Las Vegas fund?

Impact Las Vegas will fund project or program grants in five areas of focus:

  • CultureInitiatives, projects or programs that cultivate, develop and enhance the cultural and/or artistic climate in Southern Nevada.
  • EducationInitiatives, projects, or programs that further the educational process or improve access to education for children and/or adult residents of Southern Nevada.
  • EnvironmentInitiatives, projects or programs that aim to preserve or improve natural resources, encourage conservation, and/or that restore, preserve, revitalize or enhance historical facilities or surroundings of the Southern Nevada area.
  • FamilyInitiatives, projects or programs that strengthen and enhance the lives of children and families in the Southern Nevada area.
  • Health & WellnessInitiatives, projects or programs that improve the mental and/or physical well-being of people living in Southern Nevada.

Types of programs that do not qualify include general operating expenses, partisan or legislative activities, political lobbying, debt reduction, individual churches or bodies of worship, or religious organizations where the sole or primary focus is proselytizing and endowment or annual fund drives.

 

What is the grant application process?

Impact Las Vegas has a four-step application process. Organizations must be invited by Impact Las Vegas to continue with the application process after Step One.

Step One – Submit A Letter of Inquiry

Each applicant must complete the Letter of Inquiry (LOI) Form and submit via e-mail to grants@impact-lv.org along with a copy of the organization’s IRS determination letter confirming the organization’s nonprofit status.

Please provide the following additional information, not to exceed two pages, typed in no less than 10 point font for items 1 through 5.

  1. Mission statement of your organization.
  2. Summary of your organization’s primary programs/projects in support of your mission.
  3. Description of proposed project or program to be funded by this grant, including target populations, number of individuals you expect to impact with this program/project.
  4. Explain if this is a new project/program or the expansion of an existing one. If it is an expansion, please elaborate how the grant will be used.
  5. Acknowledge the requirement that the project/program must use the entire grant award within 24 months.
  6. Copy of your organization’s IRS tax-exempt determination letter

Submitting Your Completed Grant Letter of Inquiry

Please combine the Grant Letter of Inquiry Form, additional information, and copy of IRS determination letter into one PDF file and attach it to your submittal e-mail.  This completed Letter of Inquiry may only be submitted via e-mail to grants@impact-lv.org.  No paper copies will be accepted.

Please put LOI and the focus area you have selected in the subject line of the e-mail. (For example, LOI-Education or LOI-Health & Wellness)

Letters of Inquiry will be acknowledged electronically. Late submissions will not be considered.

The 2017 Grant Letter of Inquiry (LOI) must be received by 5:00 p.m.,
Monday, February 13, 2017

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impact lvImpact Las Vegas, a nonprofit women’s giving circle in its third year, announces that it will be awarding $23,000 to a Southern Nevada charitable organization in June 2016 to fund a project or program in one of five focus areas:

  • Culture
  • Education
  • Environment
  • Family
  • Health & Wellness

For a detailed description of the grant guidelines, eligibility and process, please review the Grants page of the website (www.impact-lv.org/grants).  The first step in the process is to submit a Letter of Inquiry to Impact Las Vegas.

If you are interested in receiving a copy of the Letter of Inquiry, please email sonnpic@lvccld.org with your request, no later than February 1, 2016.

 

The deadline for submitting the Letter of Inquiry form and all required attachments as one combined submittal is 5:00 p.m. on Friday, February 12, 2016. Late submissions will not be considered.  Impact Las Vegas will acknowledge and review all Letters of Inquiry and determine the organizations who will be asked to advance to the full Grant Application phase.   Successful LOI applicants will be notified no later than Monday, February 29.   If you have any questions, please feel free to e-mail Maureen Romito at maureen.romito@impact-lv.org or grants@impact-lv.org.

Impact Las Vegas will also be holding an online GoToMeeting session of Grant Information Meeting for Nonprofits on Tuesday, January 19th at 10:30 a.m.  The meeting runs approximately 90 minutes, depending upon number of questions from participants.  This is a FREE, VOLUNTARY informational meeting for Southern Nevada nonprofits to learn about who we are, our grant cycle, how our grant process works and what nonprofits need to do to participate and possibly receive our 2016 grant award.  Attendance is not a requirement to submit a Letter of Inquiry; it is offered for informational purposes only.

To attend, please send an e-mail with your name and the name of your organization to maureen.romito@impact-lv.org to request login information for the meeting.  She will send a response e-mail with the information and a calendar request with this information.

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