impact grants ($100K over 3 years)

change is simple is our 2018 impact grant recipient!

PLEASE NOTE: the 2019 application period opens late spring 2019.

For reference only, download a pdf of the 2018 application and refer to Impact Grant FAQs.

Initiative: Fund one innovative project that applies or advances technology by addressing water issues (e.g. water, wastewater, stormwater, etc.) relating to climate change.

Deadline: June 30, 2018 (11:59 PM EST). Award Date: November 2018.

Award Amount: Woodard & Curran Foundation will award one grant for $100,000 over three consecutive years, beginning in November 2018, and dispersed as follows: $33,000 in 2018; $33,000 in 2019; and $34,000 in 2020.

By awarding an Impact Grant, Woodard & Curran Foundation establishes a partnership with a non-profit organization that shares our vision and meets our eligibility, expectations, and evaluation criteria (see below). If your organization meets these requirements, we encourage you to return to this page in Spring 2019, when our 2019 application will available online. In the meantime, for reference only, download a pdf of the 2018 application and refer to Impact Grant FAQs. We strongly suggest you review our FAQs before submitting an application, as they contain important information regarding eligibility, the application process, and the timing of the grant award.

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An applicant must:

  • Be a US-based organization

  • Have received 501(c)(3) non-profit designation as of the date of the application and must retain that status throughout the grant term

  • Not be a house of worship, a political organization, or political action committee

  • Not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, national origin, political persuasion, age, physical handicap, gender or sexual orientation

The proposed project must:

  • Be an innovative project that applies or advances technology to address water (e.g. water, wastewater, stormwater, etc.) issues relating to climate change.

  • Support the public at large (i.e., not a single individual).

  • The project can be located outside the U.S.; however, projects that rely primarily on international staff with little or no U.S. benefit are not likely to fare well during our review process.


When partnering with an organization, we look for:

  • An innovative mindset

  • Practical solutions

  • A focus on action and outcomes

  • Organizations that are committed to maximizing the impact of our investment

  • Projects that will have a sustainable impact on the community

  • Projects that utilize and/or rely on volunteers

  • Projects that are ready for implementation in a real-world setting


Impact Grant recipients are required to file narrative and financial interim status reports over the course of  the three years and a final report at the conclusion of the grant period. The interim narrative reports give a picture of progress toward project objectives and provide an important measure of accountability for the grantee. The interim financial reports enable the Foundation to monitor progress based on the project budget vs. actual expenditures and funding received. The Foundation must approve interim reports before releasing the next payment of the grant.