Impact 100 East Bay’s mission is to unite women in our community to make a significant difference in the lives of those in need. Our goal is to collectively raise funds to support unmet charity needs in Contra Costa and Alameda counties and raise awareness for deserving organizations.
What is Impact 100?
Impact 100 started in Ohio in 2001. There are now more than 50 organizations located in the United States and beyond.
These volunteer organizations focus on:
- Increasing participation among women in local philanthropy
- Raising awareness of the unmet needs of nonprofits in their communities
- Inspiring members to become more involved with local charities, and
- Making a substantial and lasting impact on the long-term sustainability of their nonprofit communities.
How does it work?
Impact 100 is about the power of collective decision-making and collective grant-making. As a grant-making organization, Impact 100 East Bay brings together women in our community to do something truly remarkable – award a significant grant to an organization(s) in Alameda County and/or Contra Costa County to support a high-impact, transformational, and sustainable project.
Non-profits apply to receive the grant(s).
After review and presentations, the current Impact 100 members vote (one woman, one vote) to select the winner(s).
Projects are monitored and grant recipients provide updates. Our Members have the confidence that their donations are used as intended and are making a bigger impact together versus alone.