2020 Finalist Announcement

Two deserving Non-Profits which one will receive our $109,000?

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We have selected two remarkable 2020 Grant Finalists for their IMPACTFUL Projects:

  • COVENANT HOUSE: Proposed Project: to fund full-time mental health support for homeless youth (18-24) in their Oakland locations.
  • RENAISSANCE ENTREPRENEURSHIP: Proposed Project to expand existing management business programs to support small business startups, growth, and re-start’s post COVID 19, in Eastern Contra Costa County focusing on Pittsburg/Antioch/Monument Corridor.
Both Finalists will present at our virtual “Meet the Finalists” event on September 15, 2020. This will be followed by online voting by all of YOU!   Voting will be open for 10 days. The winner will be announced at our virtual “Grant Celebration” on September 30, 2020.  

April 2020 Impact 100 East Bay Women Issue COVID-19 Emergency Grant Press Release

IMPACT 100 HELPS EAST BAY NON-PROFITS MEET BASIC NEEDS

Non-profit women’s organization provides 9 emergency grants – raises awareness of unmet needs of local East Bay non-profits during COVID-19

April 29, 2020 – Today, Impact 100, a philanthropic group of women in the East Bay of San Francisco, has provided needed funds to nine local non-profits.

“The corona virus pandemic has brought unparalleled challenges especially to the most vulnerable in our communities. The local non-profits we’ve come to know during our grant process are working tirelessly to support people severely impacted by this crisis,” said Chapter President Carol Nitz.

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“We are inspired by the work of these non-profit organizations and compelled to support their efforts to continue serving clients during this unprecedented crisis. By Board decision, Impact 100 East Bay has used funds from our modest reserve to make a one-time $500 donation to each of our non-profit grant finalists since 2017. Recipients have been notified and checks will be issued this week.”

The non-profits awarded the grants span East Bay communities:

  • CASA :  Provides services to children in foster care in Contra Costa County.
  • Covenant House: Helps transform and save the lives of more than a million homeless, runaway and trafficked young people
  • MedShare:  Humanitarian aid organization dedicated to improving the quality of life of people, communities and our planet by sourcing and directly delivering surplus medical supplies and equipment to communities in need around the world.
  • Missey:  Has worked to address the exploitation of young people in Oakland, Alameda County, and throughout the state of CA, supporting hundreds of youth on their journeys to safety, healing, and liberation.
  • Opportunity Junction : Helps low-income Contra Costa residents gain the skills and confidence they need to get and keep jobs that support themselves and their families.
  • Reading Partners:  Empowers students to succeed in reading and in life by engaging community volunteers to provide individualized, personal attention to each student in our program.
  • Renaissance Entrepreneurship: Helps hundreds of Bay Area women and men achieve personal, financial, and social transformation through the power of small business.
  • Tri-Valley Haven: Creates homes safe from abuse, contributes to a more peaceful society one person, one family, one community at a time.
  • White Pony Express: Helps eliminate hunger and poverty by delivering the abundance all around us to those in need – with love.

Impact 100 is a national organization that started in Ohio in 2001. 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. Each year, Impact 100 holds a gala where members vote and award a $100,000 grant to a deserving non-profit in Contra Costa or Alameda Counties.

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February 2020 Newsletter

February 2020Newsletter

Hello Ladies!

Welcome to our 2nd Impact 100 East Bay newsletter! This is an important newsletter because:

it is our last call for our February 19th Annual Meeting RSVP HERE.
we’re announcing an incentive to Join or Renew by March 1st and we’ll refund your credit card processing fees!
2020 members – your vote is critical to solidify our Board members for this coming year (which can be done absentee or at the Feb 19th Annual meeting).

January 2020 Newsletter

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Hello Ladies!

We hope you are having a fabulous new year. Here are the updates for Impact 100 East Bay! Reply to this email to let us know that you have read it and we will enter you into a drawing to win a $25 Gas card! Winner announced on our Facebook Page on Friday, January 24th!

2019 Grant Recipient: CASA of Contra Costa County Summary

CASA of CONTRA COSTA COUNTY’S (www.cccocasa.org) mission is to recruit, train and support volunteer advocates as a powerful voice for the best interest of abused and neglected children during the court process, in order to help every child ultimately thrive in a safe, stable and permanent home and complete their education. CASA’s primary program is to train and support CASA volunteers to work with foster youth one on one. CASA of Contra Costa County has served the County’s most vulnerable children and youth since 1981. Since then, CASA Contra Costa County has established itself as the leading agency providing individualized one-to-one support for foster youth. CASA volunteers currently support more than 200 foster youth in the county. CASA has a broad and deep network of public and private agency colleagues who collaborate in these efforts.

Grant Request:

Recent studies show that rates of mental health diagnosis among foster youth are as high as 70%. Yet fewer than one out of four foster youth with a known mental health issue receives appropriate treatment.
To solve this problem, CASA will partner with A Home Within (AHW) to identify, recruit, train and support volunteer therapists in Contra Costa County. A Home Within (AHW) is a 23-year-old national non-profit which recruits and supports licensed clinicians who agree to provide weekly therapy for a foster youth client for free, for “as long as it takes”. The typical relationship lasts three years and results in significant improvements in mental and emotional health.

The Impact 100 funds will be used by CASA to develop a volunteer recruitment program for targeting licensed therapists (Licensed Marriage, and Family Therapists, Licensed Clinical Social Workers, and Licensed Professional Clinical Counselors). AHW will provide these therapists the training and clinical supervision to treat traumatized foster youth. CASA will use the skills it has developed to recruit volunteers through online outreach that has resulted in CASA expanding its core program by 60%. This program will provide a systemic way to increase the number of mental health professionals available in Contra Costa County to serve foster children.
The project will target foster youth (12 to 21 years old) throughout Contra Costa County who have a CASA volunteer advocating for them. This will ensure that the foster youth have transportation, if needed, to appointments during the pilot phase of the program. The therapists’ plan to utilize a hybrid approach of both office and tele-therapy sessions which AHW uses successfully in Los Angeles.

Projected Impact:

The first phase of the program will run for 12 months, with a goal of recruiting 25 volunteer therapists to provide services to one foster youth for as long as they need it, with a plan to increase the number of mental health professionals working with foster youth over time. Recruiting and training volunteer therapist is a potential breakthrough for CASA organizations beyond Contra Costa County by influencing and/or providing a model for others. Today there are 1000 CASA programs in 49 states recruiting, training and supporting over 76,000 volunteers to represent the best interests of over 251,000 abused and neglected children.