Grant Recipients


Our 2021 Impact100 East Bay  awarded two Grants:  


 This year’s recipient of the $100,000 Impact Grant, Aspire Education, was established in 2005. Since then, it has gathered a small community of educators and tutors whose expertise and emotional intelligence has empowered East Bay students with the skills to become independent, active learners. Aspire adds to its impact by inviting former students to be trained in leadership and communication skills with the goal of mentoring younger students in literacy through their flagship program Community Reading Buddies (CRB).  The grant from Impact100 East Bay will triple the number of students served in this unique program from 400 (200 mentors and 200 young readers) to 1200 in 2022.

Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center will use its $25,000 Community Grant to expand support of existing business owners seeking to rebuild their operations during and post COVID.  They will also serve un-and under-employed persons seeking opportunities of entrepreneurship to rebuild their livelihoods through their center in Richmond (serving Contra Costa and Alameda Counties). Their clients are 89% lower income, 78% women and 78% people of color.

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$100,000 Impact Grant

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$25,000 Community Grant


Our 2020 Impact100 East Bay Grant of $109,000 was awarded to Covenant House of California to implement an on-site pilot mental health program for youth facing homelessness at CHC Oakland facility, leveraging the success of similar project in Los Angeles. Please see the below the Covenant House Executive Summary and Wish List.

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Covenant House of California

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Covenant House Executive Summary

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Covenant House Wish List


For our 2019 cycle, we awarded $108,000 to CASA (Count Appointed Special Advocates) for their Mental Health Program for Foster Youth. You can read the program’s Executive Summary HERE


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CASA of Contra Costa County Executive Summay

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CASA of Contra Costa County Wish List


By almost doubling out membership in 2018, we are thrilled to grant $103,000 to Opportunity Junction for their Roadmap to College program. This program, in partnership with Los Medanos College, assists East Contra Costa “high risk” youth, ages 18-24, to earn an AA degree, learn one of many technical traded or prepare for transfer to earn a BA/BS degree.

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Opportunity Junction Executive Summary

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Opportunity Junction Wish List

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Opportunity Junction’s Phase 1 Report

2017 – Our Inaugural Year

We are pleased to announce that our 2017 Grant Award of $55,000 went to MISSSEY, an organization devoted to supporting and advocating for youth who are victims of sex trafficking.


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MISSSEY Executive Summary

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