Eligibility Requirements

Applicants must:

  • Be recognized as tax-exempt under Section 501 (c) (3) of the IRS code;
  • Be located in, expend funds, and serve residents of Alameda and/or Contra Costa counties;
  • Maintain proper financial health;
  • Demonstrate organizational strength;
  • Identify a new initiative or expansion of an existing initiative or a new or expanded collaborative effort of several non-profits, that:
    • fits one of our focus areas;
    • targets a defined population;
    • for a defined duration;
    • with defined, measurable goals;
    • benefits the counties of Alameda or Contra Costa;
    • will use the full grant amount;
    • has a plan for sustainability;
    • drives a high-impact, transformational outcome.
  • Expend funds within 24 months of the initial grant installment;
  • Agree to provide interim progress reports and a final report to a designee of Impact 100 East Bay; and
  • Be free of legal actions declared, including current or pending conflicts.


Impact 100 East Bay will not provide grants for:

  • General operating expenses or overhead (note: operating funds may be requested if applicable to a new initiative to be funded by Impact 100 East Bay);
  • General construction or renovation;
  • General capital campaigns that are unrelated to the specific program/project/initiative;
  • General advertising;
  • Debt reduction, operating deficits, interim/bridge financing, or endowment funding;
  • Individual or private foundations;
  • Activities that are religious, partisan, fraternal, sectarian, legislative or political in nature;
  • Fund drives, annual appeals, fundraising events;
  • Legal expenses incurred in any action by or against the organization; or
  • Programs/projects/initiatives that unlawfully discriminate based on age, race, national origin, ethnicity, gender, disability, sexual orientation.