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September is Our Month to Rise and Lift Others!

With 2020’s unparalleled challenges, charitable nonprofits in Alameda and Contra Costa counties are facing increased need and reduced funds while having to reevaluate their approach to serving their communities.  We’ve recently heard from two of our previous grant recipients.  Both organizations emphatically stated that the support they received from Impact100 East Bay has enabled them to step up to meet current demands.  These first-hand reports validate the importance of our collective contributions.

Our fourth grant cycle culminates at the end of this month.  Both finalists have proposed projects that are more than deserving of this year’s grant of $109,000.  Virtual voting is currently underway.

Before voting, please take the time to review the presentations that Covenant House and Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center made during our Meet the Finalist event and read their Executive Summaries. Choosing between these two worthy projects will be tough.  Remember, voting closes at midnight on Monday, September 28th.  Members’ votes will then be tabulated to determine this year’s grant recipient.  Plan on joining us on September 30th at the virtual Grant Celebration when we will award our 2020 grant.

Imagine the possibilities.  With sufficient funds, Impact100 East Bay could support more than one upstanding nonprofit each year.  Let’s combine efforts with the intention of growing our membership and expanding our reach.  Membership enrollment for 2021 has launched.  Increasing our impact is at stake.  Are you ready to join or renew?  You’ll find the link under the Membership section of this newsletter.

I am excited about seeing all of you on September 30th when we celebrate our finalists.  If you haven’t yet registered, please do so by registering via the link under Events. The celebration won’t be the same without you!

Yours in compassion and collaboration,
Carol Nitz
Board President
Impact100 East Bay

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