Membership FAQs

Impact 100 East Bay is open to all women age 18 or older who live in, or who wish to help, the greater East Bay (Contra Costa and Alameda counties) community and make an annual contribution of $1,000. Each $1,000 donation provides membership for one year.

Yes. Contributions made by December 31st are tax-deductible for the calendar year in which the donation was made. Impact 100 East Bay is a California nonprofit public benefit corporation, with application pending as a 501(c)(3) tax exempt charitable organization.
Members who can contribute beyond the $1,000 fee are encouraged to become a Member Plus by writing a check in excess of $1,000. This helps defray the cost of running the organization’s events, communications, website, insurance and administration.
Each woman’s participation is dependent upon her personal situation and can change from year to year. If a woman has limited time, she contributes her $1,000 and votes for the grant recipients for that year. If a woman has more time, she can serve on a variety of committees or assist in other ways.

Membership in Impact 100 East Bay is renewed annually. Our annual grant cycle runs from October 1, through September 30. Women who donate $1,000 between October 1 and no later than April 15, of any year are eligible to vote for final grant recipients and qualify as members for the current grant cycle.

Impact 100 East Bay uses email communication to stay in touch with its Members; additionally, we plan to regularly update our website and Facebook site. As we gain membership and sponsors we hope to host membership events during the year.
No. Our founding principle is “one woman, one vote.” Any amount given over $1,000 goes first to offset administrative costs. If we receive more funds than we need to cover administrative costs, our board of directors may decide to add that money to grant funds.
We ask that every member honor the $1,000 personal pledge. However, we appreciate matching funds from employers and use these funds to offset administrative costs.
At this time, we can’t accept credit card payments. We hope to add this capability in the future.

Impact 100 East Bay seeks gifts and sponsor ships from individuals, local businesses, family and private foundations, and in-kind donations specifically for administrative expenses. The members who can become Members Plus also provide significant help.

You can become a a Friend of Impact 100 East Bay and play a very important role in our organization. All Friend donations are tax deductible. While your donation does not provide you with voting rights, it will help ensure that 100% of each Member’s $1,000 donation goes directly to the grant. Friends can attend social events and the annual Awards Meeting.

Men are welcome to become Friends of Impact 100 (see above) and many volunteer to help at our activities and events.

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Impact 100 East Bay is a California nonprofit public benefit corporation, with application pending as a 501(c) (3) tax exempt charitable organization. All contributions will be tax-deductible.

Please contact us with any questions at

Impact 100 East Bay is incorporated in the State of California. As a 501(c) (3) organization, we are classified as a public charity and contributions are deductible under section 170 of the internal Revenue Code. Impact 100 East Bay is also qualified to receive tax deductible bequests. Our tax id number (Employer Identification Number) is 81-3431763.