Impact 100 East Bay Announces a Revised 2021 Grant Program

Two Grants are Now Available to Non-Profits Serving Alameda & Contra Costa Counties

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                                                                                                     CONTACT: JUDY B. LLOYD

FEBRUARY 16, 2021                                                                                                                                              judy@altamontstrategies.com |925-989-0100

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

Danville, CA — Impact 100 East Bay announced today a revised amount of $123,000 that will be available for grants in 2021 to eligible non-profits in Alameda and Contra Costa counties.   On February 2nd we had announced a total of $106,000.  Within days, one of our most supportive members expressed a desire to increase her sponsorship of additional members.  For the very first time we are extremely pleased to announce membership of more than 120 members, which enables us to award two grants: a $100,000 Impact Grant and a $23,000 Community Grant.  What a way to celebrate our 5th grant year! Information for applicants may be found here.

Impact 100 East Bay started with a great idea in a Danville living room in late 2016. Its mission is to unite women to make a significant difference in the lives of those in need. The goal is to collectively raise funds to support unmet charity needs in Contra Costa and Alameda counties and raise awareness for deserving organizations.  The group is part of a greater international community of women working in local chapters under the Impact100 name.  Each member donates $1,000 annually to collectively offer a grant of $100,000 or more to non-profit organizations whose proposal is selected by member vote.

The organization has six events planned for this year with its annual Grant Award celebration planned for September 29, 2021.

Impact100 East Bay has awarded $375,000 to four previous grant recipients who can be found here. The grants committee will soon be hard at work to select this year’s recipient.  Letters have already been sent to over 200 East Bay non-profits inviting them to apply for a grant.

Contra Costa Supervisor Candace Andersen was the keynote speaker at the “Big Reveal” on the 2nd. Supervisor Andersen addressed critical issues of COVID-19, homelessness, food insecurity, mental health, crisis intervention, racial justice, and equity issues impacting Contra Costa County and the region at-large.

Information on the pandemic and Contra Costa County orders can be found on the COVID-19 vaccine dashboard for Contra Costa County at https://cchealth.org/.

Information for Alameda County may be found at https://acphd.org/.

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