2021 Meet the Finalists

Meet our three awesome finalists for our 2021 Grants and learn about their organization’s mission, the project they hope to fund with our grant, and pose questions for greater clarity. Here are our three inspiring Finalists:

Aspire Education
Expand the virtual Community Reading Buddies program matching teenage mentors with K-3rd Graders to accelerate early literacy skills.
Triple the program impact from 200 to 600 pairs.

Dentists on Wheels
Provide operating expenses for the DOW Pittsburg Free Dental Clinic at St Vincent de Paul for low income and disadvantaged people.
Opening in August 2021 our grant will help expand hours from 1 – 4 days/week.

Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center
Technology Initiative to help marginalized CC and Alameda County Entrepreneurs advance their technology skills & confidence and bring businesses on-line.
Support over 150 business with new training and equipment

This year we will award two grants: $100,000 Impact Grant and a $25,000 Community Grant. Mark your calendars and invite friends to what promises to be an informative virtual event.
Prepare to vote by reviewing the Executive Summaries for each project.
Voting will be open the morning of September 14, before our Meet the Finalists event until end of day September 28. If you are a 2021 member, you will receive an email directing you to our voting tool.