Organizations eligible to apply for an Impact100 East Bay grant must be:

  • 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 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 nonprofits, 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; and
    • drives a high-impact, transformational outcome.
  • Expend funds within 24 months of the initial grant installment; and
  • Agree to provide interim progress reports and a final report to a designee of Impact100 East Bay.

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 Impact100 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, or sexual orientation.

As we continue to grow and evolve, Impact100 East Bay reserves the right to change its eligibility criteria without notice at any time.