Our Mission


Our Mission 

Impact 100 Redwood Circle supports a resilient, sustainable, vibrant community in which individuals and groups flourish and the special character of Sonoma County is preserved, celebrated, and supported.

Who We Are

Impact 100 Redwood Circle is a giving circle of women of all ages and backgrounds who are passionate about making our community a better place. We work together to inspire one another to learn about philanthropy, to give back, and to volunteer. We believe that together we can truly Make an Impact.

We empower women of Sonoma County to invest in a more sustainable nonprofit community through collective giving and responsible stewardship.  Impact 100 Redwood Circle is committed to supporting and enabling local women to serve as philanthropic leaders by collectively funding significant grants that will make a lasting impact in our community.

Impact 100 Redwood Circle is comprised of women who are committed to making an annual donation of $1000. The group assesses critical needs in our community, reviews grant requests for financial support, and currently awards one “Impact Grant” of $100,000 each year, as well as additional smaller grants or “Community Grants”, as funding allows.

Today, the group has more than 200 members engaged in meetings, socials and educational workshops, all in support of the grant cycles.  As of September 2019, we have awarded three $100,000 Impact grants and have awarded four rounds of smaller Community Grants for a total of $450,000.

The Founding of Impact100 Redwood Circle
Founding President, Melissa Kelley, established Impact100 Redwood Circle in November 2014. A kick-off reception was held in June 2015 when the group was only comprised of 20 members. By May of 2016 when we awarded our first grant, we reached a milestone of 143 Founding Members.

Nonprofit Status
Impact 100 Redwood Circle is hosted by the Community Foundation Sonoma County, a 501 (c) (3) organization, tax ID number 68-0003212.  All donations to Impact 100 Redwood Circle are tax deductible through the 501 (c)(3) status of the Community Foundation.

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All donations to Impact 100 Redwood Circle are tax deductible through the 501 (c)(3) status of the Community Foundation.