Grants Overview

Impact 100 Grants 

IMPACT 100 Redwood Circle members fund transformational proposals/projects in the areas of arts/culture, education, environment/parks/sustainability/recreation, and health/community betterment to create a significant and lasting difference in the lives of those in our community.  Nonprofits must be nominated by an Impact 100 Redwood Circle member, after which the organizations are invited to apply.

IMPACT 100 Redwood Circle’s funding cycle runs from January to December, with proposals solicited and evaluated. The Impact $100,000 Grant will be awarded each year at the annual meeting. See eligibility criteria and guidelines for the Impact Grant here.

Organizations may apply for both the $100,000 Impact Grant and the smaller Community Grants within the same funding year. Awardees of an Impact Grant may not apply for another Impact Grant within three years of receipt of an Impact Grant, but may apply thereafter.

Community Grants

In years when our membership raises funds in excess of $100,000, our Community Grants allow us to offer several smaller (typically $5,000 – $10,000) grants to non-profits to support more modest projects or proposals. These grants are provided to those proposals/projects that create a strong effect on individuals, community, or the environment.  These proposals/projects may have a long-term or sustaining influence.

The Community Grants funding cycle runs from January to May.  Nonprofits must be nominated by an Impact 100 Redwood Circle member, after which the organizations are invited to apply. The awardees are celebrated at a full membership meeting, usually in May. See eligibility criteria and guidelines for Community Grants here.

Receipt of a Community Grant does not affect a nonprofit’s eligibility for an Impact Grant and vice versa. Awardees of a Community Grant may not apply for another Community Grant within three years of receipt of a Community Grant, but may apply thereafter.

See the Policies and Procedural Document for further information on distribution of funds in grant cycles where funds exceed $100,000.