Grants Overview

Impact 100 Grants 

IMPACT 100 Redwood Circle members fund transformational programs/projects in the areas of arts/culture, education, environment, health, and human services to create a significant and lasting difference in the lives of those in our community.  Non-profits 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.

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 programs. These grants are provided to those programs/projects that create a strong effect on individuals, community, or the environment.  These programs/projects may have a long-term or sustaining influence.

The Community Grants funding cycle runs from January to June. Non-profits 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 June. See eligibility criteria and guidelines for Community Grants here.

Receipt of a Community Grant does not affect a non-profit’s eligibility for an Impact Grant and vice versa. Awardees of a Community Grant may not apply for another Community Grant the following year, but may apply thereafter.