Impact 100 RC Grant Overview

CRITERIAImpact 100 Redwood Circle funds transformational programs/projects in the areas of the arts/culture, education, environment, health, and human services to create a lasting and significant and lasting difference in the lives of those in our community.

Impact 100 Redwood Circle awards one Impact $100,000 Grant per year. Currently, we limit the grant applications to those organizations that are nominated by our members. Grant requests align with the following focus areas: Arts/Culture, Environment, or Health, Education and Human Services.

The $100,000 Impact Grant can be spent over two years.  Each proposal is reviewed as described below. Grants may be awarded only for capital items that support the specified program/project. We do not fund capital or endowment campaigns.

The Impact Grant can fund an existing program, expansion of an existing program, or a new program/project. Included are grants for planning as well as for testing a new idea or a proven successful program.

The entire Impact Grant Committee reviews Letters of Intent (LOI), followed by Full Proposals (FPAs), with a review of the financials by the Financial Review Committee.  The Grant Committee makes site visits to selected semi-finalists.  At the end of this process, all Impact Grant Committee members meet to select a slate of 3 finalists to present to the members at the Impact 100 Redwood Circle Annual Meeting for their vote.