IMPORTANT UPDATE: Memo to All Members

This is an important update on a recent communication to our membership. The Task Force review meeting referenced below will now be a teleconference rather than a face to face meeting on March 26th, 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm.

Dear Impact 100 Redwood Circle Members,

2020 marks five years since Impact 100 RC was formed, began distributing grants, and grew to over 200 members!  In fact, we have $205,000 available to grant in 2020. As a result, the Leadership Team decided to review our grant processes and policies to determine if any changes are needed.

The Leadership Team created a Task Force whose mission was to review these processes. After soliciting the membership for volunteers, the Task Force is comprised of members of the current Impact Grant and Community Grants Committees and members-at-large.

The Task Force reviewed the following:

  • Processes of the other 60 Impact Chapters around the US
  • Best practices of the Community Foundation
  • Sectors, or focus areas, and how we utilize those in grant selection
  • Options for distribution of funds as we grow

The Task Force has completed its work. We are ready to preview this information with interested members. At this meeting task force members will preview their recommended changes to the Community and Impact Grant processes. A ratification vote will be conducted for all members in April.

Initially, we were planning to have a face-to-face meeting to share this information. Given concerns about the coronavirus, we are now planning to share this information in a teleconference on March 26th from 4:30 – 6 pm If you are interested in participating in this call, please RSVP. A call-in phone number and materials for the meeting will be emailed to you before the meeting.

Please RSVP to impact100impactgrant@gmail.com by March 23rd.

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