An Impact 100 Redwood Circle Task Force was assigned to study and recommend Grant sectors, size, and criteria. The entire membership ratified and implemented the proposed Focus areas and criteria in May 2020 for both Community and Impact Grants.
Our Focus areas pertain to the proposed project or program, not to the organizations. Organizations should select the focus area that describes their proposal.
We aim to fund the best, most transformational projects with our Community and Impact Grants.
Focus Area Explanations
Arts/Culture – Projects and initiatives including, but not limited to, those that
- Cultivate, enrich, and preserve the arts and arts participation, encompassing all creative disciplines and sites, such as dance, music, media arts, theater, visual arts, literary opportunities, and museums
- Explore and educate others in and about the arts, cultural heritage, and diversity
- Promote civic engagement in cultural endeavors.
Health/Community Betterment – Projects and initiatives including, but not limited to, those that
- Positively impact the physical, social, mental health, and/or well-being of adults, children, families
- Strengthen and enhance the lives of children, teens, adults, seniors
Education – Projects and initiatives including, but not limited to, those that
- Advance and/or improve educational processes and opportunities
- Improve educational access from preschool through adult
- Prepare children and adults for 21st-century careers through job training and real-world learning opportunities.
Environment/Parks/Sustainability/Recreation –Projects and initiatives including, but not limited to, those that
- Protect, preserve, improve, restore and/or conserve our natural surroundings, resources, or public spaces
- Improve the welfare of animals
- Encourage research, public awareness, and education relating to the environment and conservation of our natural resources