Our Big Reveal event on February 15, 2022, successfully launched our 6th Grant Year for our East Bay chapter! Thank you to members and your guests who attended the event. And a special thanks to our keynote speaker, Solomon Belette, Coordinator, East Contra Costa Community Alliance, who provided us with insights into the critical social service needs in Alameda and Contra Costa counties.
With 135 members and a generous member donation, we are growing our grants for 2022!
We will award 3 grants this year:
- A $100,000 Impact Grant
- A $35,000 Community Grant
- A special one-time Community Grant of $25,000 thanks to a generous member donation.
We are also awarding additional donations to our 2021 Grant Finalists. We met our new member goal of 50+ and will donate $850 to each of our 2021 Grant Finalists to apply to their wish lists. The total of $2,550 was made possible by a generous member donation. To remind you, our 2021 grant finalists were: Aspire Education, Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center, and Dentist on Wheels.
For 2022, this means that we will award grants totaling $160,000 to three non-profits in our community! Your member vote in September will determine which deserving non-profits will receive our three grants.