Focus Areas

Impact100 East Bay accepts grant applications for programs/initiatives/projects in 5 broad Focus Areas:

Arts & Culture
Programs/projects that cultivate, develop, educate, and improve the cultural climate within Alameda and Contra Costa counties.

Programs/projects to improve the educational process or access to education for children and/or adults.

Lisa Coelho - Making a Difference in the Environment

Environmental, Recreation and Preservation
Programs/projects that preserve, enhance, revitalize, or restore facilities and surroundings in Alameda and Contra Costa counties.

Programs/projects that strengthen and enhance the lives of children and families.

Health and Wellness
Programs/projects that strengthen & enhance Alameda or Contra Costa communities with significant economic, educational, social or physical needs.

Note: Each non-profit, as part of the application process, must indicate at least one grant focus area. This is your choice as we feel you know best your project/program for which you are requesting funding.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants must:

  • Be recognized as a tax-exempt public charity under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code;
  • Be located in, expend funds, and serve residents of Alameda and/or Contra Costa counties;
  • In possession of at least three full years (36 months) of independently prepared, audited, or reviewed financial statements;
Grant FAQs

What is the deadline for a grant application?

For a detailed timeline of the entire Impact100 East Bay grant cycle, please see the timeline on our Grant Application Process section.

How do we complete the Letter of Intent and Grant Application forms?

The forms will be posted on this website. The Nonprofits will download them, fill them out (remembering to save them offline), and send via email to Be sure to save your documents and your emails to us.

You may also print and send the forms via the US Postal Service to:
Impact100 East Bay
PO Box 2889
Castro Valley, CA 94546

Be sure and save a copy for yourself.

What are some of the reasons applications are rejected?

  • More than one application came from an organization.
  • Service is redundant because it is offered by other agencies.
  • Program proposed, or agency is not viable or transformational.