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Impact Grants

Thanks to our Power of Collaboration Campaign, and the generous contributions of individual and corporate donors, Three Valleys Community Foundation recently launched an inaugural round of community impact grantmaking, designed to support nonprofit organizations addressing mental health and wellness throughout our greater Three Valleys region.

2023 Community Impact Grants
Mental Health

Grantmaking is important. It’s one of the core areas where community foundations can assist local nonprofits in their vital work and support transformative change in our community. Being responsive to identified community needs is critical and mental health has been identified as a top priority in all of the community health needs assessments conducted by health care systems in our region, as well as in the East Alameda Community Needs Assessment. In addition, local school districts have identified mental health support as a top need. 

With a nod to the values of Collaboration and Innovation, Three Valleys Community Foundation recently welcomed applications that address the issue of mental health from a diversity of perspectives, broad and targeted approaches. We are particularly interested in supporting collaborative applications involving two or more organizations. 

Our Community Impact Grant application window was open from July 10 through August 30, 2023. A selection committee, comprised of key mental health professionals and community members, is in the process of evaluating applications to award grants in the Fall, for programs that begin in January 2024.  

3VCF’s Community Impact Grant funds will be awarded to eligible nonprofits at the annual State of Giving Gathering on November 28, 2023, in the Mertes Center for the Arts at Las Positas College. The lead sponsors for this event are Fremont Bank and Summit Financial.

“Community grantmaking is a strong priority for our organization... By channeling local resources to meet local needs, we can work toward improved mental health and wellness for all.”

Eligibility Criteria

3VCF will consider applications from: 

  • 501c3 nonprofit entities, or fiscally sponsored projects/organizations.
  • Collaborative initiatives/applications of two or more organizations led by a 501c3. Collaborations are strongly encouraged, but not required.
  • Public entities (e.g. school districts) are not eligible to apply under this grant round as a lead applicant, but may partner with  a 501c3 lead applicant and/or serve as  beneficiaries of programs. 
  • All applications must directly benefit the regions covered by 3VCF which includes: Sunol, Pleasanton, Dublin, Livermore, San Ramon, Danville and the Greater San Ramon Valley. 


Applications were submitted using Three Valleys Community Foundation’s Online Portal. 

Please download the RFP for additional information.

Informational Webinar:

An informational webinar for nonprofits was held on Monday, July 24 at 12 noon. All nonprofits interested in this grant opportunity were strongly encouraged to attend. 

Youth Mental Health

Applications serving youth in the Greater San Ramon Valley (including Danville, Blackhawk Diablo, Alamo, San Ramon, and unincorporated Contra Costa County) will be automatically considered for targeted grants from the Danville Area Chamber of Commerce Youth Mental Health Outreach Initiative. A separate application is not required.

Our 3VCF Community Impact Grants are made possible due to the generosity of our individual and corporate donors.

Our State of Giving Lead Event Sponsor and Foundation Catalyst: