Drive Our Impact: Join a 2018 Grants Committee

One of the most fulfilling ways to participate as an Impact100 Sonoma member is to serve on a Grants Review Committee - this is the core of our mission as a giving circle.  "Being a part of the Grants Committee process was extremely rewarding," said member Linda Dougherty. "I learned so much about the local nonprofits, the needs of the community and really got to know some wonderful Impact100 … [Read more...]

There is No Time Like the Present: Renew your Membership Today!

As we enter the holiday season we are reminded of how much we have to be thankful for. As members of Impact100 Sonoma we are grateful for the powerful impact that our collective financial commitment makes in our community. Friends, neighbors and family have asked many of us how they can help Sonoma Valley in the wake of the fires.  The answer is simple - ask them to join Impact!  We also encourage … [Read more...]

Community Grant Fires Up the Community Center’s New Kiln!

       September 9 was a day of celebration for the ceramics program of the Sonoma Community Center as Kala Stein, Ceramics Director and Impact member, cut the ceremonial red ribbon and officially “fired up” the Center’s new kiln. The Community Center raised a total of $40,000: $35,000 for the kiln and $5,000 for installation and necessary upgrades to the kiln shed. During the ceremony … [Read more...]

The NextGen Program begins its 2nd Year!

Impact100 Sonoma is now accepting applications for the 2018 NextGen Program.  The deadline is October 1, 2017. Please pass the word to eligible and interested women! The program was created to give women who are generally between the ages of 25 and 35 - particularly those who may not have the financial resources - an opportunity to become Impact100 Sonoma members and engage with the community … [Read more...]

An Afternoon in the Garden…..

It was all play and no work at the annual Garden Party, an afternoon that Impact100 Sonoma members and their guests look forward to every summer. Graciously hosted by member Penny D'Allaird in her lovely garden surrounded by vineyards laden with almost-ripe grapes, the sky was blue and the weather mild – perfect for catching up with long-time friends and making meaningful connections with new … [Read more...]

Big News! Impact100 Sonoma Receives TWO Grants to Support Young Philanthropists

With support from Carrie Morgridge and the Morgridge Family Foundation, the Impact100 Council's Young Philanthropist Program has awarded a second grant to Impact100 Sonoma.This new $1,600 grant will serve as partial scholarships (50%) to allow three women between the ages of 21 and 39 to participate in our organization in 2018, with the remaining $100 to offset administrative costs. Recipients of … [Read more...]

We Love our Sonoma Valley!

Our hearts go out to the Sonoma Valley community after the traumatic fires, particularly those that suffered the loss of their homes or pets. The healing will take time, yet our community is resilient and strong.  We are proud of the wonderful local nonprofits reaching out and doing the hard work of helping in the recovery process and we will continue our mission to support them and all of Sonoma … [Read more...]

Spotlight on Restorative Justice

If every type of community – family, school, town, city, nation – were guided by the principles of restorative justice, we would be a healthier happier bunch. That quickly became apparent to all who attended the April 13 Spotlight gathering on Restorative Justice at the home of Cam McKinley. Three experts from Restorative Resources, a Santa Rosa-based leader in the field, shared with Impact … [Read more...]

2017 Community Grant Recipients

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Impact100 Sonoma awards its $100,000 Impact Grant to Sonoma Land Trust

Impact100 Sonoma awards its $100,000 Impact Grant to Sonoma Land Trust $192,227 went to two Impact Grant Finalists and also funded ten Community Grants that were awarded to other nonprofits serving Sonoma Valley At its 8th Annual Awards Celebration, Impact100 Sonoma awarded its 2017 $100,000 Impact Grant to Sonoma Land Trust to fund its program, Sonoma Development Center Land Protection … [Read more...]