Impact100 Sonoma Shares Another Amazing Video

4Paws Learning and Wellness Center is dedicated to making the world a better place for animals and people of all ages by understanding the emotional bonds between them. Dog owners and their dogs are trained so they can bring comfort and love to students in Sonoma Valley schools as well as residential care homes and the elderly. Impact100 Sonoma awarded a 2015 Community Grant to 4Paws to increase … [Read more...]

Ready to Launch: the NextGeneration

September marks the launch of Impact100 Sonoma’s NextGen Program, designed to inspire and empower young women to become actively involved in serving our Sonoma Valley community. The program will provide the next generation of women—particularly those who may not have the financial resources—an opportunity to become full Impact100 Sonoma members and participate in community nonprofit engagement and … [Read more...]

Donning our Hats on a Beautiful Day!

Enveloped by a clear blue sky and a lush gracious setting, Joanna Kemper opened her home and garden to us for our annual summer Garden Party. It was an afternoon of friendship, shared commitment and welcome. Once again we had a record turnout for this popular event. The setting was perfect, with a lovely crystal blue pool surrounded by fabulous gardens maintained by master gardener Joanna. Hope … [Read more...]

Another New Video for Impact100

The latest video produced by Russ Johnson and Pat Meier-Johnson captures the essence of Parent University -- the 2015 recipient of our $100,000 Impact Grant. This program of On The Move focuses on the idea that children are more successful in school when their parents are involved in their education. That’s why Parent University offers GED classes, exercise, nutrition, culture, childcare, and more … [Read more...]

Impact100 Sonoma Awards the 2016 Impact Grant to 10,000 Degrees

At its 7th annual Grant Awards Celebration, Impact100 Sonoma awarded the $100,000 grant to 10,000 Degrees to fund its program – 10,000 Degrees Institute Sonoma Valley Expansion, which will expand their two-year college access program focusing on academic support, college persistence skills building, and financial aid to students at Sonoma Valley High School and Hanna Boys Center. As the recipient … [Read more...]

2016 Finalists Make their Case – and Oh What a Case They Made!

It will be a very difficult task for members to make their selections among the Impact Grant and Community Grant finalists for 2016.  Presentations were made by representatives from all 26 finalists on Saturday at our Meet the Finalists meeting held at the Vintage House.  What may have looked like a long line-up of presenters was anything but.  The presentations were excellent, compelling, … [Read more...]

Spotlight #2 – A Travel Talk Soiree

On April 14th, Jean Behse opened her home to members of Impact100 Sonoma to talk about travel. Karen Collins started off the conversation discussing walking/hiking tours – providing several helpful tips about rating hikes, terrain and trails, and the importance of checking out ground operators and inns. Reflecting on experiences with her own tour company, she said she has gotten more out of it … [Read more...]

Impact100 Sonoma Announces the 2016 Grant Finalists

Impact100 Sonoma will award $276,000 in grants to a variety of Sonoma Valley nonprofit organizations at its May 21st Grant Awards Ceremony. We are excited to share with you the four finalists for our $100,000 Impact Grant and the 22 finalists for Community Grants. This year, the $100,000 Impact Grant will be awarded to one of the following four nonprofit organizations serving Sonoma Valley: … [Read more...]

Rave Reviews for First Spotlight

Impact100 Sonoma’s new Spotlight Series started Sunday, March 20, with a spectacular kick-off at Natasha Martin’s home. Natasha hosted the salon in her living room in front of a warm fire on a rainy afternoon. Members enjoyed learning of her experiences in Kenya helping orphans to be able to attend school. This was made possible through a nonprofit organization that Natasha initiated–the … [Read more...]

Our Impact:  Ten 2015 Community Grant Recipients Share Their Stories

In 2015, Impact100 Sonoma granted $108,000 in Community Grants to ten local nonprofits.  In order to understand how those grants are making an impact in our community, more than 100 members and guests attended the popular 6th Annual Community Grant Updates on March 19th to hear from each of the recipients. They were not disappointed. Community Grant recipients provided progress reports on the … [Read more...]