Sonoma Land Trust hosts town meeting on the future of the SDC

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As a finalist for the Impact Grant last year, Sonoma Land Trust received $20,000, which was certainly put to good use! The goal of the Transforming the SDC Project was “to engage and unite the diverse communities of the Sonoma Valley to support a common vision and adoption of a “transformation plan” to preserve the health services and natural resources of the Sonoma Developmental Center.” Funds … [Read more...]

Impact100 on YouTube!

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Impact100 Sonoma is celebrating a huge milestone in 2015 – the awarding of $1,192,000 in support of the amazing work of the nonprofit community serving the Sonoma Valley!  To highlight the accomplishments of the recipients of Impact100 grants during the past five years, we have initiated the Profiles of Impact project – a one-page profile featuring each of our 24 nonprofit grantees, highlighting … [Read more...]

The 2015 finalists have been chosen!

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We are pleased to announce the three finalists for our $100,000 Impact Grant and the 13 finalists for Community Grants. Impact100 Sonoma will award $263,000 in grants to a variety of Sonoma Valley nonprofit organizations at its May 30th Annual Meeting. This year, the $100,000 Impact Grant will be awarded to one of the following three nonprofit organizations serving Sonoma Valley: 10,000 … [Read more...]

Sixth Annual Meeting of Impact100 Sonoma

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Please Join Us! You are cordially invited to attend our Sixth Annual Meeting on Saturday, May 30, 2015  ~  2:00 pm to 4:30 pm. Sonoma Veterans Memorial Hall 126 1st Street West Sonoma, CA 95476  Experience the excitement of awarding $263,000 in Impact and Community Grants to nonprofits serving Sonoma Valley.  We encourage you to bring a friend who might be interested in learning … [Read more...]

Impact100 Members Visit Sassarini Preschool!

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A group of Impact100 members recently had the privilege of seeing the results of our 2013 $100,000 Impact Grant at the new Sassarini Preschool.  Reports can be written and stories told about how wonderful the students are doing in class both socially and academically, but there is nothing more magical than being in the classroom, seeing the world through a child’s eyes, and experiencing his or her … [Read more...]

Impact100 Hears from 2014 Community Grant Recipients

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"Helping people makes you feel good about yourself." ...Rodrigo, a teen participant in the Ceres Program When you hear the stories, the individual hurdles and accomplishments, the extent of the impact on the community – that is when you truly appreciate the efforts of our nonprofit organizations and the services they provide to Sonoma Valley.  And yes, it also broadens your smile to learn how … [Read more...]

Impact100 Premieres Two New Videos!

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Every Happy Hour at Murphy’s is good fun, but the one on March 5th had a special treat for all who attended!  Pat and Russ Johnson shared the next two of the amazing videos that they have produced as part of our Profiles of Impact project. The first video featured James, who came to Becoming Independent when he was 20 years old. In the video, James describes what he enjoys most about his … [Read more...]

Impact100 hosts an extraordinary pop-up dinner at Suite D

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"It was beyond wonderful” … that was the reaction from Hope Nisson to last month’s Impact100 Pop-up Dinner at Suite D. Hosted by Girl and the Fig at their new venue in Schellville, the food and ambiance were as enjoyable as one would expect – a fabulous culinary experience. Impact’s Membership Engagement Committee arranged the sold-out event, which provided a successful opportunity for both new … [Read more...]

Impact100 Sonoma on Radio KSVY

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Impact100 Sonoma’s Profiles of Impact project has now expanded to include radio broadcasts! Every Wednesday from February 25 into May, our local radio channel KSVY will host a conversation between Stevie Steele and one of our nonprofit grantees.  The program runs from 9:30 – 10:00 am, and the schedule of broadcasts is included below.  Just tune to 91.3 FM on your radio and enjoy! February … [Read more...]

Impact100 hosts three events in January

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This month Impact kicks off the New Year with three events: January 17 Grants and Financial Review Committee Members-Only Orientation and Workshop for Impact Grant, Community Grants and Financial Review Committee #1 9:00-11:00 am, Vintage House Responsibilities of Grant and Financial Review Committee members; calendar review; overview of standardized forms; software training; tips for … [Read more...]