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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See You at the Farmers’ Market!

Please join us at the Impact100 Farmer's Market gatherings held the last Tuesday of each month through October.  Bring an appetizer or wine to share and enjoy old and new friends, partners and guests. July 25, August 29 and September 26 See you there! … [Read more...]

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...]

Our Next Generation Grows!

Impact100 Sonoma 2017 NextGen members (from left to right) are Chelsie Runnings, Angela Ryan, Gail Chadwin, Chanel Ruiz-Bricco, and Lauren Jolly. We are proud to welcome the first participants of our NextGen Program, designed to inspire and empower younger women to become actively involved in serving our Sonoma Valley community through Impact100. Our five new NextGen members (pictured above) … [Read more...]

2016 Community Grants Update: Sharing Stories, Making an Impact!

Rewarding, inspiring, poignant - that's how members describe the 2016 Community Grant Update held on March 18 at Vintage House. Last May, $121,408 in Community Grants was awarded to eleven organizations. During the gathering spokespeople from the eight nonprofits that received full funding shared how the grant money is serving their clients in Sonoma Valley. Here are their informative and … [Read more...]

A Sweet Evening at Suite D!

  Seventy Impact100 Sonoma members enjoyed a gracious menu, fine wine and, of course, the fabulous venue at Suite D thanks to owner and chef, and impact member, Sondra Bernstein. Members shared in the delightful evening, making new friends and getting to know others better with no lack of fun and conversation. The highlight of the evening was a fascinating account by Sonoma’s own Louann … [Read more...]

2017 Annual Members Meeting – Another Record Year!

We had a full house at the January 14 Annual Members Meeting where enthusiasm and appreciation ruled the day. Photo courtesy of Bari Williams Hugs, smiles and laughter were abundant as 150 Impact100 Sonoma members gathered to greet old friends and new and to discover that, once again, we have a record number of members – 290! That means that in May we will be able to award $290,000 in grants to … [Read more...]

2016 Community Grant Updates

Every year we ask our grantees to provide us with a progress report six months after receiving our grant funds. The reports from 2016 Community Grantees are available now to Impact100 Sonoma members in the Members’ Portal on our website. Here are just a few examples of what has been accomplished so far: FISH has already provided rental assistance to 44 households. 81 individuals have … [Read more...]

Impact100 Sonoma = Sonoma County Community Champion

While Friday morning’s Sonoma Farmers Market was bustling with shoppers, Assemblyman Bill Dodd made an appearance to honor Impact100 Sonoma with his Annual Community Champion Award for our work in supporting nonprofits in Sonoma Valley. Wendy Hoffman was there to accept the award on behalf of the organization. Dodd awards nonprofits and businesses that are doing great work in the communities … [Read more...]