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...]

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...]