Past Events

Envisioning Sonoma in 2018: An educational symposium


It is not often that one is given the chance to dream big and to envision a Sonoma Valley in which there is 100% engagement of the community to create a “more perfect” place to live.  But that was one of many visions expressed at the first of two educational symposia hosted by Impact100 Sonoma on Thursday, October 16.  More than 60 community members including representatives from 32 nonprofits, … [Read more...]

2013 Fall Impact Grant Update

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On Saturday, September 28, members of Impact100 Sonoma were able to see first-hand the impact that they are making in Sonoma Valley.  Only three months ago, they awarded the $100,000 Impact Grant to the Sonoma Valley Education Foundation (SVEF) to support SmartStart – a program to expand early learning opportunities for children at high-risk of entering Kindergarten without the necessary social, … [Read more...]

Impact100 Sonoma’s Annual Garden Party

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Saturday, August 10, 2013 Described as one of the pre-eminent Asian botanical gardens in the world, Quarryhill was a perfect setting for this year’s Impact 100 Garden Party. Following a brief time for refreshments, conversations, and a stroll along garden paths, Impact100 President, Sydney Randazzo, welcomed members and their guests.  She expressed appreciation to our major underwriter, … [Read more...]

Impact100 Sonoma Announces Finalists for 2013 Grants


Impact100 Sonoma will award $228,000 in grants to a variety of Sonoma Valley nonprofit organizations at its June 22 meeting. Its annual $100,000 Impact Grant will be awarded to one of the following three nonprofit organizations serving Sonoma Valley: Prevention & Intervention area – The Sonoma Valley Education Foundation in partnership with the Sonoma Valley Unified School District. Its … [Read more...]

Impact100 Sonoma Reaches a Record Membership – 228!


As Impact100 Sonoma members gathered at their January 12 Annual Education Forum,  there was an audible gasp when president B.J. Bischoff announced, "This year, 226 women have joined Impact100 Sonoma, which means that on June 22, 2013, our organization will be able to award $226,000 in grants to nonprofits in the Sonoma Valley."  This membership number represents an 81% retention rate, includes 67 … [Read more...]

Articulating Program Needs and Developing a Compelling Case for Funding

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Impact100 Sonoma offered its first workshop of the 2012-13 Grant Cycle.  The Workshop, “Articulating Program Needs and Developing a Compelling Case for Funding: Developing a Logic Model to Drive Community Input,” was held at St. Leo’s Church, October 9. The goal of this workshop was to unlock the mystery surrounding the Logic Model development and use, and to better understand why they are … [Read more...]

Impact100 Sonoma Holiday Reception – December 6, 2012


On Thursday, December 6, more than 130 members and guests gathered to enjoy the annual Impact100 Sonoma Holiday Reception at the Sonoma Golf and Country Club.  It proved to be a wonderful time to share conversations and to learn a little more about the organization. After a welcome from Impact100 member Celia Canfield, President B.J. Bischoff described the simplicity of Impact100 Sonoma – “You … [Read more...]

2012/13 Impact100 Grant Season is Officially Launched


The Impact100 Sonoma 2012/13 Grant Season is officially underway with the completion of our second Workshop. The workshop, Exploring Focus Areas, Community Grants and the Grant Application Cycle, was held on Tuesday November 6 at St. Leo’s Church with over 60 nonprofit representatives and Impact100 members attending. … [Read more...]

La Luz Wows Impact100 Sonoma Members


Reflections from Patti England, Chair, Impact100 Grant Program On Saturday morning, September 29th, more than 50 Impact100 Sonoma members and prospective members met at Booker Hall, a former church building, now the meeting room for a vast array of activities sponsored by La Luz and their community partners.  After a warm and enthusiastic welcome from La Luz Board President Claudia … [Read more...]