Past News & Events

240 Boxes of Food in Less than an Hour!


Impact100 Sonoma members and friends had an opportunity to roll up their sleeves and be part of the Diabetes Wellness Program at the Redwood Empire Food Bank. Following a tour of the facilities, the “Impact team” lined up and began packing the boxes with food specifically suited for people with diabetes:  rice, barley, beans, lentils, tuna, salmon, pastas, canned fruit, cereal, corn, etc. Each … [Read more...]

Storytelling: How to Tell Your Nonprofit’s Story When Applying for a Grant


An Impact100 Workshop Thursday, November 13, 2014 St. Leo’s Catholic Church With the start of the next Impact100 grant cycle, this workshop provided the perfect opportunity to present this year’s grant calendar and to introduce the new narrative format for the Letters of Inquiry (LOI) and grant applications. Co-President Celia Canfield welcomed more than 50 representatives from the nonprofit … [Read more...]

New Members Learn about Impact100 Sonoma

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Twenty-four new Impact100 Sonoma members know a bit more about what makes Impact100 so special, thanks to two recent orientation events. The idea for such events emerged from our January 2014 Members Education Forum, and they have proven to be highly popular. Impact100 members Mirja Muncy and Jacque Scott organized these two gatherings – morning coffee at the Community Café on October 20th and a … [Read more...]

Changes in leadership for Impact100 Sonoma


June is a time for celebration as Impact100 Sonoma announces the recipients of its annual awards, but it is also a time for farewells, welcomes, and transitions.  This year we say good-bye to four extraordinary board members, three of whom are founding members and all four of whom not only bring something special to Impact100, but who have given of their time to make sure that proposals are in, … [Read more...]

Impact100 Sonoma nominated for the Jefferson Award

Impact 100 Sonoma was honored to be nominated for the County of Sonoma Jefferson Award in 2014.  As described on the County of Sonoma website: The Jefferson Awards Program is a national recognition system designed to highlight public service in America. The Jefferson Awards began as part of the American Institute for Public Service in 1972 and was established by Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, U.S. … [Read more...]

Happy Birthday Impact100 Sonoma!

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Impact100 celebrates its fifth anniversary! The Impact100 Annual Summer Garden Party, held on August 9th at the home of Cherie Hughes, posed a perfect setting and opportunity for a dual milestone celebration.  With the best-attended garden gathering to date, an estimated 125 members and their guests raised their glasses to toast the five-year anniversary of the organization and to celebrate its … [Read more...]

Impact100 Sonoma awards $100,000 Grant to Redwood Empire Food Bank

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On June 21, at its fifth Annual Meeting, Impact100 Sonoma awarded the $100,000 grant to Redwood Empire Food Bank to fund its program – Diabetes Wellness Project of Sonoma Valley.  As the winner was announced, cheers and applause filled the auditorium of Hanna Boys Center where Impact100 Sonoma members and guests gathered to hear presentations from the Impact Grant finalists, await the tallying of … [Read more...]

Thank you, thank you, thank you!


At the start of the 2014 Annual Meeting, President Sydney Randazzo talked about the power of collective philanthropy – what can be accomplished when we work not as individuals, but collaboratively.  That is what Impact100 Sonoma is all about, and it was only fitting that time be given to say thank you to all who contributed to another successful year. The thanks go to our 2014 major underwriter … [Read more...]

The 2014 finalists have been chosen!

We are excited to share with you the 3 finalists for our $100,000 Impact Grant and the 15 finalists for Community Grants.  Impact100 Sonoma will award its annual $100,000 Impact Grant on June 21st to one of the following nonprofit organizations serving Sonoma Valley: Redwood Empire Food Bank, in partnership with Sonoma Valley Community Health Clinic, proposes to expand its Diabetes Wellness … [Read more...]

Reflecting on Our Impact: The Annual Holiday Party


Quite honestly, without the Impact 100 Grant and hands-on support from so many of the members, Sonoma Valley Teen Services might not still be here today… Cristin Lawrence, Executive Director, SVTS The cold snap was no deterrent to the many members and guests who attended the Impact100 Sonoma Annual Holiday Party December 12 at Vintage House, celebrating the start of the fifth year supporting … [Read more...]