Past News & Events

Impact100 is now 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...]

240 Boxes of Food in Less than an Hour!

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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

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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...]

Ladies Who Launch: Impact100 Sonoma ushers in a new era of giving

We were delighted to be included  in the October 29, 2014 issue of the North Bay Bohemian with this great feature article written by Jesse Bell. Ladies Who Launch _ Features _ North Bay Bohemian … [Read more...]

Changes in leadership for Impact100 Sonoma

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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!

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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...]