Press Releases

Assemblyman Bill Dodd Awards Impact100 Sonoma Annual ‘Community Champion Award’ for Sonoma County

Wendy Hoffman, president of Impact100 Sonoma accepts the Community Champion Award from Assemblyman Bill Dodd. The award recognizes Impact100 Sonoma for their efforts in helping to sustain and expand the work local non-profits do to serve those in need and build a stronger community. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Sonoma, CA—October 7, 2016—Assemblyman Bill Dodd made an appearance at Friday morning’s … [Read more...]

Impact100 Sonoma Welcomes New Board Members

New board members of Impact100 Sonoma (from left to right): Claudia Sims, Impact Grant Chair; Susan Porth, Treasurer; Cam McKinley, Assistant Communications; Judith Walsh, Governance; and (not pictured) Margaret Grandy, Community Grants; and Mary Marcussen, Special Projects. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Sonoma, CA—July 5, 2016—Impact100 Sonoma’s Board of Directors recently elected five new Board … [Read more...]

Impact100 Sonoma awards its $100,000 Grant to 10,000 Degrees and $181,938 among 14 other nonprofits

At its 7th annual Grant Awards Celebration, Impact100 Sonoma awarded the $100,000 grant to 10,000 Degrees to fund its program – 10,000 Degrees Institute Sonoma Valley Expansion, which will expand their two-year college access program focusing on academic support, college persistence skills building, and financial aid to students at Sonoma Valley High School and Hanna Boys Center. As the recipient … [Read more...]

Impact100 Sonoma Membership Continues to Rise

The numbers are in and once again, Impact100 Sonoma membership has passed the 250 mark! The organization is now 276 members strong – another record membership level. More importantly, this means that in May, the organization will award $276,000 to nonprofits serving Sonoma Valley. This will bring the total amount of grants awarded since the organization’s inception in 2009 to $1,468,000. This … [Read more...]

Impact100 Sonoma Hosts Nonprofits at October Workshop

  IMPACT100 SONOMA’S 2016 GRANT APPLICATION PROCESS October 15, 2015 On a warm Indian summer day, representatives of local nonprofit organizations and members of Impact100 Sonoma attended a workshop about the Impact100 grant application process for 2016.  Grace Meeks (Impact Grant Chair) and Diana Sanson (Community Grants Chair) welcomed the attendees and gave a shout-out to … [Read more...]

Impact100 Sonoma awards $100,000 to On The Move

At its 6th Annual Meeting, Impact100 Sonoma awarded the $100,000 grant to On The Move to fund its program – Sonoma Valley Parent University. As the winner was announced, cheers and applause filled the Sonoma Veterans Memorial Auditorium where Impact100 Sonoma members and guests gathered to hear presentations from the Impact $100,000 Grant finalists, await the tallying of the membership votes, and … [Read more...]

The 2015 finalists have been chosen!

We are pleased to announce the three finalists for our $100,000 Impact Grant and the 13 finalists for Community Grants. Impact100 Sonoma will award $263,000 in grants to a variety of Sonoma Valley nonprofit organizations at its May 30th Annual Meeting. This year, the $100,000 Impact Grant will be awarded to one of the following three nonprofit organizations serving Sonoma Valley: 10,000 … [Read more...]

Impact100 Surpasses Two Milestones!

RECORD MEMBERSHIP OF 263 AND $1,192,000 in GRANTS! Five short years ago, Christine Dohrmann and Annette Lomont brought 110 women together to form Impact100 Sonoma to award grants to nonprofits serving Sonoma Valley. Today, the organization is 263 members strong – a record membership level. In May, the organization will award $263,000, bringing the total amount of grants awarded since the … [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...]

Impact100 Sonoma Welcomes New Board Members

Wendy Hoffman will oversee Membership for Impact100. Her career has included more than 25 years as a Public Relations executive for leading technology companies and global agencies. More recently she has spent the last seven years writing extensively on women's health topics for online publications. Wendy serves on the program committee of the Sonoma Valley Education Foundation Board and is a … [Read more...]