Application Process

Each year, the application process consists of a variety of steps as indicated below.  The dates and deadlines for the 2015 grant cycle are available here.  All application forms will be available here.

Please note: A nonprofit organization may apply as the lead organization for NO MORE than two grants within a single year – either the Impact Grant and one of the Community Grants OR any two of the Community Grants.

Letters of Inquiry (January 20 by 8:00 pm):  Impact Grant and Community Grants Letter of Inquiry are submitted to OR

The Financial Review Committee and the Impact Grant Committees or Community Grant Committees review letters of Inquiry.

Invitation to Submit a Full Proposal (February 13): The Grants Chair notifies applicants if they have or have not been selected to submit a Full Proposal.

Full Proposal (March 13 by 8:00 pm): Impact Grant and Community Grant Full Proposals and all required attachments are submitted to: OR

Site Visit: Impact Grant and Community Grant Committees determine which proposals are selected for Site Visits. All Applicants are notified, whether or not a site visit will be made.

Selection of Finalists: Impact Grant Committee selects the finalists from all proposals. The Community Grants Committees  select Capital and Program Grant finalists. All finalists will be announced on May 5.

Finalists Presentation Workshop: Date TBD

Selection of Grant Winners: Impact 100 Sonoma members vote by individual ballot at the Annual Meeting on May 30. Winners are announced at the meeting.

Distribution of Funds: Prior to the distribution of funds, grant winners will be required to complete a Grant Agreement with a schedule for goal attainment, interim reports, and distribution of funds in installments over the life cycle of the grant project.

Reports and Evaluation: Grantees must submit Interim Reports on the implementation and progress of the grant project to an Impact 100 Sonoma Grant Oversight Committee on a quarterly basis, and as requested. When the project is complete, or funds are fully expended, the grantee must submit a final report.

Last updated 11.17.2014