Grant Application and Selection Process

Dates and deadlines for the 2018 grant cycle are available HERE.

All Application Forms are available HERE.

Impact Grant Applications:

  • The online Organization Information Form and Letters of Inquiry for the $100,000 Impact Grant must be submitted no later than 8:00 pm on January 11, 2018, by email to
  • Impact Grant Applicants that are selected to move forward will be invited to submit a full grant proposal. All applicants will be notified by email by January 17, 2018, regarding whether or not they are invited to submit a full Impact Grant proposal.
  • Impact Grant proposals and all of the required attachments must be submitted no later than 8:00 pm on February 21, 2018. Submit all material by email to

Community Grant Applications:

  • Community Grants are offered in two categories: Program Grants and Capital Grants.
  • Community Grant applications do not require a preliminary Letter of Inquiry.
  • Community Grant Proposals and all required documents must be submitted no later than 8:00 pm on January 18, 2018. Submit all material by email to

Site Visits:

  • Impact Grant and Community Grant Committees (composed of Impact100 Sonoma members) determine which applicants are selected for site visits. All applicants will be notified if they have been selected for a site visit.
  • After the completion of the site visits, the finalists will be selected.

Grant Finalist Selection:

  • Selection of Impact Grant and Community Grant finalists are made by the Impact Grant and Community Grant Review committees.
  • All grant finalists will be announced on May 16, 2018.
  • Impact100 Sonoma members vote by individual online ballot to select the programs and projects to receive the $100,000 Impact Grant and the Community Grants.
  • Vote results will be announced on June 9, 2018 at the Impact100 Sonoma Grant Awards Celebration at Hanna Boys Center.

Distribution of Funds:

  • All nonprofit organizations awarded grants will receive a grant distribution letter detailing the terms and conditions. Accepting the check for the funds constitutes acceptance of the terms and conditions.
  • Community Grant funds and Impact Grant Finalist funds will be disbursed in full once the Grant Agreement has been signed.
  • Impact Grant funds will be disbursed over 36 months or according to the schedule submitted by the grantee in the proposal and stated in the grant distribution letter.

Grant Reports:

  • Grant Reports are due to Impact100 Sonoma on a semi-annual basis (on December 31 and June 30), as outlined in the Grant Agreement. When the program is complete, or funds are fully expended, the grantee must also submit a final report.  For more information, see Grant Report Forms and Instructions.

Last updated 9/23/2017