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 impactgrants@impact100sonoma.org OR communitygrants@impact100sonoma.org

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: impactgrants@impact100sonoma.org OR communitygrants@impact100sonoma.org

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

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