Profiles of Impact

To highlight the accomplishments of the recipients of Impact100 Sonoma grants during the past six years, we have developed a one-page profile featuring each of our nonprofit grantees – the services they provide and the impact they have made. Here we offer a glimpse into their efforts with their individual Profiles of Impact.

In addition, we have been able to begin a video project to accompany these profiles. To view the current videos, just click HERE.

4paws4Paws Learning and Wellness Center
Making the lives of pets and people better
4Paws teams bring smiles, comfort, and a love for learning to patients and students…
To see their video and read the full profile, click here.

10,000 degrees

10,000 Degrees
Creating college graduates who change the world
I was an interesting child. How could I not be?
To read the full profile, click here.

Art Escape photoArt Escape
Explore, Play, Engage, Create
Art Escape makes creative activities affordable and accessible…
To read the full profile, click here.

Becoming IndependentBecoming Independent
Promoting community inclusion and participation for people with developmental disabilities
James came to Becoming Independent in 1990, when he was 20 years old…
To see their video and read the full profile, click here.

Boys&Girls ClubsBoys & Girls Clubs of Sonoma Valley
Providing positive opportunities for youth to learn and succeed
Boys & Girls Clubs of Sonoma Valley impact 2,000 children and teens annually…
To read the full profile, click here.

CeresCeres Community Project
Connecting people in heart-centered ways to themselves, others, and the earth
Ceres is much more than a meal service…
To see their video and read the full profile, click here.

Child Parent InstituteChild Parent Institute
Building brighter futures for our children and families
CPI’s focus is on strengthening families and the communities in which they live…
To see their video and read the full profile, click here.

BookmobileFree Bookmobile of Sonoma County
Promoting literacy and a love of reading
This bookmobile began in 2009 as a family community service project…
To see their video and read the full profile, click here.

FISHFriends in Sonoma Helping (FISH)
Providing emergency help to residents experiencing financial hardships in Sonoma Valley
In 1971, eight local churches established FISH to provide emergency assistance…
To see their video and read the full profile, click here.

hospiceHospice by the Bay
Ensuring access to hospice and palliative care in the Sonoma Valley
Hospice works with partners to ensure access to end-of-life care when needed…
To read the full profile, click here.

Jack London Park PartnersJack London Park Partners
Making Jack London State Historic Park thrive as a relevant community resource
An enormous challenge came in 2011 when the state parks were closed…
To see their video and read the full profile, click here.

La LuzLa Luz Center
A catalyst for change in Sonoma Valley through health, education and financial security
Many of those who have been helped by La Luz find ways to say thank you…
To see their video and read the full profile, click here.

Rufus&MarthaPets Lifeline
Protecting and improving the lives of cats and dogs in need
Each cat and dog that finds a loving home becomes a single story…
To read their full profile, click here.

On the MoveOn the Move: Parent University & Early Learning Initiative
Moving ideas to action
Parent University means having the opportunity to grow as a parent…
To see their video and read the full profile, click here.

Redwood Empire Food BankRedwood Empire Food Bank
Building partnerships to end hunger
The REFB has supplied 900,000 pounds of food for distribution…
To read the full profile, click here.

SAYSocial Advocates for Youth (SAY)
Ending youth homelessness
SAY runs two key programs in Sonoma Valley…
To read the full profile, click here.

Sonoma Community CenterSonoma Community Center
Enriching the lives of the people of Sonoma Valley
It is estimated that SCC serves more than 30,000 people annually…
To read the full profile, click here.

S Ecology CenterSonoma Ecology Center
Protecting the beauty and biodiversity of Sonoma Valley
It began with an event in 1990 to celebrate Earth Day…
To read the full profile, click here.

Sonoma Land TrustSonoma Land Trust
Protecting the land forever
The Trust is uniquely qualified to help lead a new coalition…
To see their video and read the full profile, click here.

SOSSonoma Overnight Support (SOS)
Helping the homeless and hungry in Sonoma Valley
There are increasing demands for food and emergency shelter…
To read the full profile, click here.

Sonoma Valley Health CenterSonoma Valley Community Health Center
Providing accessible, quality health care to those who need it – especially the underserved
What impressed me the most was the relaxed, inviting atmosphere…
To read the full profile, click here.

SV Education FoundationSonoma Valley Education Foundation
Inspiring young learners
The goal of the citizen group was to spur community investment in local schools…
To read the full profile, click here.

SVHFSonoma Valley Hospital Foundation
Healing here at home
Since its inception, the Foundation has many success stories…
To read the full profile, click here.

SV Mentoring AllianceSonoma Valley Mentoring Alliance
Matching responsible adults with at-risk kids for social and academic success
Over 1,500 disadvantaged children have been matched with a mentor…
To see their video and read the full profile, click here.

Museum of artSonoma Valley Museum of Art
Engaging the community in the art and ideas of our time
Art has enabled me to work through challenges in my life…
To read the full profile, click here.

Sonoma Valley Teen ServicesSonoma Valley Teen Services
Empowering teens to develop into happy, healthy, contributing members of their community
Esther Oros became involved with SVTS at the age of 14…
To see their video and read the full profile, click here.

verityVerity
Compassion, safety, and support
Verity is Sonoma County’s sole rape crisis, trauma, and healing center…
To read the full profile, click here.

Willmar imageWillMar Family Grief & Healing Center
Providing compassionate support for grieving children, teens, and their families
This community program was created to meet the needs of bereaved children…
To read the full profile, click here.

 

Acknowledgements

 Impact100 Sonoma would like to thank each of the nonprofit organizations for the information they provided from which the profiles were developed.  In addition, special thanks go to the following Profile Project Committee members:

Elsa Nelson (Chair), Celia Canfield, Patti England, Constance Grizzell, Russ Johnson, Grace Meeks, Pat Meier-Johnson, Diana Sanson, and Judy Scotchmoor

And special recognition for:
Overall guidance and direction: Elsa Nelson
Writing and Editing: Lisa Lilienthal and Judy Scotchmoor
Formatting and Design: Kathryn Perry
Review: Carole Eubanks, Cathy O’Neill, Pam Sloane
Website: Judy Scotchmoor

In addition to the individual profiles, Impact100 Sonoma is extremely grateful to Pat and Russ Johnson who generously donated their services and expertise to create several short videos to accompany some of the profiles.  These videos are available on our website and on YouTube!

Check out our videos on YouTube by clicking HERE.

You can learn more about Russ and his work at russelljohnson.com.

 

 

 

 

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