2012/13 Impact100 Grant Season is Officially Launched

Impact5-191x300The Impact100 Sonoma 2012/13 Grant Season is officially underway with the completion of our second Workshop. The workshop, Exploring Focus Areas, Community Grants and the Grant Application Cycle, was held on Tuesday November 6 at St. Leo’s Church with over 60 nonprofit representatives and Impact100 members attending.

The Workshops are held to inform Sonoma Valley nonprofits of the Impact100 grants that are available, provide updated information on the application process, calendar, format and submission of the grant applications. Constance Grizell, Vice President of Grants Programs and Greater Impact, Patti England, Chair Impact100 Grant Program and Lorraine Ashton, Community Grants Chair, reviewed the process and timing of the grant cycle. Celia Canfield, Impact 100 member and President of green consulting firm, EcoVertex, served as moderator.

The Workshop also provided the occasion to discuss the value and importance of logic models that was presented at Impact100’s earlier nonprofit workshop (October 9). Attendees broke into groups to collaborate on the development of a sample logic model. The participating nonprofits, including those who currently use logic models to ascertain their organization’s needs, felt that it provided an opportunity to collaborate with other nonprofits that serve Sonoma Valley.

On conclusion of the workshop, B.J. Bischoff, President of Impact100 Sonoma commented:

We were delighted to see representatives from over 35 different nonprofit organizations that serve Sonoma Valley attend this workshop to learn more about funding opportunities through Impact100 Sonoma. We look forward to receiving a record number of Letters of Inquiry from our local nonprofits requesting 2013 grant funding.

Many thanks to Impact100 Member Nancy Blankinship of Coldwell Banker Brokers and St. Leo’s Church for sponsoring this informative workshop.

Powerpoint Presentation from the workshop