Making an Impact: A list of our grantees


Sonoma Land Trust – Sonoma Development Center Land Protection Project
Finalist grants of $10,000 in unrestricted funds to:
Community Child Care Council of Sonoma County (4C’s)
La Luz Center

10,000 Degrees – 10,000 Degrees Institute Sonoma Valley Expansion
Finalist grants of $20,000 each to:
Becoming Independent
Pets Lifeline
Sonoma Valley Mentoring Alliance

On The Move – Sonoma Valley Parent University
Finalist grants of $20,000 each to:
10,000 Degrees
Audubon Canyon Ranch

Redwood Empire Food Bank – Diabetes Wellness Project of Sonoma Valley
Finalist grants of $20,000 each to:
Sonoma Land Trust
Sonoma Valley Mentoring Alliance

Sonoma Valley Education Foundation –
Smart Start: Preschool for All in Sonoma Valley
Finalist grants of $20,000 each to:
Sonoma Valley Hospital Foundation
WillMar Family Grief & Healing Center

La Luz Center – Strengthening Families & the Community
Finalist grants of $13,375 each to:
Sonoma Community Center
Sonoma Valley Mentoring Alliance

Sonoma Valley Teen Services – Skills for Life Program 

Boys & Girls Clubs of Sonoma Valley – College Bound Program
Finalist grants of $2,500 each to:
Sonoma Ecology Center
Sonoma Valley Museum of Art
Social Advocates for Youth (SAY)
WillMar Family Grief & Healing Center     


10,000 Degrees received $20,000 to pilot a college awareness initiative for 6th, 7th and 8th grade students and their parents at Altimira Middle School.
On The Move received $19,990 to expand their Parent University program (currently at El Verano and Sassarini Elementary Schools) to Flowery Elementary School.
Redwood Empire Food Bank received $20,000 to provide fresh produce and healthy staple foods for low-income residents of Sonoma Valley who might otherwise go without adequate food and nutrition.
Social Advocates for Youth (SAY) received $20,000 to expand no-cost services to grieving youth in Sonoma Valley and to increase parent education and youth engagement.
Sonoma Overlook Trail Stewards received  $10,000 to repair damage from erosion and overuse on Sonoma’s Overlook Trail.
Sonoma Valley Education Foundation received $20,000 to expand the Jump into Reading! summer intervention program to improve reading proficiency for students in grades K – 3.
Sonoma Valley Mentoring Alliance (SVMA) received $20,000 for its ongoing Road Map to Your Future program to provide valuable career exploration opportunities to 240 of Sonoma Valley’s most at-risk youth.
Sonoma Valley Mentoring Alliance received $8048 to upgrade its eight Mentor Centers.
Teen Services Sonoma (TSS) received $19,845 to expand its Ready to Work program with the Building Vocational Skills for Success Program offering construction-related skills development.
Teen Services Sonoma received $14,344 to purchase equipment and supplies to upgrade its hospitality programs at TSS’s Lovin’ Oven and Sonoma Valley High School’s No Name Cafe.

Ceres Community Project received $15,000 to continue their Healing Meals for Healthy Communities program serving families and individuals struggling with serious illness.
Friends in Sonoma Helping (F.I.S.H.) received $15,000 to provide rental assistance to needy Sonoma Valley residents.
La Luz Center received $15,000 to provide low-income Latinos with free, bi-lingual employment counseling, computer classes, and ongoing technology literacy assistance.
Pets Lifeline received $15,000 to expand their in-house spay/neuter capabilities, so that all sterilization surgeries can be performed at the shelter.
Redwood Empire Food Bank received $15,000 to expand their weekly distribution of fresh produce to approximately 300 low-income seniors, families and individuals in Sonoma Valley.
Sonoma Community Center received $10,000 to replace their 30-year-old community gas kiln with a safer kiln that will help expand the ceramics programs.
Sonoma Ecology Center received $2,316 toward their project to train teen EnviroLeaders in urban tree planting/care and community survey techniques to help enhance the Springs.
Sonoma Valley Education Foundation received $2,316 toward their project to support overnight college field trips for students enrolled in their engineering and agriculture academies.
Teen Services Sonoma received $15,000 to launch the TSS Welding Program pilot in conjunction with Hanna Boys Center as the first in a series of programs to prepare youth for construction sector jobs.
Verity received $2,316 in support of their Youth Empowerment and Support program that educates children and youth to identify, prevent, and report sexual violence.
Vintage House received $15,000 to support and expand their senior transportation project (LIMO) that provides free, local rides for life-enhancing purposes.

Becoming Independent
– $15,000 to purchase a new vehicle to transport clients with developmental disabilities to work and volunteer sites
Ceres Community Project
– $15,000 for a planning grant with Sonoma Valley organizations to address nutritional needs for patients after they have been released from a hospital stay
La Luz Center
– $15,000 to offer computer literacy workshops and employment counseling at El Verano Community School for low-income Latino adults
Sonoma Valley Mentoring Alliance
– $15,000 to purchase Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) learning tools for their mentoring centers
Jack London Park Partners
– $15,000 to organize volunteers in invasive species removal in the park and to involve at-risk youth in specific restoration projects
Community Matters
– $15,000 to institutionalize the Safe School Ambassador program (an early-intervention program focusing on communication and conflict resolution) at Adele Harrison and Altimira Middle Schools
– $15,000 for the Youth Empowerment and Support project at Sonoma Valley schools to aid students in preventing sexual violence
4Paws Learning and Wellness Center
– $2,200 to increase the number of Sonoma Valley canine social therapy teams that provide comfort to healthcare patients and assist children struggling with reading
Arts Guild 
– $15,000 to support a mobile arts education program at four elementary schools for 1,448 Sonoma Valley K-5 students
Pets Lifeline –
$800 for structural enhancements to their kennels and dog play area

Sonoma Valley Community Health Center – $13,000 to purchase equipment for its dental clinic
Sonoma Overnight Support – $15,000 to expand its “drop-in” services  for the growing number of homeless
On the Move, in partnership with Sonoma Valley Unified School District and La Luz Center, –  $15,000 for developing a “parent university” program designed for low-income, English-learning families
Jack London Park, in collaboration with Hanna Boys Center – $15,000 for a pilot program to employ at-risk teens in an 8-week summer trail-restoration program
Sonoma Valley Teen Services -$15,000 to install a walk-in refrigerator to expand The Lovin’ Oven workspace
Friends in Sonoma Helping (FISH), in collaboration with Sonoma Overnight Support – $14,000 to implement a severe weather shelter for the homeless of Sonoma Valley
Ceres Community Project – $12,000 to expand their current Healing Meals for Healthy Communities pilot

Becoming Independent– $5,000 Healthy Living class for those with developmental disabilities
Bookmobile/Literary Arts Guild – $3,000 Steel carport vehicle shelter for Bookmobile
Boys & Girls Club/Collaborators City of Sonoma, La Luz & Social Advocates for Youth – $15,000  Action plan & coordinated effort focusing on Gang Prevention
California Parenting – $15,000 Gang Prevention parent support services and classes
Ceres Community Project – $15,000 healthy meals for seriously ill patients and families
Hospice by the Bay – $8,500 Hospice Suite within SV Hospital for end of life care
On the Move/Voices – $15,000 foster care transition support services for self sufficiency
Redwood Empire Food Bank – $15,000 Hub Distribution for delivery of affordable food

10,000 Degrees/Collaborators SV Education Foundation & SV Mentoring Alliance –
$15,000 Collaboration to create a college-going culture from elementary to 12th grade
Bookmobile/Literary Arts Guild – $3,250 book supplies for the Bookmobile
California Parenting – $15,000 parent education classes for high risk families
F.I.S.H /Friends in Sonoma Helping – $15,000 parking repaving, security camera, flooring
Sonoma Overnight Support – $11,000 replace linoleum & carpeting, upgrade bedroom storage
Willmar Family Grief & Healing Center – $9,000 supplies for “on-the-go” grief kits

F.I.S.H – Friends in Sonoma Helping – $15,000 facility improvement
Sonoma Ecology Center – $7,000 electricity for Garden Park
Sonoma Valley Health Care Center – $9,000 equipment for two new exam rooms
Sonoma Valley Mentoring Alliance – $7,500 girl’s Empowerment Fund
WISE/ Women’s Initiative for Self Employment – $15,000 microenterprise training


For more details about the 2010-2013 grants, please click here.
For additional information about the 2014 grants, please click here.
For additional information about the 2015 grants, please click here.
For additional information about the 2016 grants, please click here.