Grant Application and Selection Process


Grant Application Deadlines Extended until January 30

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