October 2012 Press Release: Impact100 Sonoma Schedules November 6th Grant Proposal Workshop for Nonprofits

Impact100 Sonoma is offering its second workshop to assist Sonoma Valley nonprofit organizations to develop successful grant proposals for the organization’s $100,000 Impact Grant and smaller Community Grants to be awarded June 22, 2013.  This workshop, Focus Areas and Community Grant Cycle Explored, will be held at St. Leo’s Church (601 W. Agua Caliente Rd.) on Tuesday, November 6 from 3:00 -5:00 pm.

This workshop will provide information on Impact100 Sonoma funding priorities, criteria for reviewing Letters of Intent, procedures for submitting grant applications, and review criteria. There will be sufficient time for questions from participants.

The workshop is open to all Sonoma Valley nonprofits, Impact100 Members, grant makers and any other interested parties. Those interested in attending this free workshop should RSVP by November 2 by writing to grantevents@impact100sonoma.org. The workshop is sponsored by Impact100 Sonoma Member Nancy Blankinship / Coldwell Banker Brokers of the Valley.

Impact100 Sonoma is a philanthropic organization started in August 2009 that brings together at least 100 women in a common purpose: to award an impact grant of $100,000 every year to a Sonoma Valley nonprofit organization that would otherwise not have access to this level of funding. The organization’s mission is to increase the number of women involved in local philanthropy, raise awareness of the unmet needs of nonprofits in Sonoma Valley, encourage members to become more involved with local charities, and make an impact on the long-term sustainability of Sonoma Valley’s nonprofit community.  Last year, the 195 Impact100 members, voted to award the $100,000 Impact Grant to La Luz Center to fund its Strengthening Families & Communities Program. The organization also awarded two finalist grants of $13,375 to Sonoma Community Center and Sonoma Valley Mentoring Alliance, as well as six Community Grants totaling $68,250.

Information about Impact100 Sonoma may be found at www.impact100sonoma.org or by calling 707-939-5007.

Judy Scotchmoor
Communications Chair, Impact100 Sonoma Board of Directors
Impact 100 Sonoma, P.O. Box 1958, Sonoma, CA 95476