2022 Grants Overview
We acknowledge the enormous challenges that our nonprofit community continues to face at this time. After much continued deliberation and reflection, and working within the parameters of Impact100’s membership model, we have elected to continue to offer IMPETUS GRANTS for 2022, which will provide up to $25,000 of funding for strengthening and sustaining an organization's core mission. Our goal is to continue to help as many people in our community as quickly as possible.
As their name implies, Impetus Grants are meant to provide a boost on the road to long-term resilience and recovery.
Impetus Grants will continue for 2022 only; we hope to return in 2023 to our more typical model of Impact and Community Grants.
im • pe • tus - noun
a) driving force
b) incentive or stimulus
c) encouragement resulting in increased activity
Apply for a Grant
Review the following eligibility requirements to be sure that both your organization and your proposal meet the criteria for an Impetus Grant from Impact100 Sonoma. Consult the FAQs.
Grants will not be provided and may not be used for:
Applicants are asked to adhere to the following guidelines when applying for a grant:
 Collaboration: Two or more nonprofits share resources and have joint responsibility for managing and carrying out the proposal. In such a case, one participating nonprofit needs to be identified as the lead agency, and is responsible for the financial management of Impact100 Sonoma grant funds.
 Partnership: For example, to carry out the proposal the applicant relies on the clients or other resources from other organizations.
Our 2022 Impetus Grants are intended to assist with an organization’s long-term recovery. In evaluating proposals, we will focus on how funding from Impact100 can help an organization develop more strength and resilience, and how, in turn, that will affect the strength of our community.
Impact100 Sonoma believes: As a nonprofit organization with a mission to improve the quality of life in our community, it is essential that we confront the effects of racism and discrimination, accept that we have work to do and recognize that we bear collective responsibility for dismantling systemic racism and injustice in our community. Therefore, we are committing to:
QUESTIONS? Please visit our FAQs.
COMPLETE INSTRUCTIONS for applying for a grant can be found here.
For further questions regarding grant guidelines or the application process, please contact:
IMPACT100: OUR VALUES
We believe in Community because we're stronger when we work together. Our philanthropy enables nonprofit organizations serving the Sonoma Valley to grow and flourish, creating a community in which our inhabitants thrive, our natural landscapes are protected, and the special character of Sonoma Valley is preserved, supported and celebrated.
DIVERSITY, EQUITY & INCLUSION
We believe in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI). We prioritize DEI in our organization and in our philanthropy because we believe all people deserve to be respected and valued. Within our organization, we emphasize a participatory grantmaking process, while we also strive for DEI in our membership recruitment. We believe our grant recipients must acknowledge the importance of incorporating DEI into their organizational mission, vision and values.
We believe in Responsible Stewardship of the funds we receive from our members. We use 100% of membership donations to accomplish our Mission, while building a focus on trust-based philanthropy. We encourage partnerships and collaboration to improve the long-term sustainability of our nonprofit community.
We believe in Empowering our members to become more engaged in our community. We provide our members the opportunity to learn about the goals and needs of nonprofits operating in Sonoma Valley in order to develop a better understanding of the challenges facing our community, and ways in which we can create positive change through the power of collective philanthropy.
A Thriving Sonoma Valley
Empowering women of Sonoma Valley to invest in a more sustainable nonprofit community through collective giving and responsible stewardship
Impact100 Sonoma is a member of Philanos