The choices are daunting…

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThis month Impact100 Sonoma held two Grants Selection Workshops for its members and yes, the choices are daunting!  A representative from each of the grant committees was given five minutes to “make the case” for why her particular committee selected one of the 3 finalists for the $100,000 Impact Grant or the 13 finalists for the Community Grants.  Over and over we heard the following descriptions: inclusive, comprehensive, proactive, innovative but grounded, compassion, respect, and commitment. We were asked: What is the consequence of non-action?

Now it is up to the membership to decide.  Impact100 Sonoma members will vote online for the Community Grants. They will cast their votes for the $100,000 Impact Grant following presentations by the 3 finalists at the Annual Meeting on June 22.  All winners will be announced at that time, and the membership will award a total of $228,000 to nonprofits in our valley.

The needs are many, the choices difficult, but we will make an impact!