Impact100 Sonoma has announced that for its upcoming 2022 grants cycle, it will continue to use the “Impetus Grants” model adopted for the 2021 grants cycle. The Impetus Grants will provide funding of up to $25,000 related to strengthening the core missions of Sonoma Valley nonprofit organizations and supporting them on the road to long-term recovery and resilience. Impact100 has determined that this grantmaking strategy, as well as an expedited grant review process, will continue to provide the best response to the ongoing effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on Valley nonprofits, by spreading funds for maximum effect and allowing for flexibility as conditions evolve.
Applicants for the Impetus Grants will be required to use the grant funds to help fulfill their mission, build long-term sustainability, have a plan to demonstrate the impact of the grant funds, show financial stability, and explain their continuing response to the pandemic. Impact100 Sonoma is committed to reducing the burden on applicants, allowing grantees to adjust their objectives as conditions change, trusting the Valley’s nonprofits to decide what they need and how to best serve the community as these unprecedented times continue.
Please check our website for updates this fall. See impact100sonoma.org. Grant applications for the 2022 grants cycle will be available by November 1, 2021, and applications will be due on January 27, 2022. Impact100 Sonoma expects that its members will vote on and award the grants by the end of April 2022.
Impact100 Sonoma is a women’s collective giving organization that pools its funds to support nonprofits in Sonoma Valley, from Schellville to Kenwood. Its mission is to empower Valley women to invest in a more sustainable nonprofit community through collective giving and responsible stewardship, while emphasizing diversity, equity and inclusion within the organization and its philanthropy. Since its founding in 2009, Impact100 Sonoma has granted almost $3 million to nonprofits serving Sonoma Valley, making it one of the Valley’s largest funders. The amount of funds that Impact100 can put toward grants depends on the number of members who join each year.