Impact100 Sonoma’s grants work is an essential component of contributing to a thriving Sonoma Valley. Serving as a Grant Review Committee (GRC) member draws you into engagement with our nonprofit community. You will review the nonprofit applications, explore them in depth through site visits, and determine which you believe can have the most significant impact and also have the greatest opportunity to successfully utilize the funds.
If this sounds like meaningful work, and you want to become involved, read on for more detail about Grant Review Committee participation and what to expect.
Registration for 2023 is closed. Please check back in the fall for a 2024 Committee.
What do Impact100 Sonoma Grant Review Committees do?
Grant Review Committees are established annually for the winter/spring grant review season. Committee members read and review grant applications and participate in a thorough vetting process that leads to recommending finalists to be voted on by the entire membership.
Is there a calendar for the grant review committees? How much time does it take?
Our grant review season will take place on a timeline from January – April 2023. We anticipate that meetings will be held in-person, though some site visits may be held via Zoom. Committee members will be expected to devote approximately 20-25 hours of their time to the process. Key dates for 2023 are in the Grant Review Committee Calendar on the right-hand side of this page.
What qualifications do I need?
The basic qualifications to join a Grant Review Committee include:
How can I register?
Grant Review Committee registration is closed for 2023.
Registration for a 2024 committee will open in the fall of 2023.
What are the next steps?
Serve on the Financial Review Committee
What does Impact100 Sonoma’s Financial Review Committee do?
The Financial Review Committee (FRC) is tasked with reviewing the financial documents submitted by the various non-for-profit organizations applying for grants each year. Review generally takes place in the second half of January, in a short, concentrated period. If you have experience in evaluating and analyzing financial statements and budgets, you may want to serve on the Financial Review Committee.
For further questions regarding serving on or registering for a 2023 Grant Review Committee, please contact:
GRANT REVIEW COMMITTEE CALENDAR
All dates and times subject to change. Meetings all in-person; locations TBA.
Grant Review Committee Resources
If you are new to Impact100 grant review, or simply want a refresher on the process, please watch these two brief explanatory videos prior to the first in-person training:
Grant Review Committee Training Modules
If you would like to know more about core mission funding and its importance to our Sonoma Valley nonprofits, please watch this informative presentation by Impact100 member and Catalyst Fund Grants Chair, Diana Sanson:
From The Center for Effective Philanthropy comes this blog post further describing Why Giving for Core Mission Support Matters.
Grant Review Committee Resource Documents (Members Only)
If you have question about training and the Grant Review process, in addition to our Impetus Grant Chairs, you may contact:
GRC RESOURCE CHAIR:
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