2021 Grants Overview
We acknowledge the enormous challenges facing our nonprofit community at this uncertain and difficult time. After much deliberation and reflection, and working within the parameters of Impact100’s membership model, we have elected to try to help the most people as quickly as possible.
Impact100 Sonoma is introducing IMPETUS GRANTS for 2021, which will provide up to $25,000 of funding for strengthening and sustaining an organization’s core mission.
Just as our Grants decision in 2020 was intended to provide rapid assistance at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, Impetus Grants are meant to do what their name implies; provide a boost on the road to long-term resilience and recovery.
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 proposed project. 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 proposed project the applicant relies on the clients or other resources from other organizations.
Our 2021 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.
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:
ADVISOR: Margaret Grandy - firstname.lastname@example.org
COMMITTEE REGISTRATION: Susan Staggs - email@example.com
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