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Serve on a Grant Review Committee

Serving on a Grant Review Committee (GRC)  is one of the most impactful ways to participate in Impact100 Sonoma, learn about the nonprofit organizations and needs of our community and experience the grant review process.  Due to COVID-19, all events for the 2021 grants season will be virtual.
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.

What will the 2021 Impact100 grant review process look like?

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Impact100 Sonoma has implemented a temporary grants process for 2021. Click here for details on our 2021 Impetus Grants. Click here for information on our 2021 Impetus Grants Applications Process.

Is there a calendar for the grant review committees? How much time does it take?

To address the urgent needs of our nonprofit community, our grant review season will take place on a shortened timeline this year, from January – March 2021. Most if not all of the meetings will be virtual, and committee members will be expected to devote approximately 15-18 hours of their time to the process. The 2021 Grant Review Committee Calendar is on the right-hand side of this page.

What qualifications do I need?

The basic qualifications to join a Grant Review Committee include:

  • Join Impact100 Sonoma and pay your 2021 membership contribution by December 1, 2020 to ensure your spot on a committee. Click here to make your 2021 membership contribution.
  • Have basic computer skills, home internet access, and Zoom app familiarity. (Zoom training will be available for all Committee members.)
  • Be willing to articulate your ideas and have a willingness to listen to others.
  • Desire to ensure members’ money is used wisely and to represent Impact100 Sonoma’s best interests.
  • Enjoy working in a group setting with other equally motivated women.
How can I register?

Click here to register for a Grant Review Committee. Please note that as part of your registration, you will be required to read and agree to our Impact100 Sonoma statement of Our Values, Conflict of Interest and Confidentiality Policies, and your time commitment as set forth in the 2021 Grant Review Calendar.

What are the next steps?

  • Once you’ve completed your registration, you will receive an email acknowledging its receipt.
  • In December, you’ll receive an email with a link to our new on-line training content to review before the Zoom training Q&A sessions take place in mid-January
  • Towards the end of January, you will find out to which committee you’ve been assigned

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. If you have experience in evaluating and analyzing financial statements and budgets, you may want to serve on the Financial Review Committee. Click here to send an email to our administrative assistant with your name and contact information and noting your interest in the FRC.

Grant Review Committee Calendar

Benchmark   Date
GRC Committee registration due (for confirmed place) 12/01/20
Membership contribution deadline 01/13/21
GRC Training (Q&A) 4pm-6pm 01/14/21
GRC Training (Q&A) 10am-12pm 01/14/21
Impact100 Annual Meeting (announcement of available grant funds)
01/23/21
GRC Meetings #1 02/03/21-02/06/21
Site Visit window02/10/21-02/26/21
GRC Meetings #203/03/21-03/06/21
Meet the Finalists03/20/21
Impact100 Members vote online03/20/21-03/27/21
Grant Awards Celebration 03/31/21


All dates subject to change. All meetings will be virtual until further notice.

Grant Review Committee Resources


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