Healdsburg Forever Grant Program

 Please Note: The Healdsburg Forever grants program is closed for 2017.

Strengthening Communities

Healdsburg Forever provides grants to Sonoma County nonprofit organizations serving the Healdsburg and Geyserville communities. The county-wide initiatives Health Action, Upstream Investments, and Cradle to Career are important strategic efforts to strengthen communities, and so Healdsburg Forever seeks every opportunity to align our grants with these initiatives for maximum impact. Our vision is to ensure that the Healdsburg-Geyserville area is a sustainable, inclusive community in which all individuals have the opportunity to thrive.

The Grant Program

Healdsburg Forever grant applications are accepted in the following areas:

  •   Health and Human Services–up to $13,000 for program or operational requests
  •   Youth Development & Education–up to $13,000 for program or operational requests
  •   Arts Education—up to $6,500 for program or operational requests
  •   Environmental Education–up to $6,500 for program or operational requests

Applicants must be able to demonstrate that their program or project is specifically serving the communities of Healdsburg and/or Geyserville.

Grants in Health & Human Services and Youth Development & Education will continue to be prioritized, but Healdsburg Forever will seek to fund across the four program areas in order to support a sustainable and inclusive community.

Timeline

Friday, August 11 –  Application opens online.

Thursday, August 17, 9:30-10:30 a.m. – Grant workshop for applicants at the Foss Creek Community Center.

Friday, September 15th – Applications due by 4:00 p.m.

Thursday, November 16 thru Friday, December 1 – Applicants notified of grant awards

 

How to Apply

Community Foundation uses an online program for submitting grant proposals. If you have not submitted an application online with Community Foundation Sonoma County before, we recommend reading the FAQs for Online Submission prior to beginning your application.

We strongly encourage you to complete your application in a Word document and then upload the information into the application.  While there is no word limit, we request that you limit your response to 2-3 paragraphs per question.

In addition to the narrative questions, you will be asked to upload the following documents:

Board of Directors list

2017-Budget-Template*

Fiscal Sponsorship Form, if using a fiscal sponsor*

*Please use provided templates

 

For Questions

If you have any questions about the Healdsburg Forever Grant Program, please contact Elly Grogan, egrogan@sonomacf.org or 707-303-9638.

For questions regarding the online application, please contact Annette Williams, awilliams@sonomacf.org or 707-303-9639.