Apply for Grants

Welcome!

We are excited to announce that the 2017 Healdsburg Forever grants program is now open and the iREAD grants program will open on August 28th. To stay up to date on upcoming grant opportunities, be sure to sign up for our newsletter, Greater Good for Nonprofits.

-Your Programs team: Karin, Elly, and Annette

 

Competitive Grants for 2017
Grant Program Summary of Priorities Due Date
Community Foundation Sponsorships
Sponsorships Sponsorships of up to $500 for community events. Fundraisers are not eligible for this funding. Sponsorship applications are accepted on a rolling basis. To learn about the criteria and apply, click here.
Community Foundation Arts and Culture
Arts Education Innovation Grants Grants of up to $7,500 for increasing equitable access to a high quality arts education for underserved youth in Sonoma County. The 2017 Arts Education Innovation Grants program is closed. To learn about the criteria for this program, click here. 
Community Foundation Health and Human Services
Julia L. Grant Fund for Basic Human Needs Grants of up to $10,000 for food, shelter, medical expenses, and transportation for low-income persons in crisis. In 2017, current grantees of this program are invited to apply for funding. The 2017 Julia L. Grant Fund for Basic Human Needs program is closed. To learn about the criteria for this program, click here. 
Community Foundation Environment
Environmental Education Grants of up to $7,500 for increasing access to high quality environmental education for underserved audiences in Sonoma County. The 2017 Environmental Education program is closed. To learn about the criteria for this program, click here. 
Community Foundation Education
iREAD Grants of up to $10,000 to promote parents and family members reading to children. The 2017 iREAD grant program opens August 28th. To learn about the criteria for this program, Click Here.
Post-Secondary Scholarships Scholarship applications are administered by our partner, 10,000 Degrees Sonoma County. Please visit the 10,000 Degrees website for further details.
Community Foundation Affiliates
Healdsburg Forever Grants Up to $13,000 for general support to cover core operating expenses or program costs. The 2017 Healdsburg Forever grants program is now open. To learn about the criteria for this program, click here.

Sonoma Valley Fund  Up to $5,000 for capacity-building support and the opportunity to work with a consultant to develop a capacity-building plan for your organization. The Sonoma Valley Fund grants program is closed. To learn more about this program, click here.
Sonoma Wine Country Weekend
Community Grants Grants of up to $10,000 for projects or programs in the areas of Education, Health and Human Services, Arts & Culture, and the Environment. The 2017 Community Grants program will open in late fall. To learn about the past criteria for this program, click here.

Our Grantmaking

Our grantmaking and program initiatives may occur in a variety of ways:

  • Competitive Grants – A federally-designated, charitable organization whose mission/services align with Community Foundation priorities submits a funding application to one of our grant programs support (see above). The application is evaluated by our Programs staff and Community Investment Committee, whose recommendations are approved by our board.
  • Initiative Grants – The Community Foundation provides leadership in more effectively resolving community issues through convening and partnering with organizations, field experts, community groups and civic leaders. Participation in initiatives usually occurs through an invitation from the Community Foundation.

For questions about grants, please contact Karin Demarest at 707.303.9621.