The Sponsorship Program
Community Foundation Sonoma County is committed to promoting equity in our community through all of our grantmaking and work beyond the grants we provide. Our sponsorship program is designed to support nonprofit organizations who are hosting community events that address issues of disparity in our community.
Applicants can request up to $500 for non-fundraising community events. In order to have a broad reach with this sponsorship program, we request that nonprofits apply once every other year for this funding.
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. We encourage organizations to apply at least two months prior to their event to allow for application review and grant processing. Applicants will be notified of sponsorship awards within three weeks of submitting their application.
How to Apply
Community Foundation Sonoma County uses an online process for submitting applications. If this is your first application using the online program, you will be asked to set up an account, provide your IRS Tax ID (or Fiscal Sponsor Tax ID) and take a short eligibility quiz.
If you have an established account, you will be asked for your password to either access existing application drafts or to open a new application. Once you’ve opened an online account, you will be asked to answer the following questions:
A word of caution: When working in the electronic application program, save your work as you go along and, if you want to leave and then return to complete your application later, save your work before you exit the program. Once you’ve exited without saving, your unsaved work is lost. For answers to frequently asked questions, click here.
For questions about the sponsorship program, please call Elly Grogan, 707.303.9638.
For questions or problems with the online application, please call Annette Williams at 707.303.9639.