The Sponsorship Program

Sonoma County 501c3 nonprofit organizations are eligible for sponsorship of up to $500 for community events. As Community Foundation Sonoma County is committed to addressing issues of disparity, we prioritize events that engage our diverse communities in promoting equity.

Please note that we do not support fundraisers.

Application Timeline

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:

  • Name of event or program, and town or city where event or program will be held.
  • Date of the event or program and venue:
  • The link to the event website, if applicable:
  • Total budget for event:
  • Amount of sponsorship request ($500 maximum):
  • If you have sponsorship levels, please include them:
  • If there is a ticket charge or entrance fee, please indicate the amount per person:
  • Deadline for securing sponsors:
  • Brief description of event or program:
  • Who is your primary audience? How many people do you expect to attend?
  • Please list how the sponsorship would be recognized.

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.

Apply now for Sponsorship.

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.