Last Updated: 07/28/21

Welcome to the Community Impact Team page!

Our team has the honor of stewarding Community Foundation Sonoma County legacy donor funds, including the Sonoma County Resilience Fund, through grant programs that seek to address the most pressing needs of our community. Below you will find a description of each of our Community Impact Team Grant Programs.

This page is a work in progress — we encourage you to return to visit in a few months, when we will have a refreshed look.

Please visit our Recent Grants page to learn more about the nonprofits we are currently funding.

Click here to learn more about the Resilience Fund.

Always feel free to reach out to our Community Impact Team if you have questions about these or any of our other grant programs.

Our Grant Programs

2020 COVID-19 Arts Relief Grants for Nonprofit Arts Organizations

The COVID-19 Arts Relief Grant Program has been established as a partnership between Community Foundation Sonoma County and Creative Sonoma, to provide relief to Sonoma County creative organizations that have sustained economic losses as a result of COVID-19 and the related business and community restrictions. The purpose of these grants is to help sustain Sonoma County’s creative organizations through this challenge in order to continue serving as a source of community cohesion and inspiration as we navigate our new, shared future.

The 2020 COVID-19 Arts Relief Grants for Nonprofit Arts Organizations is now closed. To learn more about applying for a grant, please click here

COVID-19 Competitive Grants Program
COVID-19 Community Impact Competitive Grants Program

A competitive grants program to bring more resources to COVID-affected populations—Latinx communities, seniors, and the homeless.

Our funds will support nonprofits directly serving these populations and, by doing so, we will be investing in creating a more equitable recovery from the pandemic.

The COVID Competitive Grants program is now closed. Click here to learn more about the grant program.

Julia L. Grant Fund for Basic Human Needs

Grants up to $15,000 for food, shelter, medical expenses, and transportation for low-income persons in crisis.

The 2020 Julia L. Grant Fund for Basic Human Needs program is closed. To see a list of recent grants, click here.

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Community Grants

Grants of up to $20,000 for projects or programs in the areas of Education, Health and Human Services, Arts & Culture, and the Environment.

The 2021 Community Grants Program is now closed. Please click here for a list of the 2021 SCVF Community Grants Recipients.

Environmental Education

Grants of up to $10,000 for increasing access to high quality environmental education for underserved audiences in Sonoma County.

The 2019 Environmental Education grants program is closed. To a list of recent grants, click here. 

Healdsburg Forever Grants

Up to $13,000 for general support to cover core operating expenses or program costs.

The 2019 Healdsburg Forever grants program closed September 15. 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.

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Sonoma Valley Fund Grants

Up to $10,000 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 closed October 24. To learn more about this program, click here.

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iRead Grants

Grants of $10,000 to promote parents and family members reading to children.

The 2018 iREAD grant program is closed. To see a list of recent grants, click here.

For more information about our grant programs, please contact us

Annette Williams

Annette Williams

Community Impact Coordinator
Karin Demarest

Karin Demarest

Vice President for Community Impact
Ariana Diaz De Leon

Ariana Díaz de León

Senior Community Impact Officer
John McGuirk

John McGuirk

Senior Fellow