Apply for Grants

Last Updated: 10/08/19

We are excited to introduce you to our new website and our Apply for Grants page! Here you will find information about funding opportunities through our competitive grants programs, which run through a spring cycle and a fall cycle.

Please visit our Recent Grants page to learn more about the nonprofits we are currently funding. Check below for information about the Sonoma Valley Capacity Building grants program, which is accepting applications through October 23 from organizations based in Sonoma Valley.

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.

Your Community Impact Team: Karin, Ariana and Annette

Open Grant Programs

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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 is open. To learn more about this program, click here.

Other Grant Programs

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Community Grants

Grants of up to $25,000 for projects or programs in the areas of Education, Health and Human Services, Arts & Culture, and the Environment.

The Sonoma County Vintners Foundation Community Grants program for 2019 has closed.  To view the grant overview and criteria, click here.

Arts Education Innovation Grants

Grants for increasing equitable access to a high quality arts education for underserved youth in Sonoma County.

The 2019 Arts Education Innovation Grants Program is closed. To see a list of recent grants, click here.

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 2019 Julia L. Grant Fund for Basic Human Needs program is closed. To see a list of recent grants, click here.

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. 

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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.

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.

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.

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 (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 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

Program Officer