Sonoma Valley Fund Grants Program

Sonoma Valley Fund Health and Human Services Grants – 2015

The Issue:
While Sonoma Valley is famous for serene vistas, rolling vineyards and lush farmlands, there are also extreme disparities in basic health, education and income levels.  These disparities were made evident in the 2014 report, A Portrait of Sonoma County, which used the Human Development Index for measuring well-being within our county.  The most extreme disparities were found within small geographical areas, including The Springs in Sonoma Valley.

“From health and housing to health insurance and income, people in these neighborhoods face major constraints from all quarters in terms of their ability to live freely chosen lives of value.” A Portrait of Sonoma County

The Grant Program:
Sonoma Valley Fund’s Health and Human Services grants program supports non-profits in Sonoma Valley whose mission is to provide services for the sick, needy, and elderly.

Detailed criteria for this competitive grants program will be posted by August 3, 2015.

Application Timeline

  • August 24th: Grant application opens online
  • August 26th, 2015, 3-4 pm: Grants workshop at Sonoma Valley Grange, 18627 Sonoma Highway, Sonoma
  • September 25th, 2015: Online grant application closes at 5pm
  • Mid-November, 2015: Applicants informed of grant awards

How to Apply
Sonoma Valley Fund, in conjunction with Community Foundation Sonoma County, will have an online process for submitting grant applications.  The application will be available here on Monday, August 24th, 2015.

Sonoma Valley Fund Open Space and Trail Acquisition Grants
The Sonoma Valley Fund will launch a grantmaking program in 2016 for open space, land and trail acquisition.   Proposals will be by invitation only and more information about this funding area will be posted in late 2015.