www.impact100sonoma.org. This workshop is made possible through the generous support of Impact100 Member Nancy Blankinship of Coldwell Banker Brokers. Agenda. Exploring Focus Areas, Community Grants and the Application Cycle 3:00 Welcome; Overview of Impact100
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Exploring Focus Areas, Community Grants
and the Application Cycle
3:00 Welcome; Overview of Impact100
Constance Grizzell, Celia Canfield, BJ Bischoff
Impact Grant Focus Areas and Community Grants - Capital and Programs
Review Revised Applications and Grant Calendar 2012 -2013
Eligibility and Guidelines
Patti England, Lorraine Ashton
Discuss Financial Forms
4:15 Creating Community Impact (Group Work)
Constance Grizzell, Celia Canfield
What is Impact100 Sonoma?
$462,000 awarded in 3 years to 21 Sonoma Valley nonprofits
The 4 funding Focus Areas researched and selected by the Membership for the $100,000 annual Impact Grant:
A few examples are (we stress that these are some examples only, please use your imagination): music, dance, theatre and visual arts for all ages; sustainable farming and community gardens; animal welfare and animal assisted therapy; environmental impact and awareness; energy efficiency; disaster preparedness and relief; adult and children recreational programs and any program that would enrich a large section of our population or organizations.
A few examples are (we stress that these are some examples only, please use your imagination): comprehensive physical and mental health prevention and treatment; parenting skills; early intervention programs for individuals of any age with physical, mental and emotional challenges; educational and vocational achievement; conflict resolution skills; healthy choices education; mentoring; gang diversion; domestic violence; and child and elder abuse.
A few examples are (we stress that these are some examples only, please use your imagination): affordable housing; affordable health care; no cost/low cost food programs; employment; homeless services; elderly and disadvantaged people services; counseling; crisis and emergency response services; legal mediation; immigration services; and foster care and foster care emancipation programs.
A few examples are (We stress that these are some examples only, use your imagination.): services and housing for abused women; job skills and employment; empowerment and leadership development programs; health programs; and teen pregnancy and parenting skills.
In 2011 the Impact Board decided that 35% of all funds received each year would go toward Community Grants of $5,000-$15,000 for these 3 targeted purposes which were researched and selected by the Membership:
The Capital Grants Program will award grants for any capital item or project an organization needs to simplify its operations or improve services. We will not be able to support capital or endowment campaigns, or software and hardware requests.
PROGRAM GRANTS -
Innovation and Planning Programs may be awarded funding for a short-term project. The outcome of the project could provide critical data necessary to support the submission of proposal for additional funding from the Impact $100,000 grant in the following grant year.
Collaborations should provide enhanced and more effective quality of services than either organization presently provides. It will include a summary report on the structure and facets of the collaboration and outcomes of the project.
Planning will last approximately 6 to 12 months.
Grant Calendar 2012 – 2013
REVISED LETTER OF INQUIRY (LOI) FORM
IMPACT GRANT & COMMUNITY GRANT FORMS
Revised Application Forms
REVIEW OF FINANCIAL STATEMENTS BY
FINANCIAL REVIEW COMMITTEE
Impact100 Sonoma uses a special Financial Review Committee (FRC)
to review each organizations Financial Status
A copy of the applicant’s most recent Fiscal Year end Statement of Financial Position (Balance Sheet) and Statement of Activities (Income Statement) must accompany each Letter of Intent, transmitted in a separate document in the email in which the Letter of Intent is filed.
The FRC will create an electronic copy of each organization’s Financial Statements in a Cloud application (to be determined) so that Financial Documents may be viewed for three years on Impact Grants and one year for Community Grants.
The FRC will be:
All applicants for either an Impact Grant or Community Grant must meet the following criteria:
Grant funds must support…
Work in small groups to (1) develop a grant proposal abstract or a logic model and (2) identify prospective partners for a hypothetical grant application for a hypothetical nonprofit organization coming into Sonoma Valley. Address the following need and determine how to approach it in order to create community impact by addressing this community problem:
PROBLEM STATEMENT:Why this program is needed
Quantified and Directional
Individuals • Families • Communities Organizations • Systems
Expect Want Hope
ASSUMPTIONS/THEORIES:Literature review, evaluation, local experience
ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS:Political, economic, social, cultural, geographic
All elements must be used to create Proposal Abstract
*Marla Suuart, Sonoma County, [email protected]