Who we are
The women of Impact100 Sonoma share a simple vision: A Just and Thriving Sonoma Valley.
To fulfill that vision, our mission is: Empowering women of Sonoma Valley to invest in a more sustainable nonprofit community through collective giving and responsible stewardship.
The Impact100 Model: Women Giving as One
Impact100 Sonoma makes a big and beneficial impact in our community. Here’s how:
Founded in 2009 by Annette Lomont and Christine Dohrmann, Impact100 Sonoma was the first Impact100 launched in California. We are unique in that the community we support, Sonoma Valley between Schellville and Kenwood - in the heart of wine country at the northern edge of busy San Francisco Bay, is rural and agricultural with a population of fewer than 50,000 people.
What We Do Together
Like every community, ours has challenges that require the leadership, hard work and wise hearts of individuals and organizations to support our neighbors and our natural resources. From 2010 thru 2019, we funded a $100,000 Impact Grant every year. As our membership has grown, we were able to increase our vital support by also offering annual Community Grants between $5,000 and $20,000. Beginning in 2020, we introduced Impetus grants for up to $25,000.
Impact100 Sonoma does not work in isolation. We partner with other grant-making organizations, foundations, individual donors and nonprofits. Education and collaboration are essential to our mission. Every year Impact100 Sonoma hosts symposiums and workshops to educate our members, nonprofits and community partners. As we come together and learn from each other, ideas ignite, collaborations form, mutual respect grows and our entire community benefits.
Impact100 Sonoma is incorporated in the State of California as Women Giving as One, Inc. and is registered with the Registry of Charitable Trusts (Department of Justice of the State of California). As a Section 501 (c) (3) organization, we are classified as a public charity and contributions are deductible under section 170 of the Internal Revenue Code. Impact100 Sonoma is also qualified to receive tax deductible bequests. Our tax ID number (Employer Identification Number) is 27-0845497.
A just and thriving Sonoma Valley
Empowering women of Sonoma Valley to invest in a more sustainable nonprofit community through collective giving and responsible stewardship
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