Impact Grants – Listing of all Impact Grants Given


Forget Me Not Farm Children’s Services

The Impact 100 Redwood Circle annual meeting was held on November 9th to choose the recipient of the $100,000 Impact Grant.  Over 130 members were in attendance to hear presentations from the three finalists – Forget Me Not Farm Children’s Services, Santa Rosa Community Health and Social Advocates for Youth.  Members attending the meeting and those who had previously submitted absentee ballots chose Forget Me Not Farm Children’s Services as the 2019 Impact Grant recipient. For the first time, the two runners-up were also each awarded a $7,500 grant.

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2019 Impact Grant Runner Ups

Social Advocates for Youth (SAY) began over 45 years ago with a mission to keep teens out of jail and off the streets. Today, they provide housing, counseling and career services to youth and families throughout Sonoma County.


Santa Rosa Community Health serves our diverse community by providing excellent, culturally responsive, comprehensive primary care that is accessible to all people. We care for the whole person with compassion and respect. We cultivate a safe, supportive learning environment where employees can do their best work in a way that embraces diversity. We advocate for health care as a human right because it is fundamental to social justice.

2019 Nominees for this grant included the following organizations:Audubon Canyon Ranch, Bergin University of Canine Studies, BOOST Conductive education, Center for Social and Environmental Stewardship, Ceres Community Project, Children’s Museum of Sonoma County, Community Housing Sonoma County, CTE Career Technical Education Foundation, Disability Services and Legal Center, Dovetail Learning, Inc., Early Learning Institute, Face to Face, Forget Me Not Farm Children’s Services, Free to Be, Healthcare Foundation Northern Sonoma County, Humane Society of Sonoma County, Individuals Now – aka Social Advocates for Youth,Jewish Community Free Clinic, Laguna de Santa Rosa Foundation, Landpaths, Legal Aid of Sonoma County/Social Work, Lime Foundation, Lomi Psychotherapy Clinic, Luther Burbank Center for the Arts, Museum of Sonoma County, PDI Surgery Center, Rebuilding Together Petaluma, Rotary Club of Sebastopol Foundation Inc,. Russian Riverkeeper, Santa Rosa Community Health, Santa Rosa Symphony, Save Our Students – SOS Counseling, The Living Room Center, United Way Wine Country, West County Community Services, West County Health Centers, Women’s Recovery Services, YMCA of Sonoma County.

$100,000 IMPACT 100 REDWOOD CIRCLE ANNUAL GRANTS – Following is a list of Impact Grants given and those organizations nominated each year. Those in red were finalists for the Grant.

2017/2018 GrantCatholic Charities

The Impact 2017/2018 Grant was given to Catholic Charities for an Emergency Services for Homeless Children Program by funding a Children’s Resource Navigator and Emergency Childcare Subsidies.

Nominees for this grant included the following organizations: A Theater for Children, Audubon Canyon Ranch, Canine Companions for Independence, Career Technical Education Foundation Sonoma County, Catholic Charities, Children’s Museum of Sonoma County, Community Child Care Council of Sonoma County, Community Support Network, COTS, Daily Acts, Family Justice Center of Sonoma County, Healdsburg Jazz Festival, Healthcare Foundation of Northern Sonoma County, North Bay Organizing Project, Occidental Arts and Ecology Center, Petaluma Arts Center, Rebuilding Together Petaluma, Redwood Empire Food Bank, Restorative Resources, Santa Rosa Community Health, School Garden Network, The Living Room, The Volunteer Center of Sonoma County, West County Community Services, West County Health Centers, Women’s Recovery Services, and YWCA of Sonoma County.  (finalists in red)

2016/2017 GrantFood for Thought

For 26 years Food for Thought has provided nutrition services for people affected by HIV/AIDS in Sonoma County. Impact 100 RC monies will fund a pilot program to provide these comprehensive nutritional services to people affected by other chronic illnesses.

Impact 100 Redwood Circle Awards 2017 Impact Grant - Food for Thought





Nominees included – 10,000 Degrees, Bird Rescue Center, Boys and Girls Club, Burbank Housing,  Center for Climate Protection, Ceres, Children’s Museum, Chrysalis Community Counseling,  Community Child Care Council, COTS, Face to Face, Food for Thought, Girl Scouts of Northern California, Habitat for Humanity, LandPaths, PDI,  Pepperwood Preserve, Redwood Empire Food Bank, Santa Rosa Players (6th Street Playhouse), Santa Rosa Symphony Simply Strings, SAY, SSU Center for Environmental Inquiry, Taskforce for Homeless, The Living Room, TLC Child and Family Services, YWCA Domestic Violence Services

2015/2016 GrantVOICES

VOICES is an innovative nonprofit that provides youth with the resources they need to make the leap from foster care to successful, independent adulthood. Impact 100 RC monies will be used to develop and implement a “Foster Youth Navigation Program”, which is aimed at increasing the percentage of foster youth successfully matriculating through college.





Nominees included: ArtStart, Bird Rescue Center, BOOST, Boys and Girls Club, Ceres Community Project, Children’s Speech Therapy Center, Community Action Partnership, COTS, Dovetail Learning, Face to Face, Forget Me Not Farm, Global Student Embassy,Laguna de Santa Rosa Foundation, LandPaths, Pediatric Dental Center (PDI),  Social Advocates for Youth,  School Garden Network, Sonoma County Museum, The Living Room, United Way, VOICES