Grant Application Process

Request for Proposals

The Sonoma FIG Foundation Fund invites proposals throughout the year and awards grants to New Business Projects that have a complete business plan, are at least 75% funded, and will strengthen the culinary, agriculture, and viticulture communities through their endeavors. These are grants for future entrepreneurs.
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The Sonoma FIG Foundation Fund also invites proposals throughout the year and awards grants to Existing Businesses with New Project Ideas.

Eligible Requests

We support projects that have a focus in the culinary, agriculture, and viticulture fields.

Applicant must meet the following criteria:

Project must be related to culinary, agriculture, viticulture, but not limited to food production, education, invention, hospitality, restaurants, food trucks, brewing, distilleries, food media, farming, seed saving …

Application Contents for New Businesses

Your application must include:

Cover letter
Narrative with project description

Mission Statement

Full Business Plan

Key Staff

Five Year Profit & Loss Budgets

List of other current funding and sources

Description of how funding will be used

Support letters or endorsements (maximum of three)

Application Contents for Existing Businesses with New Project Idea

Cover letter

Narrative with project description

Goals and objectives

List of other current funding and sources

 

Description of how funding will be used

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For Assistance:

Sondra Bernstein

EMAIL SONDRA

Community Foundation Sonoma County

Kristin Nelson, Senior Philanthropic Advisor

120 Stony Point Road, Suite 220

Santa Rosa CA 95401

P: 707.303.9625

EMAIL KRISTIN