Community Improvement Grants

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Information on Available Funds 

The CAB is excited to share that it has awarded $38,151 in funds this year for community-led projects. This means that neighborhoods, community groups and other community based organizations are able to implement projects that benefit the Santa Rosa community, including mural and other art installation projects, food distribution projects, upgrades to recreation and community spaces, and much more! See a full list of projects below by scrolling down.

The CAB is accepting applications for the next cycle of funding. The deadline is Thursday, June 30, 2022 at 4:00 p.m. Please use the links below to access the application and instructions.

Applications Now Available for 2022!

Do you have a fun, creative community project idea but need funding to get it going? The Community Advisory Board is excited to announce that it is now accepting applications for the 2022 Community Improvement Grant Program. See the Program Timelines below for due dates and additional details.

Next application deadline: June 30, 2022 at 4:00 p.m.

Application Packets

Grant Program Informational Meetings 

Grantee Forms

If you have completed your project, please use the links below to access the forms you will need for your final report and reimbursement:

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    Danielle Garduno

    Community Engagement Program Manager
    Phone: 543-4696

Grant Program Timeline

Grant Timeline Items Quarter 1 Quarter 2 Quarter 3
Applications Available January 5, 2022 April 5, 2022 July 1, 2022
Applications Due April 4, 2022; 4pm June 30, 2022; 4pm Sept. 30, 2022; 4pm
Staff Review April 5 - 11, 2022 July 5 - 10, 2022 Oct. 3 - 7, 2022
CAB Review and Selection April 27, 2022 July 27, 2022 Oct. 26, 2022
Projects Begin Upon approval by CAB Upon approval by CAB Upon approval by CAB
Projects Complete No later than 1 year after grant approval No later than 1 year after grant approval No later than 1 year after grant approval

What is the Community Improvement Grant (CIG) Program?

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The CIG Program supports community building, improves neighborhoods, and strengthens relationships among residents. The CIG Program provides mini-grants for the City of Santa Rosa’s Neighborfest Program, which offers neighbors the chance to come together, have fun, and build stronger, more connected communities. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all community events including Neighborfest have been suspended until further notice. This year, in lieu of Neighborfest, the CAB will be issuing grants for eligible community improvement projects. All approved projects must be inclusive, accessible, free of charge to participants, and focus on broad community support.


If you applied for a Community Improvement Grant and were not awarded, you can appeal the decision to the CAB. For information on how to submit an appeal, please email Danielle Garduño, Community Engagement Coordinator.

To view applications, please submit a 
Public Records Request.

2021 Community Improvement Grant Awards

Organization Project Name Amount
Arlene Francis Center Foundation AFC Railroad Mural Project $2,500
Artstart Pomo Mural Project $2,500
California Human Development Fulton Day Labor Center Renovation Project $2,500
Community Matters Safe School Ambassadors Program $2,500
Elsie Allen High School Foundation EAHS Campus Mural Project $2,500
Food for Thought COVID-19 Nutrition Program $2,500
Historic Railroad Square Association HRSA Holiday Horse & Carriage Rides $2,500
On the Move Santa Rosa Dia de los Muertos $2,500
Redwood Empire Chinese Association/Judy Kennedy Chinatown Memorial Crosswalks Project $2,275
Santa Rosa High School Baseball Group SRHS Baseball Facilities Upgrade Project $2,500
Santa Rosa Tool Library Tool Acquisitions Program $2,323
Sonoma County Black Coalition 2021 Disaster Preparedness Kits & Workshop $2,500
Sonoma County Black Forum Food Distribution for Times Like These $2,500
St. Rose Neighborhood Association St. Rose Neighborhood Mural Project $1,053
The Mural Project, Inc. The Mural Project: Roseland $2,500
United Way of the Wine Country/Raizes Collective Woodstock at United Way Project $2,500
West End Emergency Prep Group West End Emergency Prep Project $2,500

2020 Community Improvement Grant Awards

Neighborhood Organization Amount
Apple Valley Burbank Housing Development Corporation & 
Apple Valley Garden Committee
Burbank Gardens Burbank Gardens Neighborhood Association $2,359
Proctor Terrace Proctor Terrace Parent-Teacher Association $2,500
South Park South Park Residents Group $2,500
Southwest Santa Rosa Latino Service Providers - Youth Promotores $2,500
West End & St. Rose West End Neighborhood Association  $2,500

2017-18 Community Improvement Grant Awards

Project Name Group/Organization Amount Funded
African American Youth Summit The Black Community Forum $2,345.00
Binkley Garden Improvement Project Seedlings Garden Group $4,500.00
Growing Our Community Garden Project Piner-Olivet Union School District $4,992.00
MLK Juneteenth Community Festival MLK Juneteenth Festival Committee $2,500.00
Robin Hood Lane Street Tree Planting and Community Building Event Robin Hood Lane Neighbors $3,190.00
Sam Jones Memorial Garden - incomplete Catholic Charities Supportive Housing $649.39
Tool Acquisition Program Santa Rosa Tool Library $3,500.00
Unshackled Legacy Showcases $4,814.99
Youth Connecting Positively  North Bay Council Alternatives $4,992.00