Community Helping Our Indispensable Children Excel (CHOICE) Grants

ANNOUNCEMENT: CHOICE CYCLE X FUNDED AGENCIES

On December 17, 2019, staff from the Violence Prevention Partnership made funding recommendations to City Council for the CHOICE Cycle X Grant Program. The City Council unanimously approved the funding recommendations totaling $840,000. The following list of agencies will implement community-based services under the CHOICE Cycle X Grant Program beginning January 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020.

CHOICE Cycle X Funding Recommendations - Program Descriptions

Additional Resources: Community Safety Scorecard & 2017 to 2022 Strategic Plan

CHOICE Cycle X Grantees

Agency & Contact Program & Award Amount
Boys & Girls Club of Sonoma-Marin
Jennifer Weiss
Diversion & Intervention (REACH)
$100,000
Center for Well-Being
Karissa Moreno
Project T.R.U.E
$35,000
Child Parent Institute 
Robin Bowen
Family Focused Prevention & Intervention
$60,000
Community Action Partnership of Sonoma County (CAP)
Susan Cooper
Roseland Strong
$120,000
Community Child Care Council of Sonoma County (4Cs)
Melanie Dodson
Early Education Outreach Specialist
$130,000
Conservation Corps North Bay (CCNB)
Angel Minor
Career Pathways
$48,000
LandPaths
Craig Anderson
iSCHOOL
$90,000

iREAD
$13,500
LifeWorks of Sonoma County
Michelle Fountain
El Puente
$120,000
The Salvation Army
Rio Ray
Tutoring & Mentoring (TAM) at Schools
$23,500
Social Advocates for Youth (SAY)
Elizabeth Goldman
Career & Life Readiness
$100,000

BACKGROUND

In 2004, voters in Santa Rosa passed Measure O, a quarter-cent Transaction and Use Tax to provide critical funding for gang prevention programming. Beginning in 2006, the Measure O CHOICE Grant Program was created to provide a variety of youth and parenting programs, which focus on gang and anti-violence education, prevention and intervention, community safety, and a comprehensive array of social services in high need neighborhoods. 

To request a list of previous grant recipients, please email thepartnership@srcity.org

REPORTS

CHOICE Cycle VIII Year Two Final Report (English)

CHOICE Cycle VIII Year Two Final Report (Spanish)

CHOICE MINI-GRANTS

The City of Santa Rosa provides mini-grant opportunities for schools and non-profit 501 (c)(3) organizations for capacity building needs to provide youth and gang violence prevention and intervention services in our community. 

Measure O CHOICE Mini-Grants are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis until all available funds are expended and can only be used towards future programs (not retroactively). Applications are reviewed on a quarterly basis. It is recommended to apply as early as possible. To apply for a mini-grant of up to $5,000, please click the link below.

CHOICE Mini-Grant Funding Request Form

To request a list of previous mini-grant recipients, please email thepartnership@srcity.org 

Mini-Grant Timeline

Requests Received By: Determination Communicated By:
March 31 June 30
June 30 September 30
September 30 December 31
December 31 March 31