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The CHOICE Grant Program was launched in 2006 and with MEASURE O (2004) has funded non-profit organizations and schools with over $10 million in grants to support youth and families in creating safe and healthy communities. Currently, the CHOICE Cycle X Grant Program funds 10 Santa Rosa-based non-profit organizations with $1.68 million to provide services for the City's most underserved and vulnerable residents.

CHOICE MINI-GRANTS

At this time, the Violence Prevention Partnership is not accepting CHOICE Mini-Grant Program applications due to allocating funds to address COVID-19 emergency services and sponsorships. 

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

CHOICE Cycle X 2020 Report

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
Social Advocates for Youth (SAY)
Anita Maldonado
Career & Life Readiness
$100,000
The Salvation Army
Rio Ray
Tutoring & Mentoring (TAM) at Schools
$23,500

CHOICE FINAL REPORTS

Cycle I                    Cycle IV                    Cycle VII            

Cycle II                   Cycle V                     Cycle VIII

Cycle III                  Cycle VI                    Cycle IX