Amounts Funded and Length of Grant Terms
Each year the Sonora Area Foundation and its Supporting Organizations establishes a competitive grant budget from it’s unrestricted funds. The grant listings on this web site offer details about the size and range of grants made. The Foundation takes seriously its role as a resource for all of Tuolumne County in considering funding proposals, and intends that this funding is used as widely as possible in our community.
We accept multi-year grant proposals. However, we generally require that specific criteria be met before funding is granted beyond the first year.
The Foundation seeks opportunities to stretch its funding impact by making grants which will work in combination with other funds. This might involve requiring an applicant to provide matching funds from other sources. In addition, the Foundation may choose to make a challenge grant, where additional funds must be secured before Foundation monies are released.