Welcome to the 2021 Speedway Children's Charities (SCC) Sonoma grant application. Our organization is dedicated to caring for children with educational, financial, social or medical needs to help them lead productive lives.

To clearly focus our efforts on Sonoma County youth in need, priority is given to programs that focus on:

  • Critical Needs – food, shelter, clothing
  • Education – after school, tutoring, education, books
  • Financial – disaster relief, housing assistance
  • Medical – medical, dental, therapy, camps for medical reasons
  • Social – camps, music, art, dance, social clubs

NEW! This year our grant application process will be online. 

Organizations meeting the criteria outlined in the grant application are invited to fill out and submit their 2021 application and supporting documents electronically.

Applications must be received by 11:59 PM on Friday, July 9, 2021. Applications will be reviewed by the Board of Trustees and recommended awards will be announced by December 1, 2021.

A complete application includes:

  • Grant Application Form
  • Annual Budget Form
  • IRS 501(c)(3) verification – scan and submit electronically
  • IRS 990 – scan and submit electronically
  • Board of Directors – scan and submit electronically
  • Mission Statement – scan and submit electronically
  • Organizational Chart – scan and submit electronically

Unfortunately, SCC is unable to grant every application but applicants should understand that a declined proposal is not a reflection on their organization or program. Charities that are awarded grants should not consider these funds as part of their ongoing annual budget. 

Nonprofit organizations across America, and the communities they serve, have been deeply impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. We at SCC Sonoma, have been similarly impacted because of the health safety restrictions placed on public events, which represent the major source of our funding. Due to these factors, SCC cautions applicants to expect fewer funds to be available for grant awards in 2021. We encourage applicants to weigh these considerations before submitting a grant application.

Please note: SCC does not fund first-year programs or organizations, capital campaigns or construction/remodeling projects.

Additionally, we also ask that groups acknowledge our commitment by including our name or logo on any printed material, press releases, website, social posts, or signage about our sponsored program.

If you have any questions regarding the content of the proposal, please contact us by email at cplattner@sonomaraceway.com . Thank you for your interest in Speedway Children's Charities. We wish you the best in all your endeavors on behalf of children.