Given the uncertainty of the coming year, and after much deliberation, Speedway Children's Charities has decided to cancel/close our 2020 Grant Application cycle. We understand this will be difficult news for many of you to hear, but with limited incoming funds and a limited number of fundraising events for 2020, we simply don't feel that we will be able to conduct a proper grant distribution process this year.

We will now stop accepting grant applications for this cycle, and any previously submitted grants will not be considered for funding.

Please know that we do not take this decision lightly. The work you do for the children of Sonoma County is crucial and uplifting, and we are incredibly disappointed to not be able to financially support that work this year. We will continue to stay in touch with all of you during the coming year, and look forward to better days ahead.


The Sonoma Chapter of Speedway Children's Charities is dedicated to caring for children in educational, financial, social and medical need 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:

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

If you have any questions or ideas for how we can support or volunteer with your organization, please contact chapter director Cheri Plattner at