The Sonoma chapter of Speedway Children’s Charities (SCC) is now accepting grant applications from Sonoma County non-profit youth groups for its 2021 grant cycle.

The 2021 SCC grant application and format guidelines can be found online at www.speedwaycharities.org/grants/sonoma. Qualified grant applicants must be youth-focused non-profit groups serving Sonoma County. To focus efforts on Sonoma County youth in need, priority is given to programs that concentrate on education, critical needs such as food, shelter and clothing, financial hardship, medical needs and social support. Applying organizations should note that SCC does not fund first-year programs or organizations, capital campaigns or construction/remodeling projects.

The Sonoma Chapter of SCC is dedicated to caring for children in educational, financial, social and medical need to help them lead productive lives. SCC, the charitable arm of Sonoma Raceway, hosts events throughout the year to raise funds for distribution to local non-profit groups. The Sonoma chapter has distributed $6.8 million to Sonoma County youth groups since 2001, including nearly $378,000 to 54 groups in 2019. SCC suspended its 2020 grant application cycle due to ongoing uncertainties around the Covid-19 pandemic and restrictions around live events.

New for 2021, the grant application process will be completely 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 completed and submitted by 11:59 p.m. on Friday, July 9. For questions or more information, contact Cheri Plattner, director of the Sonoma chapter of SCC, at CPlattner@SonomaRaceway.com or 707-933-3950.