The objective of the Matching Grant Program is to leverage First 5 Sonoma County dollars with other funding to promote the development and support of children aged 0 to 5 and their families in Sonoma County. Organizations interested in applying for a Matching Grant must demonstrate a commitment of funding from another public or private source equal to or greater than First 5 Sonoma County dollars.
There are two application periods each year for Matching grants: June 1-July 15 and December 1-January 15. Awards are made available contingent upon the availability of sufficient funds in the Mini and Matching Grant funding pool. Please plan for a minimum of 90 days between the date of submitting an application and the completion of a contract approving the start of project activities.
Note: We will not be accepting any Matching Grant application during the December funding round. We encourage you to see if you qualify to apply for a Mini-Grant at this time.