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Sonoma County Waste Management Agency

Non-profit grant program

Grant opportunities available to non-profit organizations. Applications due February 29, 2012.

The Board of Directors for the Sonoma County Waste Management Agency (SCWMA) approved a policy to provide an opportunity for financial grants. These grants are available to non-profit organizations. Grant awards will range between $500 and $2,000.

The Policy

The Joint Powers Agreement, developed in response to the AB 939 legislation, defines four programs for the SCWMA to conduct with an ever increasing diversion goal in mind. The programs are (1) household hazardous waste, (2) wood waste, (3) yard waste that would otherwise go to the Central Disposal Site and (4) public education. Any request from a non-profit for grant funding must have a strong tie to one of the four programs already in place and must be able to quantify a measurable impact on the diversion efforts and therefore a beneficial public purpose, associated with the chosen program. These grant awards are to be considered reimbursement awards.

Application Process

Only written applications on official letterhead will be considered. All applicants must be organizations with a 501 (c)(3) non-profit status and registered with the California Secretary of State. All applications must contain a budget that clearly states the use of the anticipated financial grant and how that use relates directly to one of the four program areas listed in the preceding paragraph.

The application must include a description of the project that will be funded by the grant funds. Also a list of potential participants needs to be included along with a short description of their responsibilities related to the project.

Successful grant applicants will be required to execute a formal agreement concerning their grant award, use of grant funds, timeline and submission of a final report. A signature from an official of the non-profit will be needed on the agreement.


Applications will be accepted at the SCWMA office until close of the business day February 29, 2012. The address of the SCWMA office is:

2300 County Center Drive, Suite 100B
Santa Rosa, CA 95403

Attn: Charlotte Fisher

Any questions or comments should be directed to Charlotte Fisher, phone (707) 565-2413.

Sonoma County Waste Management Agency ● 2300 County Center Drive, Suite B-100 ● Santa Rosa, CA 95403