Community Helping Our Indispensable Children Excel (CHOICE) Grants

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CHOICE GRANTS
In 2004, voters in Santa Rosa passed Measure O, a quarter-cent Transaction and Use Tax to provide critical funding for gang prevention programming.  Beginning in 2006, the Measure O CHOICE Grant Program has provided a variety of youth and parenting programs which focus on gang and anti-violence education, prevention and intervention, community safety, and a comprehensive array of social services in high need neighborhoods.  

CHOICE Cycle VIII Year Two Final Report (English)
 
CHOICE Cycle VIII Year Two Final Report (Spanish)

CYCLE IX CHOICE GRANT PROGRAM
CHOICE Cycle IX January 1, 2018 through December 31, 2019

City of Santa Rosa
Community Helping Our Indispensable Children Excel
(CHOICE) Grant Program Cycle IX Year One
January 1, 2018 ‐ December 31, 2018

Agency/Contact

Program Name

Description of Program

Boys & Girls Club

of Central Sonoma County

Jennifer Weiss

 

The Club at Juvenile Hall and REACH

$120,000

These programs aim to mitigate the risky behavior of high risk youth through outreach, mediation, and intervention, along with life skills education and cognitive development programs to change the lives of youth. www.bgccsc.org

California Youth Outreach

Christina Yee

Gang Mediation and Intervention Services

$120,000

Provides city-wide outreach to gang-involved youth to intervene and provide assistance to leave the gang lifestyle and make direct referrals to appropriate services.  Outreach efforts include coordination with local law enforcement and probation. www.cyoutreach.org

Child Parent Institute

Robin Bowen

Family Focused Prevention & Intervention

$60,000

Utilizes the Triple Program, in partnership with the Roseland School District, to provide parent education and support to high-risk families, including community-based classes and in-home visits. www.calparents.org

Community Action Partnership of Sonoma County

Susan Cooper

Roseland Strong Initiative

$120,000

Continuum of integrated, place-based programs providing services in southwest Santa Rosa focusing on youth and family success, including building strong relationships with residents and connecting them to partners and the larger community. www.capsonoma.org

Community Child Care Council of Sonoma County (4Cs)

Melanie Dodson

 

Early Education Outreach Specialist

$52,000

Position will conduct targeted, culturally competent outreach to families where they live with the goal of fully enrolling 4Cs preschools and child care subsidy programs. www.sonoma4cs.org

LandPaths

Craig Anderson

 

Bayer Farm Programs

$64,700

Located in the Roseland area, the 2-acre farm and park provides opportunities for youth and families to learn about and grow native plant gardens, leadership development, and social, recreational, cultural, and community activities. www.landpaths.org

LifeWorks of Sonoma County

Lena Alhusseini

El Puente

(The Bridge)

$65,000

Offers bilingual school programs, family counseling, and parent education for at-risk and gang-affiliated youth to help youth develop self-esteem by teaching personal and interpersonal skills and cultivating their sense of family, school, and community that will help them discover their own value.  www.lifeworks.com

Social Advocates for Youth

Katrina Thurman

 

SAY Career and Life Readiness

$120,000

Prevention and intervention workforce development services focusing on resolving present barrier(s) while utilizing a strength-based and trauma-informed approach in supporting the youth’s achievement for employment and educational goals.  www.socialadvocatesforyouth.org

The Salvation Army

Richard and Maria Lopez

 

Double Punches

Boxing Club

$15,000

Outreach to youth at-risk to intervene in the cycle of gang recruitment with focused, pro-social activities and discipline-enhancing fitness development through the medium of boxing.  www.doublepunches.com

      

Archival CHOICE Grants

                                                                Positive Youth Justice 
  

CHOICE MINI -GRANTS


The City of Santa Rosa provides mini grant opportunities for schools and non-profit 501(c)(3) organizations with one-time, unanticipated capacity building needs of providing youth and gang violence prevention and intervention services in our community. 

Measure O CHOICE Mini-Grants are awarded on a first-come first-served basis until all available funds are expended and can only be used towards future programs (not retroactively). Applications are reviewed on a quarterly basis. It is recommended to apply as early as possible. To apply for a Mini-Grant of up to $5,000, please click the link below.


CHOICE Mini-Grant Funding Request Form (PDF)

CHOICE Mini-Grant Funding Request Form (Fillable PDF)
   
       Requests Received By:                               Determination Communicated By:
                  March 31                                                              June 30
                   June 30                                                           September 30
              September 30                                                      December 31
               December 31                                                          March 31

 
For example, if your Program/Project begins in April, an agency needs to submit the CHOICE Mini-Grant Application by December 31.  



FY 18-19 Choice Mini-Grant Awards

 

Agency

Amount

Description

1

Kid Scoop News

$5,000

Reading material for 500 children.

2

Restorative Resources

$4,400

Drums and instrumental equipment for tambores de Santa Rosa.

3

Sonoma County Dancers United

$4,600

Dance workshops for youth.

4

United Way of the Wine Country

$5,000

Supplies for an additional 152 school readiness backpacks.

5

10,000 Degrees

$5,000

Undergrad scholarships for high school seniors.

6

Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Sonoma County

$5,000

 Camp Roseland summer child care for low-income youths.

7

Sonoma County Community Child Care Council

$1,900

Strengthening families trainings.

8

Luther Burbank Memorial Foundation

$5,000

Mariachi Ensemble learning program to enable low income students to learn to read, play and perform music.

 

Total

$35,900

 

FY 2017-18 CHOICE Mini-Grant Awards

FY 2016-17 CHOICE Mini-Grant Awards

FY 2014-15 CHOICE Mini-Grant Awards

FY 2014-13 CHOICE Mini-Grant Awards
 
FY 2013-12 CHOICE Mini-Grant Awards

FY 2012-11 CHOICE Mini-Grant Awards

FY 2011-10 CHOICE Mini-Grant Awards 

FY 2010-9 CHOICE Mini-Grant Awards

FY 2009-8 CHOICE Mini-Grant Awards

FY 2008-07 CHOICE Mini-Grant Awards

FY 2007-06 CHOICE Mini-Grant Awards

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