Community Improvement Grants

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Applications Now Available!  

Next application deadline: March 29, 2024 at 4 p.m.

Do you have a fun, creative community project idea but need funding to get it going? The Community Advisory Board is excited to announce that it is now accepting applications for the Community Improvement Grant Program. See the Program Timelines below for due dates and additional details.

Please email [email protected] with questions about the application, application process, or your project idea.

Application Packets

Information on Available Funds 

Please note that funds are available while they last. Due to limited funding for the program, eligibility of an application is not a guarantee of funding.

Neighborhoods, community groups and other community based organizations are able to implement projects that benefit the Santa Rosa community, including mural and other art installation projects, food distribution projects, upgrades to recreation and community spaces, and much more! See a full list of projects below by scrolling down.

Grant Program Timeline

Grant Timeline Items Quarter 1 Quarter 2 Quarter 3 Quarter 4
Applications Available Jan. 2, 2024 May 1, 2024 Aug. 4, 2024 Oct. 24, 2024
Applications Due March 29, 2024 | 4pm June 28, 2024 | 4pm Sept. 27, 2024 | 4pm Nov. 10, 2024 | 4pm
Staff Review April 2-6, 2024 July 1-5, 2024 Sept. 30-Oct. 4, 2024 Nov. 11-15, 2024
CAB Review and Selection April 24, 2024 July 24, 2024 Oct. 23, 2024 Dec. 4, 2024
Projects Begin Upon approval by CAB Upon approval by CAB Upon approval by CAB Upon approval by CAB
Projects Complete No later than 1 year after grant approval No later than 1 year after grant approval No later than 1 year after grant approval No later than 1 year after grant approval

What is the Community Improvement Grant (CIG) Program?

children and adults at tables reading books
people working in a community garden
girl looking through microscope with teacher behind her helping

The CIG Program supports community building, improves neighborhoods, and strengthens relationships among residents. The CIG Program provides mini-grants for the City of Santa Rosa’s Neighborfest Program, which offers neighbors the chance to come together, have fun, and build stronger, more connected communities. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all community events including Neighborfest have been suspended until further notice. This year, in lieu of Neighborfest, the CAB will be issuing grants for eligible community improvement projects. All approved projects must be inclusive, accessible, free of charge to participants, and focus on broad community support.

Resources for Applicants and Grantees

Grant Program Informational Meetings 

Grantee Forms

If you have completed your project, please use the links below to access the forms you will need for your final report and reimbursement:


If you applied for a Community Improvement Grant and were not awarded, you can appeal the decision to the CAB. For information on how to submit an appeal, please email the Office of Community Engagement.

To view applications, please 
submit a Public Records Request.

2022 Community Improvement Grant Awards

Organization Project Name Amount
Brew & LGBTQ Network Repaint Rainbow Flag Crosswalk $1,640
Circuit Riders Community Services Purchase of Water Trailer $2,500
EFZM Engage South Park Day & Night Festival  $2,500
Food For Thought  Bags of Love $2,500
Historic Railroad Square Association HRSA Holiday Horse & Carriage Rides $2,500
Magnificence Magnifiers  Magnificence Magnifiers  $2,500
Re-Sourcing Teens Resiliency Workshops Re-Sourcing Teens Resiliency Workshops $2,500
South Park Coalition Ice Cream Social & Public Safety Day $2,500
The Lost Church Railroad Square Music Festival $2,500

2021 Community Improvement Grant Awards

Organization Project Name Amount
Arlene Francis Center Foundation AFC Railroad Mural Project $2,500
Artstart Pomo Mural Project $2,500
California Human Development Fulton Day Labor Center Renovation Project $2,500
Common Ground Society Support for Hospitalized Families $1,000
Community Matters Safe School Ambassadors Program $2,500
Elsie Allen High School Foundation EAHS Campus Mural Project $2,500
Food for Thought COVID-19 Nutrition Program $2,500
Historic Railroad Square Association HRSA Holiday Horse & Carriage Rides $2,500
On the Move Santa Rosa Dia de los Muertos $2,500
Redwood Empire Chinese Association/Judy Kennedy Chinatown Memorial Crosswalks Project $2,275
Santa Rosa High School Baseball Group SRHS Baseball Facilities Upgrade Project $2,500
Santa Rosa Tool Library Tool Acquisitions Program $2,323
Sonoma County Black Coalition 2021 Disaster Preparedness Kits & Workshop $2,500
Sonoma County Black Forum Food Distribution for Times Like These $2,500
St. Rose Neighborhood Association St. Rose Neighborhood Mural Project $1,053
The Mural Project, Inc. The Mural Project: Roseland $2,500
United Way of the Wine Country/Raizes Collective Woodstock at United Way Project $2,500
West End Emergency Prep Group West End Emergency Prep Project $2,500

2020 Community Improvement Grant Awards

Neighborhood Organization Amount
Apple Valley Burbank Housing Development Corporation & 
Apple Valley Garden Committee
Burbank Gardens Burbank Gardens Neighborhood Association $2,359
Proctor Terrace Proctor Terrace Parent-Teacher Association $2,500
South Park South Park Residents Group $2,500
Southwest Santa Rosa Latino Service Providers - Youth Promotores $2,500
West End & St. Rose West End Neighborhood Association  $2,500