The Partnership has invested in numerous programs that support pro-social behavior in youth and families and has provided alternatives to gang involvement by supporting community organizations that align with The Partnership’s Mission and Vision.
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 was created to provide 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.
Community Helping Our Indispensable Children Excel (CHOICE) Grants
ANNOUNCEMENT: CHOICE CYCLE X FUNDED AGENCIES
On December 17, 2019, staff from the Violence Prevention Partnership made funding recommendations to City Council for the CHOICE Cycle X Grant Program. The City Council unanimously approved the funding recommendations totaling $840,000. The following list of agencies will implement community-based services under the CHOICE Cycle X Grant Program beginning January 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020.
|Agency & Contact||Program & Award Amount|
|Boys & Girls Club of Sonoma-Marin
|Diversion & Intervention (REACH)
|Center for Well-Being
|Child Parent Institute
|Family Focused Prevention & Intervention
|Community Action Partnership of Sonoma County (CAP)
|Community Child Care Council of Sonoma County (4Cs)
|Early Education Outreach Specialist
|Conservation Corps North Bay (CCNB)
|LifeWorks of Sonoma County
|The Salvation Army
|Tutoring & Mentoring (TAM) at Schools
|Social Advocates for Youth (SAY)
|Career & Life Readiness
To request a list of previous grant recipients, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
The City of Santa Rosa is currently operating under limited conditions due to the current coronavirus public health crisis.
At this time, the Violence Prevention Partnership is not accepting CHOICE Mini Grant Program applications due to modifying the funding to COVID-19 emergency sponsorships.
For more information, please contact Jason Carter at email@example.com.
|Requests Received By:||Determination Communicated By:|
|March 31||June 30|
|June 30||September 30|
|September 30||December 31|
|December 31||March 31|