The CHOICE Grant Program was launched in 2006 and with MEASURE O (2004) has funded non-profit organizations and schools with over $10 million in grants to support youth and families in creating safe and healthy communities. Currently, the CHOICE Cycle XI Grant Program funds 8 Santa Rosa-based non-profit organizations with $1.87 million to provide services for the City's most underserved and vulnerable residents.
At this time, the Violence Prevention Partnership is not accepting CHOICE Mini-Grant Program applications due to allocating funds to address COVID-19 emergency services and sponsorships.
Community Helping Our Indispensable Children Excel (CHOICE) Grants
On June 7, 2022, staff from the Violence Prevention Partnership made funding recommendations to City Council for the CHOICE Cycle XI Grant Program. The City Council unanimously approved the funding recommendations totaling $750,000. The following list of agencies will implement community-based services under the CHOICE Cycle XI Grant Program beginning July 1, 2022 through December 31, 2024.