Launched in the immediate aftermath of the October 2017 firestorm by Community Foundation Sonoma County with support from the Hewlett Foundation, Map One Sonoma was created with the input of community leaders and practitioners as a platform for discussion of the ideal future state for Sonoma County.
Through Map One Sonoma, United Way of the Wine Country awards small grants for projects, programs, organizations and coalitions that will further the overall goal of the Map One Sonoma initiative committed to fostering a prosperous, resilient, inclusive, and sustainable Sonoma County where everyone has an opportunity to thrive.
The Map One Sonoma Grant Committee prioritizes innovative proposals that:
- Advance racial equity
- Involve collaboration across sectors
- Engage marginalized communities, especially at the decision-making level
- Create systems change through impact on levers identified by the Map One Sonoma process, including:
- Worker pay
- Equity in education
- Housing innovations that lead to economies of scale and increased pace of building
- Ecosystem services that lead to good jobs
- Hazard mitigation
- Climate adaptation
- Availability and affordability of child care
- Pilots or demonstrations that – if successful – can influence hearts, minds, and policies
- Move the needle on indicators of social progress found in following:
Congratulations to the 2020 Map One Sonoma grantees!
Daily Acts Organization for a Coalition Model for Equitable Climate Change Action and Policy Development to increase civic empowerment within frontline communities and communities of color.
Generation Housing for Youth Housing Advocacy Certificate Programs to inspire and prepare young people, ages 16-25, advocate for more affordable multi-family in-fill housing
LandPaths for the LandPaths Equity Project to address individual, systemic, and institutional biases in our organization that directly impact the people, partnerships, and projects Landpaths supports.
Latino Service Providers for Youth Promotores Verdes who are powerful ambassadors to help raise awareness about climate change and provide environmental education among Latinx community members.
Los Cien Sonoma County for Los Cien Virtual Platform to engage the community relevant to topics regarding Map One Sonoma the Latino Community through a virtual platform and partnership with KBBF.
North Bay Jobs with Justice for Sonoma County United in Crisis to ensure equitable response and recovery to Covid-19 by engaging local communities in decision-making and helping community organizations collaborate.
Sonoma Land Trust for its Conservation Council, a youth development program for under-represented Sonoma County high school teens to learn about and participate in outdoor activities.
YWCA Sonoma County for a Special Place Therapeutic Preschool and Counseling Services, a full-time year-round therapeutic preschool and childcare program for children impacted by trauma.