Landmark Vineyards has announced $50,000 in awards to 10 nonprofit organizations through its new Landmark Community Grants program. These grants serve programs in Sonoma Valley and Russian River Valley, two regions of Sonoma County where many Landmark employees live and work.
Since 2014, Landmark has donated over $200,000 to local organizations through grants and employee-directed donations. Its Community Grants program continues Landmark’s goal of supporting community organizations by funding projects and services that operate at a grassroots level to strengthen the region. Applications will be accepted for the next round of grants beginning in January 2019 at landmarkwinegrants.com/community.html and awarded by the second quarter of 2019.
“We’re proud to introduce the Landmark Community Grants program to help serve the local organizations that do so much for our communities,” said Matt Steel, general manager of Landmark Vineyards. “After the devastating fires last fall, our grant program demonstrates our ongoing commitment to ensuring that Sonoma remains a vibrant and thriving region.”
The 10 organizations receiving grants in 2018:
Boys & Girls Clubs of Sonoma Valley: Funds new physical fitness equipment to be used weekly by 300 youth.
Farm to Pantry: Supports the Gleaning Program, which provides surplus fruits and vegetables to programs that help nourish the underserved.
Forget Me Not Children’s Services: Funds a garden therapy program that teaches gardening and nutrition education.
La Luz Center: Supports a new initiative to provide legal aid and mental health services to immigrant families.
LifeWorks of Sonoma County: Continues the Bridge “El Puente” program, which provides in-home intervention counseling services for at-risk youth.
North Coast Resource Conservation & Development Council: Partners with local Girl Scouts to maintain and expand protected habitats for bees.
Social Advocates for Youth: Supports staff and volunteers to provide outreach services to at-risk and homeless youth.
Sonoma County Public Library Foundation: Purchases additional books and expands the number of distribution sites of the Free Bookmobile program.
Sonoma Ecology Center: Funds trail repairs to the 2,480 feet of trails that were damaged in the October 2017 fires in Sugarloaf State Park.
Valley of the Moon Children’s Home Foundation: Purchases equipment and supplies to provide dental services to children in emergency foster care.
Landmark Community Grants accompanies the Landmark School Grants program, which was created last fall to support classroom projects and field trips for local schools. More information about Landmark’s grant programs is available at landmarkwinegrants.com.