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Nonprofits invited to apply for Wine Country Weekend grants

Sonoma County nonprofit organizations are invited to submit applications for $370,000 in Community Grants from the proceeds of the 2013 Sonoma Wine Country Weekend.

Sonoma Wine Country Weekend is Sonoma County’s top charitable event, uniting the wine industry and raising $2.5 million for the Sonoma County community through a combination of charitable giving, tourism programs, and supporting local businesses and jobs.

A total of $370,000 will be donated to local charitable nonprofit organizations by the Sonoma Valley Vintners & Growers Foundation and the Sonoma County Vintners Foundation, the foundations associated with Sonoma Wine Country Weekend.

Grant amounts from each organization will range from $2,000 to $15,000. Priority will be given where funds are earmarked to meet a particular need rather than a continuation of ongoing basic program services.

Applications must be received by noon on Jan. 15, and the committee will notify all applicants of its decisions by Feb. 21.

To obtain a copy of the application and criteria, email  info@sonomawinecountryweekend.com or visit sonomawinecountryweekend.com.

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