The Sonoma Valley Rotary Foundation has awarded just over $100,000 to 134 local businesses with grants ranging from $500 to nearly $1,500 to help those businesses cope with the economic effects from the Covid-19 pandemic. The money came from $50,000 raised by Sonoma Rotarians and then matched with $50,000 from Sonoma Valley Catalyst Fund.
Businesses eligible to receive grants include retailers, restaurants, laundry services, hotels, auto repair companies, tasting rooms, elder care facilities, service companies, car wash services, barbers and hairdressers, workout facilities, and commercial drivers from Schellville to Kenwood.
Rotary is currently raising an additional funds to continue this grant opportunity. Those interested in giving to the fund can contribute two ways—through the website at https://www.gofundme.com/f/rotary-catalyst-fund. Or they can mail a check to Sonoma Valley Rotary Foundation, which is a 501(c)3, at PO Box 923, Sonoma, 95476.