Sonoma County Agricultural Preservation and Open Space District

Matching Grant Program

The District offers a competitive Matching Grant Program for projects within or near the County’s urban areas. The program is offered every other year, and makes grants available to Cities, the County, other public agencies, and non-profit organizations for urban open space projects that provide open space preservation, community recreation, and restoration and enhancement of significant natural habitat.

Since 1994, this unique program has provided over $30 million in funding towards projects in all of the County’s nine incorporated cities and in multiple unincorporated areas, allowing our partners to leverage that funding to develop diverse and innovative projects throughout Sonoma County’s communities.

A few examples of the District’s Matching Grant projects include:
The Windsor Town Green (Windsor)
Prince Memorial Greenway (Santa Rosa)
Bayer Farm Neighborhood Park & Gardens (Santa Rosa)
Petaluma Marsh expansion and habitat enhancement (Petaluma)
Meadowlark Field Laguna de Santa Rosa restoration project (Sebastopol)
Riverkeeper Stewardship Park (Guerneville)
Falletti Ranch (Cotati)

Explore projects that have been accepted into the Program in the last four grant cycles:
2016 MGP Board Funding Recommendations
2014 MGP Board Funding Recommendations
2012 MGP Board Funding Recommendations
2010 MGP Board Funding Recommendations
2008 MGP Board Funding Recommendations

The next funding cycle will be in 2018. For more information, contact Jennifer Kuszmar at or 707/565.7266.