Our Matching Grant Program centers community in open space. The program focuses on protecting vibrant lands and creating inviting open spaces within our cities and communities, through partnerships with local public agencies and nonprofits. Matching Grant projects have the potential to transform communities, providing places to recreate, find solitude, hold public gatherings, grow local food, and to experience and learn more of the importance of natural resources and agriculture. Since 1994, this unique program has dedicated nearly $40 million towards projects in all nine incorporated cities and in multiple unincorporated areas, allowing our partners to leverage Matching Grant funding to develop innovative projects that reflect the needs and vision of Sonoma County’s diverse communities.

Guidelines, application + supporting documents

Questions? Please email Pamela Swan, Grants Coordinator, at matchinggrant@sonoma-county.org

Project map + examples

A map of all active and completed Matching Grant projects.

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For project examples, read about the most recently funded projects >>

Informational Workshop for Applicants
We held a virtual informational workshop during the 2022 application cycle and the information still applies. To learn more, watch a recording of the session >>