Dear Director,

As we prepare for the 2013 Speedway Children's Charities grant application process, we wanted to touch base with you on a few items.

Just like so many non-profits in the county, the Sonoma Chapter of Speedway Children's Charities has been affected by these difficult economic times. In light of the reduction in available grant funds and in order to make the best and most prudent decisions for the 2013 grant distributions, we have narrowed our focus for 2013.

For this grant cycle, our main priorities will be programs that focus on:

  • Health and nutrition
  • Basic family services (e.g. safety, shelter, etc.)
  • Leadership (e.g. mentoring, gang prevention etc.)

 All other requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis, as funding allows.

By giving you this information in advance, we hope to be able to more clearly focus our efforts for 2013 and provide a social safety net to Sonoma County youth in need. If your grant needs fall outside one of these primary categories, you are still welcome to apply, but we want to be sure you do so with advance knowledge of our priorities.

The 2013 grant application will be available in mid-August on this page (see download link below), and at  If you would like a copy mailed to you, please contact me.

We appreciate your interest in the Sonoma Chapter of Speedway Children’s Charities. As always, our goal is to be an important partner within the community and help improve the quality of life for our kids!

Yours truly,

Melinda Pahl
Sonoma Chapter of SCC
Sonoma Raceway