SONOMA, Calif. (April 20, 2017) - The Sonoma chapter of Speedway Children's Charities (SCC) is now accepting grant applications from Sonoma County non-profit youth groups for its 2017 grant cycle.

The 2017 SCC Grant Application and format guidelines can be found online at www.speedwaycharities.org/get-involved/grants/sonoma/.  Qualified grant applicants must be youth-focused non-profit groups serving Sonoma County. To focus efforts on Sonoma County youth in need, priority is given to programs that concentrate on health and nutrition, basic family services and leadership. Applying organizations should note that SCC does not fund first-year programs or organizations, capital campaigns or construction/remodeling projects.

Applications must be completed and returned to Sonoma Raceway by Wednesday, June 28, at 5 p.m. Applications are not accepted via email or fax. For questions or more information, contact Cheri Plattner at CPlattner@SonomaRaceway.com or 707-933-3950.

SCC, the charitable arm of Sonoma Raceway, hosts events throughout the year to raise funds for distribution to local non-profit groups. The Sonoma chapter has distributed more than $5.5 million to Sonoma County youth groups since 2001, including nearly $375,000 to 55 groups in 2016.