Announcing: $700,000 grant to Sonoma Land Trust to protect critical open space land at Sonoma Developmental Center

We are so pleased to announce this wonderful news: Thanks to the vision of a family that cared deeply about the future of Sonoma County, the Sonoma Land Trust has received a $700,000 grant from Community Foundation Sonoma County and our regional affiliate the Sonoma Valley Fund to protect more than 700 acres of open […]

Announcing $1 million in Healing Grants for Fire-Related Trauma

Community Foundation Sonoma County is pleased to announce a $1 million investment in community-wide healing efforts through grants to mental-health focused projects. Listen to our CEO Elizabeth Brown announcing our healing grants on The Drive with Steve Jaxon: Long after the chaos of a disaster is resolved, the ongoing effects become clear. Today, nearly one […]

Nonprofit Spotlight: Community Child Care Council of Sonoma County

The night of October 8 changed thousands of lives in a near instant. For Cary and Josiah Rich, the fire meant the loss of not only their beloved apartment and all of their treasured keepsakes, but their home-based child care business as well. As Cary describes her night of restless sleep before the fire she […]

Donor Spotlight: Brooke Clyde

Growing up in Santa Rosa, Brooke and his sister Lisa learned about philanthropy as young children. Their mother, Jeannie Schulz, is renowned for her support of local causes, especially for her commitment to the arts and environment. “Obviously my mom has been a major influence on me. I’ve been very lucky in life, and philanthropy […]

The S Word

Update on “The S Word” The documentary film “The S Word,” featuring stories of courage and insight shared by survivors of suicide attempts, will be screened at Clover Theater in Cloverdale on March 19 at 7 p.m. It will be hosted by the Alexander Valley Film Society and sponsored by the Healthcare Foundation Northern Sonoma […]

CEO Receives Nonprofit Leadership Award

The North Bay Business Journal recognized Community Foundation Sonoma County CEO Beth Brown as a visionary committed to the well-being of Sonoma County. On October 31, 2017, she was awarded the Nonprofit Leadership Award for executives. Her skills and passion couldn’t come at a better time as we begin to rebuild our treasured community. Through […]

$300,000 in Emergency Grants for Recovery Efforts

Thanks to the overwhelming generosity of donors, organizations and businesses inside and outside the community, CFSC’s Resilience Fund has grown to over $4 million, and has allowed the Foundation to make emergency grants to 11 local nonprofits. The funds will help strengthen and stabilize the organizations as they play a key role in assisting fire […]

About the Resilience Fund

  What is the Sonoma County Resilience Fund? The Sonoma County Resilience Fund was created in October 2017 to address the mid to long-term needs of Sonoma County to recover and rebuild from the devastating fires that have struck our community. Why medium to long term? Why not immediate relief? When a disaster strikes, on […]

Our $200 Million Celebration

We recently celebrated making $200 million in grants with our current and former board of directors. This is a milestone that reflects 34-years’ worth of work, commitment, and inspiration. We celebrate this in 2017, but without their tireless work since the inception of the Community Foundation, this would never have happened. We stand on the […]

Memories and Milestones

Remember what you were doing in 1986? (We keep trying to forget our betamax players and day-glo accessories.) The amazing individuals who crafted, guided and led Community Foundation Sonoma County throughout our history do; they reflected on the work and impact of the Community Foundation during their tenure as leaders. Virginia Hubbell (VH) served as […]