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 […]

Sonoma County Vintners Foundation Donates $520,000 to Local Nonprofits

The Sonoma County Vintners Foundation is donating $520,000 in grants to more than 50 local nonprofit organizations that address the community’s critical needs. Grants were made through the Sonoma County Vintners Foundation community grants program, with funding from the 2017 Sonoma County Wine Auction. The Community Foundation Sonoma County partners with Sonoma County Vintners Foundation to […]

From Burnt Homes to New Foundations: How One Company is Giving Back to Fire Recovery

In the days after the October 2017 wildfires, emergency officials knew that the cleanup process would be a long haul. They also knew they needed to start working immediately to identify a partner that could immediately take in the hundreds of thousands of tons of debris and hazardous materials. It turns out, the new owners […]

Los Cien: Leaps and Bounds

Magali Telles is Los Cien’s first paid executive director, which marks yet another milestone in the organization’s development—and draws attention to the speed at which the organization has grown. “Since their founding in 2008, Los Cien has gone from all volunteers with a small all-volunteer board, to a larger more formalized board with some consultant […]

Ariana Díaz de León, our new Program Officer!

Welcome to our new Program Officer, Ariana Díaz de León! Ariana joins us from Sonoma State University where she held several positions, most recently Data Analyst, and where she also received her Masters in Public Administration. Ariana previously attended CSU Long Beach for a BA in Social Work where she was exposed to the power […]

Resilience Fund Grants Announcement

We are thrilled to announce grants to two organizations working to help individuals impacted by the fires who are struggling with insurance claims, legal issues, and securing the resources they need to recover. These grants are funded through our Sonoma County Resilience Fund, which was established in October 2017 to support long-term fire recovery with grantmaking […]

Become a Catalyst

When Katherine Fulton and Katharine Kunst moved into their home in the heart of Sonoma, they knew this community was unique. They were charmed by its beauty and small town vibe. Katharine Kunst explains, “I love  that it is so incredibly walkable. As an artist and a cook, I’m delighted to find a great art […]

Sonoma Capacity Building Cohort: Year 3

We’ve heard the proverb “Give a man a fish and you feed him for today; teach a man to fish and you have fed him for a lifetime.” Nonprofit organizations live and breathe this mantra every day in their own work with clients. From helping teens build job skills, to connecting students who want to create art with […]