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 […]

Steph Curry & Family Win $25,000 for our Sonoma County Resilience Fund

Steph Curry prevailed against Chris Paul once again in a showdown on ABC’s Celebrity Family Feud on Sunday June 24th. The stakes? A $25,000 donation to the player’s charity of choice. The Curry Family win means a $25,000 donation will be made to our very own Sonoma County Resilience Fund, which was established in October […]

Healdsburg Forever Celebrates $160,000 in Grants!

A rainy night didn’t deter nearly 200 donors and nonprofit leaders from gathering together at SHED to celebrate local philanthropy and to honor Mary Hafner for her steadfast leadership and support of the Healdsburg Forever Fund. In 2017, Healdsburg Forever awarded a record $160,000 in grants to 19 nonprofits serving Healdsburg and Geyserville. Under the […]

An Update on the Resilience Fund

Earlier this month our CEO Elizabeth Brown chatted with KSRO morning news host Pat Kerrigan to give listeners an update on our Sonoma County Resilience Fund. This interview has been condensed and lightly edited for clarity. Pat Kerrigan: Is the money still coming in? Elizabeth Brown: Yes! We are close to $11 million dollars. We […]

Everything we’ve learned about wildfire recovery told in just 5 minutes

When Supervisor James Gore asked us to represent the nonprofit sector at the annual State of the County breakfast event, we knew it would be a challenge to encapsulate all of the lessons we have learned into a five minute presentation but our CEO Elizabeth Brown was up to the challenge! Check out the video […]

Coffee with Karin

Over the past few months we have heard from many of you about the critical work you are doing to address the myriad of impacts the fires have had on our community. We’d like to hear from you about how we move forward toward a just and equitable recovery. Over the coming weeks we are […]

ROC Sonoma County

After a disaster happens in a community–and the immediate danger has passed–a long term recovery group is created. A collaborative network of nonprofits, faith-based organizations, and government agencies, the group works in partnership with FEMA to ensure a coordinated recovery effort. Our long term recovery group, Rebuilding Our Community (ROC) Sonoma County is now up […]

Remembering Richard Kunde

We are honored to remember our friend and donor Richard Kunde, who passed away last week at the age of 75. Richard and his late wife Saralee became donors to Community Foundation Sonoma County in 1995, and we highlighted their legacy of giving in our annual report last year. Here is the story, first published […]

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 […]

From Vacant to Vibrant

Imagine a place where kids explore babbling creeks and old orchards, families gather together to share a meal, community members harvest fresh vegetables from a shared garden, and cyclists pass through on their way to work or play. Did you picture all of this happening in the middle of Santa Rosa? For the past forty […]