Clayton Fire Response

Our thoughts and well wishes are with the residents and firefighters effected by the devastating Clayton fire that broke out August 13th. The fire is still active and borders the areas destroyed by last year’s Valley fire, but is fortunetly being contained. If you wish to provide assistance, we have compiled a list of organizations actively involved. American […]

#ReasonForHope

Every American generation must face defining moments. We are facing one now. The recent killings of people and police officers in communities across the country have stirred feelings of discord and despair, and left Americans wondering how we’ll find a way forward. Yet America has faced many such moments before, and found a path towards […]

Child Parent Institute

“I’m at the end of my rope. Where do I turn?” A mother of four tries to improve herself through college studies while raising her kids with no help from their father. Child Parent Institute’s (CPI’s) in-home parent counseling services provides positive solutions resulting in a better home life. Sometimes parents need a time-out. A positive parenting […]

Impact (100) Grant

Impact 100 Redwood Circle has awarded its first $100,000 grant to VOICES, an innovative nonprofit that provides youth with the resources they need to make the leap from foster care to successful, independent adulthood. More than 100 members of this nascent women’s giving circle gathered on Saturday, May 21 to hear presentations from three nonprofit grant […]

The Imaginists

It’s a bird. It’s a plane. It could turn into almost anything! Just who are those wild-eyed, costumed people on bicycles? What are they doing wandering to and fro, performing in the streets? Why are they in our high schools engaging and charming the kids, getting even the shyest of teens to open up, participate […]

Russian Riverkeeeper

At the very heart of Sonoma County flows the beloved Russian River. This ancient, beautiful, integral resource provides precious water for drinking, fish and wildlife habitat, agriculture, and recreation; as such its value is inestimable. Yet our river is under constant assault from both nature (drought, flooding) and our own acts (overuse, pollution, diversion). As […]

Building Leadership

What happens when 15 of Sonoma County’s most interesting women nonprofit leaders get together? A lot of laughter and support bubbles out of the room. Partnerships and friendships are formed. Ideas and best practices are generously shared. A circle of support is created. In February, Community Foundation Sonoma County convened women leaders from Sonoma’s nonprofit […]

Chop’s Teen Club

2:54 p.m. – It’s eerily silent for a weekday afternoon. Signs of life: lights, music and computers are fired up as the doors unlock. Time for teens at Chop’s. 3:01 p.m. — When those doors open, classrooms, halls, floors and courtyards come alive with laughter, music, art projects, training and study sessions, computer work and […]

Weaving a Future for the County

“I’ll always remember a girl at my grade school who only had one dress. That just blew my mind. My family was in the retail business so I had a wonderful wardrobe and she had just one dress. I have never forgotten that and I never will,” says Julia Grant. Ms. Grant did not come […]

New Partnership with Sonoma Wine Country Weekend

Sonoma County, CA, October 13, 2015 – Sonoma Wine Country Weekend, Sonoma County’s largest wine and food charitable event, and one of the top three U.S. charitable wine auctions, is pleased to announce a new partnership with Community Foundation Sonoma County. This collaboration leverages the Community Foundation’s non-profit charitable giving expertise with the vision and […]