Posted on September 25, 2015
Analy High School students Nica, Maya, and Isi in the GSE garden. How can a garden grow more than just vegetables? When it helps to grow adults, too. That, at least, is among the aims of the Global Student Embassy (GSE), a Sebastopol nonprofit that serves students in Ecuador and Nicaragua as well as […]
Posted on September 16, 2015
Dear Friends, We know you share our heartache for our friends and neighbors, especially those in Lake County, who are facing the most devastating of circumstances wrought by the fires. We also know you are eager to help and it is no surprise to our Community Foundation Sonoma County team by the outpouring of giving […]
Posted on June 17, 2015
Imagine not being able to open a door, answer the phone, hear a fire alarm or even pick up a pencil. Think what it would be like to have people stare at you because you’re in a wheelchair or to feel isolated and, alone because you’re “different.” These are the kinds of challenges many people […]
Posted on May 8, 2015
Community Action Partnership’s Pasitos program engages Spanish-speaking families and young children in literacy development, to prepare them to enter kindergarten ready to learn.
Posted on January 31, 2015
Compassion Without Borders cares for pets and unwanted animals from Mexico to Sonoma, providing low-income Spanish speaking families with education about animal care, ID tags, preventative care, and connection to spay/neuter services.
Posted on January 27, 2015
Gratitude, Dignity, Need: Community Foundation donors Barbara Wollner,
Ben Cushman and George Tuttle share why they give in recent Press Democrat articles.
Posted on January 27, 2015
Family is paramount to Dean and Belinda (Bo) Soiland. So is faith. Dean, like most of his siblings, got his start in his father Marv Soiland’s sand and gravel business before he and Bo launched their BoDean Company for aggregates and asphalt in 1989. Along the way, they had three children of their own while […]
Posted on January 26, 2015
When activist Ligia Booker founded La Luz Center in 1985, the Sonoma Valley Latino population was largely transient, composed of seasonal workers who returned to their native countries once the harvest was done. By 2013, however, the community had stabilized. Serving some 10,000 people a year, La Luz now focuses its resources on helping year-round […]
Posted on January 23, 2015
With Pinot Noir vineyards spread out below him, George Tuttle sits on his porch and surveys the West County home he shares with spouse Ben Cushman. When asked to explain his philanthropy, he shakes his head. “The guilt factor is pretty high when you’re sitting here in Sonoma County on your nice deck and all […]