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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

A Love of Literacy and the Land

What could be more delightful than seeing energetic young children bubbling with enthusiasm for exploring nature and reading? iREAD Outside is a weekly LandPaths series for young children and families, combining the wonders of being outside, visiting local parks and preserves throughout the County, with the joy of reading.  Funded through Community Foundation Sonoma County’s […]

Improving Nonprofit Effectiveness

CompassPoint offers workshops on leadership, financial management, communications, and more.

The Role of Program Officers

The Center for Effective Philanthropy recently released a report on the role of program officers at foundations. Our Vice President for Programs, Karin Demarest, reflects on this report and what it means for Community Foundation Sonoma County.  Read her blog post and the full report here.

Quarterly Coffee with Karin August 10th

Please join us for coffee and conversation on August 10th with our Vice President for Programs, Karin Demarest. This is an opportunity to meet other community leaders and learn about Community Foundation Sonoma County. Click here for details and to register.