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.

2017 ieSonoma

The 5th annual ieSonoma: innovate | educate takes place this year on June 12th at Sonoma Country Day School. ieSonoma was founded in 2013 as a partnership between the Sonoma County Office of Education, Sonoma State University, and Sonoma Country Day School for the purpose of transforming teaching and learning in local schools. With the […]

Mapping Resources

We are inviting you to attend a mapping session hosted by the Healthcare Foundation and several other funders in our region, including Healdsburg Forever. It is important that we get information about nonprofits that are providing services to the residents of northern Santa Rosa to Cloverdale and beyond – “northern Sonoma County” – and we’ve developed these […]

Leading With Our Values

At Community Foundation Sonoma County, we believe in the power of connecting people, ideas, and resources to benefit all who live here. As an organization that is deeply connected to this place and the people who call it home, we are acutely aware of what makes Sonoma County special and the disparities in who has […]

New Format for Quarterly Coffees!

We have deeply appreciated the opportunity to share coffee and conversation with more than one hundred nonprofit partners in 2016. This year we will offer a new format for Quarterly Coffee by inviting different members of our staff to sit in conversation with Karin. In January, Karin will talk with J Mullineaux, Vice President for […]