Resilience Fund

Resilience Fund

The purpose of this page is to share information with our nonprofit partners about the grantmaking strategy of the Resilience Fund. If you are interested in learning more about contributing to the Fund, please click here.

About the 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. Please visit our FAQs page for information about the purpose of the fund and who the fund will support.


We are currently in the process of developing our grantmaking strategy for the Resilience Fund. As part of that process, on November 28th we hosted a Resilience Convening for local philanthropic and nonprofit leaders to learn from one another and share needs and opportunities to inform our community recovery and rebuilding process.

Prior to the Resilience Convening we conducted a survey of 15 local and regional funders who have created fire funds to begin to map the funding landscape for relief, recovery, and rebuilding.

The event included presentations by local funders who have created funds in response to the fires and a breakout session for nonprofits to discuss emerging needs and opportunities.

The PowerPoint from the funder’s panel, funder survey results, and other documents from the convening are available for download below.

Resilience Convening Report: Values, Needs, and Opportunities

Funder’s Panel Presentation PowerPoint: Presentations by Tipping Point, Redwood Credit Union’s North Bay Fire Relief Fund, Community Foundation Sonoma County, Rebuild North Bay, UndocuFund, and United Way of the Wine Country.

Audio Recording of Funder’s Panel: Thanks to KRCB for recording the presentations and panel discussion.

Funder Survey Results: A full report of the survey we conducted in November 2017 of 15 funders who have created fire relief/recovery funds.

Contact Information for Funder Panel Participants

Next Steps

We have collected all of the questions that the participating nonprofits had for the funders on the panel and have shared the questions with them; we will circle back when we have responses to those questions.

If you have questions about the Resilience Fund, please contact Karin Demarest, Vice President for Programs: or 707-303-9621.