Recent Grants

2018 Grants

Community Foundation Sonoma County is pleased to share the following list of our 2018 nonprofit partners.

To see last year’s grants, click here.

Arts Education

Knights of Indulgence Theatre United States: to support The Imaginists campaign to purchase their theater space

Sonoma County Economic Development Board Foundation: to support the Community Foundation and Creative Sonoma arts education collaborative grants program

Basic Human Needs

Ambulatory Surgery Access Coalition dba Operation Access: to provide surgeries and specialty procedures for undocumented people in Sonoma County

Buckelew Programs: to expand the Emergency Rental Assistance fund for rents and rental deposits

California Parenting Institute (CPI): to provide emergency funding for medical co-pays, housing and related expenses for families with children

Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Santa Rosa: to support the Family Support Center

Ceres Community Project: to provide medically tailored meals to very low-income patients with serious illness

Committee On The Shelterless: to support the operation of COTS’ Food Programs

Council on Aging Services for Seniors: to provide home-delivered meals to frail isolated seniors

Episcopal Senior Communities Foundation: to provide emergency funding for low-income seniors

FISH of the Santa Rosa Area Inc.: to support FISH’s Food Pantry

Food For Thought: to provide nutritious food to 50 low-income Sonoma County residents affected by congestive heart failure

Friends In Sonoma Helping: to partially support Rental Assistance to needy Sonoma Valley residents

Healdsburg Shared Ministries: to provide free food to needy families in the Healdsburg/Geyserville area

InterFaith Shelter Network: to provide interim housing and permanent housing placement for Sonoma County homeless population

Jewish Community Free Clinic of Sonoma County: to support the JCFC’s Free Medications, Vaccines, and Labs Direct Aid Program

On the Move: to support VOICES Sonoma with funding for transportation and emergency food services

Petaluma Ecumenical Properties: to provide emergency funding to residents in need of food, shelter, or medical financial aid

Petaluma People Services Center: to support the Meals on Wheels program for at-risk seniors

Reach for Home: to provide additional necessary shelter, transportation to medical services and other services to homeless clients

Redwood Empire Food Bank: to support the Produce Pantry

River to Coast Children’s Services: to provide emergency food, diapers, and hygiene items to West County Families

Sonoma Overnight Support: to provide food and services to the homeless in Sonoma and Sonoma Valley

Sonoma State University Seawolf Scholars Program: to provide essential services to current and former foster youth enrolled at Sonoma State University

Sonoma Valley Community Health Center: to provide medical transportation to underserved residents of Sonoma Valley

Sunny Hills Services: to provide emergency funding for our Sonoma clients receiving mental health services

The Living Room Center, Inc.: to provide meals to homeless women and children

Verity-Compassion Safety Support A California Corporation: to enable victims of sexual assault to access emergency shelter, food and transportation

Volunteer Center of Sonoma County Inc: to support the 211 program

West County Community Services: to provide better and more meals to low-income and homeless seniors

Women’s Recovery Services A Unique Place: for general support of Women’s Recovery Services

YWCA of Sonoma County: to provide food, shelter, and immediate needs to adults and children fleeing domestic violence


Environmental Education

Extended Child Care Coalition of Sonoma County Inc.: to support the Community Soil Foundation’s garden-based environmental education of the Larkfield Community Garden and Learning Center

LandPaths: to support the In Our Own Back Yards program

North Bay Organizing Project: to support the Latino Student Congress outings and outdoor retreats

Pepperwood Foundation: to support TeenNat, connecting youth to natural resource careers through participation in conservation research

Pepperwood Foundation: to support the professional development of members of the Sonoma Environmental Education Collaborative

Point Reyes National Seashore Association: to support a multi-day environmental education program in partnership with LandPaths

Sonoma County Regional Parks Foundation: to support “Science, Science, Everywhere” custom bundles of three environmental education experiences for 10 schools

Sonoma Ecology Center: to support restoring full access to trails at Sugerloaf Ridge State Park that were impacted by the fires

Sonoma Ecology Center: to support the K-6 Watershed Education Program

Sonoma Land Trust: to support Bay Camp a bilingual summer day camp on the San Pablo Bay


City of Santa Rosa Housing and Community Services: to provide general operating support to Sam Jones Hall


Action Network:  to support the iREAD for Future Success Tomorrow II, program that encourages daily reading to children ages 0-5.

Alliance Medical Center:  to support the growth and development of Alliance Medical Center’s literacy education and Reach Out and Read programs.

California Parenting Institute:  to engage and promote reading in the homes of low-income, high-risk families who participate in CPI programs.

LandPaths:  to build upon iREAD Outside, modeling and further generating excitement, skills and abilities to read to children outside (and inside).

On the Move:  to support Sonoma Valley Parent University’s Family Early Literacy Initiative.

Petaluma Health Care District:  increase access to books and support family reading opportunities in low-income households in Southern Sonoma County.

River to Coast Children’s Services:  to enhance KinderGym with a lending library, daily story time.

Sonoma County Public Library Foundation:  to increase daily reading to local children by supplying families with books, instruction and encouragement through the Free Book Mobile.

Latino Leadership

On the Move: to support the third year of the On the Verge cohort in Sonoma County

Los Cien Sonoma County, Inc.: for general operating support

Sonoma Valley Fund Capacity Building Grants

Art Escape: to establish a new part-time program staff position to focus on building program development and design capacity in Year Two.

Sonoma Overnight Support:  to underwrite the cost of the Food Service Program Coordinator.

La Luz Center: to hire a business planning consultant to work with the board on strategic planning and navigating La Luz’s growth trajectory.

Boys and Girls Clubs of Sonoma Valley:  to support the capacity building project for Boys and Girls Clubs of Sonoma Valley.

Teen Services Sonoma:  to support the capacity building project for Teen Services Sonoma.

Sonoma Valley Mentoring Alliance: to support the capacity building project for Sonoma Valley Mentoring Alliance.


Latino Service Providers: to support the Fandango Fundraiser

Raizes Collective: to support the Guelaguetza festival at Luther Burbank Center for the Arts

Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital: to support the production of the Roseland Cinco de Mayo Run

Sonoma County Black Forum: to support the Sonoma County Black Forum’s 2018 Youth Summit

Sonoma County Office of Education: to support Teacher Appreciation Week and Spotlight on Sonoma County Schools

The Lost Church: to support the Railroad Square Music Festival


For more information about our grant programs, see Apply for Grants or contact Karin Demarest at 707.303.9621.