Recent Grants

2017 Grants

Community Foundation Sonoma County is pleased to announce that the following proposals were funded through our competitive grants programs for the 2017-2018 grant period.


Arts Education

Alexander Valley Film Society: to launch the AVFS Lab Filmmaking Track.

Art Escape: to launch “Art & Ancestry through Day of the Dead.”

Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Sonoma County: to expand the “Uke’an Be Happy Program.”

Knights of Indulgence Theatre United States: to support Imaginists’ ION Project.

Museums of Sonoma County: to support Art4Kids.

Raizes Collective: to design a documentation and outcome methodology for the Write the Power: Creative Writing in Open Spaces program.

Santa Rosa Players dba Sixth Street Playhouse: to support The Playhouse’s efforts to expand arts programming to underserved populations.

Santa Rosa Symphony: to support the Simply Strings Program.

Sonoma Valley Museum of Art: to support the Art Rewards the Student program.


Basic Human Needs

Buckelew Programs: to supplement and expand Buckelew Program’s rental assistance funding for individuals living with severe and persistent mental illness in Sonoma County.

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

Committee On The Shelterless:  to support COTS’ food programs.

Community Support Network:  to support Seeking Safety, Q.P.R. and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction trainings for service providers working with people experiencing homelessness.

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

FISH of the Santa Rosa Area Inc.: to support FISH’s food pantry.

Friends In Sonoma Helping: to partially support an increase in Rental Assistance to needy Sonoma Valley residents.

InterFaith Shelter Network:  to provide emergency financial assistance for homeless or precariously housed individuals.

Healdsburg Shared Ministries: to purchase food for needy families in the Healdsburg/Geyserville area.

Jewish Community Free Clinic of Sonoma County: to provide free medical services to low-income patients.

La Luz Center:  to assist low-income Sonoma Valley Latino individuals and families with shelter, food and basic needs in the event of an emergency.

Lilliput Children’s Services:  to provide emergency funding for kinship families taking emergency placement of relative youth.

The Living Room Center, Inc.:  to provide operating support for The Living Room’s day services.

On the Move:  to support VOICES with funding for emergency food and transportation assistance.

Petaluma Ecumenical Properties:  to provide emergency funding for the Resident Assistance Fund.

Petaluma People Services Center:  to support Meals on Wheels.

Reach for Home: to provide shelter, transportation to medical services and other basic needs 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 children.

Serve A Little: to provide free auto repair to low-income single moms.

Sonoma Overnight Support:  to support day services for the hungry and homeless in Sonoma Valley.

Sonoma State University Seawolf Scholars Program: to provide emergency funding to current and former foster youth enrolled at Sonoma State University.

Sonoma Valley Community Health Center:  to provide transportation for the underserved residents in Sonoma Valley to ensure access to healthcare services.

Verity-Compassion Safety Support A California Corporation: to provide emergency housing and transportation for sexual victims and their families.

Volunteer Center Of Sonoma County Inc.:  to support 211 Sonoma County.

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

YWCA of Sonoma County:  to provide food, shelter, and clothing and other essential supplies for women and their children feeling domestic violence.


Environmental Education

Center for Climate Protection: to support ECO2School’s World Changers Career Pathways program.

LandPaths: to support the In Our Own Back Yards program.

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

Occidental Arts And Ecology Center: to support Community Soil Foundation’s garden-based environmental education at the Larkfield Community Garden and Learning Center.

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

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

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

Sonoma Ecology Center:  to support the K-12 Watershed Education Program.

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



Buckelew Programs: to support Mental Health Art Collaborative.

Dancers’ Group: to support “Into the Heartwood” at the Redwood Sculpture Garden at Luther Burbank Center.

Expanding Your Horizons: to support the Expanding Your Horizons event in Sonoma County.

Onetouch Project: to support the 1Touch Introductory Workshop for People with Disabilities
at the Earl Baum Center for the Blind.

On the Move: to support On The Verge’s “Nuestra Cultura Sana” event.

Pepperwood Foundation: to support “Day of the Child/Dia del Niño”.

Positive Images: to support the Family Formation Symposium: Building and Protecting LGBTQI+ families.

Suscol Council: to support Guelaguetza Sonoma County 2017 at the Luther Burbank Center for the Arts.


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