Recent Grants

2018 Grants

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

To see the Healdsburg Forever 2018 grant recipients click here.


Animal Welfare

Compassion Without Borders: to support the wellness and spay/neuter clinics targeted to low-income residents in the Roseland Community.

Humane Society of Sonoma County: to support Sonoma Humane Society’s low-income spay neuter clinic.

Arts Education

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

Museums of Sonoma County: to support Art4Kids.

Santa Rosa Symphony: to support the Simply Strings Program.

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

Arts Education – Administered in partnership with Creative Sonoma

Art Escape: to support the Teen Art Lounge program for local teens.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Sonoma County: to support the Ballet Folklorico program on Latino dance for youth culminating in a live performance at the Youth of the Year event in Roseland.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Sonoma Valley: to support the Art of Filmmaking workshops for 75 youth in 4th and 5th grade.

California Poets in the Schools: to support six Teaching Artists in seven underserved schools throughout Sonoma County to deliver poetry-writing residencies to a largely bilingual, bicultural population.

Cazadero Performing Arts Camp: to support the Cazadero Performing Arts Camp three-day sleep-away music camp retreat in the redwoods of Western Sonoma County.

Child Parent Institute: to support the “Explore and Express” program for Phoenix High School s.tudents.

Chop’s Teen Club: to support the Side by Side Summer Artist Series and Teen Art Showcase

Felta Education Foundation: to support the Studio Program to bring a year-long series of high quality, dynamic art projects to all students at West Side School.

Healdsburg Jazz Festival: to support the Student Jazz Combo Competition for student musicians.

Imagine Bus Project: to support the Youth Studio which provides weekly workshops at Los Guilicos Juvenile Hall and Sonoma Probation Camp.

Luther Burbank Center for the Arts: to support Music Matters which provides Bellevue Elementary students ukulele instruction.

Sonoma County Dancers United: to support the Dancers Unite!, program bringing dance education to grades TK-5.

Sonoma County Regional Parks Foundation: to support Through YES-Coast for underserved Sonoma County youth to learn the art of photography.

Sonoma Valley Education Foundation: to support the Valley Vibes Youth Orchestra (ViVO) which provides socio-economically disadvantaged students with the opportunity to participate in an El Sistema based youth-development orchestral music program.

Walking Elephant Theatre Company: to support the Walking Elephant Theatre Company School Program for students in 3rd – 12th grade.

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.

Foster Youth

Community Support Network: for general operating support.

On the Move:  for general operating support for VOICES Sonoma.

Social Advocates for Youth:  for general operating support.

TLC Child and Family Services:  for general operating support.


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

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

Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Santa Rosa: to support the operations of the DeMeo House.

Committee On The Shelterless:to support COTS Kids First Program.

Community Action Partnership of Sonoma County: to support Sloan House.

Women’s Recovery Services A Unique Place: to support Women’s Recovery Services.

YWCA of Sonoma County: to support the real estate acquisition for the purchase of 136 Orange Street in Santa Rosa to expand the Safe House shelter.


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.

Los Cien Sonoma County, Inc.: to support the fifth annual State of the Latino Community event.

Los Cien Sonoma County, Inc.: to support the Power and Prospects Dinner: Advancing Latino Economic Prosperity.

North Bay Organizing Project: to support the Latinx Student Congress.

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.


Art Escape: to sponsor the Día de los Muertos: Community Altar and Family Fun Event.

City of Santa Rosa: to support the Violence Prevention Partnership’s Gang Prevention Awareness Month.

Community Action Partnership of Sonoma County: to support The Day and Night Festival which celebrates the decrease in youth gang involvement.

Latino Health Forum: to support the 26th Annual Latino Health Forum Conference on Fire and ICE Recovery and Resilience.

Latino Service Providers: to support the Fandango Fundraiser.

Napa Valley Community Foundation: for sponsorship of the Napa Valley COAD in partnership with Sonoma VOAD conference “Stronger Together’.

Peace and Justice Center of Sonoma County: to support the 14th Annual Winterblast Festival.

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

Restorative Resources: to support Windsor’s 8th Annual Day of the Dead Celebration.

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

Scopa Has a Dream dba Corazon Healdsburg: to support the Día de los Muertos community event in Healdsburg.

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.

United Way Of The Bay Area: to support the Opportunity Summit hosted by Rise Together on April 20.


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