About Sonoma Valley Fund

The mission of the Sonoma Valley Fund (SVF) is to strengthen its community through philanthropy and legacy giving. It is the bridge between donors and the nonprofit organizations they support, ensuring the prudent investment of funds and the achievement of legacy gift objectives. The SVF Grants Committee manages local grant programs that directly benefit Sonoma Valley residents. SVF has a wide variety of funds established by donors and nonprofit organizations to serve their philanthropic goals.

Donors giving through the Sonoma Valley Fund can make a significant impact in the Sonoma Valley by choosing from a variety of creative giving vehicles tailored to meet individualized interests and objectives. Nonprofit organizations benefit from SVF’s ability to support new legacy gifts to support their programs and projects, providing flexibility and responsiveness to changing local needs.

An Affiliate of the Community Foundation

The Sonoma Valley Fund is our second affiliate. Community-based affiliate organizations are the perfect bridge to bring our services into defined geographic areas of Sonoma County. Each affiliate operates in a specific sub-area, with board members and donors from that community and its own competitive grantmaking. Affiliates benefit from our broad resources, including a comprehensive investment program, professional staff services, grantmaking expertise, legal knowledge and administrative support.

Sonoma Valley Board Members
Joshua Rymer, President
Barbara Young, Past President
Dennis Collins, Vice President
Barbara Hughes, Secretary/Treasurer
Whitney Evans, President Emeritus
Mandy Bolling
Kimberly Blattner
Suzanne Brangham
Richard Dale
Harriet Derwingson
William Lynch
Maneul Merjil
Scott Smith
Valerie Pistole

Sonoma Valley Fund Advisors
Joe Aaron
Simon Blattner
John Brady
Louann Carlomagno
Karen Collins
Susan Cook
Arleen Curry
Ted Cutler
Christine Dohrmann
Richard A. Drew
Theodore L. Eliot, Jr.
Robert Erskine
Whitney Evans
Maggie Salenger Haywood
Tom Haeuser
Jennifer Hainstock
Donna Halow
Susan Hoeffel
Steve Kyle
Jim Lamb
John Leland
Marcia Levy
Gary D. Nelson
Steve Page
Jonathan H. Parker
Steve Pease
George Rathman
Martha Rosenblatt
Henry (Hank) Sandbach
David Stollmeyer
John Story
Jaffrey Walter
Rick Wynne


For more information, please contact J Mullineaux at 707.303.9620.