Coffee with Karin

Over the past few months we have heard from many of you about the critical work you are doing to address the myriad of impacts the fires have had on our community. We’d like to hear from you about how we move forward toward a just and equitable recovery. Over the coming weeks we are […]

ROC Sonoma County

After a disaster happens in a community–and the immediate danger has passed–a long term recovery group is created. A collaborative network of nonprofits, faith-based organizations, and government agencies, the group works in partnership with FEMA to ensure a coordinated recovery effort. Our long term recovery group, Rebuilding Our Community (ROC) Sonoma County is now up […]

CEO Receives Nonprofit Leadership Award

The North Bay Business Journal recognized Community Foundation Sonoma County CEO Beth Brown as a visionary committed to the well-being of Sonoma County. On October 31, 2017, she was awarded the Nonprofit Leadership Award for executives. Her skills and passion couldn’t come at a better time as we begin to rebuild our treasured community. Through […]

Memories and Milestones

Remember what you were doing in 1986? (We keep trying to forget our betamax players and day-glo accessories.) The amazing individuals who crafted, guided and led Community Foundation Sonoma County throughout our history do; they reflected on the work and impact of the Community Foundation during their tenure as leaders. Virginia Hubbell (VH) served as […]

National Award for Sonoma’s Health Action

Begin with a compelling cause—making Sonoma County one of the healthiest communities in the state—add as a driving force a contingent of passionate, action-oriented organizations with deep expertise—and you have a formula for success. That’s the premise behind Health Action, an initiative that brings together the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors, Department of Health Services […]

First Grants

In 1984, Community Foundation Sonoma County began making its first grants. Jean Schulz persuaded Rolf Illsley, cofounder of Optical Coating Laboratory, Inc. to donate $10,000. “We recognized we needed to give grants in order to get newspaper attention,” Schulz said. “We made four $1,500 grants, one in each of our areas of interest—arts, the environment, […]

The Role of Program Officers

The Center for Effective Philanthropy recently released a report on the role of program officers at foundations. Our Vice President for Programs, Karin Demarest, reflects on this report and what it means for Community Foundation Sonoma County.  Read her blog post and the full report here.

Quarterly Coffee with Karin August 10th

Please join us for coffee and conversation on August 10th with our Vice President for Programs, Karin Demarest. This is an opportunity to meet other community leaders and learn about Community Foundation Sonoma County. Click here for details and to register.

Hot Topics Donor Forums

Please save the date(s) for our series of Hot Topics Donor Forums. Hot Topics Donor Forums will explore themes and issues that you have expressed an interest in learning more about. Expect a rich conversation and knowledge sharing with thought leaders, Community Foundation staff, and other donors. Presentations and subsequent conversations will be led by Community […]

Change the World – Mentor

Mentors change the world. They empower success and support young people through their journey to reach their goals and dreams. They enable growth, connection, experiences and as 10,000 Degrees Sonoma County says, “They believe in their amazing students!” This past year, Beth Brown, CEO, and J Mullineaux, Vice President of Philanthropic Services at Community Foundation […]