Giving Tops 2007 Levels

Giving USA reports the fastest recession recovery in the past 40 years; charitable giving rose 5.4% last year to set a new record. An article by the Chronicle of Philanthropy about the study is provides an overview and brief analysis or download a n executive summary from Giving USA.

Greater Good Vacation

The Greater Good for Donors Newsletter is taking a summer vacation while the staff at the Community Foundation prepares to move our offices from downtown Santa Rosa to 120 Stony Point Road. The newsletter will be back in September. What fun plans do you have for the summer?  Might we suggest a hike in Annandel […]

Path to Greatness

A Man and His Mountain is a fascinating read not simply because it is remarkable story about how Kendall Jackson rose to be a major force in the national and international wine industries, but it is an even better story about Jess Jackson’s search for happiness and the deeper realization of the purpose of life.  […]

Fulfilling Donor Intent and Stewarding Legacy

In 2014 the Community Foundation gave out approximately $10 million dollars in grants on behalf of our donors. About 80% of that amount was given through the generosity of individual donors and 20% was distributed from legacy gifts through Community Foundations’ grants programs. While you’re already familiar with the work of your Philanthropic Planning team, […]

Impact 100 Launches

Impact 100 Redwood Circle, a new giving circle for women, expects to grant a $100,000 impact grant in 2016. Before they can begin granting, however, Founding Members are recruiting new individuals to join. Read the Press Democrat story about their goals and see images from their kickoff celebration at the Sonoma County Museum. Learn more […]

Canine Companions

Imagine not being able to open a door, answer the phone, hear a fire alarm or even pick up a pencil. Think what it would be like to have people stare at you because you’re in a wheelchair or to feel isolated and, alone because you’re “different.” These are the kinds of challenges many people […]