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 […]

New Partnership with Sonoma Wine Country Weekend

Sonoma County, CA, October 13, 2015 – Sonoma Wine Country Weekend, Sonoma County’s largest wine and food charitable event, and one of the top three U.S. charitable wine auctions, is pleased to announce a new partnership with Community Foundation Sonoma County. This collaboration leverages the Community Foundation’s non-profit charitable giving expertise with the vision and […]

Environment + Education: Global Student Embassy

Analy High School students Nica, Maya, and Isi in the GSE garden.   How can a garden grow more than just vegetables? When it helps to grow adults, too. That, at least, is among the aims of the Global Student Embassy (GSE), a Sebastopol nonprofit that serves students in Ecuador and Nicaragua as well as […]

ieSonoma: Ideas That Transform

Over the past two years, some of the best thinkers in the world have shared their ideas for innovation in education at ieSonoma: including Sir Ken Robinson and Dale Dougherty in 2013, followed by Sugata Mitra and Nirvan Mullick in 2014. This year, three dynamic speakers will take the stage: Dan Pallotta, Emily Pilloton, and […]

Early Childhood Education: Pasitos

Community Action Partnership’s Pasitos program engages Spanish-speaking families and young children in literacy development, to prepare them to enter kindergarten ready to learn.

Literacy Payback

At Community Foundation Sonoma County, we are committed to promoting equity in our community. When we learned about the critical role that early childhood education plays in a child’s later success in school, career, and life, and that in Sonoma County only half of our young children have access to early childhood education, we knew […]