Board Recalls

Board members hold a special place in our hearts and we are so grateful for the immense amount of blood, sweat and tears (not to mention charitable dollars) they have invested in the Community Foundation. We asked three former board members to reflect on their time as board members as we surpass a $200 million […]

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 Executive Directors and CEOs. Virginia Hubbell […]

Vacant to Vibrant

Imagine a place where kids explore babbling creeks and old orchards, families gather together to share a meal, community members harvest fresh vegetables from a shared garden, and cyclists pass through on their way to work or play. Did you picture all of this happening in the middle of Santa Rosa? For the past forty […]

Celebrating $200 Million in Grants

It took 25 years for Community Foundation Sonoma County to reach the $100 million marker for grants made. Nine years later, that impressive grant milestone has been more than doubled, as $200+ million in support has made its way into our communities, creating ripples of benefits both large and small. Walk the streets of our […]

A Love of Literacy and the Land

What could be more delightful than seeing energetic young children bubbling with enthusiasm for exploring nature and reading? iREAD Outside is a weekly LandPaths series for young children and families, combining the wonders of being outside, visiting local parks and preserves throughout the County, with the joy of reading.  Funded through Community Foundation Sonoma County’s […]

A Parent’s Struggle Inspires

Mary Stompe’s high job satisfaction is rooted in a truly personal situation; her mother experienced what far too many seniors do. Mary explains, “My own mother, who had lived a middle class life in Marin, began a rapid downward spiral when my father died unexpectedly. She lost his pension, health and dental insurance, their house, […]

Sonoma Wine Country Weekend Grant Workshops

We are excited to share that on December 2nd, 2016 Sonoma Wine Country Weekend will be launching the 2016-17 Community Grants Program, a broadly accessible, responsive grants program designed to address the most pressing needs in our communities. To learn more about the Community Grants Program funding priorities and criteria, you are encouraged (but not […]

Latino Leadership

In 2015 the Community Foundation Sonoma County established the Latino Leadership Fund, recognizing the opportunity to act as a catalyst in building diverse leadership so that our future leaders reflect the demographics of the communities they are serving. Through the grants we make with this fund–and through our advocacy and support beyond our grantmaking–we seek […]

ArtEscape

Bringing bilingual art classes to the Springs.   “The arts are not a frill. The arts are a response to our individuality and our nature, and help to shape our identity. What is there that can transcend deep difference and stubborn divisions? The arts. They have a wonderful universality. Art has the potential to unify. […]

Sonoma Wine Country Weekend Grantees Announced

As the grantmaking partner of Sonoma Wine Country Weekend , we are thrilled to share that a record-breaking total of $3,486,726 in contributions to Sonoma County non-profit organizations was distributed on March 31st from the resounding 2015 Sonoma Wine Country Weekend. Over 200 guests representing Sonoma County’s wine industry leadership, non-profit organizations, local dignitaries, and top […]