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 […]

Improving Nonprofit Effectiveness

CompassPoint offers workshops on leadership, financial management, communications, and more.

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.

2017 ieSonoma

The 5th annual ieSonoma: innovate | educate takes place this year on June 12th at Sonoma Country Day School. ieSonoma was founded in 2013 as a partnership between the Sonoma County Office of Education, Sonoma State University, and Sonoma Country Day School for the purpose of transforming teaching and learning in local schools. With the […]

Sonoma Women’s Leadership

In March 2017, Community Foundation Sonoma County hosted the second annual Women’s Leadership Circle Retreat for Sonoma County nonprofit executives. The retreat is designed to support leaders through networking, self-care, and mutual support and expertise. Beth Brown, President and CEO of Community Foundation Sonoma County facilitated the retreat and has generously offered to answer a […]

Sonoma Wildflowers

Nearly a century ago, poet and playwright Edna St. Vincent Millay wrote, “I will be the gladdest thing under the sun! I will touch a hundred flowers and not pick one.” Although development has overtaken swaths of the wild hillsides and meadows of Sonoma County, the whisper of Spring is already offering a display of […]

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 […]