Healdsburg Forever

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Since launching as a regional affiliate of Community Foundation Sonoma County in 2003 the Healdsburg Forever endowment has grown to over $1.5 million and has granted more than $1.1 million to 57 nonprofit organizations serving Healdsburg and Geyserville. Here’s the inspiring story of our first ten years.

Why support Healdsburg Forever?

Give with confidence: 100% of your donation goes directly to local nonprofits.
Let us do the work: Our rigorous application process ensures grants go to worthy organizations.
We support critical needs: in education, health and human services, the arts, and the environment.
An endowment is forever: the very definition of sustainability!

Local Impact

$1.1 million grants since 2003!

2018-2019 Grant Recipients

Alexander Valley Film Society: To support the Alexander Valley Film Festival’s educational program

Alliance Medical Center: To support My Body is Healthy (MBIH), science-based health education bringing health literacy to over 300 Healdsburg youth annually

Becoming Independent: To ensure that Healdsburg residents with disabilities are positioned to make positive self-directed community contributions

Career Technical Education Foundation: To support Healdsburg High School’s Construction and Sustainability Academy (CASA) Arts course

Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Santa Rosa: To provide financial stability services to Healdsburg households struggling with economic security, including those impacted by the North Bay fires

Corazón Healdsburg: To support capacity building for the Family Resource Center at the Healdsburg Community Center

Farm to Pantry: To support the expansion of the Delivery with Dignity Program and to provide operational support

FirstGen College Counseling: To increase the four-year college access for first-generation, low-income Healdsburg High School students

Geyserville Unified School District: To support the construction/ag and industrial arts program at Geyserville New Tech Academy

Healdsburg Center for the Arts: To provide scholarships for need-based children during the HCA summer art camp

Healdsburg Jazz Festival: To support free youth education programs that deepen engagement with jazz and strengthen community-building values

Latino Service Providers: To support the Testimonios Project and reduce mental health stigma in the Latino community

North Bay Children’s Center: To support the Preschool Accelerated English program at NBCC’s Fitch Mountain Campus with teacher training and implementation

Pepperwood Foundation: To support Healdsburg students with the field trip program, Students Conducting Environmental Inquiry (SCENIQ)

Reach For Home: To support Reach For Home’s permanent supportive housing program

Redwood Empire Food Bank: To improve the lives of Healdsburg’s homeless populations through the provision of nutritious to-go care packages

Side by Side: To provide an early intervention program for at-risk middle school students in Healdsburg

Sonoma County Legal Services Foundation: To improve access to legal information on issues affecting lower and middle-income Healdsburg residents

Sonoma County Public Library Foundation: To promote literacy by providing free and convenient access to high quality books

Sonoma County Regional Parks Foundation: To connect children and their families with parks through field trips and family outings

Vital Immigrant Defense Advocacy and Service: To enable VIDAS to provide low/no cost immigration legal services to those in need

The Grant Program

Healdsburg Forever grant applications are accepted in the following areas:

Health and Human Services–up to $13,000 for program or operational requests
Youth Development & Education–up to $13,000 for program or operational requests
Arts Education—up to $6,500 for program or operational requests
Environmental Education–up to $6,500 for program or operational requests

Grant Program

 Please Note: The Healdsburg Forever grants program for 2019 closed on September 13, 2019.

Strengthening Communities

Healdsburg Forever provides grants to Sonoma County nonprofit organizations serving the Healdsburg and Geyserville communities. Our vision is to ensure that the Healdsburg-Geyserville area is a sustainable, inclusive community in which all individuals have the opportunity to thrive.

Applicants must be able to demonstrate that their program or project is specifically serving the communities of Healdsburg and/or Geyserville.

Grants in Health & Human Services and Youth Development & Education will continue to be prioritized, but Healdsburg Forever will seek to fund across the four program areas in order to support a sustainable and inclusive community.

Timeline

Friday, August 9 –  Application opens online.

Friday, August 15, 9:00-10:00 a.m. – Grant workshop for applicants at the Foss Creek Community Center (optional).

Friday, September 13 – Applications due by 4:00 p.m.

September 30 – October 11 – Applicant phone calls will be made.

October 14 – October 25 – Site visits, if scheduled, will be conducted.

November 13 – 29 – Applicants will be notified of grant awards.

For Questions

If you have any questions about the Healdsburg Forever Grant Program, please contact Ariana Díaz De León, adiazdeleon@sonomacf.org or 707-303-9619.

For more information about Healdsburg Forever, please contact us:

J Mullineaux

Vice President for Philanthropic Planning

Healdsburg Forever Board Members

Carol Beattie

Chair

Ozzy Jimenez

Board Member

Barbara Lannin

Board Member

Larry Mills

Board Member

Dave Ring

Board Member

Peter Witter

Board Member

Tammy Gass

Board Member

Sarah Hafner

Board Member
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