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!

2019-2020 Grant Recipients

10,000 Degrees: To support college success programming in Healdsburg, helping students from low-income backgrounds get through college

Alexander Valley Union District f/s for Alexander Valley School Adult and Family ESL: To support operating costs of the Adult and Family ESL program

Boys & Girls Club of Sonoma-Marin: to support Healdsburg Summer Camp, which focuses on preventing summer learning loss and better overall outcomes for at-risk youth

Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Santa Rosa: to provide Financial Stability services to Healdsburg and Geyserville households struggling with economic security

Farm to Pantry: support to increase staffing to meet increasing demands for programs and services

Food For Thought: to provide healthy food to seriously ill, homeless Healdsburg residents

Free Bookmobile: to promote literacy by providing free and convenient access to high quality books

Geyserville Unified School District: to support the Construction/Agriculture program for students at Geyserville New Tech Academy

Healdsburg Center for the Arts: to support the operational expenses needed to provide programming and services

Healdsburg Community Nursery School, Inc.: to cover core operating expenses and enrichment programs for students

Healdsburg Education Foundation: to support the Junior Academic Internship Program at Healdsburg High School

 Healdsburg Performing Arts Theatre: to provide a free performing arts program for the diverse youth population of Healdsburg

 Healdsburg Shared Ministries dba Healdsburg Food Pantry: to purchase food from the Redwood Empire Food Bank

Pepperwood Foundation: to support environmental educators delivering programming to Healdsburg children

Reach for Home: to support the Street Medicine program

Redwood Empire Food Bank: to support the School Pantry at Healdsburg and Geyserville Elementary Schools

Scopa Has a Dream Inc., dba Corazón Healdsburg: to coordinate Corazón’s Health Action Chapter work across many areas of focus

The Bishop’s Ranch: to support summer camp for low-income English Language Learner students in Healdsburg

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: Due to COVID-19, the Healdsburg Forever Board has elected to not run the competitive grant program in 2020. Healdsburg Forever is instead focusing on targeted grants to mitigate the impacts of COVID. These grants will be by invitation only. 

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.

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:

Elizabeth Brown

Elizabeth Brown

President and CEO

Healdsburg Forever Board Members

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

Carol Beattie

Member at Large, Healdsburg Forever Board Chair