Advisor Newsletter

Community Foundation Sonoma County is pleased to welcome Jessica O’Connell as our new Controller; Jessica joined CFSC in May. We are grateful to our outgoing Controller, Lynda Desloges (who is moving to South Carolina), for her generosity of time, talent and training, to introduce Jessica...

Impact 100 Redwood Circle has awarded its first $100,000 grant to VOICES, an innovative nonprofit that provides youth with the resources they need to make the leap from foster care to successful, independent adulthood. More than 100 members of this nascent women’s giving circle gathered on...

The Greater Good for Donors and Greater Good for Advisors newsletters are going on vacation for the months of July and August. Look for their return (probably looking relaxed and tanned and full of stories of swimming pools, exotic foods, and good deeds) in September. Until...

By Rubie Magallanes, Program Assistant, Community Foundation Sonoma County   When I was in high school, I was part of a college bound program for low income first generation students called Upward Bound (which fell under the umbrella of the federally funded TRIO program). The application process...

My Brother’s Keeper, a White House initiative launched to address persistent opportunity gaps faced by boys and young men of color, works to ensure that all young people can reach their full potential. Mentorship is a hallmark of the initiative and President Obama has highlighted...

Internships at Pepperwood Preserve provide valuable opportunities for students to connect to and understand the biodiversity of Sonoma County. Sasha Ruschmeyer's experience at the preserve created opportunities to collaborate with teachers and mentors who positively impact her ability to create a clear picture of “true conservation”....

  Below is a list of all organizations funded this year thanks to the generosity of Sonoma Wine Country Weekend.   Fund the Future: Early Childhood Literacy We believe that if children can read, they will succeed. Bellevue Union School District: Facilities Fund Community Action Partnership: Pasitos Playgroups and AVANCE Healdsburg...

Time Magazine examines our (mis) conceptions regarding men and women's work. The story, neatly summarizes Kweilin Ellingrud and Vivian Reifberg's recent report "The Power of Parity" and is part of Time's "Ideas" reporting....

Prince Rogers Nelson left more than an artistic legacy; his anonymous giving established and supported social justice nonprofits. He covertly convened political adversaries backstage at his performances in order to move conversations about community ahead. Rolling Stone offers this tribute to his philanthropy....

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