At CFSC, as we worked to innovate our grantmaking in light of the coronavirus crisis, we asked a critical question: How could we inspire more people to give? We knew our regional affiliates—Healdsburg Forever and the Sonoma Valley Fund—were already doing incredible work in their local...

Living in Sonoma County is expensive. The high cost of living makes it challenging for low- income residents to cover their basic human needs—a situation made worse by the compounding effects of the wildfires, coronavirus pandemic, and subsequent inflation. Families are increasingly forced to choose...

PRESS RELEASE New study on local well-being, inequities to be unveiled at Jan. 26 launch event for Portrait of Sonoma County SANTA ROSA, CA — A detailed look at the well-being of people living in Sonoma County will be released to the public on Jan. 26 in...

One year into the pandemic, Community Action Partnership of Sonoma County (CAP) is still working tirelessly to meet the changing and growing needs of those most marginalized. While staff continually adapts to working and connecting with clients remotely, Assistant Director Kathy Kane says gaps remain...

The quantity and quality of words that young children are exposed to has a dramatic impact on their later success in school, and children of low-income families start school at a major disadvantage. How do we help parents bridge the 'word gap' between low- and...

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